Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Legendary Ogre Lofa

Zombies are all the rage nowadays, but ogres, such as the Lofa, used to be widely feared.
According to native legend, the Lofa was a Bigfoot-like creature that lived in Northwest Alabama (including areas of Mississippi and Tennessee)...a region that was once dominated by the Chickasaw people. In Chickasaw folklore, the Lofa is a malevolent, ogre-like monster. His name literally means "flayer" or "skinner," a reference to his gruesome habit of flaying the skin from his victims. In some legends he attempts to abduct Chickasaw women. He is sometimes described as a giant and other times as a large, hairy, smelly man, leading some people to associate him with the Bigfoot legend: Read more

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