Friday, May 22, 2009

Sasquatch Needs Love Too..

A seldom seen 'documentary' hit the theatres long about 1972 called 'The Legend of Boggy Creek',chronicling the misadventures of a lone Sasquatch that had been observed in and around the town of Fouk,Arkansas.
I was stationed at Fort Riley,Kansas,at the time,so dont'cha know a few buddies and I decided to take a road trip over a three day weekend to try and track the critter down.
Oh,..we had no expectations of actually running into His Hirsuteness,but we were young and dumb,with time on our hands,and a respectable cache of beer and weed to facilitate the search.
Quite naturally,Sasquatch was out of town that day,but we did get to enjoy some of the most stunning scenery on God's green Earth.
If you're ever in the neighborhood of The Lake of the Ozarks,it's well worth the time to stop in,and soak up some genuine primal beauty!
..I can see why Sasquatch likes to hang out.

In any case..

The movie itself was memorable for it's haunting title song.
The music is exquisite,and the poetry,decidedly poignant...Really.

'Perhaps he dimly wonders why,
there is no other such as I,
to touch,to love,before I die.
To listen to my lonely cry'
..

..That stuff gets me every time.

Remove the whole Sasquatch premise from the equation if you need to, (I don't),..and enjoy!



'The Legend of Boggy Creek'

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At 10:50 AM , Blogger sageweb said...

Oh Sasquatch lived in the hills near my town. That is what all the parents and teachers told us anyways. The thought it would keep us kids out of the woods.
I love sasquatch.

 
At 12:32 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

I think Sasquatch lives in my forest and watches me when I walk....I hear him. He leaves in the summer because our creek eventually dries up....but he goes up the Indian trail and watches from there. I think it's Sass...it could be a bear, but I don't think so. sling, you find poetry in the simplest things....love you for that.

 
At 12:35 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Is he like Big Foot?

I love when people give up on lyrics and just put a bunch of question marks in. :) If anyone could fill in the gaps, it'd be you.

 
At 3:32 PM , Blogger Speck said...

Now you're stomping in my backyard! Hubby's family moved from metropolitan VA to an old farmhouse about 20 miles from Foulk right around the time this movie came out. Hubby was scared witless by the Foulk Monster. The scenes in the video look just like the view from the farmhouse back porch.

Hubby had to sleep on the screened-in back porch with his two younger brothers. He figured if the monster came tearing through the screen, he would just throw a brother at the monster to eat and then run like hell.

Love the rolling *sniff* graphic. I squirted Pepsi out my nose. LOL!

 
At 6:28 PM , Blogger citizen of the world said...

I'm suddenly wondering if what people call the big hairy ape/human creature varies by geography I grew up calling it Bigfoot.

 
At 6:57 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- Sasquatch loves you too doll! ;)

Rosie- Oh,..it's Sasquatch for sure.
Leave him some peach cobbler on the forest trail,and it will be gone the next morning.
..He likes peach cobbler.

Booooda Babe- He is exactly like bigfoot!..only French.

Speck- Thank you doll on a couple of counts!
a) The correct spelling of 'Foulk' (I corrected it on my post),..and
2)He is actually referred to as 'The Foulk Monster' in that region.
I used the North Western term Sasquatch because,..well,..it sounds funnier. :)

Citizen- Bigfoot,Sasquatch,Yeti,Abominable snowman..All of these are definitely terms for the indigenous 'Ape-like' humans that have been glorified in story and song,all across the planet since mankind first discovered the Brazillian wax.

 
At 7:16 PM , Blogger Speck said...

Oh pooh! I just realized there's no "L" in there although the natives pronounce it with one. You probably had the correct spelling to start with. I claim total mental breakdown whilst typing comments. Google maps has it spelled FOUKE, AR. Please forgive me for leading you astray.

 
At 7:25 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Speck- CRAP!..(sigh)..I'll change it again on my post.
..this is going on your permanent record.

 
At 7:35 PM , Blogger Speck said...

Whip me, beat me, snap my Spanx.

 
At 8:38 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

you are such a softy...
and it's a sad song..
i wonder if he sasquatch has a name.? like aldos, or calvin.?

 
At 10:58 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

Poor poor Sasquatch - just looking for love like the rest of us.

 
At 7:18 AM , Blogger LEXIE said...

A haunting song for a lonely existence. I love the story - gives a touch of romance to Fouke,AK. I will be looking for signs of him next time I'm there.

 
At 8:45 AM , Blogger jp said...

After seeing your title, I really thought you were going to play a Samantha Fox song.

Thank God you didn't.

 
At 11:51 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Speck- Consider yourself properly spanxed. :O

Yellerdawg- He looks like a Bob..or a Kevin.

Thinker- You'd think he wouldn't have any problems.
I heard Boggy Creek is a real meat market.

LEXIE- Try and get me an autographed picture of Sasquatch will ya?
Thanx for stopping by!

JP- It was a toss-up buddy.
..I was this close!

 
At 9:31 AM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

The Lake of the Ozarks is a BEAUTIFUL place!--Iwanski and I were there last summer.

And as for Sasquatch, my friend Buck (see my blog links) is deathly afraid of Bigfoot. Really. I've never seen a grown man so scared of something that is so obviously not real. :)

Oh yeah, and don't forget about "Samsquantch" from Trailer Park Boys! That was so hilarious! :)

 
At 8:51 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Sling.. WOW,, this is funny, thanks. How R U?

 
At 6:03 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

You have your Sasquatch...we have our Yowie...they describe them the same...methinks that there has to be more than one...they need to breed to be there. So maybe he/she wan't so lonely...just secretive...with good cause...don't know what they are but something that we don't know all about exists...may be good if we never know...

 

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