Lake Worth Monster Case Remains Unsolved

Today residents of Lake Worth, Texas live life as normally as
possible.  Life goes on in this small town of 5,000 from day to day in
the shadow of a mystery which first began in 1969 when a strange
creature was first spotted in the area.  The creature is allegedly
half-man and half-goat, the very image of a creature straight out of
the book of Revelation.  The town was first informed of the creature in
the form of a headline written by Jim Marrs, a local reporter when he
titled a headline “Fishy Man-Goat Terrifies Couples Parked at Lake

The creature was allegedly a goat-man hybrid of some
sort with fur and even scales that had a violent temper and often threw
objects around frightened lovers in the area.  One incident occurred
when John Reichart claimed the creature had jumped from a tree onto the
hood of his car leaving an 18-inch scratch in the paint and metal on
the side of his car’s engine block.  After the creature appeared,
Reichart spun his car around and sped quickly to the police department
where he reported the incident to police.  There had been a couple of
sightings before this one, including one where the “goat man” hurled a
tire down the side of a hill into a valley.  The sighting and property
damage were enough to convince police this incident required some
investigation.  Loading into their police car they surveyed the area
where the incident took place, but found no conclusive evidence aside
from broken tree branches.  The following night a local man would claim
he had been the one to throw the tire off the side of the road, but had
nothing to do with the other incidents.  In 1969 a man named Allen
Plaster would take the only known photograph of the creature.  Years
later a book would be written about the creature.  Another book, a
mystery novel, chronicled the details of the goat man, but as is often
the case with encounters of the paranormal it was supplemented by much
narrative that had nothing to do with the reality of the legend.  The
real goat man, for example, has never been known to commit murder.

like the Lake Worth Monster are often reported in the southern and
northern areas of the United States most, on the edge of remote
wildernesses, be they desert, mountain, or woodland.  And sightings of
the Lake Worth monster continue even today, though no better
photographic evidence or video has been taken from a reputable source. 
Some say the initial reports were of a 40 lb Macaque monkey which was
the actual subject the photograph depicts.  Descriptions of the
creature do vary, and some say the goat man is only 3 feet tall while
others say it towers above humans, some descriptions dwarfing even the
elusive Bigfoot.  Is there something still roaming the wilderness on
the edge of Lake Worth?  Or is this simply a tall tale?  Perhaps
further investigation is required before this case leaves the realm of