Old Book About The Ozark Howler Available Again

It was over 80 years ago, in 1936, that Saul Ashton published Tales of the Ozark Howler. It was also over 80 years ago, in 1938, that Ashton's family withdrew the book from distribution, embarrassed by Ashton's atheism and Communist politics. Only a small number of copies of the book survived the purge, and the … Continue reading Old Book About The Ozark Howler Available Again

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Ozark Howler the Hyaenodont?

One of the defining characteristics in Ozark Howler folklore is that the beast is difficult to define. It's big like a bear, but it isn't a bear, because it's got a long tail. Its long tail is like a big cat's but it's not a big cat, because its body is too thick, its hair … Continue reading Ozark Howler the Hyaenodont?

Ozark Howler Out Front In New Book

"The one aspect every witness agrees upon is the Ozark Howler's piercing, terrifying cry." This description of the Ozark Howler comes from Jason Offutt, in a new book about American mythological monsters, Chasing American monsters : over 250 creatures, cryptids, and hairy beasts, due to be released on March 7 this year. Offutt writes, "The Ozark Mountains in north central Arkansas are covered in … Continue reading Ozark Howler Out Front In New Book

Exorcists Coming After The Ozark Howler

A couple of years ago, the Standard, a newspaper out of Springfield, Missouri, told the story of Kenneth and Farah Rose Deel, a couple who makes a living by convincing people that they are being haunted by demons. In the ultimate economic convenience, prospective clients are told that only Kenneth and Farah are capable of solving the … Continue reading Exorcists Coming After The Ozark Howler