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Miller County 1969
I was a married man in 1969 with two strapping sons. Lonny was almost eleven years old, Seth had twelve years on him, big boys, old for their years.
It was the Christmas Season and as I remember, right cold and rainy that day that we all set out to go home from my mother's house in Ida, Louisiana where we spent those two weeks enjoying family over holidays.
My wife and I were in the pickup and the boys rode in the back, that was a treat back then, no laws about seat belts and such, so they rode in the bed of the truck under tarps and in sleeping bags, no room in the cab for them now that they got so big. We chopped a half cord of wood that afternoon and left Ida about 8 or 9 at night headed north on hwy 71 to Texarkana where we farm, the boys went to school there.
None of us remember exactly where we saw this thing only that we was driving along 71 north and there it was, walking the side of the road going south.
I remember it being quite tall, huge in the chest area and as we passed this thing, it screamed, yelled like it was in pain or maybe terror. A strange noise I've never heard before.
During milking the next day the boys did asked what that was we saw on the road last night but I had no answer for them and the subject was dropped for the next ten years 'til one day my bother and his crew came into visit and they mentioned the Fouke Monster.
I listened and asked him to describe what he had heard about the thing and then we told them what we saw in 1969. His mouth fell open, he said "you probably saw the Fouke Monster, you were on the right road to Fouke werent you?"
I don't know what else to tell you, the screamer on the road is all I know besides it was hairy and good sized. We retired and live near Blanchard now, there are rumors of the monster from years ago, but nothing in the papers lately, if you hear of something recent, we would like to hear from you, I hope this helps your research.
Kindly, John Copeland