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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Another 1950s Cover Story


While going through 1950's Men's Magazines cover art, I also came upon this cover which was apparantly retelling the 1955 encounter of a woman in the water with a "Creature" near Evansville, Indiana.

This was an incident referred to in the earlier blog posting about Reptoids,

And it is one of a series of early reports from the Eastern USA which Ivan Sanderson referred to generically as Abominable Swamp Slobs. Since the category included Eastern Bigfoot, North American Apes (Skunk Apes) and generic Hairy Biped reports as well, the category is generally useless today: but a number of what were then called "Swamp Monsters" in the later 1950s and on through the 1960s and into the 1970s seem to have been "Creatures" of this sort, and that includes not only reports from Florida but also similar rumours in the Caribbean Sea and in Central America as well, from Sanderson's archives. At the time, NONE of these reports were taken very seriously, even by the Cryptozoologists.

The cover art is by Clarence Doore.

Best Wishes, Dale D.

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