Strange events in northern Michigan
I attended the Bigfoot conference in West Branch Michigan this past April. I met quit a few people there. Some very down to earth folk, and some not so much. But two guys in particular I got to know were Ernie, and Chuck. As typical with these types of town hall meetings the M C in charge asked everyone in attendance if they had any Bigfoot sightings. One of the people that stood up was Ernie. He mentioned the time he saw one cross his trail while hunting on his family property in Northeast Michigan. I could tell by his emotions while he was telling the story that he seemed quite shaken up by the sighting. Actually, there were a couple of people that seemed very believable and forth right with their stories, and some, were very far fetched.
Chuck, and Ernie got together during the conference and they made arrangements to go up to Ernie’s property later that evening. It was Chuck, and his son, and Ernie and his girlfriend going up to Ernie’s cabin. Here are the details as told by Chuck.
They got onto Ernie’s property late afternoon. Ernie’s family holds a huge expansive property in excess of 1100 acres, with several cabins, barns, and various other out buildings, and many two tracks roads, and lumber trails inter twinning throughout the property. Ernie decided to use his 4 wheeler to show Chuck around his property and they went as far back as they could, then they walked from there to a nearby cliff and made their way down to the Thunder bay river which runs through the length of the property. Chuck had mentioned how beautiful it was there and it reminded him of the wilderness of Colorado. So as they are walking down this trail it was Ernie, and Chuck’s son ahead of them and Chuck and Ernie’s girl friend coming up from behind when they heard a loud “Thud boom boom Thud” as if something heavy had hit the ground, Chuck said it sounded like a big bass drum going BOOM BOOM. They all stopped to give a listen and see if anything else developed. They then decided to do some wood knocks and some whoops. Well nothing came of this and it was starting to get dark so they made their way back to the 4 wheeler. By now it was totally dark and as they were making their way back to the cabin Chuck was focusing his spot light out into the darkness and catching some eye shine as they went. Mostly it was the local wildlife like deer, and elk, some porcupine, and even a huge barred owl. At this point Chuck said things really started to get weird. On the trail that they had originally came barreling down on, there was a large piece of tree jammed into the in the middle of the trail. This tree was not there when they first went down . They got off of their 4 wheeler and Chuck tried to get both of his arms around this tree to move it and it would not budge. It was driven, or slammed deep into this trail he figured at least a couple of feet. It was at this point that Chuck noticed a strong pungent,musky sulfur smell right at the spot where this tree was driven into the trail. Chuck knew then and there that this was probably the smell of a Bigfoot that he had read, and heard so many eye witnesses say they have encountered. His first instinct was to make sure he had his side arm safely on his hip just to make him feel secure. At this point Chuck, and Ernie got back on their 4 wheeler Ernie wanted to show him one of his other cabins he had on his property. Ernie some times stays there when he comes up to visit. The area was completely dark and Ernie was fumbling for his keys to unlock the door when they heard a low growl. They were not sure if this was some sort of a warning but as luck would have it Chuck’s son was able to record this growl on his I phone.
They eventually headed back to the main cabin to settle in for the night. Later that evening, he figured around midnight , everyone was asleep when Chuck was awoken by a loud knock. He was not sure where it came from but he was suddenly wide awake. As he laid there he heard strange banging, almost like something was banging on metal not too far away. And there was also sounds of other movement and the scurrying of animals moving in the night. While he is looking out his window he saw a point of light in the back of the woods leading up to the house. It was at this point that he felt real FEAR and a feeling that he was being watched. Both he, and his son were frozen with fear, but Chuck had the presence of mind to go outside with some of his equipment to try to record what was going on. But this fear stayed with him. This was something he could not explain but it was like a wave of fear, or being ZAPPED. It was at this point that the light post along the side door mounted to the house started shaking and vibrating to the point it was tapping on the side of the house. He just stood at the door way observing what was happening right in front of his eyes. While all of this was going on he was listening to something move out in front of him about 30 yards. Moving through the leaves and brush very slowly. He could not see anything because the light post on the house was still vibrating and he could not focus on any object. He is not saying for sure it was Bigfoot, could of been a deer, raccoon or whatever but the whole situation totally freaked him and his son out.
The next day around 12:30pm they all went back out to the trail where the tree was shoved into the ground. Chuck was curious to see if that sulfur smell was still prevalent but by then it had dissipated. They walked the area one last time for that weekend just to see if there were any other strange things to uncover but that was it for the time being.
Chuck and Ernie said that they would be going back up and try to set up some game cameras and record anything else unusual. I’m sure there will be more of these stories coming up.