TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY!
2001, Mohawk Trail State Forest, Massachusetts: Little Girl Shares Leaf Dinner With Ape Man
Joyce Parrish, age 8, was camping with her family (her mom Sherri, her dad Joe, and little brother Joe Jr.) in Mohawk Trail State Forest. Joyce was playing with her dolls near the campsite. She was making her dolls a pretend campfire skillet full of leaves and bark. Her little brother Junior was bouncing around behind her, jumping off the jutting roots and chasing a butterfly.
Suddenly, out of the woods appeared a very tall man. According to Joyce, the man was more like a caveman or maybe like that one monkey she saw at the zoo, the one that her brother thought was so funny. He was covered in hair, had a big nose, and a very big bushy eyebrows. But he was nice. He sat down and watched Joyce pretending to cook. He ever let her give him a little bark plate serving.
The little Bigfoot tea party was rudely interrupted by Junior who got very frightened by the hairy ape man. This did not make sense to Joyce, since the ape man looked so much like the monkeys at the zoo. But Junior’s cries scared the Bigfoot, who shot up and ran off into the woods, again. He did look back and wave, Joyce said.
Sherri and Joe, Joyce’s parents, came running over, but did not see anyone or anything around. They calmed Junior down by promising him he could play with the worms that Joe had for fishing bait. Joyce spent the rest of the weekend camping site talking about her new ape man friend.