Blue Man of Spring Creek

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On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the boys start the show off by talking about how they are once again iced in, seasonal allergies, and what they love about the recent winter Olympics. Then, a listener from Texas writes in to tell about a possible UFO he saw years ago in a small rural town one evening with some friends. Then, in May of 1973, four women are abducted in southern Texas near the town of Texas City.

After the break, Kyle talks about the legend of the Blue Man of Spring Creek! Once upon a time, a wild, man-like creature roamed the remote, wooded hills around Douglas County. He was infrequently seen, but his presence felt as far back as the 1860s. Looking to chase and kill, he carried a wooden club in his huge hand, threw large boulders, and feasted upon livestock. Periodic appearances sent locals spinning into a tizzy and brave men searching the woods — and enough excitement to last until the next sighting. He was the Blue Man of Spring Creek. “It is a genuine Ozark legend, and if the testimony of scores of men during all these years is to be accepted, the legend is absolutely true,” reported the Springfield Leader in 1924.

All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives!

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