The remaining two episodes feature the honey island swamp monster and the cajun werewolf. Sep 27, 2014 deep in the heart of the swamplands of louisiana, elliot guidry and his team of b. Back in the day of armor, swords and jousting, there was a lot more to fear than the plague and witches. Watch swamp monsters online full episodes of season 1 yidio. Show your werewolf love with this fun werewolf shirt.
Stay in touch with swamp monsters next episode air date and your favorite tv shows. Another popular tale from manchac swamp is that it is the hunting grounds of the rougarou, which is basically a cajun version of the werewolf. Swampland creatures monsters and mysteries in america. According to cajun legend, deep in the louisiana swamp is the. Each episode has the group doing research on the monster they are after, which is normally them interviewing colorful characters from the swamplands nearby who tell them the tales theyve heard all their lives and their personal interaction with each one. Bauer, author of the new book, joy bauers super food. The rougarou is a beastly, werewolf or doglike creature existing in the rich cajun folklore along the swamps and bayous of southeast louisiana. When she comes to the th object, she gets soooo confused and has to start over. Team, and thats the bayou enforcement agency for supernatural threats and their black lab, zeus.
Rougarou is my spirit animal shirt is perfect for halloween or any occasion. Voodoo, ghosts, and werewolves at louisianas cursed swamp. Apr 17, 2016 long before hurricane katrina brought forth the tales of sharks and alligators swimming through the flooded streets of new orleans in 2005, there already existed a vast amount of urban legends and ghost stories involving the state of louisiana. Theres also a song by the band choupique about the kawakou which sounds like another term for werewolf, but its not in the dictionary here. Oct 01, 2017 the louisiana werewolf is the rougarou of the bayou a very similarlooking creature. Destination america premieres allnew series swamp monsters. Jonathan foret, executive director of south louisiana wetlands discovery center, says the traditional french pronunciation referring to the swamp monster is loupgarou, the french word for werewolf. Swamps in literature, film, and folklore 64 parishes. Thoughts would range from the skunk apes said to roam the florida everglades to the reptilian lizard man that allegedly haunts the swamps of lee county, south carolina. Dec 05, 2014 swamp monsters is similar in nature to my boys the aims team of mountain monsters fame, but these cajun coonasses are unique to themselves and just as personable. Sep 05, 2014 deep in the heart of the swamplands of louisiana, elliot guidry and his team of b. You can book your reservation online or call us at 5043230570. A duo of young swamp monsters who are convinced that children are makebelieve find themselves in a school with real children and a substitute teacher. Worst of all, the swamp monster is believed to have a strong taste for.
The history of the rougarou is centuriesold and has many different origins, but the earliest mention of the infamous, mythical louisiana werewolf comes from medieval france. Modern versions of swamp monsters include dc comics swamp thing and marvels manthing, but the original seems to stem from cajun. My mom used to say it was a swamp monster, never giving any specifics. In his dave robicheaux novels, detective writer james lee burke frequently. In general, in south louisiana folklore, the rougarou is usually a resident of a town. The tales of the rougarou have many variations, but it is mostly described as being a hulking beast, up to 10 feet tall, with the hair covered body of a human and the head of a wolf or in some cases a. They moved in a new house in florida near swamp hermit where deers are hardly found. According to barry jean ancelet, an academic expert on cajun folklore and professor at the university of louisiana at lafayette in america, the tale of the rougarou is a common legend across french louisiana citation needed. The honey island swamp monster is a humanoid cryptid that is reported to have been seen in and around honey island swamp, louisiana since 1963. Using their cache of already published easytoread books, puffin launched their easytoread program. After following these monsters into the middle of the swamp, beast realizes that the hunter has become the hunted as theyre surrounded by a hungry pack of grunch. In the murky bayous of louisianas honey island swamp, elliot guidry and his. Louisiana is a fascinating place and full of legends from long ago.
Elliot guidry and his cajun crew have made it their mission to track down, identify, and eliminate the threat posed by legendary, deadly monsters like the cajun werewolf. When a human is cursed with lycanthropyor a human who transforms into a wolfthey become a. Rougarou loup garou the cajun werewolf moniquejames. In the cajun legends, the creature is said to prowl the swamps around acadiana and greater new orleans, and the sugar. The rougarou most often is described as a creature with a human body and the head of a wolf or dog, similar to the werewolf legend. T battle the elements as they track down a pack of the infamous grunch. The swamp thing dc comics and manthing marvel comics both play off the swamp monster mythos to sell comic books. Swamp monsters cajun werewolf tv episode 2014 imdb. Oct 19, 20 cajun werewolves when louisiana was deemed a new home for the french, the immigrants brought with them their concept of the loupgarou, creatures similar to the werewolves of england.
From werewolves to vampires, zombies and ghosts, louisiana seems to have it all. In the mystical lagoons, marshes and swamps of louisianas bayou, elliot guidry and his team of beast the bayou enforcement agency on supernatural threats battle the elements while tracking down a pack of the infamous grunch. In the cajun legends, the creature is said to prowl the swamps around acadiana and greater new orleans, and the sugar cane fields and woodlands of the regions citation needed. Swamp monsters by mary blount christian scholastic. Swamps have a unique place in the literature, film and folklore of louisiana. If you love the south louisiana werewolf, you will love this louisiana shirt. Then in monsters underground, bill brock and his team are hellbent on proving the existence of monsters living beneath the earths surface.
Well, the rougarou of the bayou country has a pretty strong link to the werewolf of ancient times in europe and france. Bog swamp demon, a fictional character appearing in teenage mutant ninja turtles comic books. The hidden origins of halloweens spookiest creatures. No one is safe in those swamps what the gators dont get the werewolves do. Honey island swamp monster, or the cajun werewolf known as rougarou b. Cajun supersititons and spells to get you through the day.
The rougarou, also known as the loupgarou, is essentially louisianas bayoudwelling werewolf, and is a prominent figure in cajun folklore. In monsters underground, a military survivalist, a trained biologist, a reclusive huntertracker, and a. Oct 30, 2012 rougarou loup garou the cajun werewolf. The swamp monsters of cajun louisiana the term swamp monster conjures up different images in different people. Below is a list of the known swamp monsters in folklore and different media appearances. Here are some cajun superstitions and good grisgris thats charms and spells for you noncajuns. Swamp monsters and monsters underground explore americas. Aug 11, 2011 loupgarou is a werewolf and according to some sites, it seems that the rougarou is also a werewolf, the only difference is the word usage. Louisiana is known for mardi gras, crawfish, and gumbo.
The same would apply to such imaginary creatures as werewolves. Cute swamp monster cajun child birthday invitation. The tale of the honey island swamp monster and the legend of the rougarou a derivation of the loup garou or werewolf, for example, tap into the ageold formulation of the swamp as a repository for supernatural evils and elemental haunts. It is possible that a bigfoot evolved webbed feet to better suit its swamp environment. In this louisiana twist on a counting favorite, the rougarou can be stopped by placing small objects in a line across the doorway. The instant new york times, wall street journal, and usa today bestseller. It was first reported in 1963, when two hunters spotted this creature prowling the swamps. In the river parishes, bayous and swamps run throughout our area. Rougarou represents a variant pronunciation and spelling of the original french loupgarou. After following these monsters into the middle of the swamp, elliot and his team realize that the hunter has become the.
Both words are used interchangeably in southern louisiana. The werewolf of fever swamp was the fourteenth 14th book in the goosebumps book series. None other than survivorman les stroud alluded to swamp monsters when he did an episode of his show from the okefenokee swamp of southern georgia several years back. Theres also the feu follet, or willothewisp, or swamp light, said to lure humans to their doom. It is most often described as having a human body with the head of a wolf or dog, with glowing red eyes and razor sharp teeth. Sep 17, 2014 destination america premieres brandnew series swamp monsters series premieres friday, september 19th at 109c swamp monsters investigates cajun creatures that thrive in the muck and mud of louisianas bayou, where residents have been reporting mysterious encounters for 100 years. Travel deep within the boggy terrain of the louisiana bayous to. Louisiana urban legends, monsters, and haunted places. Swamp monsters is similar in nature to my boys the aims team of mountain monsters fame, but these cajun coonasses are unique to themselves and just as personable. Destination america premieres brandnew series swamp monsters. Rougarou louisiana landscape swamp monster werewolf tee. The plot begins with the narrator of the story, grady tucker and his sixteen yearold sister, emily tucker with their scientists parents. Variations also associate it with animals such as pigs, cows, and chickens. Aug 22, 2014 watch swamp monsters add to watchlist swamp monsters is a reality series that follows the adventures of a group of explorers as they embark on the age old quest to uncover the fact and fiction surrounding the mysterious mythical beasts that might be hiding in the swamps of america.
According to legend, the rougarou cannot count to, but he will keep on trying until sunrise. A swamp monster is a fictional creature often imagined to lurk in a swamp. Loupgarou became rougarou in cajun french, and the monster continued to thrive down in the swamps of louisiana. Download to watch offline and even view it on a big screen using chromecast. The swamp monsters team is figuring out the best way to hunt this cajun wolfman. Lay small objects such as pennies, beans, or broom straws by your doors. The tale of the honey island swamp monster and the legend of the rougarou a. Snare a swamp monster swamp monsters moves back to destination america. After following these monsters into the middle of the swamp, elliot and his team realize that the hunter has become the hunted. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of swamp monsters with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at. After following these monsters into the middle of the swamp, elliot and his team. The rougarou is a legendary creature in laurentian french communities linked to european notions of the werewolf. Legends of swamp creatures, passed on from generation to generation, are usually bound to a specific swamp.721 705 1119 112 493 231 35 1136 1258 74 1200 781 94 1010 1487 575 1479 771 698 234 584 1331 1292 234 743 294 18 295 272 1499 124 68 1158 425 1062 1332 839 139 947