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 first half of the program, authors and Bigfoot researchers Rob Riggs and Tom Burnette discussed why they believe the mysterious apelike creature is real. Open Lines followed. ... More »Host: George Noory
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 community newspapers in Texas. His interest in "ghost lights," "wild man" sightings, and related phenomena began as a child when he heard tales about them in his hometown of Sour Lake in Big Thicket country. Riggs began writing about the subject more than twenty years ago while working as a reporter for the Kountze News. ... 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