Welcome to Jackson County, Florida, a blog from historian and writer Dale Cox that is dedicated to exploring the history, genealogy and scenic beauty of Florida's third county. If you are interested in learning more about Jackson County or its picturesque cities, towns and communities (including Marianna, Two Egg and others), then this is the place!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A Monster in Two Egg??? Parramore area sightings raise questions!
It appears that Florida's famed "skunk ape" may be ranging north.
Several eyewitnesses have come forward to report sightings of a strange, upright, hairy creature roaming the ponds and swamps about seven miles northeast of the downtown Two Egg crossroads. Locals are calling it the "Two Egg Stump Jumper."
Available descriptions describe the mysterious creature as being smaller in size than a human, but covered in hair. It walks or runs on two legs and seems to frequent swampy and wooded areas. At least two of the sightings have taken place at night, indicating the monster may be nocturnal.
According to eyewitnesses, one of which described the creature as "pale" in color, it seemed as startled to see them as they were to see it. Both described it as upright, but only saw it as it was running away on two legs. It is said to look something like a "hobbit" or "mini" Bigfoot.
Such stories are fairly common in Central and South Florida, where residents have been reporting encounters with what they call the Skunk Ape for years. They are much more rare in Jackson County, but are not entirely unknown.