It’s got to be tough to be a Bigfoot. You’re probably an introvert; you hate crowds and meaningless small talk. You keep to yourself, living a green life and being fairly self-sufficient. You try not to bother anyone else; as a matter of fact, you have “not bothering” other people down to an art. And, because you live this way, people doubt your very existence.
I recently visited Mammoth Cave National Park – what an incredible place! Imagine my delight to learn that there have been Bigfoot sightings in the area. However, I was much less delighted when I discovered that only a few years ago, there were actually shots fired over an alleged Bigfoot sighting at that same park.
WBKO.com has the story written by Allison Baker:
“A weekend camping trip in Back Country at Mammoth Cave National Park quickly took a dramatic turn for one couple.
They were woken up in the middle of the night to strange noises and were met with an individual saying that something had destroyed their campsite.
Brad Ginn, one of the campers, said the individual also said “it was Bigfoot country which seemed a little weird that he would say that.”
The individual then informed them that he was searching for whatever had destroyed his campsite and warned them to be careful.
Madelyn Durand, a camper, said “He said I hope you have weapons and then he flashed his gun at us and was like ‘I have this so if anything happens to you then just yell, and I’ll come.'”
The couple then decided to head back to their tent, but moments later, they heard gun shots. They dialed 9-1-1 and hiked 5 miles back to their car in the parking lot to meet up with the Park Rangers.
Mammoth Cave’s Public Information Officer Molly Schroer stated, “Mammoth Cave National Park Law Enforcement Rangers responded to a reporting of an individual with a firearm in one of our back country campsites in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 28. The rangers made contact with all the parties involved. It is an ongoing investigation at this time.”
Mammoth Cave would like the public to know there are not any ongoing threats to the park and it is safe to visit.”
Safe to visit? I’ll be the judge of that.
So, is this a case of a slightly paranoid camper, or is Bigfoot real?
Here are some comments from a forum thread about Bigfoot (the authors wish to remain anonymous):
“My father was part Native American and a real no-nonsense guy…a man’s man, career military and an avid outdoorsman. I had just brought him home from the hospital, and was sleeping in his room in a hospital bed because he was so fragile at the time. He refused to sleep in the hospital bed, so he slept in his own bed. I was up with him all night for weeks, and that’s when I did the bulk of my research. That’s also when weird things started happening. I live on a property where two bodies of water converge, and I’m sure you know, to Native American’s that is considered a spiritual place. I asked him once if he believed, and to my surprise, he said yes, but he thought they should be left alone to live their lives in peace, and that was all he would say about the subject. There are a lot of people around here who have had sightings, but they will not talk about it publicly.”
“I discovered the Bigfoot at my place in 2008. I was out bottle-feeding my baby goats and saw one watching me. I called my dear husband and asked him if that was a Bigfoot in the woods, and he told me it was honeysuckle. I called him out again and told him the honeysuckle just left. I was all excited and told my family. They had many meetings and called me crazy.
My niece asked me about the Bigfoot. I invited her over for the weekend and told her I would prove they were real.
I called them up after dark, and she got to see them moving between the barn and her truck. She was scared, but I told her they wouldn’t harm her.”
“A couple of years ago, there was someone across the road from my house after dark. One night I watched as a person stayed a long time in one spot. I could see the light from the cell phone. I moved to a different location to watch them watching me. Then I heard an owl way off in the forest, followed by several more. They were getting closer. I just smiled and watched the light go out on the phone. The BF stopped that person from stalking.”
My brother dated a girl around 30 years ago who was part Native American. They would visit her family in Northern Wisconsin on the Lac du Flambeau reservation and go out canoeing and other things.
They were on a particularly remote part of a river at one point looking for wild rice and decided to take a break from canoeing and went to shore.
While they were sitting on shore, they noticed at some distance a tree shaking. This was a good-sized tree. They sat there and watched a bit longer, and another big tree would shake, moving closer to them, then another, and another, until the shaking got to maybe 100 yards away, and they thought it was best to take off as they didn’t want to see what was doing the shaking.
As they pushed off in the canoe, they never did get a look at it but thought that it must have been a Bigfoot with the size of the trees being shaken and the purposeful way it had moved.”
“A friend of my brothers had been up in Northern Wisconsin as well and had wandered out into a very remote part of a forest and came into a clearing covered with huge footprints. The area was swampy, so it was easy to make an impression (plus, Bigfoot are huge.) Apparently, he saw one when he was in this area, and it scared him immensely, and he never wanted to talk about the story again.”
“A few years ago, I read a story about an incident that happened after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, where the Army/National Guard were called into the area to help with search and recovery as well as helping with injuries. The story goes that there were injured Bigfeet that they were helping by bandaging up, as well as some of the army officers could communicate with them and knew their language. Apparently, the bodies of the recovered dead got burned and disposed of. People that saw this were told it was a secret and not to discuss. Based on the amount of damage in that area, it seemed like a plausible story.”
“One story my maternal grandmother told me was recounting a story of my grandfather driving one night in the area of Mt. Carroll/Freeport, Illinois, presumably back in the 1930s-40s. Apparently, it was in the winter and snowing very hard, to the point it was difficult to see. My grandfather apparently hit something in his car- or, it glanced off the side of his car, but it was a huge hairy man that he said was a Bigfoot and had snow in its matted hair. Apparently, it was so huge it leaned across his hood and looked in the window, then took off. I guess he went back the following day to see if he could find any trace of it or check and see if anyone was hurt, and couldn’t find anything. Apparently, the incident scared him so much that he never wanted to talk about it. “
So, do you believe?
Is there more lurking in the woods around your home than you ever thought?