Legend of Catman in Orange Beach

The tale of a hairy, half-man, half-cat monster lurking in the Orange Beach swamps continues to send goose-bumps down the arms of both the young and old in South Baldwin County. Legend states during the Great Depression, three men lived in the swamp south of Canal Road (the current Gulf State Park area) for survival. Money was tight, food was scarce…the men lived off the land. But something went terribly wrong in the wilderness…only two men made it out.

“That third man is the Catman,” says Orange Beach Mayor Pete Blalock. “He’s hairy, has claws and lives in the middle of the swamp. I wouldn’t go in there at night.”

Legend of “Catman”

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