Half Man, Half Goat, Half Reptile Equals Scary

Fort Worth Celebrates Lake Worth Monster

By Bruce Felps
|  Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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Half Man, Half Goat, Half Reptile Equals Scary

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Another dead goat has been found in Skokie. What's up with that?

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The Lake Worth Monster makes a terrifying appearance this week in Fort Worth. Or not.

But its memory, or myth, lives on during the Lake Worth Monster Bash set for 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge on the shores of, where else, Lake Worth.

The initial reports of the creature 41 years ago described it as hairy, scaly, goat-y, man-y, and mean, according to one account of it snatching a kid or two away from a youth camp.

The bash includes less-evil activities such as hayrides, aw, bison viewing, what?, and monster tracking, cool.

The legend of the Lake Worth Monster, though, just serves as another difference between Fort Worth and Dallas. Fort Worth has a nasty, snarling, hairy, scaly beast terrorizing the citizenry. Dallas has the genteel, refined elegance of the Lady of the Lake who hitches rides near White Rock Lake and leaves wet spots in the back seats of cars.

Hmm, man-beast or cute dead chick? Now which would you rather run into on a dark and stormy night?

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s pretty sure he dated the Lady of the Lake. She was pretty good looking, too.
 

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