The Honey Island swamp monster is a hairy hominid thought to be native to Honey Island Swamp in Louisiana.


The Honey Island swamp monster is described as a hairy man-ape creature standing between 6 and 7 feet in height. It is covered in shaggy hair varying in color from red, gray, black, brown, and white. The monster is known for its hands and feet, both of which possess three webbed digits, making it semiaquatic.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of hairy humanoid
  • Chimpanzee/alligator hybrid
  • Hoax


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • Many have hypothesized that escaped zoo and/or circus monkeys bred with local alligator populations to create a hybrid, but this is biologically impossible.