1999, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida: Trucker Sideswipes Bigfoot


1999, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida: Trucker Sideswipes Bigfoot

Trucker Jerry Trilling was driving his cab through Ochopee, Florida on his way home. He admitted he drank a bit that night and probably didn’t turn on his headlights, but that was no cause of what happened.

The road is straight along the swamp and Trilling drove it many, many times. In addition, there is never anyone on the road after midnight. Or at least not when Trilling drove it before. This night though, Trilling sped along paying close attention to his speed. Suddenly, he heard a ‘thurnk’ as he felt his cab hit something in the road.

Trilling slammed on the breaks thinking the worst. When he jumped out of the cab, he saw a man down on all fours about fifty feet behind him. Trilling called out to the man, who turned to look at him. It was then that Trilling realized that it was no man he had hit with his truck.

The creature’s face was more ape than man, and it was covered in fur. As it rose to its full height, Trilling was astounded to see it was well over ten feet tall. Trilling slowly backed toward his cab, keeping an eye on the monster in the road.

Just as Trilling climbed back into his cab, the Bigfoot bent over and let out a horrible scream, like a woman’s only higher and more agonized. Trilling jumped into the cab and slammed the door. He peeled out and saw that the Bigfoot chased him for about a quarter mile before suddenly disappearing.

Trilling told his trucker buddies about his encounter. Many of them were well acquainted with that creature having had similar encounters themselves along that same stretch of road.

One thought on “1999, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida: Trucker Sideswipes Bigfoot

  1. i had a experience with bigfoot in big cypress florida in 1994 i guess it was. very scary. the stories about him are true

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