On This Day in Weird, March 5...
1954: Theatrical release of Creature from the Black Lagoon, wherein a prehistoric reptilian "gill man" terrorizes hapless explorers on the Amazon River.
1969: Motorist Don Cox sees a Bigfoot eight to ten feet tall cross a road in Washington's Beacon State Park, leaping up a 40-degree slope.
2001: Thirty-five pilgrims are trampled to death in a stampede during the "Stoning of the Devil" ritual at Mina, Saudi Arabia.
2010: Charles B. Pierce, producer of The Legend of Boggy Creek, dies at age 71 in Dover, Tenn.