Over the years, I have taken in many reports of deer hunters encountering Bigfoot. This could probably stem from the fact that both hunters, and bigfoot, are stalking the same prey. This encounter occurred in Lenawee County, Michigan. Lenawee County is in the southeaster part of Michigan.
Here is a report I recently got in from Craig.
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Name: Craig *****
Email Address: On file
Date of Sighting: 2006
Time of Day: before dark
Nearest Town: Tecumseh (Tom – Tecumseh is a small city in Lenawee County. It is about 60 miles from Detroit and a 40 miles from Toledo, Ohio.)
Length of Sighting: Unsure
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: No
Describe sighting in detail:
I was watching 3 deer at about 200 Yds away, while bow hunting. When I began to hear a knocking sound coming from the woods very close to the deer. The knocking came closer and it was an unmistakable wood on wood sound that was loud. At about 80 Yds away a branch was broken that immediately had me very nervous as it was very loud.
The knocking kept coming closer with no other sounds and it was calm and quiet that day. It came all the way to within 35 yds or so and the knocking was all I heard. If it came any closer it would have to show itself but never did.
After a few knocks at close range my mind was racing as I had never heard of this behavior by anything and absolutely did not believe in Bigfoot, until that day. I heard a slight rustling of the leaves as apparently it headed back into the woods deeper but not without letting out a crazy scream/growl/yell that was terrifying.
That was all I could take and jumped from my tree stand (about 10 ft) and hustled to my truck without running, because I was thinking it might attack as I’ve heard that you don’t run from a predator. It took 2 hands to start my truck since my hands were shaking so bad. This happened 3 miles from my house and I do hear things occasionally but nothing like that day. I’ve never gone to that spot again, and never will.
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Thanks goes to Craig for sharing his encounter with all of us. Even though this might have been a scary experience, it was also an eye opening one for Craig. Most of us have been told, that Bigfoot is not real, but for those of us who have seen and/or heard it, we have no doubts about bigfoot being real. Just be careful when jumping out of a tree stand.
Myself and four other friends decided to go on an over night camping trip about 2 miles from my friends house. There were 3 men and two women all together. The ages ranged from 15-17. The area we choose to camp in is known as the Beaver Pond (at least to us and our friends it was). We were driven, by my friends father, to within a half mile of where we planned to camp. We hiked in the rest of the way in with our tent and supplies. The area we were camping in was on a ridge that ran along an old small lake. Our campsite was on the top of the ridge on an old road that was used as a snowmobile trail in winter. To one side of our campsite was a steep hill that went right down to the waters edge. On the opposite side the ridge sloped down into a swampy area, very thick with brush. On either end of the camp the ridge continued for a short distance, 20 yards or so, before sloping down into the lower, thicker woods. We arrived at our site after dinner time, probably around 6 or 6:30 I’d say. We had a large yellow one room tent that we set up on the top of the ridge looking over the lake. We set about gathering firewood and getting ready to make some hamburgers. The evening proceeded uneventfully for several hours. Being teenagers, we didn’t plan on getting much, if any, sleep. I should point out that we were a pretty straightlaced group so there were no drugs or alcohol being used that night. As I remember, we built our fire and made something to eat and sat around the fire drinking sodas. We never really ventured far into the woods around our site. Perhaps a few yards to gather wood and down to the waters edge. As best I can recall it was about 1 or 1:30 a.m. when first something happened. Another thing I should mention here is that as children having grown up in the woods and around outdoor activities, we were all very comfortable out of doors and very familiar with the creatures that inhabit the Upper Penninsula. The first thing that happened was a distance noise. It sounded much like a screeching sound a chimp might make. It sounded quite distant, probably over a mile as it was barely audible. It came from the direction of the swamp. The swampy area at the base of the ridge was not actually all that large, maybe a quarter mile thick. So, we realized that the noise must have been coming from the pine forests on the other side of that swamp. I know even though the first sound was very faint and short it gave all of us a strange feeling. We tried not to think much about it and returned to whatever conversation we were having. A few moments later we heard the noise again. Much clearer and closer this time. I would estimate that it was probably 400-500 yards away. Still a good distance but significantly closer than before. It was again, one lone 2 or 3 second screech. After hearing this one we were unable to go back to our old conversation and began to discuss the noise and it’s possible sources. We all agreed that none of us had ever heard anything exactly like before. One of us ventured that it sounded like an animal in heat might. The other said that sometimes an animal being killed can make a terrible sound. No one was satisfied with either explanation. We sat, fairly quietly, waiting to see if we would hear more. After a few moments the screeching began in earnest. Whatever was making the sound had come to within 40-50 yards of our site and was at the base of the ridge down on the swampy side. It almost seemed as if the thing had made a direct line for our camp from the first moment we had heard it. The next 3 hours were truly terrifying. The thing began to move around our camp. Always staying at the base of the ridge. It circled all the way around us, going from the waters edge on one side to the waters edge on the other. The sounds varied coming from the woods. Sometimes we could hear the sound of branches breaking as though something large were moving in the trees and other times we could hear nothing moving. Sometimes it would move around us, screeching as it did so. Other times it would make its noise in one place and then make it again on the opposite of the camp a minute later without our having heard one bit of movement from the woods. We tried shining our flashlights out into the woods but could see nothing. I can’t remember if it had a reaction to our lights but I don’t believe so. Over the next three hours this continued. Sometimes the thing would go silent for perhaps 5 minutes or so only to erupt again with a fresh tirade. We had no idea what to do or think. I can honestly say that all of us were more frightened than we had ever been before. We had no weapons save a pair of the “Rambo” style hunting knives that were popular among teenage boys in the 80’s and a couple of pocket knives. We kept the fire going strong. I remember a couple of times when we all went inside the tent just to feel a little safer but we would quickly come back out when the thing would quit for a few moments. I’m not sure if we thought it was going to sneek up on us or what. I do remember feeling very insecure when it would get silent. At least when it was making noise we knew where it was. This is how things went until around 4 a.m. At around that time the screaching ceased and the thing left exactly the same way it had came. We heard a screech after a few minutes that seemed to be several hundred yards away and then one more in the distance and then it was gone. Suffice to say we did not sleep. At first light we took off at a jog down the dirt road towards the main road. I wish that we had taken more time to look for signs but we were all just scared. I do remember that we did take note of the fact that we saw no tracks on the sandy dirt road despite the fact that the thing must have crossed it 2 or 3 dozen times that night. Again, I have to say we didn’t look very thoroughly though. We just wanted to leave. We walked to my friends house about a mile and half to two miles away. We told his father all about what had happened and we were promptly dismissed as having overactive imaginations. This is what would happen with every adult we shared our story with. We did go back later that day to get our gear. My friends father gave him the truck so we could drive right into our campsite. We threw our things in the back and got out as quickly as possible. It has been several years since this has happened. I’ve told many people about it but never anyone who was in a position to truly evaluate or have an interest. I have heard some of the bigfoot sound recordings and have to say that some of them are very similar to what we heard that night. I’ve had many explanations proposed to me about what happened that night but none has ever satisfied me.
Could this possibly be a Bigfoot that has issues with people invading it’s territory? I have heard many stories where Bigfoot harassing people until they are scared off.
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There is growing evidence some Bigfoots use fingernails or other sharp cutting objects
“Shortly after actual Bigfoot sighting 14 inch and 11 inch tracks of multiple animals were found and a strange deer kills were investigated Deer’s carcass seems to be thrown about 15 feet. It was wasn’t eaten just thrown.”
2015 January 9, 5:30P Startzville, Comal County, Texas
Multiple tracks 14 inch and 11 inch prints of multiple animals
Neck twisted AND wound up like a rubber band
Do Bigfoots always eat the entire kill? No!
back half of deer was eaten, front shoulder was eaten, but not the shoulder
Obvious evidence of sharp edged tool or cutting device fingernails or cutting device?
Michigan Bigfoot Report and Data: Gumshoguy’s Corner
Imagine stopping your vehicle in shock in shock and awe to stare at an animal lying on the roadway. You want to get a good eyeball full to share it on Gumshoe’s group site suddenly out of nowhere there is a hairy hominid right there at your driver’s door window. This one of their techniques.
When we see Bigfoots in the woods they turn and seemingly disappear. We look, but they are never found. What if, they never left at all? What if they are laying nearby under a pile of sticks and leaves? This is another time tested techniques shared over time.
Driver stops truck to investigate creature laying in road is ambushed by second larger creature lying in wait
1977 September 1, Tracy’s Landing, Maryland
Bigfoot it had been deliberately dodged the snow patches so as to not leave any tracks
1958 December 8, 5:00P Hagensborg, Bella Coola District, British Columbia
Bigfoot used moss cover great pile of fecal matter
1928 August 2:00P Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada
Watched Bigfoot hide and cover itself up under a big pile of leaves, sticks, dirt and debris
1885 June Watauga County, North Carolina
Bigfoot diverted witnesses attention while others fled
2005 July 22, 2:00A Martinsburg, Berkley County, West Virginia
Bigfoot would use stealth and cunning while stalking an occupied camp site or guarded animal herd
1944 September Lincoln County, Wyoming
Bigfoot leave in the midst of a storm to avoid detection in order for rain, wind or snow to cover their tracks
1862 August 15, Mont Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan
Bigfoot have a way of throwing their voice in different directions
1924 July 19, Spirit Lake, Mount St. Helen, Oregon
Studies reveal that chimps see all things at once within their field of view, in kind of an instant, man tends to focus on one thing and Bigfoots are thought to have similar field of vision as primates
1993 Spring southern Colorado
There is always a sentinel Sasquatch positioned to give a warning to the clan
2012 November 30, 5:15P Indian Cave State Park, Nemaha County, Nebrask
I never really thought they were real. I’ve hunted for 50 years an never seen or heard anything. Until this year I seen one very close here in the U.P of Mich. keep lookin an good luck. Cause they are real.
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization
Right on. Do you mind telling us more details of your sighting. Time of year. Time of day. How it happened. Description of the creature etc…?
It was mid day this year in Aug. I was checking beaver traps for county. Came around corner an seen something on all fours. I thought it was a big bear so I went faster to get a closer look and when I did it stood up an looked at me than walked into the woods when I got to the spot an looked he was gone. No human on earth could have covered ground that fast. It had walked in front of a red. Sign an about 6 inches of sign was above its head. The sign was 8_9 feet high. I got the heck out of there. It was wild. I reported it to local Bfro they talked to me an said they got another report just 5 miles away in the same month. It was awesome but I’ve told some ppl an they think I’m nuts. But I don’t care. Just wish I could see him again
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization
I get a lot of sighting reports where people see them near beaver ponds etc.. Thanks for the details. Lucky amazing encounter.
Do you mind if I post your sighting on my blog. I can post it with just your first name if you want to stay anonymous?
Lynn Yep I just had to tell someone that would believe me. Now I know how all those ppl felt when they told there story. Thanx for listening
Yes you can. Ppl need to now they are real. I’m still tryin to wrap my head around it.
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization
This is how I learn about the creature is from sighting reports. So far eye witness accounts are the best we have to collect data on this elusive creature
Lynn They must be highly intelligent because I’ve hunted an trapped for 50 years an never seen a track but I have herd the woops but never knew what it was till I researched it
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization
I believe they are very rare and then on top of that why and elusive for the most part. So makes sense why rarely spotted
Lynn Ya. Hope I see another before I go. I’m gonna start watching for them now. I don’t go anywhere without a camera at the ready. I know that sounds crazy.. Right
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization
Not at all. Good luck I hope you can one day get some nice footage
Lynn Well if I do. You will be the first to know. Thanx again for listening.
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Bigfoot: Flesh and Blood, or Phantom and Psychic?
I have been following the legend of Bigfoot for over forty five years and have read, and listened to
basically anything that I could get my hands on pertaining to Bigfoot. Even though I am a believer in most
of these stories and keep an open mind I try to decipher which are credible stories and which ones are
hoaxes with someone just looking for attention.
There are stories going back for centuries among Native Americans and their accounts of Bigfoot. Bigfoot
is common to the folklore among most Native American tribes and they view him as another human
being .Their forest brother.It is believed they are even another tribe of large Native Americans.
Depending on the tribe they are known by many different names. In the American northwest they are
known as Sasquatch, the Hupa’s call him Omah, the Choctaw call him Shampe, the Chinook call him
Skookum, and so on and so on. But regardless of what he is called he is honored, revered, and
sometimes feared. They tell their people DO NOT VENTURE INTO THE FOREST AT NIGHT. That is their
time to wander. They will try to keep their children in line by telling them that if they do not behave that
the forest giant will come and take them away .The images and likeness of Bigfoot appear on Pictographs
and Native totem poles. Many Native Americans feel that Bigfoot has a hypnotize effect on people. In
fact the Seminoles feel that BF that they can hypnotize them so that even if you are standing there
looking at one of these creatures he can convince you that you are not seeing him. That they have mind
control over people. Which could be a reason we don’t get as many claims of seeing BG.
The Bigfoot Field Research organization, or the BFRO has a collection of witness reports of hairy
humanoid encounters since the mid 90’s. Up until today over 2000 class A reports, (which means a clear
visual contact] have been added to their data base. Keeping in mind that most encounters go unrecorded
if even one fifth of all visual encounters made it to the BFRO data base quite possibly there could be over
10,000 encounters in North America over the last 100 years.
The legend of Bigfoot usually describes the creature being between 6-9 feet tall extremely strong, with
3-4 inch flowing hair covering its body and often times very foul smelling living in our forests and
foraging at night. Native Americans even think that these animals are very intelligent and even speak
their own languages. They can converse with one another through an array of sounds like grunts, growls,
howls, screeches Etc. They have even been heard to scream like a female in distress. They also
communicate with each other through a series of wood knocks. If someone or something is entering
their territory they will let their companion down the trail know that their territory has been breached.
At that point they may try to get that person to leave the area by throwing rocks towards them to
persuade them to leave. This practice is common among the great apes.
I will tell a story related to me by a friend of mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she and a
friend are out to a secluded lake camp spot up there. They had made a fire, and had laid out some
snacks and gear and they were planning to spend the evening doing some wood knocks to see if they
could get a Bigfoot to respond. As the evening went on they heard a wood knock off to their left along
the lake, shortly after that they heard one to their right along the lake. At this time the hair on the back
of their necks were standing on end. Lo and behold if not shortly after that there came a wood knock
directly behind them near the two-track they came in on. At this point my friend suggested to her friend
that it was probably time to leave the area. So as they were dousing their fire and getting everything
together getting ready to leave she said that something was shaking the bushes not too far away fromtheir truck. So they pretty much just dumped everything into the back of the truck and got out of there.
But she it felt that they were intruding on THEIR territory and they were telling them that they were not
According to some beliefs among Native Americans is that Bigfoot is more than a flesh and blood animal
but it may also be a shape shifter. One that can turn itself into other animals at will. Maybe to deceive or
evade their enemies. There is also belief that they can control people’s minds. According to the
Seminoles a Bigfoot can be standing in front someone looking directly at the person and through mind
control make that person believe that the Bigfoot is not there cannot be seen. If that is true, if Bigfoot
does have that kind of mind control could it be that someone observes one of these creatures but then
through mind control the person is made to forget that he saw one or that memory is erased?
And it is also said that Bigfoot can materialize itself whenever it needs to. Again possibly to protect itself
and for evasive measures.
There is a story I read going dating back to 2000. There were two people camping in the wilds of Oregon
suddenly and observe a dark Bigfoot walk out of the brush. When it reached a clearing it starts to
shimmer and then all of a sudden it just vanishes. In the campers own words It was like seeing the heat
rising off the desert And as the heat rises from the ground, you see those blurry wavy lines. That’s what
the creature did it started to shimmer and then became transparent, then it totally disappeared.
If there is something to this I would have to ask the question about to where would they go? Are they
becoming invisible or do they actually go to another realm? After listening to many reports I feel they are
capable of both.
I received a photo that I am submitting from a guy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that he took from one
of his trail cameras. It shows a translucent eerie figure with spooky eyes. This photo was given to me by a
friend and she said the person she received this from was a reputable person who is living amongst a
family of Bigfoot on his property. But it shows the figure either appearing, or on its way to disappearing
turned sideways. Maybe it heard, saw or sensed the camera and turned to look at it. But as you look at
this photo you will see how this ties in to the above story that the campers witnessed.
This may seem very (out there) and difficult to grasp for most people and again I do not believe
everything that I see, and read, but I want to keep an opened mind. There is more to this world that we
do not know about. Every day there are new discoveries that boggle the mind. Just think how difficult it
would be for someone to understand 200 years ago that mankind would be traveling in flying machines,
talking to each other through little devices, and driving around in motor carriages
Like sign language we are left to interpret symbiology and messages that communicate a particular message. Sometimes in life there are quick learners and slow learners; quick thinkers and slow thinkers. When a beast uproots a tree growls while flashing teeth I think, it is telegraphing to me how strong it is and asking need I want a more proof? It is not intended as a smile as in greetings. So, “X’s” are like that international sign language that everyone knows and interprets differently. When the “X’s” are found in the woods they can be construed as a territorial warning like a posted No Trespassing sign. Or, it could interpreted as meet me here at this “X” spot and we’ll discuss this in manner in which you will understand. If the message still isn’t clear, they may visit you when it is advantageous to them – not you, when you least expect it, more likely when your guard is down. If you still insist on ignoring these subtle messages if you post camp in that area, they may drop a tree near your tent for a wake-up call. Pay heed and leave or not.
AOD means “Atlanto Occipital Dislocation” is often referred to de-capitation. AOD is an ancient time tested, practiced method of incapacitating your quarry and it is a perfected strategy meeting modern resolve like a courtesy card saying Sorry, I missed your calls. I’ll call back again. It conveys a subtle and unmistakable message to brand its handy work.
When you read and analyze reports you critique yourself. You look for factors to count or discount one or more known (emphasis on known) factors and attributes of Sasquatch behavior i.e. tracks, location of previous history or previous sightings, stick or tree formation, vocals etc. You begin to see the motif as distinctive features repeating itself over and you connect the dots and the picture becomes clearer each time. Nothing is a coincidence. Nothing is left for chance. Nothing is random. Everything has meaning. This is their calling card… This is similar to those business cards you professionals leave at the door “Hello, sorry I missed you, I’ll call back again soon,” sort of reminder of their handy work.
AOD Time tested, practiced and perfected on animals then people
All animals killed by head injuries and having their necks broken or twisted
2011 Fall Pasco County, Florida
Bigfoot chased and grabbed antler of buck and pulled it close grabbed the other antler and snapped its neck
1997 October northeastern North Dakota
Bigfoot broke the neck of coyote ate half of it, leaving lots of blood and coyote hair around
1990 September 19, Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, Oregon
Bigfoot seized the horse and broke its neck
1895 July 30, Newburg, New York
Carcass of calves dead with broken necks in barn
1990 Summer Commerce, Delta County, Texas
Famer found his full-grown goat, dead of a broken neck
1978 December 21, Toluca, North Carolina
Found 3 wolves killed where each one had been bludgeoned and had broken necks
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