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Lake Worth Monster
Grouping Cryptid
Sub grouping Hominid
First reported June, 1969
Country United States
Region Lake Worth (Texas)

The Lake Worth Monster is a north American Cryptid reported to live in Lake Worth (Texas).

Numerous sightings in July of 1969 led to the belief of a half-man, half-goat creature living in Lake Worth in Texas. Jim Marrs, a reporter, wrote an article about it in the newspaper, which made the front page. The headline read: "Fishy Man-Goat Terrifies Couples Parked at Lake Worth." The couples that reported the sightings described it as a half-man, half-goat, with fur and scales.

A man named John Reichart soon after reported the creature landed on his car after jumping out of a tree. An 18-inch scar on the side of his car was shown by Reichart as proof. The police at this point decided to investigate. Up until then, they had laughed at any reports they received, thinking it was a hoax.

The following night, reports came in of the creature hurling a tire from a bluff overlooking bystanders. In 2009, a man known as "Vinzens" admitted to reporters that he had been involved in this incident. According to him the tire flew into the air only because it hit a bump after he and his accomplices (who were unnamed) rolled it.

The most well-known photograph (and perhaps the only one) of the creature belongs to a woman named Sallie Ann Clarke, who received the photo from Allen Plaster, who took the picture in October 1969 near Greer Island.


Cultural references

  • In the Joe R. Lansdale mystery novel The Bottoms young Harry Collins discovers a mutilated black woman's body hidden deep in the woods followed by more murders. He suspects the murders have been done by the Goat Man, and local legend of the creature says the creature resides in the local bottoms of East Texas.

See also


  • The Ten Creepiest Creatures In America by Allan Zullo, ISBN: 0-8167-4288-X
  • The Field Guide to Bigfooot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide, Loren Coman and Patrick Huyghe, Illust. Harry Trumbore, ISBN 0-380-80263-5

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