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.

1998, Holeb Pond, Maine: Bigfoot Washing Up

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1998, Holeb Pond, Maine: Bigfoot Washing Up

Robert Martin was hiking around Holeb Pond when he heard tremendous splashing. Thinking there might be some fun ahead he rushed toward the noise.

He stopped dead in his tracks when he saw two huge hairy red Bigfoot playfully splashing each other. one stood in the water about knee deep while the other stood at the water’s edge, clearly trying to stay dry.

The Bigfoot in the water kept reaching into the pond and flinging water at the other who would howl in frustration. Martin stared in disbelief before slowly creeping away.

It was only about a half an hour later than Martin remembered the camera hanging around his neck. He still tells the story of how he was too frightened by the enormity of the creatures to actually take their photograph.

His family assume he made the whole thing up.

1990, Lava Beds National Monument, California: Hiker Discovers Bigfoot Cave Art

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1990, Lava Beds National Monument, California: Hiker Discovers Bigfoot Cave Art

Experienced caver John Stromberg was exploring a series of interconnected caves in Lava Beds National Monument. He was mapping the cave system for his own amusement.

As he diligently made his way through the caverns, he came upon chamber that took his breath away.

He came upon three walls worth of elaborate cave art. All of it carved and colored with berry stains. The figures seemed to depict a tribe of hairy, ape creatures as they moved across a great expanse.

Stromberg immediately understood that he came upon a sacred spot for an ancient tribe of Bigfoot. He sat down and copied the carvings the best he could, detailing and tracing the images.

Unfortunately, his notes and tracings were all destroyed when he fell into a deep cave pool. He has been unable to find the chamber again, though he returns to the cave system often to try to located it again

1995, Targhee National Forest, Idaho: Police Officer Shoots at Bigfoot

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1995, Targhee National Forest, Idaho: Police Officer Shoots at Bigfoot

Off duty police officer, Walter Norman was driving home along Old Chick Creek Road. Suddenly, his car was hit with rocks. At first, Norman thought he hit a pothole, but when the rocks started falling on the hood and roof of his car, he knew he was under attack.

Norman pulled to the side of the road. He used the spotlight on the side of his car to scan the bushes and trees. That is when Norman saw a black mass, over five feet wide and darkening over 12 feet high. When he shown the spotlight directly on it, the mass only got darker.

Norman saw the mass throw a rock at his car which hit the back widow. Norman jumped out of his car and identified himself as police. The mass tossed more rocks at him, at which point Norman fired several shots into the mass. There was a monstrous scream and then a tremendous rustling as the mass scurried off into the woods away from the road.

Norman crept over to where the black mass had been. He noticed a thick reddish fluid which was consistent with blood and tufts of dark black hair. Norman left convinced that he had been attacked by a Bigfoot and had, at least, wounded the creature.

1994, Cross Timbers State Park, Kansas: Bigfoot Peeks In Cabin

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1994, Cross Timbers State Park, Kansas: Bigfoot Peeks In Cabin

Garry Montcliff had rented a cabin at Cross Timbers on Toronto Lake. Montcliff planned a week of relaxation, hiking, and working on his novel.

On the third night of his vacation, Montcliff was disturbed from his late dinner by sounds just outside the cabin window. Montcliff describes the sound like a class of fourth graders parading past the cabin. Still chewing a mouthful of his dinner, Montcliff inched toward the window hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever animal was outside.

Montcliff was startled to find when he peeled the window curtain back two huge red eyes peering in. Once Montcliff got his bearings, he recognized the gigantic ape features as a black fur Bigfoot. The creature’s breath fogged the window. The two locked eyes before the Bigfoot snorted and stood fully upright. The stunned Montcliff watched as the monster padded off into the darkness.

To scared to leave the cabin the rest of the night, Montcliff did not sleep. The next day, he crept outside to investigate the spot where the Bigfoot stood. He measured the footprints at 14.7 inches long and 10.9 inches wide.

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

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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.