Saturday, October 20th, 11:30pm
The Bigfoot Train carries you deep into the dark woods along the Big Cypress Bayou. The narrator shares legends of Bigfoot in Jefferson and East Texas and a ghost story or two that will make you reach for your loved ones!
The antique train is a restored gas-powered Plymouth Locomotive built in 1964. The open-canopied observation cars give you a great view and still carry the custom medallions cast into them designed especially for the Six Guns amusement park in Florida. The steam train used in previous years is out-of-service for extensive boiler repairs.
Bigfoot (also known in these parts as the Boggy Creek monster) has been sighted running along the railroad tracks from dusk ‘til dawn. Is the tale of the Bigfoot sightings fact or fiction?
The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy website says “Jerry Hestand, Mark Porter and Charles DeVore investigated a number of cases in Marion County from reliable trustworthy people in or near these remote bottomlands. It is their assessment that it seems highly likely that events have been reported accurately”.
The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain. The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.
So, are the sightings real or a spoof to enhance your rider experience? You’ll have to ride the train to find out!