1875, Selmier Forest Area, Indiana: Bigfoot Terrorizes Family

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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.

1962, Hidden Springs Forest, Illinois: Half Man Bigfoot Seen Near Cave

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1962, Hidden Springs Forest, Illinois: Half Man Bigfoot Seen Near Cave

A group of kids were playing near some water in Hidden Springs Forest. One of the children saw something emerge from a cave in the ground. Some of the children reported that it was completely hairless and obviously a female creature. The other half of the children claim that the monster was covered in hair and was a very powerful male. The one thing all the children agreed upon was that it was not a normal person, the creature was more like a big monster or hairless ape.

Clearly, the children saw a shape shifting Bigfoot caught emerging from its underground lair.

1951, Oakmulgee, Alabama: Bigfoot Tracks Found

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1951, Oakmulgee, Alabama: Bigfoot Tracks Found

While hiking in the woods, Ross Stoller came across three large footprints. The prints circled around a large, tall tree. There were two full foot impressions and one partial. The two full impressions were nearly side by side, like a large biped was standing still. The partial was just the toes of the foot.

Each print was about 1/4 of an inch deep and at least 14 inches long. Stoller marked the tree and tried to convince his friend Mildred Burkehead to come out and take some photos of it, but Burkehead was baking a pie and refused to leave her kitchen.

Stoller was upset, but ate the pie when it was done.

1983, Stinkingwater Mountains, Oregon: Bigfoot Seen Fighting Lynx

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1983, Stinkingwater Mountains, Oregon: Bigfoot Seen Fighting Lynx

James “Chip” Andersend tells a story about the time he was in Stinkingwater Mountains and he saw something completely unbelievable. That is the only thing his family and friends will agree with him on, that the story is unbelievable, but the fact that Chip hasn’t changed a single fact about the story, makes others he knows, believe that Chip, at least, believes the story he tells, even though, Chip does say it sounds unbelievable.

Chip claims that he saw a Bigfoot fighting several large lynx on a rocky ridge. The scuffle was short and very, very dusty, but Chip was able to tell that while the Bigfoot was outnumbered the creatures massive size and obvious strength worked to its advantage.

Chip heard a lot of growling and yelping and yowling, then saw the lynx pounce off down the ridge, like a kitten racing out of the litter box. The Bigfoot threw some rocks after the fleeing cats, then slowly continued on its way, seemingly unharmed or even scratched.

1973, Ottawa National Forest, Michigan: Bigfoot’s Flaming Hands

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1973, Ottawa National Forest, Michigan: Bigfoot’s Flaming Hands

Hippy shaman Freddy Yakka was on a walkabout in Ottawa Forest. He was rolling his lunchtime joint when he spied out of the corner of his eye, a floating ball of fire. At first, Yakka was convinced it was a spirit ball he had heard about spinning through sacred spot or traditional cemeteries.

But as the flaming ball of fire moved past Yakka’s squat, the full picture of what it was came into focus. Yakka claims that he saw a 14 or 16 foot tall Bigfoot slowly marching through the forest with one of his gigantic hands on fire. The flame as well yellow from a distance, but as it went past, Yakka could see it was a blue flame – like a sterno can.

Yakka is at a loss to explain what he saw, but he was still searching for a clear answer to what might have been going on with that creature he saw!

 

1973, Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana: Bigfoot Seen Using Tools

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1973, Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana: Bigfoot Seen Using Tools

Will Trotoske claims to have seen a large hairy bipedal apelike man walking around the Kistachie Forest. The creature carried with it a long branch with it had wound some vines around in a net like fashion. Trotoske followed the breast for several minutes until they came to a clearing.

The beast started to unwind the vines from the branch and it was in fact a net. Trotoske could not believe his eyes as he watched the Bigfoot jump through the clearing attempting to snag butterflies in its crude net.

Scared of discovery, Trotoske did not stay too long. He left before the Bigfoot caught any butterflies or noticed him crouching behind a tree.

1960, Sabine National Forest, Texas: Bigfoot Stamps Out Campfire

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1960, Sabine National Forest, Texas: Bigfoot Stamps Out Campfire

While camping in Sabine Forest, Todd Clifford and his brother Louie were sitting around smoking cigars and star gazing and drinking some beers. Suddenly, racing out of the darkness from behind them came a growling and snarling Bigfoot.

“We smelled it before it got there, like the bottom of a leaf pile or maybe a bunch of dead snails,” Louie recalled.

“Yep. All I saw was my feet. Damned thing pushed me over,” Todd claims.

“I got up and ran. I figured it was nice knowing my brother…” Louie laughs.

“He ain’t joking with you. I found out who my friends were that night and it weren’t him,” Todd points at his laughing brother.

The brothers assert that the Bigfoot stamped out the campfire with its gigantic feet, then padded off into the woods again.

“Don’t know what about that particular fire upset it, but it sure did put it out.”

“I am just glad it didn’t piss on it,” Todd laughs.

1959, Pymatuning State Park, Pennsylvania: Cub Scouts Terrorized

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1959, Pymatuning State Park, Pennsylvania: Cub Scouts Terrorized

Scout Master Frank Diniz was awoken around 3:30 AM by the screams of several of his Cub Scouts. He bolted from his tent to find several of the 11 year old boys crying and running around in a circle waving their arms over their head. Diniz used his whistle and flashlight to gather the hysterical boys into a line. Diniz then questioned the boys.

The story he heard frightened him as well.

Several of the boys were awakened from their sleep by a thundering growl and then a violent shaking of their tent. They thought it was a prank being played by their friends, until the tent itself was torn from over them and thrown into a tree.  Looming over them as a huge Bigfoot. It snarled and then screamed a horrible scream at them. Two of the boys shut their eyes and never really saw the creature, while the other two only remember the teeth or its glowing eyes, respectively.

Diniz searched the area, but only found the tent in the tree. The ground was too dry for any good prints.

The next morning, Diniz cut the camping weekend short and got his troop out of the park.

1981, Kootenai National Forest, Montana: Bigfoot Tug of War

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1981, Kootenai National Forest, Montana: Bigfoot Tug of War

While cleaning out his canoe before he continued on his trip, Tim Storez heard grunting and growling just over the hill in front of him. Being a dangerously curious person, Storez walked up to investigate.

When he got to the top of the hill, he saw two large hairy Bigfoot playing tug of war with a tree trunk. The Bigfoot seemed to know each other, according to Storez and were playing more than actually fighting. Storez watch the two pull and yank at the tree trunk of a minute or two, until the Bigfoot smelled him. Storez thinks their eye sight is very poor, because neither seemed to see him, but both stopped to furiously sniff the air.

Once they were satisfied that someone was watching them, they tossed the tree trunk in the general direction of Storez and then raced off in the opposite direction.

1963, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin: Bigfoot Raft Launch

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1963, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin: Bigfoot Raft Launch

Monty Pruitt was smoking cigarettes by the river. He was still upset about being dragged out to on this family vacation. He wanted to go to the water park they just opened, but get eaten alive by fleas.

As Pruitt flicked a cigarette butt into the water, he saw a Bigfoot emerge from the bushes. Pruitt watched in awe as the gigantic creature crept to the edge of the water. It was holding in its hands a small wooden raft. It was maybe the size of a two by four.

The creature ever so gently launched the toy raft into the river. The Bigfoot clapped and seemed to laugh with delight as the little raft floated away. The monster chased after it, obviously very happy with the toy raft’s successful launch.

Pruitt went back to his family and reported what he saw, but none of them believed it.