NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – Every morning, Brandon McRanie slips into his role of Gator Man on Gator Radio 104, and right down the hall Jimmie Allgood is Jim Bob on 107.1 The River. When they’re not playing music on the radio, they’re always up to something.
Lately, they’ve whipped up a celebration for an odd bit of information McRanie discovered while surfing for Bigfoot references on the internet. Three hundred years ago this year, a Jesuit priest was staying with the Natchez Indians when all of a sudden:
“There came a big scream and a noise in the woods. A ruckus. A ruckus,” McRanie said.
What scared the priest also scared the Natchez people he was with.
“These are folks that live in the woods, so this was something clearly different, and they called it a monstrous beast,” said McRanie.