Ozark Howler


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There are numerous rugged areas of relative wilderness across the area composed of the southwest corner of Missouri, northwest corner of Arkansas and northeast corner of Oklahoma. For generations residents of this region have reported seeing — and far more often hearing — a strange creature that has come to be known by the name of Ozark howler. It is described as being about the size of a bear with thick body, stocky legs, black shaggy hair, and sometimes as having horns or looking like a very large cat. Its cry is often described as being a combination of a wolf's howl and an elk's bugle. Some attribute the sightings to the presence of an escaped big cat in the mountains, but others say something more is behind them. Eyewitnesses have come forward claiming to have seen a mysterious cat-like monster in the Ozarks, a creature unlike anything they had ever seen before. There are also those who say the whole thing is a hoax. Is the Ozark Howler a hoax? The answer to that question is a definite combination of yes and no. Some people have undoubtedly been involved in spreading false stories on a large scale. On the other hand, stories of big cats loose in the Ozarks have been part of Arkansas woods lore for many years. Myth, real or hoax? That’s what I’m going to be discussing here tonight, on ParaReality Radio. I’ll present the evidence and let you decide!

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