"In 1891 ,
Vacherie, Louisiana resident Frederick Kliebert, called "well known
respectable" by the local press, reported encountering a giant
in the nearby swamp forest. He was greatly surprised when he saw approaching
and passing within 15 steps of him a huge man of around nine feet in
height, covered by a long black beard.
He had on a kind of cloak of fur...of a brownish color which seemed
to be attached only by a rope around the neck. The rest of his body
was naked and was covered with red hair.
Mr. Kliebert asked him who he was and where he was from three times
but the giant gave him no response...and then continued his fast walk
with a sad and serious look
toward the west...Tracks 23 inches long were found."
Copyrighted: "Along The River Road, Past and Present on Louisiana's
Historic Byway" Author: Mary Ann Sternberg, 1996 by the LSU Press