1998, Big Horn National Forest, Wyoming: Campers Rushed by Bigfoot

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1998, Big Horn National Forest, Wyoming: Campers Rushed by Bigfoot

Campers Kristen Murphy and Elaine Gelles were sleeping in their tents in Bighorn National Forest. There was not a cloud in the sky, so the moon lit up the area. Around 3 AM, Gelles awoke suddenly. She had heard something moving around their campsite.

Gelles peeked out of her tent to see a brownish hairy figure creeping around. She curled up in the middle of her tent and held her breath. Hoping whatever it was outside her tent would just go away.

Meanwhile, Murphy, also, awake in her own tent heard the sniffling and grunting of the animal outside. While she did not brave a peek, she did see the shadow of the man-creature on the side of her tent.

The next morning the two friends exchanged notes about what they had witnessed and found Bigfoot tracks around some of the trees near their campsite. They packed up and did not spend another night at that location.

1996, Red Rock Canyon, Oklahoma: Rock Climbing Bigfoot

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1996, Red Rock Canyon, Oklahoma: Rock Climbing Bigfoot

Omar Hughes and Joe Plates were getting ready for a fun day of rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon, when Hughes shouted for Plates to look up at the side of the cliff.

Among the red rock, slowly scaling upward, was a huge brown figure. Hairy and damp looking. For such a large, bulky figure it seemed to scale the rock face with great ease.

Plates pointed out the size of the creature’s feet, which despite their size, gripped to the rocks with great power and agility.

Both seasoned rock climbers were incredibly impressed by the Bigfoot’s rock climbing ability. They watched the creature scale the entire cliff until it disappeared over the top.

Hughes and Plates attempted to retrace the route that the Bigfoot used, but found it was too steep and impassable, which further impressed them.

1993, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee: Bigfoot Carries Windowpane

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1993, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee: Bigfoot Carries Windowpane

Bodie Cisco was hiking around Tom Town in the Great Smoky Mountains.  He stopped to look at a small critter rustling in the bushes. When a small chipmunk scurried out and ran right past him, he started laughing.

Just as Cisco turned to resume his hike, he heard a heavy sigh. He stopped dead in his tracks thinking that there were other people about. Just as he was about to call out a friendly “Hello,” he saw the Bigfoot stomping along.

Cisco froze. He watched in a combination of horror and curiosity. The oddest thing about this Bigfoot was that it was carrying a full window pane. The window looked like it had been ripped right off the side of a house. The creature carried it under its massive arm.

Cisco watched the monster until it was out of sight. He is pretty sure that Bigfoot did not even notice he was there, it was soooo focused on getting that windowpane to where ever it was going. To this day, Cisco has no idea what that Bigfoot wanted with that window.

1995, Aroostook State Park, Maine: Hiker Followed by Bigfoot

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1995, Aroostook State Park, Maine: Hiker Followed by Bigfoot

Paul Malone was hiking in Arrostook Park for a few hours. He stopped to decide if he should head back to his campsite or if he would keep going out.

Malone suddenly felt like he was being watched. He said the hairs on his arms and neck stood up and he got goosebumps. Malone turned and started back the way he came.

For a little over 20 minutes, he had the distinct feeling that someone was following him. He heard branches snap and leaves shuffle behind him. Malone kept trying to catch a glimpse of who was following him, but each time he turned around he just caught a smear of movement.

Just as abruptly as the feeling came over him it was gone. Malone is convinced that what was following him was a Bigfoot. He thinks he must have gotten too close to a den or nest or something the Bigfoot was protecting. It followed him to make sure he was actually leaving the area.

 

1993, Tumwater, Washington: Boy Goes Missing From Campsite

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1993, Tumwater, Washington: Boy Goes Missing From Campsite

John and Holly Sandstrom had planned for 8 months to take their 11 year old son Paul camping in the Cascades. The family enjoyed nearly a week of swimming, hiking, and canoeing.

On their fourth night there, Holly was awakened by a loud noise outside their tent. She heard rustling, like someone was trying to commando crawl through the bushes, followed by heavy grunting breathing. Fearing for the safety of her family, she woke up her husband. But by the time he sat up, Holly no longer heard the noises outside.

The fifth night, Holly insisted on staying in Paul’s tent, much to his chagrin. The night passed without incident.

The final night the family was scheduled to camp, Holly agreed she would let Paul sleep alone in his own tent. The next morning, Holly and John woke up to find that Paul, his tent, and almost all his clothes were gone. Disappeared.

The Sandstrom family continues to look for their son. Though Holly is convinced Paul was taken by a mountain creature of some sort, probably a Bigfoot. John has not ruled out his wife as the culprit. She never really liked the boy.

1994, Seiad Valley, California: Hiker Hears Stone Knocks

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1994, Seiad Valley, California: Hiker Hears Stone Knocks

Monty Christopher told his grandson, Tom Christopher, about the time in 1994 when he was hiking through Seiad Valley on his way along the Pacific Crest trail. It was near dusk and Christopher stopped to tie up his boot again.

That is when Monty heard the stone clacking. At first he thought maybe there was a rock slide somewhere nearby. But then the knocking became too rhythmic. It sounded like someone or some thing clapping two large rocks together and alternating banging them on a tree.  The knocking went on for nearly 20 minutes.

When Monty described the sounds to a fellow hiker, they told him it was not uncommon to hear in the valley, since it was a way for the Bigfoot to communicate. Monty was suspicious, but did some research and found out this to be true.

1994, Bogachiel State Park, Washington: Bird Watcher Finds Hand Print

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1994, Bogachiel State Park, Washington: Bird Watcher Finds Handprint

Birdwatcher Loni Lewis was out in Bogachiel Park scanning the trees for birds. She kept checking her field guide, making a small dot next to each bird that she came across.

It was a beautiful day.

After seeing a lovely Chukar fly off from a low branch, Lewis went to make a make in her guide, when she noticed something odd and out of place. She saw a large muddy hand print wrapped around the trunk of the tree.

This was not a normal hand print either. It was gigantic. The finger size and length was much too wide and long for a human. And that width of the palm was just about the size of Loni’s whole head.

Loni mentioned to a Park Ranger friend of hers and the ranger told her several campers discovered similar prints as well as footprints. The campers were convinced that a Bigfoot had made them.

Loni Lewis is not so sure.