Bigfoot Near Shreveport, Mississippi?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2009

How does The Times of London expect to assist world travelers trying to find vampires and Bigfoot-type creatures when they are sending people to Caddo Lake via Shreveport, which they inform us is in Mississippi?

The new movie, Twilight: New Moon, apparently, is causing the media overseas to make some rather bad cryptogeographic mistakes.

In the Sunday Times of November 15, 2009, we find this:

Twilight isn’t the only vampire franchise causing a stir in the travel and tourism industry. The internet and twitterverse are full of questions about the locations used in Twilight’s far sexier, sultrier Southern cousin, the HBO series “True Blood.” Although much of the show is filmed in Los Angeles (just as New Moon was mostly shot in Vancouver), fans of the telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and the cute (for 173 years old) bloodsucker Bill Compton head for Shreveport, in Mississippi (aka Hollywood South), to soak up some of the show’s steamy gothic atmosphere. This is where the source books, by Charlaine Harris, are set and many of the establishing shots are filmed here, including the exterior of Bill’s home, Lucky’s Bar, and the antebellum mansions along Austin Street.

About 25 miles northwest of the city is mist-shrouded Caddo Lake, featured in the opening credits and a favourite for Bigfoot sightings. For down-home Southern hospitality, stay at Fairfield Place B&B (2221 Fairfield Avenue; 318 222 0048; doubles from £100), two elegant 1870s mansions in Shreveport’s Historic District.

Of course, Shreveport and Caddo Lake are in Louisiana!

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.

10 Responses to “Bigfoot Near Shreveport, Mississippi?”

  1. TheHighlandTiger responds:

    Looks like our knowledge of the geography of the US is as good as your average americans knowledge of world geography……LOL

  2. Fhqwhgads responds:

    Well, some posters on Cryptomundo have maintained that Bigfoot is from a different “dimension”. Maybe in that “dimension” there is a Shreveport, Mississippi. It would explain a lot.

  3. jharris0624 responds:

    Hah! Gotta love it.

  4. cryptidsrus responds:


    That was funny. Even I admit that. 🙂

    TheHighlandTiger does make a good point as well. People THE WORLD OVER tend to have bad knowledge of geography, not just the U.S.A. So we’re no more “ignorant” than the rest of the world.

  5. Harold responds:

    A British newspaper report on, I think, roller coasters identified the mid-Pennsylvania amusement park Knobel’s Grove as being in New York. The park is about 125 miles from the nearest border with New York. The distance was comparable to that from London to Cardiff, Wales. And this was being reported by a reporter in the field, who had presumably travelled to the park, apparently not noticing the “Welcome to Pennsylvania” signs two hours earlier.

    Miss Teen South Carolina was right. We need more maps.

  6. DWA responds:

    Kind of funny, actually.

    I’m not sure that Americans are the world’s most ignorant people. (Not just on geography.) But we act like it so often that I have to feel like we’re in the running.

    I’d bet even money on a substantial portion of 100 Americans putting Iraq in Central Africa. And here we are guffawing at a “Hicksville isn’t 234 miles east of Skaggsville, it’s 233” – grade mistake, by comparison.

    I’m gonna found a Shreveport, Mississippi, though, if someone doesn’t beat me to it. It SOUNDS like it belongs there.

    Now, that having been said: The Sunday Times missing this? Oy.

  7. Hoytshooter responds:

    I can see putting Shreveport in Texas even Arkansas, but Mississippi????

  8. EastTexan responds:

    Actually, nearly a third of Caddo Lake is in Texas. There is also Caddo Lake State Park, a Texas State Park. It is a beautiful place, and has a quiet feeling of mystery about it. I live about 40 miles west of there.

  9. dogu4 responds:

    Wait a minute….isn’t it right between Springfield and Shelbyville? No…the other Springfield.

  10. Paul78 responds:

    I think what TheHighlandTiger is trying to say is that America is famous world over for not knowing where anywhere is, including a survey that said US students couldn’t identify places in the US.

    Having said this it is the individual personal knowledge anything like this is based on not a country, surveys ain’t worth a quid.

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