Hidden away from humanity, deep within southern Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp, lives a community of creatures described as half-alligator, half-human. They live lives very similar to our own, with the exception that they avoid all contact with the outside world.

Those are the fantastic claims of former journalist David Lohr, who says he encountered the creatures three years ago when his boat sank near the Pearl River.

Lohr alleges he was knocked unconscious when his vessel capsized and later awoke to find himself surrounded by the crocodilian-esque species. Lohr claims the creatures nursed him back to heath, during which time he came to learn about their lives and their culture. Once back on his feet, Lohr says he was taken to the outer boundaries of the swamp and left to find his way back to civilization.

While it's known Lohr was on a boat that sunk on the river in 2017, and he was reported missing several weeks before being found wandering the swamp, his claims have been ignored by the scientific community. The consensus among them being Lohr's encounter with the creatures was a hallucination induced by injuries sustained when his vessel capsized.

Lohr readily acknowledges his story has all the elements of hackneyed fiction but maintains it's true. To that end, he hung up his reporter hat and became a creative artist in New Orleans. His work, of course, centers around lifting the veil on the gator people by recreating faithful likenesses of those he claims he encountered in the swamp.

In the immortal words of Robert Ripley, "Believe it or not!"


No gators were harvested for any of the artwork on this page. These heads are discarded by farms and taxidermied by our good friend June Bug, who owns and operates June Bugs Cajun Gifts. Recycling the heads in this manner pays tribute to these majestic creatures and shows there is much more to them than a set of ferocious teeth. We would also like to thank our good friend John Preble, the owner and operator of the Abita Mystery House. His artwork has been a source of magic and inspiration.

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