Take A Boggy Creek Break

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 31st, 2008

Turn your television and lights off, go to full screen, sit back and act like you are back in 1972…and remember, don’t go near that window:

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

12 Responses to “Take A Boggy Creek Break”

  1. Alligator responds:

    Well I know the incident didn’t happen, at least the way portrayed in the movie. In that part of Arkansas. especially in that time period, the rifle already would have been loaded! The girls wouldn’t have to fumble around looking for shells.

    By the way, where are those girls now? Did any of them make it to Hollywood?

    That was a real trip down memory lane. Thanks.

  2. UltraRob responds:

    Thanks Loren! ^__^

    Scared me then, still makes me jump now! Time to dig out that copy I had and watch it again!


  3. Doug responds:

    Well, that brought back some memories. I was a lad of only 12 or 13 when the movie first came out. My brother and I went to see it one summer night. I won’t forget the yelling of the female members of the audience, especially when that hand came through the window.

    Between that and seeing the Patterson footage not long afterwards, it sparked an interest in that is still with me thirty-six years later. It did not, however, make my parent’s camping excursions very enjoyable for a while.

  4. CamperGuy responds:

    The girls I know from Southeast Oklahoma would all of known how to load and shoot a rifle. Hunting and fishing was just a part of everyday life. Any critter that tangled with them would have ended up hog-tied and shaved bald! 🙂

  5. SOCALcryptid responds:

    Thank you Loren, I can still remember that scene to this day. I was five years old and my parents loaded up the 1964 ford comet and off we went to the drive-in movie.
    I now laugh at the narrator saying the reason for the behavior of the creature was it was the last of it’s kind and acted out of frustration of being alone.
    Thanks again

  6. springheeledjack responds:

    Yep, another moment of nostalgia. Can say I own this one, and I still pull it out from time to time. Aside from the aside about the kid along with the song, it is still one of the creepier, haunting docu-movies and I still like it!

  7. bill green responds:

    your very welcome loren for this new article about the orginal boggy creek movie which is awesome to this day. i hope hollywood filmakers decide to come out with another new boggy creek movie but only time will tell. thanks bill green 🙂

  8. Ceroill responds:

    My first exposure to the Boggy Creek stuff. Thanks, Loren.

  9. brittney m responds:

    1972 or not, that was scary. And most things don’t scare me!

  10. goochcamper responds:

    I took a Boggy Creek break back in September. I borrowed a projector from work and went up to some land my grandpa owns in rural Virginia. We tacked up a table cloth to the shelter by the fire pit and watched Boggy Creek in the cool, dark September night. Those two songs are classics.

  11. John A. Lutz responds:

    U sure did bring back the excitement of the early 1970s in the Legend of Boggy Creek. My old Boggy Creek video went sour about 3 years ago & I have been unable to obtain a new movie. It should go down in the movies as a classic, similar to Shane. Both movies generated such intense interests, that my old friend Jake & I took a vacation to Foulke, Arkansas in 1974 & in 1976 I took my foster Mother to the Wyoming Tetons.

  12. hudgeliberal responds:

    The entire film is currently on YouTube as well as “Mysterious Monsters, Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot, Legend of bigfoot, In search of episodes, Myths and Monsters and Monsterquest”. Just look around, they are there. Those films and documentaries of the early 70’s hooked an entire generation of us (those in our 40’s).

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