Monsters and Heroes
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I love legendary creatures & urban legends. The Fouke monster was celebrated in the film "The Legend of Boggy Creek", which many British kids were aware of due to repeated summer holiday BBC tv screenings. We were scared but enchanted by this particular hairy chap. I suspend my disbelief, but I still respect the hairy guy and other similarly shy legends. A "Russell Brand" is when Bigfoots mate with Bigmouths.
The legend of Bigfoot has baffled many people for decades, especially when images like this one are released. A footprint measuring 17-and-3/4 inches long and 7-and-1/2 inches wide was discovered Aug. 26, 1980, at a residence in the Conemaugh Township area of Johnstown, Pa. A very well-defined print was left behind, if indeed it was Bigfoot, plus a left print was found eight feet away in a more wooded area. Along with the footprints, reports of strange noises and a very unusual but strong odo...
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 of 2 --by Mary Pope Osborne, This is an easy to read version of the epic adventure told by Homer about Odysseus. The hero of the Trojan war is cursed to wander the seas battling monsters and witches till he learns that "Without the gods, man is nothing." Imaginative and quick paced, Mary Pope Osborne always delivers an enthralling tale sure to please even the most reluctant reader.