In 1922, there was a train wreck involving the Wortham Carnival Show’s train. According to legend, there were monkeys on the train that escaped and bred with the local swamp gators.
Many claimed to have spotted the swamp monster, but it was Harlan Ford that made the swamp monster famous.
Harlan Ford, a Honey Island wildlife photographer, claimed to have proof of the swamp monster. In 1974, Ford came across a boar with its throat ripped open and some strange footprints next to it. He identified it as the Honey Island Swamp Monster’s footprints and made a cast of it. After Harlan Ford died, footage of the swamp monster was discovered in Ford’s belongings.
Erzulie Freda is the Voodoo loa of love. The design is inspired by temples that worship Erzulie. Images of Mother Mary are often used to portray Erzulie. This is because slaves brought over Voodoo and had to hide their practice from slave owners using catholic symbols.
Pirates in Louisiana would kill another pirate and throw his body in the treasure. That pirate’s soul then became a fifolet that would protect the treasure forever. Fifolet is a Cajun French word for a ball of light that disorients and misleads you.