“The Lake Worth Monster of Greer Island Fort Worth, Texas”
By Sallie Ann Clarke, 119 pgs., 5×8 book. 20 photographs. From p.27, “It all began Thursday, July 10, 1969. As a resident of Ft. Worth, Texas, I have read the Fort Worth Star Tele-gram daily for the past ten years. I have never seen anything like I read in the Thursday morning issue. It said residents and tourists were frightened by a large white goat-like man, that jumped from trees onto tops of cars and grabbed for the people inside. The Friday evening Star Telegram told of the monster grabbing a tire still on the wheel, and after running up the side of a hill, hurling the tire about five-hundred feet through the air, toward a crowd of thirty or forty people: then running out of sight into the underbrush and bushes.” Several accounts of eye witnesses who say they saw the monster. There is a picture of a tire that is said to have been thrown 500 feet. This is a very interesting little book. Book is in excelent new condition, out of print and rare.
As Sallie said, “The legend never seems to die.”
“SPECIAL” Included with this offer is a small wallet size photo of the “Monster”. This photo was taken by Allen Plaster on Oct. 19 at 1:15 am. Probably around 1969 or so as the “Monster” was making his rounds of Greer Island.The photo appears to be the “Monster” as he was walking away.
I have a limited amount of The lake Worth Monster Books left. They are out of print and Rare. Sallie passed away several years ago and the supply of these books dried up. When these books are gone they are gone
You can obtain one by sending $39.00 and that’s postpaid to The Tarrant County Historical Journal PO Box 311 Springtown Texas 76082.