1978, Superior National Forest, Minnesota: Bigfoot Hoaxer Encounters Real Bigfoot

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1978, Superior National Forest, Minnesota: Bigfoot Hoaxer Encounters Real Bigfoot

Brian “Catch” Morliss fashioned a set of oversized feet out of wood that he attached to his feet like snowshoes. Then he went leaping through the mud leaving what looked like Bigfoot prints behind him. His hoax had already been covered by the local news when a hiker photographed them.

Thrilled by his success, “Catch” set out to make more tracks. As he was tying on his fake feet, he heard something creep through the bush behind him. He spun around to see a real life breathing Bigfoot looking down at him. Morliss was so scared that he scooted away on his bottom. He claims that he heard the Bigfoot chortling after him.

1978,¬†Unicoi State Park, Georgia: Parker Girls Fend Off Bigfoot

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1978, Unicoi State Park, Georgia: Parker Girls Fend Off Bigfoot

Sisters, Julie and Kirsten Parker, were camping in Unicoi State Park. Just after midnight on their last day in the Park, their campsite came under assault by a number of Bigfoot.

Julie was the first to hear the creatures rustling around their supplies. She peeked out and saw two large Bigfoot looking creatures throwing their pots and pans around and stamping on their fire pit.

Julie woke her sister. The two of them got flashlights and aimed the beams in the eyes of the Bigfoot creatures. The monsters were startled and ran into the woods.

The rest of the night the Parker Sisters’ tent was pelted with pine cones and dirt clumps. Both sisters were incredibly frightened. As morning came, the Bigfoot seemed to grow bored or tired. By daybreak, the assault was completely over.

Both Parker Sisters swore off camping forever.

1978, Happy Camp, California: Bigfoot Builds Garbage Can Pyramid

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1978, Happy Camp, California: Bigfoot Builds Garbage Can Pyramid

Frank Murdoch went to take the trash out in the morning. He found his aluminum garbage can missing. He walked down to the end of his long, winding driveway to find his neighbors, Elizabeth Ballant and Micheal Hurlowski standing there.

Both Ballant and Hurlowski were staring with their mouths agape at a large garbage can pyramid built in the middle of the road. Murdoch asked if anyone knew what happened.

Ballant claimed that she heard something rustling around the side of her house by the garbage can just before dawn. Hurlowski remembered that thought he saw a large animal stomping down his front yard sometime around dawn as well. While Murdoch claims to have heard heavy breathing around that time from below his hallway window.

The three concluded that a Bigfoot was responsible for the aluminum pyramid. Though they were all at a loss as to where the other 8 to 10 other garbage cans came from.

1978, Barr Lake State Park, Colorado: Glowing Bigfoot Seen

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1978, Barr Lake State Park, Colorado: Glowing Bigfoot Seen

While birding in along a remote path around Barr Lake, Marybeth Lessing, witnessed a strange occurrence. Lessing claims that she saw through her birding spectacles a large ape like monster punching the air. As she watched this creature seemingly shadow boxing, it became clear that it was a Bigfoot fist fighting a smallish glowing humanoid creature.

Lessing refuses to believe in UFOs or Extraterrestrial aliens. Lessing claims people who believe in those things have serious mental problems.

So what does Lessing think she saw the Bigfoot fighting? A radioactive mutant child, probably recently escaped from a secret government underground lab. As Lessing points out, those types of labs are buried everywhere around the Pacific Northwest.

1978, Six Rivers National Forest, California: Hikers Smell Bigfoot

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1978, Six Rivers National Forest, California: Hikers Smell Bigfoot

Edward Rousey and Mike Doland were hiking in Six Rivers Forest. Suddenly, everything around them got eerily quiet. No birds chirped. Not a single bug buzzed around. Even the light breeze seemed to die down.

Mike jumped when he heard a loud rustling to their left. Just as Ed stepped toward the noise, both men froze when they heard twigs snapping behind them. They feared they were surrounded. That is when they smelled it.

Or they smelled it before they heard it. A rancid stench that was part rotten eggs, onion, and the worst acid smell they ever smelled. It was clear that just a few feet away from them a Bigfoot had just relieved itself.

The two men slowly backed away, creeping back along the path they had just hiked. While the idea of catching a glimpse of a Bigfoot or gathering some scat was really appealing to them, the stench was overpowering. Both agreed it was close to getting pepper sprayed.

1978, Winchester Lake State Park, Idaho: Snow Shoer Sees Bigfoot

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1978, Winchester Lake State Park, Idaho: Snow Shoer Sees Bigfoot

Adam Farkas was camping for a week in Winchester State Park. He had signed up to learn how to snowshoe. After a lesson and two group trips, Farkas headed out on his own.

He had been walking for about 25 minutes when he stopped for a cigarette. As Farkas stood there trying to find his matches, he noticed something pop up from behind a snowbank not too far from him. Farkas was surprised because it looked like a giant hairy apeman covered in snow slowly stood up.

The creature puffed itself up and then shook like a wet dog all the snow from its brown fur. It raised its arms over its head in a morning stretch. Then the Bigfoot arched its back and yawned a terrible and loud yawn.

Farkas felt the unlit cigarette fall from his open mouth. He found himself praying that the monster did not notice him, nor was it hungry after it first woke up. Luckily for Fakas, the creature just turned and strolled off into the trees, slowly scratching its butt.

1978, Morlocks Slough, South Dakota: Hunter Shoots at Bigfoot

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1978, Morlocks Slough, South Dakota: Hunter Shoots at Bigfoot

Gerald Berkeley was out before dawn. He wanted to do some target practice before he went to work. He gave himself four hours to mess about. He set up so his back was to the tall grasses and reeds.

He managed to get about half an hour worth of target shooting with his rifle, before he decided to switch guns. As he was unpacking his pistols, he noticed that the grass behind him rustled. He called out then stood tall waving his arms, noticing for the first time all morning he forget to put on his reflecting hunting vest.

As Berkeley called out again, he saw a dark mass rise up out of the grass. It was a hairy apeman, with huge powerful arms, and the flat features of an orangutan. It growled as it stretched, then looked directly at him. Berkeley was startled, but bent down to grab his rifle. He thought of the fame and money he would get if he killed the world’s first Bigfoot!

Just as he rose up to take aim, the Bigfoot hunched over and bolted off in the opposite direction. It did not run upright like a man, but instead raced along on all fours, like a chimpanzee. Its powerful knuckles hitting the ground as its massive feet kicked up clods of dust and dirt.

Berkeley managed to pull the rifle’s trigger several times, but he never reloaded after his target shooting. He claims at least one of those shots, had there been bullets in the gun, would have hit their mark.