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Media Article # 595
Article submitted by Stan Courtney
Article prepared and posted by Stan Courtney

Wednesday, July 9, 1975

Fabled Monster Reportedly Seen

Centralia Sentinel

Murphysboro, Ill. (AP)

A "white and shaggy hairy creature about 7 feet tall," has been spotted in a country churchyard near here.

Two men who said they were gigging frogs reported seeing the creature, whose description matches that of the fabled "Big Muddy Monster."

The men said the creature moved quickly away, breaking a tree limb as it left. Jackson County authorities searching the area Monday morning found a broken limb, but no other clues.

The "Big Muddy Monster" was first reported in June 1973 and again in early July 1974.

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