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Ocheesee Wild Man Captured?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 8th, 2016

The wild man of Ocheesee Pond is a Bigfoot/Sasquatch type creature that roams the swamps and bottom lands of the Florida panhandle. In the late 1800’s a creature known as the “Ocheesee Wild Man” was captured and interned in the Florida State Hospital for the insane. The story surrounding the capture was reported in newspapers all over the East Coast of the United States. We know much about this creature except its fate.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


2 Responses to “Ocheesee Wild Man Captured?”

  1. Fhqwhgads responds:

    I wish someone in my troop had known this story when we were camping in Florida Caverns State Park; it would have been perfect around the campfire. If there was anything to the story at all, though, there is no reason to think the folks who captured the unfortunate wild man were at all wrong about what they had caught. Let’s not pretend this was a Bigfoot or Skunk Ape, or it raises uncomfortable questions about why Bigfoot USED TO BE so easy to track down and capture (at a time, by pure coincidence, when newspapers were much more shameless about printing tall tales as fact), whereas TODAY Bigfoot hunters count themselves lucky if they hear wood knocking or howls in the distance or smell something unusual.

  2. Fhqwhgads responds:

    By the way, I have several of Dale Cox’s books, and I recommend them all. However, he really needs to get an editor to proofread his works before they are published. Spelling errors in blogs are unfortunate, but in a printed book they make the author look careless, and so they undermine his credibility.




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