1978, Morlocks Slough, South Dakota: Hunter Shoots at Bigfoot

TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY!

1978, Morlocks Slough, South Dakota: Hunter Shoots at Bigfoot

Gerald Berkeley was out before dawn. He wanted to do some target practice before he went to work. He gave himself four hours to mess about. He set up so his back was to the tall grasses and reeds.

He managed to get about half an hour worth of target shooting with his rifle, before he decided to switch guns. As he was unpacking his pistols, he noticed that the grass behind him rustled. He called out then stood tall waving his arms, noticing for the first time all morning he forget to put on his reflecting hunting vest.

As Berkeley called out again, he saw a dark mass rise up out of the grass. It was a hairy apeman, with huge powerful arms, and the flat features of an orangutan. It growled as it stretched, then looked directly at him. Berkeley was startled, but bent down to grab his rifle. He thought of the fame and money he would get if he killed the world’s first Bigfoot!

Just as he rose up to take aim, the Bigfoot hunched over and bolted off in the opposite direction. It did not run upright like a man, but instead raced along on all fours, like a chimpanzee. Its powerful knuckles hitting the ground as its massive feet kicked up clods of dust and dirt.

Berkeley managed to pull the rifle’s trigger several times, but he never reloaded after his target shooting. He claims at least one of those shots, had there been bullets in the gun, would have hit their mark.

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