Friday, May 17, 2013

The Final Day of May Monster Madness -- It's Been a Howlin' Good Time!

This is day 7 and the final day of May Monster Madness hosted by Annie Walls , Something wicKED This Way Comes, & Little Gothic Horrors. I hope you've enjoyed my Texas monsters this week! Many of you have commented about the number of monster legends around Texas. 

Texas is HUGE with a population of 26 million and growing. There are ten different climate regions in Texas and eleven different ecological regions. There are vast areas with little or no civilization. So I guess IF monsters exist, Texas would be an excellent place to hide! 
My notebook

These were the seven most exciting monsterly stories from my Texas supernatural notebook. There are more where these came from. O_O 

I've learned about many of these legends from a creeptastic book called WEIRD TEXAS.  I've went on many road trips inspired by the stories in this book.

Aaaaaa-oooooo!! Let's chat werewolves today. It seems there are many legends of werewolves around the world. These are a few stories of werewolves in Texas. The story I found most bizarre was the legend of a baby girl in Marshall, Texas back in the 1950's, abducted from her crib allegedly by a large dog or wolf. She was believed to have survived and turned feral, and raised by the pack of dogs or wolves. She's still known today as the Wild Woman near those parts and is said to still roam, sometimes seen on all fours through the dense forests. The last known sighting was in the 1990's. Is that weird or what?

photo from WEIRD TEXAS
In Kimble County, legend has it a Native American Shaman could shape shift into a large wolf. According to the legend, which you can read in full  HERE, a tombstone carver carved a representation of the beast into a limestone cliff in Bear Creek. It's known as the "Cleo" face. To date, there are no known images of the Cleo face. It supposedly sits on private property and there is no public access.

We also have the legendary Converse Werewolf story from the 1800's. You can read the longer version HERE. Here's the short version: A young rancher's son was sent out to hunt. He never returned. When a search party found him, a large wolfman was bent over, devouring him. A few of the men shot at the creature, but it escaped. 

Well folks, it's been a monsterly romp these past few days. I've enjoyed reading your posts and meeting some new friends! Thank you so much to our hosts. See y'all around!


9 comments:

  1. Texas would be a good place for a monster to hide. I like your notebook cover!

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  2. I loved all the info! It's funny they named it "Converse" werewolf. It makes me think of a werewolf running around in Converse gym shoes! I enjoyed all your posts very much. :-)

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  3. I was going to make a serious comment until I read Lexa's comment. Now all I can picture is a werewolf in Converse shoes.

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  4. It's been interesting learning about the monster lore in Texas from you.

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  5. Monsters exist everywhere, but werewolves in tennis shoes, that reminds me of teen wolf!

    Great stories, thanks for sharing, you almost could have done the A to Z on monster from Texas! Interesting.

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  6. Wow! In Australia, we've only got a population of 23 million in the entire country. We've got a land mass as large as the US though, so there are no doubt plenty of places for beasties to hide here. Thank you so much for your wonderful posts during MMM! :)

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  7. Great post and following this monster thread of yours has been super fun! Thanks for participating in it, Candilynn, you've give me some really fun stuff to read :D

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  8. Love the 1800s werewolf story. Local creepy legends can be so fun.

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