TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY!
1875, Selmier Forest Area, Indiana: Bigfoot Terrorizes Family
Reverend Lepton McKinney and his family of 12 were camping on their way from California to New York, where Rev. McKinney was told by God to found his new church.
Over several hours, beginning around midnight, the McKinney family was terrorized by a howling, crying, and violently screaming creature just beyond their campsite. Rev. McKinney certain it was the Devil come to stop his progress across the states, led the family in hours a serious and earnest prayer.
Several of the McKinney children, including the eldest Malachi, claim to have seen a 15 foot creature with the flat face of an ape and the body of a man, jump from tree to tree.
The following morning, members of the McKinney family searched the area and found deep claw marks on the tee trunks and large deep foot prints.
Reverend McKinney would talk of the night that he beat the devil back into his hole with the power of prayer. His children were just tankful that whatever monster was out there, did not eat them all right up.