Back in August of 1884, after a series of sightings of a wild man covered with hair and swimming between the islands, a group of residents assembled with horses, guns and boats and set out to capture the creature. It didn't take them long to apprehend their prey and bring it in.
The Native Americans in the area had many stories of a wild creature much taller than a normal person and covered with hair roaming the lake and swamps.
Ocheesee Pond, Florida
The news was released in Columbus Georgia on August 23, 1884
News brought by the steamer Amos Hays from Lower River is to the effect that the wild
man captured in Ocheecee Swamp, near Chattahoochee, and carried to Tallahassee,
did not belong to a Florida asylum, and that all inquiry proved unavailing to identify him.
He had been swimming in Ocheecee Lake, from island to island, and when taken was
entirely destitute of clothing, emaciated, and covered with a phenomenal growth of hair.
He could give no account of himself, and the theory is that he escaped from an asylum of
some other state, and spent his time in the woods, living on berries, &c.
It was thought that he was an escape from the Florida State Hospital but it claimed to have had no one fitting this description or anyone who had escaped.
No other institute or asylum reported such an escapee.
He had a human appearance and was covered in a thick hair.
This only added to the mystery of the wild man.
There are no further accounts of what happened to the wild man after his capture.
No information is currently available as to where he was taken.
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