Thanks to all the emails last week concerning our own Ozark Sasquatch called the "Blue Man." If that phrase sounds confusing, please go back to the first post called, Ozark Sasquatch - Part 1 . These next few articles should wrap up last reports of Bigfoot in the Ozarks...until...we stumble upon his grandchildren.
In anticipation of that next exciting moment, we will hopefully discover another interesting coincidence in our Ozarks' History.
Legend of "Blue Man"
Told Again in Ozarks.
Ava, Mo.—With renewed reports of depredations by panthers and other animals In the wilds of the Ozark mountains, the older residents of Douglas county are recalling the legend of the "Blue Man of Spring Creek."
This is one of the many legends of the Ozark country, and the pioneer residents declare that it is true. It deals with a huge, manlike creature, more than nine feet high, of a purple color, which Is said to have terrorized the countryside nearly sixty years ago. Many of the old residents have declared they saw the creature, and one man asserts he had a hair-raining encounter with it.
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"BLUE MAN" OF THE OZARKS.
Is Seen Again by Missouri Woodsmen.
Willow Springs, Mo.—The periodical reappearance of the "Blue Man of Spring Creek" was reported by tie haulers who reached this city from Douglas county. The supposed "wild man" has not been seen at his old haunts since 1911 until about six weeks ago, when O. C. Collins, while searching for two lambs, got a glimpse of the man while he was attempting to capture a hog.
Since then other persons have seen the "blue man," according to word brought in by the tie haulers. Jay Taber saw him a few days ago, but he ran up the mountainside. Taber told his neighbors that the man's hair is now white, but that he is still powerful looking.
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