Received On: 2009, 12-5
I’m an older man, 59 to be exact. My father, who’s been dead since 2000, related a story to me from well before the terms sasquatch, skunk apes, etc. became known. Somewhere between Dade City, Florida and Tampa, during the 1950s.
He told me that on the side of the highway, in a wilderness area near the Withlacoochee or the Hillsborough river ( I’m not sure which), in what was basically a swamp, he had seen, as he termed it, a wild man. I asked what it looked like and all he could say was that it was covered with hair. I repeat, this was in the ’50s, well before skunk apes were popularly known about.