The Sasquatch-like creature stood tall like a man — just bigger, stinkier and hairier — cradling a dead dog under one arm and growling. The stench from ole' Big Foot was horrific and sickening before the creature darted back into the rural Missouri woods.
Or, none of that happened and teenagers pranked the world.
Either way, for a couple of weeks 40 years ago, tiny Louisiana, Mo., was the center of attention as people traveled there from across the nation to help search for the mysterious beast. People in this historic old town on the banks of the Mississippi River are still debating whether the creature dubbed "Momo the Missouri Monster" really existed.