Searching for Sasquatch

We took a drive to Fouke, Arkansas to search for the Legend of Boggy Creek — AKA, Bigfoot. Part of our journey took us down this narrow, lonely, tree-lined road, where it wasn’t hard imagining an encounter with Sasquatch. I pulled over for a photo.

We took a drive to Fouke, Arkansas to search for the Legend of Boggy Creek — AKA, Bigfoot. Part of our journey took us down this narrow, lonely, tree-lined road, where it wasn’t hard imagining an encounter with Sasquatch. I pulled over for a photo.

This Bigfoot was painted on the side of Monster Mart in Fouke.

This Bigfoot was painted on the side of Monster Mart in Fouke.

Marquee sign, Monster Mart, Fouke, Ark.

Marquee sign, Monster Mart, Fouke, Ark.

View of woods from our Toyota, as we drove down a rural road in search of an area of Fouke where Bigfoot had allegedly been seen. The road ran through a private fence, and I decided not to risk an encounter with a local.

View of woods from our Toyota, as we drove down a rural road in search of an area of Fouke where Bigfoot had allegedly been seen. The road ran through a private fence, and I decided not to risk an encounter with a local.

One of several overgrown creeks in rural Miller County.

One of several overgrown creeks in rural Miller County.

A glass case inside Monster Mart holds such Bigfoot memorabilia as posters and plaster casts of "footprints.” I, of course, can’t vouch for the validity of the tracks.

A glass case inside Monster Mart holds such Bigfoot memorabilia as posters and plaster casts of “footprints.” I, of course, can’t vouch for the validity of the tracks.

Statue of Bigfoot

Statue of Bigfoot

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Fouke capitalizes on its claim to Bigfoot fame.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Fouke capitalizes on its claim to Bigfoot fame.

Boggy Creek, as it flows beneath a bridge on U.S. 71. The unmarked tributary has a cinematic reputation as the home of Bigfoot (“The Legend of Boggy Creek”), but my investigation revealed that the water, creek bed and embankment were clutter-and-monster free.

Boggy Creek, as it flows beneath a bridge on U.S. 71. The unmarked tributary has a cinematic reputation as the home of Bigfoot (“The Legend of Boggy Creek”), but my investigation revealed that the water, creek bed and embankment were clutter-and-monster free.

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