As many have noted, the Ozark Howler has an appearance so outlandish as to make the literal reality of its existence as an earthbound creature too implausible to ignore. Large land animals on Earth do not have glowing eyes. Carnivores do not have horns. Furthermore, the difficulty of obtaining reliable eyewitness reports about the Ozark … Continue reading Ozark Howler from Another Dimension
A few years ago, the folklore blog Into The Wonder attempted to give a scientific explanation for the strange characteristics of the Ozark Howler. The writer suggested: "Creodonts share a common ancestor with members of the order Carnivora. They bear a superficial similarity to large cats or enormous weasels, but are actually quite distinct. I’m thinking the claims about … Continue reading Avoiding Pseudoscientific Just So Stories of the Ozark Howler
There is a great deal of disagreement between different sources about just what the Ozark Howler looks like. Some say the Ozark Howler is something like a bobcat, or a lynx - a very small creature. Others say it's bigger than a bear. Some draw it with a long, snakelike tail. Others give it no … Continue reading Is the Ozark Howler a Shapeshifter?
My fascination with the Ozark Howler goes back to a newspaper article I read about a strange incident that occurred in Taney County, near what is now the entertainment hotspot of Branson, Missouri, way back in 1852. Branson was not formally incorporated yet - wouldn't be for two generations. As the well-known Branson history show … Continue reading Welcome to the Ozark Howler