Infra sound and Bigfoot

Sometimes in the Bigfoot community you may hear researchers and witnesses talk about being “zapped”. The zap they are referring to is in fact infrasound. I think it is important that we have a basic understanding of infrasound and what it can do.

So today I wanted to take a little time and talk about infrasound. First, I guess we need to understand just what infrasound is and how it works.
Infrasound is sometimes called low-frequency sound. It is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz or cycles per second, the “normal” limit of human hearing. Hearing becomes gradually less sensitive as frequency decreases, so for humans to perceive infrasound, the sound pressure must be sufficiently high. The ear is the primary organ for sensing infrasound, but at higher intensities it is possible to feel infrasound vibrations in various parts of the body.

One main thing about infrasound is the ability of it to cover long distances and to go around obstacles without loss of the sound energy.

When we think about Bigfoot and infrasound, some are quick to dismiss the idea that Bigfoot has the ability to produce infrasound. But we must understand that there are natural and man made sources of infrasound.

Some of the man made producers of infrasound would be things like wind turbines, diesel engines and other machinery.

We also know that several animals produce infrasound. Some of these animals that produce infrasound are: whales, elephants, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, giraffes, okapis, and alligators. In the case of whales, they have been know to communicate hundreds of miles using infrasound. Even the roar of the tiger contains infrasound of 18 Hz and lower. So, this knowledge alone can lend itself to the idea that Bigfoot may have this ability.

Some may say that Bigfoot is too human to make infrasound. But we know that some vocalists, including Tim Storms, can produce notes in the infrasound range. So it is still not off the shelf that Bigfoot has this ability.

Some of the natural producers of infrasound are things like earthquakes, volcanoes, waterfalls and lightning, just to name a few. This is why it is thought that animals know when a earthquake is about to happen, they perceive the infrasonic waves going through the earth. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami is a good example of animals knowing about a natural disaster before it happens. Animals were reported to have fled the area hours before the actual tsunami hit the shores of Asia.

Now, here is where we get into some of the effects of infrasound on humans. Some studies indicate that infrasound may cause feelings of awe or fear in humans. This is commonly reported in the Bigfoot Community from researchers and witnesses. But that is not all. Because the person can not consciously perceived the infrasound, it may make them feel vaguely that odd or supernatural events are taking place. Could this possibly explain some of the wild claims by researchers and witnesses? I think it might and it should be worth considering.

In my opinion this might even explain some of the “disappearing Bigfoot” stories that we often hear about. It might even explain the idea of “mindspeak”, and “portals”, but of course those who have experienced this will not even consider they were hit with infrasound to this degree. In fact, I expect to be verbally attacked for even putting forth the idea.

The idea of infrasound can also overlap into several others areas. Some studies showed that some people get an uneasy or sorrowful feeling when exposed to infrasound. Some even reported getting chills down the spine or nervous feelings of revulsion or fear. Some have suggested that haunted location are actually producing infrasound and causing people to see ghosts and have a perceived paranormal experience. This makes me wonder if empaths, mediums or psychics have an ability to hone in on the infrasound and interpret what they are feeling. Just a thought, I guess.

It seems that infrasound can produce some of the same effects as high EMFs. I know in ghost hunting we often use EMF meters to check for high EMF. We know that high EMF can cause a person to experience numerous things that parallel infrasound effects.

Fear, paranoia, nausea, and a host of other effects can be caused by infrasound and high EMF. These are things we need to consider when we are researching. I know in the ghost hunting world we attempt to detect this type of thing, but I don’t think we do it near as often in the Bigfoot research field. We may be able to rule out some cases due to infrasound or high EMF but I still think there will be many that we can’t fully explain.

There are many more questions and scenarios to consider when it comes to infrasound, EMF and it’s effects on people and abilities. But we do need to know some basic information about each of these.

Y

Bigfoot through history in Michigan

by Scott Harper
Michigan. The Great Lakes State. The Wolverine State. Michigan is the only US state to be made up of two peninsulas. Fifty percent of Michigan is covered by forest. Many lakes, ponds, and streams dot the peninsulas that make up Michigan, as well. Deer, and other wildlife are populous. In short, the state of Michigan is perfect country for Sasquatch—despite the heavy lake effect snow the region receives during the winter. And Sasquatch have been there for quite some time.

In 1878, a woman was hanging laundry in her backyard. A noise captured her attention. Upon looking up, she saw a 12-foot-tall, white Sasquatch in the cow pasture. The creature ran on all fours, leapt over a cow, stood up to its full height, then charged the woman, now running on two feet. She screamed, and ran into the house. The creature, chasing her, got tangled up in the clothesline. The woman ran from the house, to the lumber mill where her husband worked, refusing to return home for hours. When she did return home, with her husband, her husband found footprints, but no other sign of the creature.
A report filed in 1891 told of a Wildman of “gigantic proportions” with arms to below its knees, and “hands twice the usual size”. The “Wildman” was said to have killed a bulldog with “one swipe”. This took place in Gladwin County.
During the winter of 1917, in Ironwood, Michigan, two hunters saw a “man in a fur suit” steal a deer they had killed. The “man” made off with the deer carcass tucked under his arm.
News of a 12′ 7″ skeleton being unearthed in Jackson, Michigan made front page news on September 6, 1919.
Somewhere along the Saginaw River, in 1937, a Sasquatch was seen to climb from the river, rest leaning against a tree for a time, and then return to the river.
An area in Charlotte County Michigan bears the name Gorilla Swamp due to a string of sightings of a bipedal, hairy creature seen there multiple times in 1951.
A report filed in 1891 told of a Wildman of “gigantic proportions” with arms to below its knees, and “hands twice the usual size”. The “Wildman” was said to have killed a bulldog with “one swipe”. This took place in Gladwin County.
During the winter of 1917, in Ironwood, Michigan, two hunters saw a “man in a fur suit” steal a deer they had killed. The “man” made off with the deer carcass tucked under his arm.
News of a 12′ 7″ skeleton being unearthed in Jackson, Michigan made front page news on September 6, 1919.
Somewhere along the Saginaw River, in 1937, a Sasquatch was seen to climb from the river, rest leaning against a tree for a time, and then return to the river.
An area in Charlotte County Michigan bears the name Gorilla Swamp due to a string of sightings of a bipedal, hairy creature seen there multiple times in 1951.

From 1962 until 1964 sightings of a creature dubbed the Monster of Sister Lakes was sighted off and on a number of times in Cass County. In 1964, a woman was chased into her house by a creature with long black hair, and glowing eyes. The woman estimated that the being weighed 500 pounds. It left footprints that were 6-inches-wide. It was thought that the creature that chased the woman had been the Monster of Sister Lakes.

August 13, 1965 brought a frightening account of an encounter with a 7-foot-tall, black- haired, growling Sasquatch. 17-year-old Christina Van Acker, and her mother, Ruth, were in a car, heading home. Christina was driving. Though they saw nothing in the road ahead of time, the car ran over something. After the bump, Christina stopped the car. Instantly, the Sasquatch reached through Christina’s window, grabbed her by the hair, and slammed her head into the car door. Christina passed out. Ruth, later claiming that there was nothing she could do, fled to get help. Apparently, and luckily, Christina survived the ordeal with nothing but some bruises.

Sasquatch have been in the area we call “Michigan” for a very long time—long before the Patterson/Gimlin film, which was recorded in 1967. They’re still there, too. Reports still come steadily from the Wolverine State. Years ago, I may have even had my own experience with a Sasquatch on Mackinac Island.

It was the late 1980s, or very early 1990s. I was on a vacation trip with my parents and best friend at that time. We were walking a trail in woodlands on Mackinac Island. Something off in the woods screamed. At the time, we chalked it up to a bobcat. Still, all four of us were unnerved, and turned around, and left the area quickly. To this day, I don’t know what screamed in those woods. If it was a bobcat, though, it was a very large one!

About the Author

Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for “Nuclear Winter Entertainment” for

Cass County creature

‘Monster of Sister Lakes’ in Michigan
Posted: 03 Jul 2019 07:45 AM PDT

‘Huge Monster’ Frightens Girls at Sister Lakes

The ‘Monster of Sister Lakes’ made a daylight appearance today, terrorizing three young girls and causing one of them to faint. Joyce Smith, 13: Patsy Clayton, 12, and her sister, Gail, 13, said they were walking along a wooded road in Silver Creek Township about 9:15 AM when the ‘monster’ suddenly appeared. Joyce saw him first and promptly fainted. Patsy got a good look at the creature before it ducked into the woods. Gail was too far away to see it. After the ‘monster’ fled, the girls revived Joyce and they ran to a neighboring home and telephoned police. Sheriff’s deputies armed with rifles rushed to the area. Joyce said the creature ‘did not look like a man,’ Patsy, who said she saw it at close range, said it ‘looked like a bear.’ She said it was about seven feet tall and ‘had a black face.’ Earlier, authorities had ended the search for the ‘monster’ after thousands of residents poured into the area, creating a massive traffic jam. Area residents have been on edge in recent days since reports began circulating that the monster is back. Terrified residents have described the monster as about nine feet tall and weighing 500 pounds. Cass County sheriff’s deputies said the presence of the monster has been reported off and on for about two years. Mrs. John Utrup of nearby Dewey Lakes, Michigan, told the sheriff’s deputies the beast chased her into her home Tuesday night. She said she was saved when her dogs barked and drove the monster away. Other descriptions said it was covered with black hair up to its neck and had eyes that glowed like an animal that had a light shining in its eyes. Various witnesses said the monster made noises ‘like a tamed goose’ and ‘a baby crying.’ Cass County Deputy Sheriff Ernest Kraus said deputies were dispatched into the area in which the monster had been reported. They were armed with deer rifles and would stake out the area ‘until we solve this.’ But deputies said the area was inundated with a flow of curiosity seekers and all the officers were forced to direct traffic. ‘We had all the men we could spare up there and had to get some help from Van Buren County ‘to take care of the traffic,’a spokesman said. He said man cars were loaded with up to six people. ‘We don’t know what it is. We don’t even know if it exists,’ the sheriff’s spokesman said. ‘But there have been complaints by about 10 reputable persons and we have to check them out.’ Kraus said it has not been precluded the object of the extensive search in progress is a gorilla. ‘We have had no reports of any circus gorillas having escaped by the description of several persons matches that of a gorilla-hair up to the neck, widespread eyes and about nine feet tall. ‘Whatever it is, it could have been in that swampy and wooded area for some time.’ Authorities also theorized the creature could be a big bear. Tracks found in the mud showed an imprint of 3 3/4 inches at the heel and spanned six inches across the foot. The general area in which the monster has been reported is on the Cass Van Buren County line. The area is inhabited by year around occupants as well as the location of many summer resorts and cabins. Kraus said many witnesses agreed with Mrs. Utrup in the description of the monster. ‘That many people can’t be wrong, so there must be something out there,’ he said. He said that officers from two counties investigated similar reports about two years ago but were unable to locate the mysterious creature. ‘I hope we can find out what the score is,’ Kraus said. ‘Women are terrified and refuse to leave their homes without escorts.’ Gordon Brown, Dowagiac, Michigan, said he saw the monster Tuesday night in the headlights of his car on the farm of Harold Utrup, brother-in-law of Mrs. Utrup. ‘It’s no bear,’ Brown insisted. ‘It had a face like a human.’

Source: The Holland Evening Sentinel, Holland, Michigan, Thursday, June 11, 1964

Possible Bigfoot activity in a Detroit suburb

I will  set the stage of what we found this past May 18th. And possible Bigfoot activity in a suburb of Detroit, Ypsilanti, Michigan. It all started where one of the guys that was with us that day is a native of Ypsilanti. He had mentioned on a previous trip he was driving off of I 94  through this town when he saw what he thought was a tree structure on the side of the highway, and from his vantage point he was pretty sure it was a Bigfoot structure.  He then proceeded to get off at the next exit and back tracked to the area of woods he saw this structure from. He was able to locate this structure, which happened to be within  an industrial park. But this stretch of woods was rather a long stretch that went on for many miles.

The day we went out there, and there were four of us, we trekked back and we were able to find the stick structure he had originally found. After taking several pictures of the structure we were heading back to our cars when I found what potentially might have been a ” Bare” foot print. I am including a picture of the structure, and the foot print for examination.

 

I am not saying for a minute that what I am showing is anything conclusive, but many researchers feel  that  Bigfoot has been able to co-exist with mankind, living  in our suburbs. My theory is that Bigfoot is able to follow the growing deer herds throughout the country, much like other wild life has been able to grow, and thrive living in our suburbs. Enjoy the pictures and please let me know your thoughts

Mark

Terrifying incident in Monroe, Michigan

I am about to reveal a story told to me by a former police agent, whom I just recently met. The source, who wants their identity kept secret, seemed to be very credible and honest, and quite  shook up by their sighting. This is the third person I have interviewed that has mentioned that their sighting was a life changing event and that that the memory if their sighting has haunted them. Be careful of what you wish for when heading out into the woods, or in your quest to hunt down Bigfoot.

Here is the story as told to me by Federal agent D.

I still have anxiety about the sighting and experience. I still have bad dreams that continue to haunt me, and have only driven down that road once in the daytime since my strange sighting.

The only thing I didn’t include when I spoke to you was that the blazing red eyes struck a very primal fear instinct in me that has been difficult to shake since the sighting. Whatever it was was able to project primal fear upon its prey—me.

The incident occurred on November 1, 2018, at approximately 10:40 PM. I was returning home near Monroe, Michigan from a class in nearby Ypsilanti. I was driving southeast on north Stony Creek Road in Exceter Township and on Tobin Road, a route I had taken numerous times in the past.
It was overcast, dry, and extremely dark outside, where I could see that the night sky was slightly lighter than the woods and occasional house that passed by the car as I drove. It was if there were a power outage, since I did not see any lights on in the houses, nor any driveway lights at the time.
I continued driving on this narrow country road when I looked out the driver’s side window of my car. What I saw was unreal, unmistakable and terrifying; it was unlike anything I had ever seen before, or since. This is the fist time I have shared this incident with others and am hesitant to talk about it.
It was standing off the side of the road less than fifty feet from the car as I drove by, when in the darkness, I saw two blazing red eyes staring back at me. I got a look at it for about 3 or 4 seconds, and it appeared to be 7-8 feet tall, had a bulky outline blacker than its surroundings; where I unmistakably saw it had a head, two arms and two legs. It was standing upright, and boldly stood on the side of the road without movement or apology.
My headlights barely lit the dark road, and the eyes were not reflecting the light from the headlamps at all like any of the other animals I have encountered at night.
What was really strange is that the eyes appeared to be bioluminescent—that is—emitting their own light. The blazing and firey red eyes penetrated the dark night like laser beams, but only projected 2, and less than 3 feet out from the eyes and body of this creature. It was surreal.
As I passed this creature, it was as if it were projecting onto me a very raw, primal fear. This was not my fear, but terror and fear that came directly from this thing. I was stunned and shocked at what I was seeing. I couldn’t believe it—but still, there it was.
It took me several seconds to process seeing this “thing” as I continued driving. I tried to provide myself with some rational explanation as to what I had just witnessed and assessed the area, finding none. I continued driving and decided against turning around to try to photograph it, primarily because of the primal fear and terror I experienced were unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime.
I have been seriously shaken by the incident, where I avoid the road altogether, and entire area after dark. What I saw was something that was not right, that didn’t fall within any sort of normal experience that people have. To this day, I know what I saw, but I can’t explain it.
I have to add here that I have been hiking Michigan for the past five years, and have encountered bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, owls and other large birds; deer, among others.  I know what wildlife looks like and this thing was very different and nothing like anything I have seen before, or since.
I have over twenty plus years in law enforcement as a veteran police officer, and retired federal agent with an above top secret security clearance. I also hold academic degrees and credentials where I have instructed college and university courses.
What I experienced that night was enough to fill this veteran law enforcement officer and federal agent with primal fear and terror, and to shake my belief system to its very foundation.
As a police officer, you sometimes see things you keep your mouth shut about—that is, if you want to keep your job. I would not be speaking of this if I were not retired from service.
I know now that there are things out there we have yet to explain—in the darkness of night—and on long, lonely country roads in Michigan. Once a skeptic, after my experiences, I am a believer.
Federal Agent D, Retired.
What this agent experienced was terrifying. Was this a case where this creature was using Infrasound, and or mind speak to paralyze it’s prey? Is this the way they hunt? And what would have happened to this individual had they been walking down the road and had this encounter? All very good questions and something we need to consider as we are going about our daily lives.
Mark Hearn

Michigan is one of the hot spots for Bigfoot

If you want to encounter Bigfoot, Michigan is a great place to start, TV show says

The Empire Bluff overlook at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Emily Bingham | MLive.com

Emily Bingham, MLive.com

The Empire Bluff overlook at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Emily Bingham | MLive.com

Over the years, reported sightings of the legendary — and mystical — Bigfoot have made headlines across the United States. He’s been spotted in parks and campsites by people who claim the giant Sasquatch is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

The legend of the beast has grown over the years as there are whole groups of people who search for Bigfoot and track his “known whereabouts.”

According to a new TV show, “In Search of Monsters,” Michigan is one of the top places to encounter Bigfoot as there have been 1,131 sightings reported in our state over the years.

In a description of their findings, the show — which airs on the Travel Channel — says many of the reported sightings were near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. They even describe a scenario where a woman claims Bigfoot walked up to her car and looked in while her baby was inside. She said there was a foul odor in the air and then she saw the massive creature.

In the fall of 2016, there were at least three reported sightings of Bigfoot in Michigan in the span of a few weeks. All of these occurred in the Upper Peninsula.

Other states with significant claims of seeing the beast include Washington, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Bigfoot observed near Mio, Michigan

There have been numerous reports of Bigfoot sightings in this area. It contains thousands of acres of rivers, lakes, and swamps. Ideal habitat to support a large Bi-pedal creature. Here is one such story.

I dont recall which summer this sighting happened. It could have been the summer of 2000 or of 1999. I still have a hard time believing it myself and the few people I’ve told have made so much fun of it that it makes it even harder for me to believe. I will start with a little background. We live in the southern part of Michigan but my husbands family has a cabin in the northern part near a town called Mio.

After three years of visiting Mio and nearby towns I still dont have my bearings when there,so I cant supply any north,south, east or west directions but if you need any my husband knows the area well because hes been going there since he was a small child. I do know a few names of roads though. This is hard for me to explain but when I saw “bigfoot” I totally dismissed the idea from my head until a few weeks ago. I would even go so far as to say that I forgot about it.

Until recently when I was trying to think of interesting things to search for on the web. For some reason I thought of “bigfoot” and happened upon this site. While reading some of the sighting reports I kept seeing this image in my mind and I would think to myself “now where have I seen this?” Although I have seen shows on TV about bigfoot I still could not recall seeing my image. Then it came back to me.

We were up north for the weekend with friends and we were planning on doing some riding. There are many offroad trails where it is legal to ride ATV’s with an ORV sticker. “Not allowed in southern MI” Well anyway, my girlfriend and I went to town to get some things to cook for breakfast and since we were in town we thought we would go to a popular ORV spot on the opposite side of town called “Bull Gap”. There is a huge hill that is really sandy that everyone rides their ATV’s and Trucks up just to see if they can do it, I guess.

And there are many trails also connected to bullgap. It is stateland. Well we just wanted to see what was going on so we drove there and didnt really stay just drove back there and looked and then headed back towards town on M? 72. We were driving along on the paved 72 just talking about what I dont remember.

When we came around a curve I saw a bigfoot step into the treeline. I immediately interrupted my friend and asked “Did you see that?” she said “What did you see a deer?” I said “no it was big and black” She said it was probably a bear. I kinda snorted and my mind thought that sure as hell was not a bear. I slowed down where I seen the bigfoot enter the woods and told her to look into the trees because thats where I saw it and we both looked and saw nothing.

There was no trail and not even a space in the foliage where it must of entered. It was extremely thick, which made me wonder how it fit through there without making a path or something. I did not state that I thought it was a bigfoot because even saying it in my head sounded really stupid to me. I guess I would have been embarrassed.

Instead I totally dismissed it from my brain until recently. You have to understand that although I had always believed there could be a bigfoot I never imagined I would see one and in my native Michigan no less! I had thought they inhabitted only mountainous areas. After reading your sightings reports though I have went back and reflected on what I saw. Never did I doubt that it was a bigfoot I thought that I had been imagining it or something.

Truthfully, I had not even thought about it at all from minutes after it happened until recently. That seems strange even to me but I rationalize it by thinking that I saw something that my mind simply couldnt comprehend so it just dismissed it. I will now tell you in as much detail as possible what I saw and how I interpreted it. It was definitely a bigfoot and if not,then it was a dream.

I only saw it for a split second as it took one last big step and was gone into the trees. I am not good at judging distances but I guess it would have been about 25 to 30 yards away. I judge its height by the trees that it stepped into and I would guess that anywhere from 10 to 12 feet. It was truly the biggest man shaped thing I’ve ever seen ( It would have blown away the biggest of WWF wrestlers!) I must tell you that I don,t have the greatest eyesight so although It was covered in hair, I  didn’t see the detail of hairs.

It looked just about exactly like the Patterson film bigfoot. I did not get a view of the face. I just saw the outline of the body. It was broad daylight, around 9:00 AM.

The head was smoothly rounded(Which makes me think the hair was so long that it laid down flat, not short and distorting the shape of the head.) The shoulders were so broad that it couldn’t possibly have been a human it had long legs. It was completely black from head to foot(a very solid black). Even from a distance and with my poor eyesight it still seemed massively huge. I’ve never seen anything as big (I cant seem to emphasize this enough).

I have totally ruled out a bear (I knew that instantly) my husband tried to convince me of this, saying that bears sometimes stand on hind legs to get a better view, but if that were true then it couldn’t have stepped like that into the trees. The shoulders stayed level as it stepped into tree line and besides bears don’t have that long of legs. Aside from head, shoulders, and legs I also saw the rounded shape of its buttocks. I have also ruled out a human, even in a suit because of the size of it and the distinctness of its outline.

It appeared to me to have a very firm body. I think this bigfoot could possibly hear my truck coming and was trying to get across road before I came around the corner, which it did. If my eyes would not have been positioned exactly where it entered woods I would have missed the split second view as my friend did. The side of the road it was coming from is where there are plenty of riding trails and I thought maybe since people were starting to show up and ride that it went to the other side of the road to get away from all the riders.

I have since asked my husband if there were any riding trails on the side of road it went into and he said maybe a few but not sure. It could be protected state land where you are not allowed to ride and he also said that he thinks it is swampy on that side. I plan on investigating further on the next trip up north. I will ask the locals if they have ever seen anything and I would like to go back and check out area it travelled into to get a closer look and judge its size better.

I did not stop and get out or anything. I have no desire to have a close encounter with something as big as the bigfoot I saw.

Bigfoot forces Michigan homeowners to leave prpoerty

NCS Case File #71: Bigfoot Force Michigan Homeowners to Leave Property

Location: Holland, Michigan

Date: Multiple sightings from 2014 – 2017

Submitted by Barry

“We moved to the woods in Robinson township Mi. in 2004. In 2010 I began to notice things happening planters moved or broken. Sounds in the night. I passed the sounds off as birds not remembering birds are sleeping then. 

Over the next few years I became aware of HD’s (Hairy Dudes) living around my home. There was an entire group of them multiple young or small ones and very large ones. 

I became very alarmed and fearful. I decided not to tell my wife. I began to sleep in my clothes and with a 45/70 rifle. 

For 3 years all of my chickens ducks geese and turkeys were killed. All of my fruit was eaten right of my front lawn trees. 

Finally when I heard them on my roof I called a realtor and moved out. I witnessed what sounded like tiger growls and whoops knocks every night when they were around. You can feel it when they are around. 

To many things to go into all of it.”

The witness also included videos of the surrounding area and the property, as well as photos of tree scratches and breaks and a photo of a shadowy figure standing in the trees.  However, the witness requested not to show the photos and videos so we will honor this request.

Three separate Bigfoot encounters in Michigan

I have three encounters with what I believe to be Bigfoot or an unknown crpytid. As told to Squatchable news.

2008-
In late fall I accompanied my wife, daughter, and my mother to stay in a rental cabin near island lake, situated near the manistee national forest in northern lower michigan. As an avid mountain biker I brought along my bike and had planned several rides. The second day of my stay I set off on a ride about 6pm and entered a thick pine/cedar forest on what appeared to be a game trail. After roughly 1.5 miles of riding (I marked a way point on my GPS before entering the woods so I could easily find my way back) I noticed my front tire was very low on air. Shortly after I came to a very small clearing in the woods, it was clear cut purposefully with exposed stumps and new undergrowth. I set my bike against a pine stump and began to repair my front tire. To my right roughly 50-60 yards was a partially destroyed and burnt old RV. Seconds after glancing at it, a very loud thump came from within the camper. All I can describe it is as a “head” appeared in a broken window, which had to be over six feet from the base of the camper. From my distance all I could see was jet black fur and no noticeable ears, the eyes were not noticeable or black as well. It cocked its head to the right slightly as I mounted my mountain bike. I rode off quickly following my GPS map back to my starting point. Whatever it was I saw I believe followed me back to my cabin, as very foul and pungent odor lingered outside the next morning.

2009
For a short time while finishing my bachelors degree my wife and daughter lived with my dad. His house was at the end of a very long drive which backed up to hundreds of acres of woods and a large state recreation area called Waterloo in southern lower Michigan. After my parents divorced my mom who is a nurse moved in with her mother to provide care who lived right next door. December 3 I arrived home from school about 7pm. Shortly thereafter (I lived in an apartment in the basement) I hear a knock on the sliding glass door. It was my mother who looked very disturbed and frightened, and says she has been hearing howls all evening. I assumed coyotes as they were very abundant there. She was unshakeable in her opinion that it was not a coyote. I stepped outside onto the patio and shut off the exterior light. What I did notice immediately was a very strong odor being whirled around in the wind. I waited nearly 5 minutes and then I heard it, it was very near the tree line. Howling like I never have heard from a coyote, deep penetrating bass notes that sounded ragged and throaty. It was very windy and beginning to snow, and the howls seemed to occur in different locations. Due to the snow falling overnight no tracks or signs were observed.

Thank you for reading my encounters, I appreciate your time.

Tee Pee structures from northern Michigan

I have 2 new interesting reports involving teepee-like structures. The first is of a structure discovered on a northern Mich two-track with an EC-like track beside it, and on the previous day there was no structure there. This may be the first time I have heard of a track near a structure.
 
The second case is a teepee structure shown to Igor and me by Chuck Lietzau in a southern Mich park (photos below). The park personnel told Chuck that it has been there with only a few changes for about 20 years. It is quite rare in my experience to have any information about how long teepee structures have been in place. The 2nd photo with Igor in the foreground and close to the camera gives the impression that the structure is only a little more than 6 feet high, but it is actually about 9 or 10 feet. There were some sticks about the size of broomhadles interweaved horizontally on a few parts of the structure.
As to what is the purpose of these type structures, I have no idea, but I have seen photos of several examples.
As opposed to just a few branches stacked up against a tree or interweaved in a free standing structure, these teepees would seem to require a lot of time and effort to gather up perhaps 100 sizeable tree limbs from the surrounding area and stack them in place. It is also noteworthy that these stacked limbs normally do not have side branches attached, or even the stubby remains of side branches.

Bob