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From "The Early History of Jackson County, Georgia" by Gustavus James Nash Wilson (1827-1909). The book was edited and published by William Ellis White in 1914.

I'll note here that some of the text is offensive in how it talks about Native Americans. However, I'm not going to edit it due to this being due to the time in which the book was written and because it's the only account of these events.

The mysterious ruins at Tumbling Shoals and a strange & dark day.Collapse )

Some Online Articles on Nodoroc and the Wog

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-nodoroc-gateway-to-hell - Part One
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-nodoroc-lair-of-the-wog - Part Two
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-nodoroc-an-unsolved-mystery - Part Three

Really nothing new in way of information, but I thought the pictures made them worth a look. They have a recreation of the "alter" that was mentioned. Also, they suggested that the Wog might have actually been a giant monitor lizard of some sort, similar to a Komodo dragon. I sort of doubt that, but it was an entertaining theory anyway.

But could you imagine if something like that had existed in Georgia back then? Or, better yet, what if one was still around right now? Yeah, I'm never going into the woods again....

Also, I found this artist interpretation of the Wog:

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North Georgia Legend: Nodoroc and the Wog

This is a curious local legend from the early days of Jackson County. The area where most of this happened is now a part of Barrow County, but the existing account of the creature comes from a book on Jackson County history.

The Legend of Nodoroc and the Wog under the cut.Collapse )