TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY!
1958, North Bonneville, Washington: Bigfoot Family Makes First Appearance
Dennis Morgan and his family were driving across country in a recreation vehicle. They stopped for the night in North Bonneville right near the Columbia Gorge. As they were packing up their picnic table dinner, the oldest Morgan boy, Bob, shouted in surprise.
He pointed to the treeline, where a group of five figures moved back and forth. The figures did not move like people. In fact, they moved more like apes or very agile bears. Dennis went into the RV to grab his camera equipment, while his wife Joanie, tried to get their boys inside.
Rick, their youngest at age 10, shouted that those figures were clearly a Bigfoot family! And he started to run toward the group. Erik, 12, took off after Rick, shouting that those things were going to eat him up.
Bob shouted to his dad to bring out the rifle. But when Dennis finally emerged from the RV he was carrying all the camera bags. There was no way he would get them unzipped, let alone set up in time, considering two of his sons were racing across the field shouting and waving their arms like silly people.
The group at the treeline considered the boys running toward them. The tallest and widest let out a powerful yell, then scooped up the littlest one, turned and went into the woods. The female of the group grabbed the middle sized one by its hand and yanked it away from a beehive it was poking with a stick.
All the Morgan men’s description of the beasts differed wildly. Even the drawings the boys made had major dependencies. For instance, Rick had the fur dark red, while Erik had them all different colors. While Bob said they looked more like brown bears than apes. Dennis was bitterly disappointed that he did not get “the shot of a lifetime.” A fact he continued to bemoan for the rest of his life.