About this site

This website is an honest attempt to describe, identify, and possibly even find the legendary Ozark Howler. Most witnesses describe a large, unknown creature that resembles a pre-historic black panther.

The Howler is known by many names.

Some believe the Howler is merely a melanotic panther or jaguar, but most believe it to be an unknown animal. Some believe them to be ghosts, phantoms, demons, or spirits. Others consider them to be products of imagination stories, myths, or legend.

Confusion with Bigfoot/Sasquatch

Could the Ozark Howler be misidentified as a Bigfoot, or vice versa?

There are reports of Bigfoot being seen with black panthers, and Bigfoot has been seen in the same locations as the Ozark Howler.

Many believe that Bigfoot mimics the sounds of certain animals, the Howler being one of them. Witnesses have reported seeing Bigfoot crawling low to the ground on all fours. Both the Howler and Bigfoot are known for their howling and stalking.

Bigfoot, Panther, or Howler?

A panther turns out to be a Bigfoot.
Sighting of a Bigfoot being mistaken for a black panther in Mississippi.
Bigfoot making panther sounds.
One of many Bigfoot reports where the witness feels compelled to mention black panther sightings.
Bigfoot screaming like a panther.
Apparently, Bigfoot being called a panther for years.
Bigfoot or Panther?
Big Grey thing on all fours kills over 90 goats.

State of Denial

Missouri currently denies the existence of black panthers in the state. They also denied the existence of mountain lions, but they secretly tracked sightings. If the Howler is a black mountain lion, or a type of panther, then it is likely to survive in areas with mountain lions sightings.

But is the Ozark Howler just a black mountain lion?