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I really hate that idea in movies and comics that evolution has a pinnical, like people can evolve to a super powered being state. 

No, evolution has no end its continues to adapt to your surroundings. For better or worse. If it needed be humans could evolve to quadruped gazelles on an open prairie. 

There no empty spot in the brain for some super human DNA to evolve, your DNA isnt incomplete, it just changes
COTW#206: Boojum

THE LEGEND OF THE BOOJUM

Photo by Corrine Baker – Original painting by Cordon Bell

THE LEGEND OF THE BOOJUM

It is that time of year again – where the days get darker and the mountains become just a bit more eerie with each passing sunset. Halloween is almost here and if you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know there is one Haywood County tall tale we share every year: The Legend of the Boojum. You may have heard this name more frequently, thanks to Waynesville’s popular craft microbrewery, Boojum Brewing.  The brewery was named after our favorite local legend, the Boojum.  So without further adieu, I give you the story of our own mystic mountain creature….

Have you ever hiked deep into the North Carolina Smokies and gotten the distinct feeling as if something was watching you? And were you certain you saw something out of the corner of your eye only to find it was just the rustling of dead leaves on a tree. But wait…was it only the leaves or was it something else? These old mountains hold a story that very few know of and even fewer have witnessed: The Legend of Boojum. Since the Halloween season is here and many of you are making plans to venture deep into the North Carolina Smokies for one last Fall hike, it’s only fitting that I share this piece of Haywood County folklore with you.

We’ve all heard of Bigfoot sightings throughout the United States and seen the supposed pictures and video footage, but little did you know that we have a similar being roaming about the Balsam Mountains of Haywood County. One might say the Boojum is similar to the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayans or the Wampas Cat in the swamps of Eastern North Carolina. But Boojum is a unique creature of his own and Haywood County is his home. Though no one has actually gotten close enough to clearly describe him, its said he is around eight feet tall and mixture of both man and beast. He has thick, shaggy, gray hair and a human like face, but is by no means handsome. He is mostly seen from afar on rocky mountain cliffs or outcroppings when twilight falls and can sometimes be heard moaning deep in the woods near hiking trails. As previously mentioned, Boojum’s home is said to be in the Balsam Mountains, a range that adjoins the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Haywood County. Most folks recognize the Balsams by the notable peaks of Cold Mountain, Shining Rock, Richland Balsam, and Black Balsam Knob. While I don’t recommend going on a quest to find Boojum as he may be be quite frightening to stumble upon, he is apparently harmless unless threatened.

Boojum is best known by his two great loves: a fondness of pretty girls and his desire for the precious gemstones found throughout Western North Carolina such as rubies, amethysts, emeralds, and sapphires. It is said that in the early 1900’s, it was not uncommon for women bathing in secluded mountain streams to find they were being watched by Boojum from beneath the camouflage of mountain laurels or rhododendron bushes. The startled women would quickly grab their belongings and run away. This often conjured up an angry pack of men from the surrounding area to hunt the Boojum down, but never was he caught. He most surely retreated to one of his many hidden caves in the Balsams where he lived and hoarded his collection of gemstones. Though it is rare for anyone to find his caves, he has created a unique way of protecting his jewels by storing them at the bottom of stone jugs. He then fills the jugs with”pert’nin juice” or what is most commonly known as moonshine. Even if a gem seeker should happen to find one of his many jugs, no self-respecting mountaineer would dare waste this coveted liquid by pouring it on the ground. They would drink the contents until empty which would then be followed by a long, deep sleep. Boojum would return in the meantime and retrieve his gems, leaving the thief with nothing but a splitting headache when he awoke.

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It was 64 years today that a giant reptilian beast rose from the sea of Japan and attacked the human race- the true beginning of the Monster age.
Someone needs to add irradiated zoo animals to Fallout. 
Like 2 trunked elephants covered in spikes.

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Hello, My name is Matt! I'm from Iowa! It's pretty bad because it does not have enough tree's. I LOVE TREEZ
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Australopithecusman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlRgzr…

I just wrapped shooting today! Here's the trailer. 
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
When your dog's been replaced by a Skinwalker

But the walker realizes what it has to put up with

youtu.be/Sjt8ufc6GtY
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Trendorman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I actually seen this fir the first time just yesterday 
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
The way stares into the camera is actually quite unnerving

If that dog really was a Skinwalker, those 2 are probably gonna die in their sleep

Tjeure gonna wake up and see a 6-7ft tall man looming over them wearing the dog's skin on his head
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Trendorman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
That's all small dogs, gnarly and slobbering in horrible ugly rage. 

Than there big ol pitbulls that just lay there, sleep and nuzzle into peoples laps
 
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MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hollaaaa in this hard year in 2018.
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DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist
Hello! I'm not sure if you noticed or not, but just to make sure I tagged you in this journal (Tagged). I'm just making sure you know because one of the people in the list tagged me back and DeviantArt didn't notify me. I only knew because I watch them.
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DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist
Just ignore the above. I got it working.
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching me Matt!  I am guessing it was you that commented on my YouTube channel recently! :)
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