Established in 1977, the Southernmost Skunk Ape Society formed to investigate documents asserting Florida’s Bigfoot, the Skunk Ape, had been living in the Florida Keys for hundreds of years. The collection of letters, diary entries, and oral histories was discovered in boxes found in the attic of a Key West house, collected by its former occupant, Sherman James, deceased. It was all rum, reefer, and fun for the society’s three members before the government intervened.
Mysteriously, founding member Nick James and two boxes of documents disappeared in the days that followed. Decades later, co-founding member Peter Curry used the small number of the society’s surviving documents and his own experiences to create the Skunk Ape Files.
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