What is the howler?
The Howler is a creature that is surrounded by alot of controversy. You may be more familiar with this creature by the name Ozark Howler or Ozark Black Howler. Both of these names are often shortened to just “Howler”. It is said that the Howler is a huge bear-sized creature that is known for it’s howl-like screams. It is said to have long, black hair, and horns. Sometimes, and often, it is said to look like a huge dark-colored cat. It is also said that the Howler lives in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
There is considerable controversy around the Howler, which all stems around the origins and true existence of the so-called Howler…there are some researchers that say that the Howler is not a myth or a legend or even a real creature, but rather it is a hoax started by a university student.
So, is it a Hoax?
The hoax part comes into play because a cryptozoologist claims that he determined that reports of the supposed Howler were actually made up by a university student who wanted to have some fun at the expense of the crytozoologist community. What makes it so hard to determine whether or not this is true and if the “Howler” is indeed a hoax is that there have been actual sightings of the creature – both before and since the story was supposedly made up. It’s hard to say if the “sightings” that have been reported are actually sightings of some other type of creature that lives in the area. This is however the theory that many believe in.
In short, there remain little consensus on what to make out of the Howler. However, the most accepted theory is that the Howler sightings are actually sightings of an “Alien Big Cat” (aka ABC). The Alien Big Cat (sometimes called a Phantom Cat) is a feline such as a jaguar or a panther or a cougar. What would a jaguar or a panther be doing living in a place such as Texas or Oklahoma (where they are not native?)…. well, good question! That is why they are called Alien Big Cats!