Open for discussion

Do You Believe the Hair of Bigfoot Sasquatches Changes White with Winter? Why Doesn’t Our Hair Change with Winter?

When Bigfoot takes to water

When Bigfoot Takes to the Water
Mysterious Universe, Nick Redfern, September 26, 2019
When the matter of Bigfoot surfaces, we almost always think of large, lumbering creatures roaming deep in the heart of ancient forests. There are, however, a number of cases on record in which the Bigfoot creatures have been seen swimming in the waters of lakes and rivers. And, it seems, they may very well be quite skilled swimmers, too. The North American Wood Ape Conservancy say: “Swimming must be examined alongside the terrestrial gait of the wood ape since it appears to be an important means of locomotion throughout the range of this species in North America, especially on the west coast. Circumstantial evidence, such as reports of the presence of wood apes on small islands off the coast of British Columbia, has suggested they swim. Observations of wood apes actually swimming have confirmed this.”
Lisa Shiel, who has had personal interactions with Bigfoot, has uncovered an example of Bigfoot in the water from the 19th century. She outlines the story: “In the 1830s, reports emerged from the area around Fish Lake, Indiana, of a four-foot-tall ‘wild child’ loitering in the vicinity – and swimming in the lake.” Shiel continues: “In another incident that took place in September 1967, a fisherman casting his net on the delta of the Nooksack River in Washington State felt something tug on his net. A moment later something began dragging his net upstream. When he shined his flashlight at the thief, he saw a hairy hominid in the river hauling in the net.”
Bears swim. Why not Bigfoot?
A third case comes from the people who run the website, Today in Bigfoot History! They state: “William Drexler’s campsite overlooked Phantom Ship Island. He had just finished his sausage and egg breakfast and was smoking his morning pipe, just looking out over Crater Lake. That is when he noticed something moving on Phantom Ship Island.” For those who may be wondering, Phantom Ship Island is a small, craggy island on Crater Lake that takes its name from its “ghost-ship”-like appearance, which is particularly noticeable when the mist hovers low and thick. The story continues: “Drexler got out his binoculars. It took him a minute or two before he was able to get a good bead on the moving figure. What Drexler saw was a brownish grey Bigfoot, obviously soaking wet, stretching out on some rocks near the water’s edge. The creature was luxuriated. Drexler watched the creature for awhile lounge in the sun. Then after a bit the Bigfoot climbed to the other side of the island and Drexler lost sight of it.”
One of the most fascinating examples originated near Ketchikan, Alaska, at some point around the turn of the 1960s. It was a story provided to the investigator, John Green. The story had a bit of a “friend of a friend” aspect to it, but that makes it no less fascinating. It revolved around a young boy named Errol, who, on one particular night, was out fishing with his father, when his flashlight illuminated something terrifying standing in the water: a large, humanoid creature, but one which was clearly not human, staring intently at him. Not surprisingly, the boy screamed at the top of his lungs and fled for his life. A posse of men came running, just in time to illuminate the dark waters with their flashlights, and who saw to their astonishment the huge beast dive into the water and start swimming “like a frog,” before vanishing from view, as it plunged ever deeper into the depths. In moments, it was gone – demonstrating its skills as a powerful, fast swimmer.
Can Bigfoot do the backstroke?
There have been sightings of swimming Bigfoot in Texas, too. Rob Riggs, who deeply studied reports of the creatures in and around the Big Thicket are of the Lone Star State, told of one particularly notable case of a watery Sasquatch: “John’s family home is on the edge of the Trinity River swamps near Dayton. One night he heard a disturbance on the porch where he kept a pen of rabbits. He investigated just in time to see a large, dark form make off with rabbit in hand. John impulsively followed in hot pursuit, staying close enough to hear the rabbit squeal continuously.” John was able to close in on the creature, and to a point where he witnessed something amazing occur, as Riggs reveals: “Standing on the high bank in the moonlight he watched dumb-struck as what looked like a huge ape-like animal swam to the other side of the river, easily negotiating the strong current, and never letting go of the rabbit.”
In March 2007, the “Goldie E.” family told of swimming Bigfoot around Trinidad, California. Rather bizarrely, the creatures were reportedly seen swimming alongside sea-lions, as they negotiated the waters from Trinidad Head Rock to Flat Iron Rock! The biting, cold waters apparently affected the Bigfoot not a bit.
Source: Mysterious Universe, Nick Redfern, September 26, 2019, https://mysteriousuniverse.org/…/when-bigfoot-takes-to…/
When Bigfoot Takes to the Water | Mysterious Universe
MYSTERIOUSUNIVERSE.ORG
When Bigfoot Takes to t

Bigfoot Extraordinary Abilities

What Are Some Bigfoot Extraordinary Abilities? Could There Be an industrial, scientific, medicinal, or military purpose for Bigfoots?
Could it be that extraordinary natural abilities possessed by Bigfoot be one the many reasons why it is taboo and not acknowledged by mainstream government and science? That is, the ability to harness and generate infra-sound or ultra-sound naturally at will. Personally, I am of the opinion that when Bigfoot is finally proven to exist, it will be shown to be a creature of unique and remarkable but completely natural binary abilities. Some of the capabilities Bigfoot seems to possess are infrared vision into the and infrasound and or ultrasound, giving a natural capacity for echo-location that rivals global point satellite GPS? Would any of Bigfoot abilities have relevance or serve an industrial, scientific, medicinal, or military purpose? Would there be a market to harness and profit margin involved in such amazing breakthroughs if that were the case and who would d to benefit? Why do you think they are working so hard to keep this all a myth? And what advantages someone could yield with these new found abilities!!

Possible Bigfoot break in in Mecosta

An individual from the Mecosta area sent to us a story of what could be a Bigfoot break in in the Mecosta area. We are trying to get more details as to what exactly happened, and I will update this story when details become available.

I am wanting to contact someone about an event that is not explainable .

This takes place at a private residence in the Big Rapids, Michigan area.
This happened about a month ago.
I have pictures of what I am about to relate
I have contacted one other Group, thought someone would come to check it out? As far as I know they have never contacted me back after our conversation?
This is about a woman that was sleeping and was woke up by a lot of noise like wood breaking and other noise, house shook and there was a big bang noise, then slience.
She waited what she said was just a few minutes before going to turn on her yard light, when she did she seen something that she assumed was a Deer going over the bank that goes down about a 100′ at a 60 degree angle. She had thought that the trees in her yard had fell because of the breaking wood sounds she had heard, but see saw that the trees were still standing. So she went back to bed.
When morning came and she went outside to find her 8’x10′ shed that is over her well pit had been broken into. She had some bird seed and suet cakes and yard tools and things that one puts in a utility building.
She saw the door was open and there was things from inside out on the lawn. She looked things over and see that some of the suet cakes had been opened and other bird seed spilled around. Also it broke a window in the door and has what looks like Blood !!! It was not on the window before this event. She assumed that it was a Bear and told my friend about it, he called me and told me about it.
As he told me the story something just did not seem right so I asked if he thought she would mind if I went and had a look at the site.
So I went and checked it out.
What I found was NOT what I expected !!!
I don’t want to have to type all of this out to explain it.
Would rather have you message me for more information.
What I found was that it WAS NOT A BEAR !! Even though the DNR said it was??!! Again it WAS NOT A BEAR!!!
I know this because there is not a Claw or Tooth mark anywhere on the building!!??? I saw this as soon as I got out of my truck and was walking up to the building!!?
This is a pristine building, there are NO marks ANYWHERE on the building.!!
I will send one picture of the damage, I have more. This is the corner that took the most damage it is over 8-1/2′ high.
This corner, like the other three, was picked up and then set down on the things that are trapped there. They are mashed in there and can’t be moved??
This building was OVER built, sheeted inside and out, roof also with 1/2′ OSB, roof strapped down to the sidewalls with a steel roof and is insulated. It was not fastened to the slab because it was heavy enough that it would never move….. so he thought!!
Again I have more to the story.
What ever it was started with the roof to get into it!!!!!
If interested message me and I would like to talk about the rest of this.
This is a RUSH letter as I was waiting on the other group and now time is running out on a chance to inspect it . I can only put them off on starting repairs until Monday the 21st. So I would really like someone to look at it, you can NOT get the full effect by the photos !!
This photo shows the most damage, but again the whole roof was ripped just about off. Had it not been built the way it was, the roof would have been ripped off.!!!!
PLEASE contact me, come and inspect before Monday !!
It will be worth the trip to see, I promise !!!
Waiting to hear,
Denny
Val Zavala and 1 other
4 Comments
Like

Comment

Comments

View 1 more comment
  • badge icon
    Good photos any more? I see blood spatters below and a sign “Don’t Wake the Bear” I want to look some of the photos of those long marks above shed wall and roof at the eve. That is whit aluminum and it oxidizes in weather meaning you touch white color…

    See More
    • Like

    • Reply
    • 4h
  • Anyone nearby and able to check this get as many blood and hair samples as possible while looking for tracks! I’d love to go see this one!
    1
    • Like

    • Reply
    • 3h
View 1 more comment

16h 

A likely BigFoot encounter near West Branch, Mich in 1957.

1

1 Comment

Like

Comment

Comments

  • There is a lot of sightings in that area all around within a 30 mile radius my friend has a cabin not too far from there and him and his sister both saw an 8 foot call Squach He tried to report it to the BFRO but they did not report it just to let you  

    See More

    • Like

    • Reply
    • 3h

Diseases and Bigfoot

Disease and Bigfoots
A blessing or curse? Consider this Bigfoots live difficult lives. It has been said that Bigfoots posses this superhuman healing ability. So, somebody aptly suggest that Sasquatches may have a host of diseases and parasites that we probably do not want to share or play host to if we were to know the truth. In the interest of disclosure as far as that goes I know little about their medicine, remedies or healing goes. I never seen any evidence to support that tp know differently. If I had it doesn’t stand out with me right now. On the other hand, scabies, eczema, dermatitis and other skin conditions have been observed as well as parasites and even mange. What I do recall are few reports of authorities responding to Bigfoot Sasquatch sense dressed fully suited in Hazmat regalia. We can only surmise Bigfoots are intelligent to understand that humans are carrier of viruses and diseases for which they have no inoculation against or antibodies to protect them. As far as anyone knows the reason that they avoid such close contact with us is because our diseases could kill them. Ever watch a documentary on gorillas in the wild? Even the native guides wear a mask, so The gorillas don’t potentially get sick. Another thing to consider is they could potentially suffer from Simian Herpes Simplex, which is far as I know has 100% mortality if contracted by a human. In the warm months, they are quite miserable, there are places here where they will spend quite a bit of time submerged up to their necks in the water in order to combat parasites, heat and mosquitoes. They will lather themselves in mud and Spanish moss in order to keep cool and to keep insects away, 
and abate mosquitos as well. It has also been noted by us that they typically will not wade in water that they cannot see through In order to avoid damaging the feet as best as we can surmise. They know that we are dangerous, they are very well aware of what firearms are, especially rifles or shotguns. It could also be argued that possibly in some cases Sasquatch violent, homicidal attacks on humans could actually be considered a preemptive strike, because of the level of danger that we carry with us, especially when we are present in numbers.
As to whether or not they occasionally kill humans out of a hunger drive or predatory behavior I personally believe that it’s foolish to think that they would not do such a thing if pressed, if driven, or if extremely convenient or in instances of territoriality. It is pretty apparent that they share many of the same food resources as bear. A predatory male (boar) black bear is the most dangerous animal in the woods statistically, And there are studies that support this, Even in regions where brown bear, grizzly, or black bear share habitat. If Sasquatch is in direct competition against different species of bear, it would be extremely inefficient for them to turn their nose up at an easy meal depending on the circumstances. Having said that, I would add that if and when Sasquatch do kill humans, which I believe that they do at least occasionally, I believe the behavior is driven by something more than hunger. In many cases, if we had an owls I view of what transpired, I believe we would see that a human made a fatal error, ignore a series of escalating warnings or did something else stupid, at least some of the time at best. We should always be afraid of any predator more powerful than ourselves. Regardless of species.
Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor, nature and water
Like

Comment

Dogs and their relationship with Bigfoot

Either adversarial or companion, the two sides of Sasquatch and dogs do seem symbiotic if not complex but that’s our interpretation and I’ll admit that is far as we know or understand about them manly because there is still little known about them. Of about 1,400 reports from a North American perspective the U. S. and Canada cases specific to carcasses that I’ve looked at easily show a vast majority of man’s best friend take the brunt of Bigfoot’s often fickle behavior.

Dogs are territorial and ferociously loyal to a fault and they will defend, or attempt to defend their (family) meaning, man, woman or child with their life and many have died demonstrating their unbridled willingness to defend their family or companion. In my opinion Sasquatches view dogs as an annoyance and a direct threat to their infant babies second only to bears and they will destroy them if needed. Black bears are a favorite staple of Sasquatches and dogs are eaten but, Sasquatches show no tolerance for bears and kill them and eat as opposed to dogs who they can tolerate them but do not kill them to eat as often as other animals. There have been a few instances where Sasquatches have been observed in the company of dogs or wolves too either as pets or for companionship.

Like dogs, Sasquatch will easily dispatch wolves if they threaten or harm their offspring.

——————

Below are example illustrations of Dog and Sasquatch interactions:

Dogs left outside barking and carrying on all night, owners found their dog had bottom jaw ripped off and ribs crushed

My dog was found dead and it looked like some nasty creature killed her

Witnesses see BF and dog grappling before it flees up a ridge in pitch darkness

Dogs shake in fear as whatever made the noises walked by their tent with heavy footfalls

Aggressive Bigfoot run off by village dogs

Family dog found in driveway apparently beaten with bloodied nose and chest

Nervous excited dog fell asleep only after night time screams end

Bigfoot attacks chained dogs

BF tracks found by front door and hide of dog pulled off

Dog hides under porch in fright upon approach of Bigfoot

Dog dragged a deerskin out from the woods turned inside out as one would skin a rabbit

Dog sledder sees a tall shadow figure move very quickly and smoothly between trees while watching the dogs

Dog sniffs around abandoned barn refusing to enter

Sasquatch was enough to scare and ruin his coon dogs out of the woods

Dog found dead in his wire enclosure, had impression of a large animal having “caved” in the wire

Dog not acting typical when suddenly a tree falls across trail

Dogs so frightened they wanted to return to their kennel and hide

Dog found pulled apart

Dog suddenly flew through the air as if kicked right back the way he had come

Dogs found with crushed skulls

Found all three dogs cowering on the back porch as close to the door as they could get when BF approached

A dozen dogs had been beaten, bitten and scratched by Sasquatch(es)

Frightened dog hiding under porch

Family dog was ripped from chain and missing

Dog was torn apart by “something” and a good number of dogs have gone missing from town

Bigfoot attacked dog tossing it 20 feet in the air

Bigfoot charged screaming at my coon dogs while flailing its arms

Sasquatch creature observed fighting with some dogs in the woods

Dog going crazy by strange happenings around the property and woods

Sasquatch picked up dog in fight

Dog prints with blood all around with dog missing

Dog refused to come out of its house and had its paws over its eyes and whined upon approach of Bigfoot

Outside dogs barked loudly, growled madly, then within a few minutes they were whining and trying to hide

Sasquatch seen pulling apart dog kennel

Dog chases Bigfoot into woods never seen or head from again

Dogs strangled to death by Sasquatch

Dog found in a tree impaled on a tree branch

Dog was beaten, not pawed, not clawed, but beaten

Dog teams outside begin barking as something tries to enter the house

Dog cowered and shook

Dog so frightened they would not leave their kennel

“Dog tracks” were found in association with Sasquatch tracks

My dog and step Dad’s dog and neighbors’s dogs came up missing all within a period of a month

Dog hiding under the porch refusing to come out for a month after Bigfoot attack

Coon dogs refused to hunt in the woods since Bigfoot encounter

Dog leaped through glass picture window from fright during approach of Bigfoot

Evidence appears to show the pair —Sasquatch and dog—were traveling together

Native lore, the Sasquatch and coyote are closely connected

Homeowner heard Bigfoot smack his German Shepard dog fright and passivity

Police said 40- to 50-pound bulldog was attacked inside of its own backyard

Saw a big ape-like creature standing and it was extremely big, and it tried to grab my dog

Police say a dog was killed by what seems to be a large predator

Bigfoot was flecked with blood from the dead dog it carried under its arm

Heard sounds of a baby Bigfoot, and a large noise like a protective mother Bigfoot “hitting” my dog

Heard sounds of dogs yipping in pain like they were being attacked

Missing watch dog found with his neck was broken and severely torn up

Heard dogs chasing a bipedal creature through woods and discovers dogs disemboweled

Sees a 6 foot Bigfoot fighting with dogs

Several occasions his dogs would refuse to go in certain areas of woods

Something or someone was unsuccessfully trying to remove the metal screw clamp which secured the Malamute to his leash

Something their coon hounds had treed was tearing the dogs into like tissue paper

Dog found 14 feet up in the crotch of a pinion pine tree with a neck snapped, no teeth marks found

Sheepherder sees her two dogs biting at the heels of a big “hairy man

Bigfoot seen fighting with dog

My dog has been kicked by something and knocked out for a few seconds

Dogs immediately charge Bigfoot at doorway and sees Bigfoot fleeing the yard

Bigfoot hunters have two of their dogs disappear never seen again

In a village near La Peer, nearly all the dogs died in one night

Hunter’s dog laid down on its belly blocking his way from walking toward BF

Cleveland County 911 was called about BF trying to take his dogs, and man wanted permission to kill the animal if it approached

Dog sled dogs attacked

Dog sled dogs attacked

Dog took about three steps out the door and then backed into the house

Pet dog found stomped on and crushed in flower bed by tracks 16 inches

Woman screamed at Sasquatch when it was seen reaching down to take her dog

Bigfoot picked up garbage cans and was throwing them at the dogs

Bigfoot throws lawn chairs at dog cages

Heard a loud yell that sounded like someone yelling HEY!! HEEEEEEEEY!!!! at our dogs

Bigfoot was jumping from tree to tree to avoid dogs

Two small house dogs give chase to BF then come back yelping and scratching door to be let it

Dogs react aggressively at first, then run and hide a few moments later upon approach of Bigfoot

Horseback rider was thrown to the ground, dog ran away for home, and one horse fainted at sight of Bigfoot

6-foot ape attacked and mauled my two dogs

Hunters sent a dog after Sasquatch and later found the dog torn almost in two

Hunters found their dead hounds shortly after they followed and chasing something

Hunter observed a Sasquatch eating a coyote

Sasquatch seen carrying dead hound dog by the tail

Police reported the mysterious monster has a particular aversion to dogs

Coon hunters say a Sasquatch beat their coon dogs

Dog had been torn up in the road and had its leg off and neck bitten open

Our long time family dogs, were found dead with their backs broken

Pitbull on a chain outside had her leg broken and was strangled

Coon hunter seen his coon dog flying over the corn and running away with the others right behind

A dead dog was thrown at hunters from a woodline standing a field

Approve | Reply | Quick Edit | Edit | History | Spam | Trash

Bigfoot Behavior

Bigfoot Behavior
Henry Moon, a professional guide back in the 1980’s once told us, “Bigfoot cannot be trusted; they are opportunists who steal whatever they can; they do not understand shame and they think everything should be shared.” If true, it probably explains why we have reports of them Big Ones running off with a hunter’s killIt may occasionally explain missing persons.
“In ancient times my mother’s mother and her people traded with their kind, but no more. The stealing caused terrible hostilities between us for too many years in the past. It is well that we now respect the territory of the yah-yahaas4a and leave them alone; in return they do not steal from us anymore, they watch and observe us! We don’t see them very often, their men have become few; and those few left are scattered into small family groups; they have become wild in their natural habits; their people live like the bear in summer and in caves in the cold months.”
Source: Posted to the Henry Franzoni’s Teleport Conference, The IVBC, August 1, 1996, by Christopher Murphy http://www.bigfootencounters.com/sbs/pulaskicounty.htm
Source: The defacto Sasquatch, Bobbie Short, p28
Image may contain: plant, tree and outdoor
8
3 Comments
Like
Comment

Where is the evidence?

Image may contain: one or more people

WHERE’S THE EVIDENCE???
Bigfoot has left behind plenty of evidence in the form of huge footprints showing dermal ridges, hairs that are from an unknown creature, scat, DNA evidence, and of course, all the sightings. Possible Bigfoot beds and shelters have been found in the woods, along with broken, twisted tree branches that are too high up for humans to reach. Horrible, ear-piercing howls have been heard that cannot be identified.
Source: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 By Sandra Maisel, Alive Magazine
My Note: I love his article.When All the actuaries are in, when the numbers and all data is amassed, clearly for a man who relied on his instincts for years as a true guiding virtue, this is a true observation. I would say the scales of believability and fabrication were tipped in favor of truth under the weight of preponderance of evidence.

Bigfoot in Michigan’s thumb area

“Their first encounter with the animal came in September, when her neighbors’ barn door was ripped off at the hinges. “I’ve had fences torn down and grain barrels dumped over and eaten,” she said. She said her dogs have raced off into the dark, barking at an unknown intruder, and their farm animals have been spooked by some unknown predator many times.”
————————
A ‘BIGFOOT’ IN THUMB?
by Ann Cohen News Staff Writer, Detroit News-Sunday
November 22, 1981
Hairy, red-eyed… “A Bigfoot in Thumb?”
t. Clair County, Michigan: Cindy Barone isn’t sure she wants to call the creature, “Bigfoot.”.” But something big, hairy and red-eyed has frightened her family three times since September. Something out there roaming the farm fields of Michigan’s Thumb area is emitting high-pitched screams by night. “It’s the unknown that scares us,” says Mrs. Barone, whose family last encountered the creature Friday night at their farm home near Yale in St. Clair County. Tina Barone, 13, said she and her sister, Roxanne, 12, went to the barn to do chores. “Roxanne was scared to go into the barn because she’d heard noises before,” Tina said. “I said I would go in first, so I reached in for the light.”I felt fur. “At first I thought it was a goat or something, so I took my glove off and I touched it again. “It didn’t look like anything. It was tall with red eyes and big and black and furry and stood on two legs. It had a deep growl.”
Tina told Roxanne to run back to the house. “It scared me so bad I just had to run.” Roxanne said. “I just can’t put what it looked like into any kind of form.” Tina said she turned and began to walk slowly from the barn but “it started walking out behind me and I started running.” The creature never tried to harm her, Tina said. “It let me touch him when I took my glove off, ” she said. “The horses were running around, they were spooked. But it was just curious, whatever it is.” The girl’s cousin David, 18, got his 16-gauge shotgun to scare the creature away.
“When it stood there and looked at me, it didn’t know what to do and I didn’t either,” said Barone. “It’s unbelievable. Its big. “It was some kind of animal but I can’t describe what. It was about 6 feet; 6 or 7 feet 6. I didn’t shoot to kill, I just shot in the air to scare it away. It ran into the woods, making a funny noise. “It was standing on two feet and had real long arms-between a bear and an ape, that’s what I think. I’ve never seen a Bigfoot, so I have no idea if it was one of those.”
Mrs. Barone, 33, said their first encounter with the animal came in September, when her neighbors’ barn door was ripped off at the hinges. “I’ve had fences torn down and grain barrels dumped over and eaten,” she said. She said her dogs have raced off into the dark, barking at an unknown intruder, and their farm animals have been spooked by some unknown predator many times. Mrs. Barone said the family is frustrated by the unwillingness of many people, including the local sheriff to take her story seriously. Mrs. Barone did file a report of the Friday incident with the sheriff’s department but the report contains no mention of her daughter actually seeing an animal. “There was nothing in our report to indicate this,” said a department spokeswoman, who speculated that Tina actually felt a raccoon or other small, friendly creature.
But Tina is sure she did not feel a typical barnyard animal. “From now on, I’m going to take the camera when I’m doing barn chores in case I see him again, because no one believes us,” she said. A mysterious creature- called a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot- that walks on two legs and roams wooded areas from coast to coast has been reported many times from coast to coast.
While there is no documented proof of the existence of Bigfoot, films have been made that reportedly show the creature fleeing into a forest and footprints and other evidence have been uncovered which has led many people to believe the creatures do exist. “I don’t know what it is but I do know it is something,” Mrs. Barone said.
Source: The Detroit News-Sunday
Credit Source: Ron Schaffner
Note: Please refer to Michigan Bigfoot Data posted by Gumshoguy paying particular attention to data points Farming activities, Seasons, Months of Year, Mid eastern Michigan reports, Forced Entry, Damage Property, Stolen Food
Image may contain: tree, outdoor and nature
10
4 Comments
Like
Comment

Be careful of what you wish for!

I have interviewed several eye witnesses that have had encountered Bigfoot. And to a man they have told me that it was a ” Life changing moment” that forever changed them So be carful where you go!
The “Loss of Innocence” – Advice to Aspiring Bigfoot Researchers
I used to love the outdoors. I would go out alone and wander around in the forest, exploring new places, the further off the beaten path the better. I would go into the National Park and select a drainage and just go, walk in for a couple hours then turn around and walk back out. I preferred to hunt deer alone, finding spots so deep in the thickets that no one else would even dream of going back into these places. Every now and then I would get the feeling I was being watched, but I would shrug the feeling off and go back to enjoying my day.
Those days are no more; the wilderness has lost its wonder. It is no longer a place of peace and serenity. It all changed for me on a sunny June day in 2009 while fishing. I was casting a point of land that was part of a public recreation area. I made some silly sounding “whooping” calls why I do even know. I was just messing around imitating what I had watched in a YouTube video. Then the most amazing thing happen, something came tearing down through the woods. It was breaking limbs and crashing around in the thick underbrush. My jaw dropped and I was in shock as I stared at the shoreline. It stayed back in the shadows and I could only catch glimpses of sunlight on it from time to time. It acted like it was looking for something. It would go up the bank to the right and then the left. While all this was going on I was fumbling with the trolling motor trying to put some distance between it and me. After a couple minutes I heard a very clear “humph” three or four times. Then I heard it walk back into the woods slowly until it was out of range. It took me several minutes to compose myself as I sat down in the bottom of my fishing boat.
This event would change everything. I had to find out what had made this noise. Even though I had a sighting when I was a child, this event was the catalyst; this event started me on this journey, this “quest for the truth”.
Over the past three years I have seen and experienced things that are unbelievable. The average person has no idea what is going on in the wilderness. I can no longer go into the woods in a state of “ignorant bliss” and just enjoy it. I know what is out there, I know what is watching and lurking in the shadows.
I do still enjoy being out but it is different now. It is hard to explain to those who have never experienced it, but the Bigfoot “know that you know” and this changes everything. I have a difficult time deer hunting because of interference from the Bigfoot. I go on family outings in the National Park with relatives that have no clue about Bigfoot or that I research and we will hear “strange sounds” or encounter “odd smells”.
I can not explain this but some people are what I called “marked” by the Bigfoot. No matter where you go, if there are Bigfoot in the area they will find you and make themselves known to you. On average it takes a couple days in an area for the “locals” to find you. Then all the “odd” stuff begins to happen.
My “loss of innocence” is compounded when you throw in the other crytpids that have shown up. I had only heard rumors about the “Dogman” until I captured it on video and then later made direct eye contact with one. I was not looking for them and definitely did not want to see one. It is a shock to the system when you begin to realize what you have been taught all your life is wrong and that your “reality” is not the truth. You have heard the old saying, “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it”. Well I found out how true this statement is. To be honest I am still adjusting to this “new reality”. Gone are the days when the woods were a place of solitude, peace, and wonder. It is now a place where the “Monsters” live and they do not respect your “reality”.
I get several request from people all the time “where can I go to see a Bigfoot”, “what can I do to have an encounter”, and “I want to know the truth about them”. My first piece of advise would be are you sure that is what you really want? The “truth” is a very sharp double-edged sword and is no respecter of persons or your belief system.
I have been bursting many bubbles lately when I talk to people. My advice now comes with stern warnings about being cautious, going armed, never going in the woods alone, do not take your children with you, if you’re a woman be extra careful. I can hear the disbelief in the voices of those hearing this for the first time. Those who think like I once did; the “benevolent keeper of the forest” is not always so benevolent and he is not the only cryptid out there.
So this is my advice or better my warning to those who want to “research Bigfoot” or “find the truth”, find another hobby, this is not what you think it is. If you still insist then be ready for a shock to your belief system, be ready to throw out everything you think you know. When you think it can’t get any “weirder” it will and there are very few people who you can tell or talk about this with. You will be called a crackpot, crazy, insane, out of touch with reality, idiot, and these are just the ones I can repeat. You will experience things you can not record on film or produce “evidence” of, you will be frustrated constantly by camera malfunctions, blobsquatches, and noises you plainly heard but your equipment did not pick up.
There are also the unintended consequences of research, home visitations. Yes in many cases they will follow you home, do not ask how or why I just know they do. Then your friends and family will really thing you are a lunatic.
Finally I have one more warning to give you, with knowing the truth comes responsibility. What do you tell the woman that calls you who is all excited about researching Bigfoot and loves to go out into the woods all by herself? When you see that a child has gone missing in a wildness area you will wonder. When phone calls come from scared people who have a Bigfoot habitation around their home what do you tell them? When you talk to a person that has just had an encounter and they called you because you’re the “local researcher” what do you tell them? What are you going to say to calm their nerves? How are you going to reassure them that it is ok, they are not crazy, what they saw is real.
Some who research seek anonymity to avoid the above but it will be difficult if you choose to go this route, you will be faced with choices to speak out or be silent and there are consequences to both decisions.
So in closing my final word to you is take up golf or fishing it is safer and less stressful, but if you insist on perusing “Bigfoot Research” be prepared for your “loss of inn
Scott Carpenter
Note: I read this a long time ago and found it to be most profound and truthful that I thought I would share it.

Admin

 1 hr Shared with Members of Michigan Bigfoot Report and Data: Gumshoguy's Corner

Let’s welcome our new members:

Val Zavala and 2 others

2 Comments

Like

Comment