They really do exist!"
( Well, sort of...)
about the "flying cats" of Buster Swamp have plagued me for the last fifteen years! Directors who have staged "The
Sugar Bean Sisters" at theatres across the country always want to know about these strange feline creatures.
"What the hell are flying cats?" "Are they real?" "Are
they a hold-over from the prehistoric age?"Do they really fly?" "Are Willie and Faye making them up?"
"Is this an authentic swamp legend?" "Did the flying cats really kill "Mama" out in the swamp or
did Papa Fate just tell the sisters that to keep them from knowing the 'truth' about Mama's strange, untimely death?"
And on and on and on.
Well, Bari Newport, the director of the production of "The Sugar Bean
Sisters" at Florida Repertory Theatre in Ft. Myers, discovered that "they really do exist!" Bari found
an amazing page on the net devoted entirely to the strange phenomenon of "winged cats". In fact, Henry David Thoreau
wrote about a "winged cat" he "heard-tell" of way back in 1842.
I invite you to take a walk down a very spooky dirt road and pay the cats
a friendly visit. It's a fascinating look into the land of "Believe it or Not" and, once again, proves that truth
really is stranger than fiction.
LONG LIVE THE FLYING CATS OF BUSTER SWAMP!!!
FOR A DETAILED LOOK (INCLUDING A LOT OF REALLY FREAKY PICTURES) OF THE INFAMOUS WINGED CATS PLEASE
CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF THE WINGED-CAT BELOW!!!
(And don't be scared!)
|(Flying Cat prop from 'The Sugar Witch')
Click here for winged cats website
|(A second real winged-cat)