1938, Deadwood, Ohio: Miner’s Wife Chased Down The Hill

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1938, Deadwood, Ohio: Miner’s Wife Chased Down The Hill

Mildred Sabell went looking for her husband, John Sabell, who had not come home after his shift. Mildred suspected that Mr. Sabell was drinking at the Social Hall up the hill from their house. Mildred climbed the hill, muttering a combination of Slovak curses and English prayers.

Just as Mildred got to the bend in the road, she was startled. Standing on the side of the road, cloaked in the shadows of the trees, was a monstrous figure. As she started to say something, the creature stood to its full height of 15 or 20 feet. Its head the size of a car hood. It smelled like a septic and rubbish.

It growled at Mildred, who jumped up and screamed all at once. Before any of the men in the social hall heard her cries, she turned and started to run down the hill. She was in tears as she heard the massive fleshy slaps of the creatures bare feet hitting the road.

Mildred ran faster when she caught a glimpse of her porch light in the distance. She, also, thought she heard the drunken yelling of the men behind her. But it was hard to tell over the heavy breathing hooting that the monster chasing. Mildred raced through the backyard, ducking under the laundry lines, and into the house. The monster, not knowing about the laundry lines, howled and hollered as it got tangled up. It pulled one of the stakes out of the ground and dragged it off with it as it ran back into the woods.

When John Sabell got home seconds later, he was laughing and out of breath. To this day, Mildred’s Race with Bigfoot is a matter of conjecture. Some say she was the victim of a cruel prank by some of the town’s men, while others claim she barely survived a dangerous encounter with a Bigfoot!

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