Rob Riggs is a semi-retired veteran managing editor of Texas weekly newspapers. His first journalism job in 1979 was with the Kountze News in the county seat of Hardin County near Sour Lake, the tiny Southeast Texas town where he grew up. Much of the land between those two towns is now included within the Big Thicket National Preserve, administered by the National Park Service. Rob grew up hearing strange stories from an early age about things seen in those woods. He is the author of In the Big Thicket: On the Trail of the Wild Man, published in 2001, is a co-author of Weird Texas published in 2005, and has authored numerous newspaper and magazine articles. He has been featured multiple times on radio and TV.
In the Big thicket, the unknown makes profound intrusions into what we call "reality." There are wonders in this region of East Texas and in Southwestern Louisiana-"ghost lights," phantom Indians, howling ape-like "wild men," and fireballs that streak through the nighttime skies. Rob Riggs is a journalist and the former publisher of a series of award-winning... More »Host:
Author Rob Riggs delves into creatures and mysterious lights from the "Big Thicket" region of East Texas, including tales of the "Wild Man," a Bigfoot-like being.More » Host: Art Bell