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Remembering 'Momo the Missouri Monster'

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40 years ago a small town in Missouri became the center of attention in the hunt for a mysterious beast.

The Sasquatch-like creature stood tall like a man – just bigger, stinkier and hairier – cradling a dead dog under one arm and growling. The stench from ole' Big Foot was horrific and sickening before the creature darted back into the rural Missouri woods.

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Anyone heard of this one ?

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It seriously sounds like a Forest dwelling Hobo, who's dog just died....

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Kinda tough to be scared of a monster named Momo.

Sounds like everybody's favorite uncle.

"Hey kids, your uncle Momo is coming for the weekend!

YAAAAY!"

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I've read a few things about this "monster" in my favorite book, le Grand livre du Mysterieux.

I think it's nothing more than a hoax.

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I live 40 miles from Louisiana,MO on the IL side of the Miss and I know a guy who said he is aquainted with the guy who hoaxed the MOMO.

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I live 40 miles from Louisiana,MO on the IL side of the Miss and I know a guy who said he is aquainted with the guy who hoaxed the MOMO.

Thank you for sharing. :)

Yeah, to me the sightings are just not credible. Even back then two specialists said that the tracks found in the area were nothing more than a hoax. Add to this the fact that a so-called "investigator" claimed that the "monster" was a creature left by a UFO, that the creature was seen also in Washington and Florida ( without any evidences, clearly the guy created these "facts" ) and there you have it, a silly local legend and nothing more.

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Thank you for sharing. :)

Yeah, to me the sightings are just not credible. Even back then two specialists said that the tracks found in the area were nothing more than a hoax. Add to this the fact that a so-called "investigator" claimed that the "monster" was a creature left by a UFO, that the creature was seen also in Washington and Florida ( without any evidences, clearly the guy created these "facts" ) and there you have it, a silly local legend and nothing more.

Back in the 70's the state of Arkansas around the town of Fouke, a bigfoot type creature that was supossive to be scaring people there but eventually it stopped.

A movie was even made about it called The Legend Of Boggy Creek. I rented the movie and it was interesting but I'm skeptical. There were even a few reported

sightings of a bigfoot creature here in the state of Illinois but I find that impossible because this state is mostly flat farmland with small pockets of woodland and if

a creature like this did exist and want to be elusive, it would most likely be in a forrest with millons of square miles. I think it's a misidentification or someone is having fun. :yes:

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Never heard of it before!

Thanks for sharing!

-Fake or not!

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1st time hearing about also

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I wonder if these images I've posted is what people are seeing in the woods.

Turkey Hunters will wear a variety of camo so a turkey can't see them and from

a distance people see a hunter walking along a treeline and thing it's a bigfoot.

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sounds like a hermit living in the forest

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I live 40 miles from Louisiana,MO on the IL side of the Miss and I know a guy who said he is aquainted with the guy who hoaxed the MOMO.

and how do we know you are not lying about this for a little fame of your own? :tu:

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Mental illness, mental retardation, hirsutism, etc. are all more likely explanations for someone retreating from humanity and living in such filth. Again, all of the sophisticated audio and video equipment being used by biologists and rangers in deep forest research has yet to reveal bigfoot or any of his relatives. But, it sure makes for a great campfire story.

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and how do we know you are not lying about this for a little fame of your own? :tu:

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Interesting a small town no ones heard of then bang a monster and then the small business do good trade the perfect scenario everybodys happy and I do like the picture of the alleged monster. :su

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Hey my first real post!

I'm in Illinois too and there are quite a few sightings. The BFRO researcher for the state is a very credible person from what I understand.

Although I haven't seen one myself, I'm not so sure anymore that Sasquatch isn't real. The sighting record goes back to pre-Columbian times, including sightings by Norse travellers to the Americas, and continues into the present. The BFRO database has IIRC 30,000+ sighting reports from across the country, including by military personnel and other otherwise credible sources.

There are two currently two studies that I'm aware of that are purportedly examining cryptid samples for Sasquatch DNA. Rumor has it that one has passed peer review and will publish soon in a major journal.

So, I'm putting my current Belief Level at 90%. Maybe 2012 will be a good year after all... :)

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This is the first time I have heard for this. Ofcourse the 70's are a little blurry LOL

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I wonder if these images I've posted is what people are seeing in the woods.

Turkey Hunters will wear a variety of camo so a turkey can't see them and from

a distance people see a hunter walking along a treeline and thing it's a bigfoot.

Good point actually, that would cover big foot sightings etc as well.

That famous "michigan dogman" video was a guy in a ghillie suit. So that kind of proves people will mistake it for something else.

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Hey my first real post!

I'm in Illinois too and there are quite a few sightings. The BFRO researcher for the state is a very credible person from what I understand.

Although I haven't seen one myself, I'm not so sure anymore that Sasquatch isn't real. The sighting record goes back to pre-Columbian times, including sightings by Norse travellers to the Americas, and continues into the present. The BFRO database has IIRC 30,000+ sighting reports from across the country, including by military personnel and other otherwise credible sources.

There are two currently two studies that I'm aware of that are purportedly examining cryptid samples for Sasquatch DNA. Rumor has it that one has passed peer review and will publish soon in a major journal.

So, I'm putting my current Belief Level at 90%. Maybe 2012 will be a good year after all... :)

If your belief is at 90% have a look at the Algonquin Park footage taken in june 2012 you can view it at bigfootevidence.blogspot.com/ I'm still on the fence with this one & the DNA sample

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I was talking to a guy at work as I mentioned in a previous post, He claims to have known the guy who hoaxed the MOMO.

The hoaxer is no longer living cause he crashed his ultralite.

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I wonder if these images I've posted is what people are seeing in the woods.

Turkey Hunters will wear a variety of camo so a turkey can't see them and from

a distance people see a hunter walking along a treeline and thing it's a bigfoot.

From afar it could look like a sasquatch. But do they spray stink on themselves to attract Turkeys? I've never smelled a wild turkey but people describe the smell of a sasquatch as horrendous.

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lol i do find this kinda funny..but liveing in the ozarks and hunting in the national forest for deer bear hogs turkeys in my years i'll admit i've ran across sum strange things but not any thing that couldnt be explained now beside the point between "momo" and say the "skunk ape" might be the same beasty lol eather way a few years ago being a smart ass i asked a game an fish officer here in arkansas what if i ran across a "bigfoot" out in the woods wile hunting what to do...his words" take blurry pics break a few tree limbs and post it" then i asked well what if i shoot it, he said" we currently do not have a hunting tag for big foot so i dont know maybe like hunting deer out of season" any way what ever if its out there fine if it's not thats just fine to but i damn shure wont be shareing my jack links with no damn dumass!

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I remember the story of dear ol' Momo as a kid. I'll admit I'm pretty young, but that story stuck around here. I live near Crowley's Ridge, a rather scary place, especially at night. There are a lot of stories surrounding that entire ridge, ranging from the typical witch to Momo to ghastly spirits. My favorite ones are two that originated in Commerce, MO, an even smaller town than Louisiana, located in Southeast MO.

The first one is one of your regular witch... In a sense. She kept to herself, apparently, and I can't remember where her house is for the life of me, but I have seen it. It's really old, the front porch was caving in. You can still see furniture in the house, curtains still up in the windows, but you can tell it's been empty for decades at least. It's said that one day, she just took disappeared because of the townspeople, since considering, she's a witch.. Er, was. From gestimating, she'd be about 95-100 if she is still alive. The story says that she took off to the woods behind her house and built her house there. You can see a very, very small trail leading to the woods, but the trees are so thick you probably wouldn't be able to get far. No one knows what happened after that.

My other favorite is one I did very light research on, and like the witch story above, it's only known locally. It's the Commerce Werewolf. He's supposedly a huge monster, estimated to be as large as Momo or a bit bigger. I feel as if the height might be about the same, but the werewolf thing larger in body weight. I say he's a werewolf, but it's the closest "myth" I could link it to. The story says he has large claws but doesn't attack the civilians of Commerce, just kind of... watches them. My light research went as far as looking at Topix, where the Commerce residents will speak of him as a "guardian." I question why their ancestors chased away a witch but borderline worships a monstrous beast. Anyway. I'm not sure how long this story exists, but there is a pretty old house somewhere in the woods there that supposedly has a very, very, very large pentacle drawn into the wooden floor of the living room, significantly large claw marks all over the house and the trees surrounding it, and apparently... A Monopoly board. I didn't know about the Monopoly board until my at-the-time-boyfriend went there with his cousin and a few friends, since the story interested them, as well. I found that part kind of humorous. At any rate. There's a cliff near that house, where they said they hung around at after they checked out the house (they said it was virtually impossible to go very deep into the house, the living room was about the only safe-ish place without risking the floor caving in.) They heard a really loud noise, which I assume was a roar but none of them went into great detail about that, and heard the trees rustling and a crash. They said they saw the thing, which was, like stated, pretty big, and said it had claws. They also said it appeared incredibly hairy, but couldn't tell any color, since it was at night. I imagine the thing was silhouetted. My at-the-time-boyfriend and his cousin later told me that only they went back the next morning to see everything in the daylight. They said they had found a tree snapped in half, laying on the ground with claw marks in it.

The Commerce residents say that they see the beast every now and then, but it's pretty uncommon. It apparently has never threatened them, so I assume the intrusion of my friends at the time probably angered it. I've read reports of it being brown to black to even white, so there's no telling. When I read it was white, though, I imagined it to appear to look like a Bavarian thing from Fable, so I kind of dropped the matter. However, I realize now that many of these reports come from the older crowd, people in their 40's or older, people who have lived in Commerce their entire life. There are very few younger adults and teens that say they have seen it.

I also question if the two stories are at all connected.

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If your belief is at 90% have a look at the Algonquin Park footage taken in june 2012 you can view it at bigfootevidence.blogspot.com/ I'm still on the fence with this one & the DNA sample

To me it looks like somebody stuck a computer drawing into the frames of the video. The subject doesn't look like a real animal.

My belief is based largely on witness reports, although there are a few videos I've seen that do look like they are real animals. It would be hard to conclude that all videos are fake after all.

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This is the first time I have heard for this. Ofcourse the 70's are a little blurry LOL

LOL

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