1988, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Montana: Bigfoot Rides a Buffalo

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1988, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Montana: Bigfoot Rides a Buffalo

Eric Killan claims that while camping in the flats of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, he saw something truly amazing and possibly unbelievable.

Killan was sitting in the sun watching a hawk circle above him, when he noticed a line of dust off to the right. He went into his tent to get his binoculars. When he aimed the spy glasses at the dust, he nearly dropped the binoculars.

He is sure he saw a large North American Primate riding a buffalo. Killan is certain it was a young Bigfoot that straddled the buffalo as it ran in a straight line across the plain. When he was able to dig out his camera the buffalo was no longer running. And the bigfoot was no where to be seen.

Killan is certain he saw what he saw, even though he had eaten a lot of mescaline that morning with breakfast.

1954, Loxahatchee River, Florida: Father and Daughter See Swimming Bigfoot

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1954, Loxahatchee River, Florida: Father and Daughter See Swimming Bigfoot

On a canoe trip along the Loxahatchee River, Alan Smith and his twelve year old daughter Jenny-Mae Smith saw a lot of wild creatures. Jenny-Mae had seen nearly twenty two dragonflies, while Alan kept pointing to various types of fish he saw in the dark river waters.

As the canoe slowly floated along, the pair were chatting about the lack of clouds in the sky, when Jenny-Mae noticed a large dark mass in the middle of the river. At first, Alan thought it was a tree or maybe a sandbar or group of rocks.

As the canoe headed straight for it, Alan tried to steer to the side. Heading first left, then right, but the dark mass appeared to follow the canoe’s heading. It was as if the mass was purposefully getting in the way.

Jenny-Mae’s gasp startled her father. She pointed at the mass and shouted, “Its a bear!”

Only it was no bear swimming in that Florida River. It was a Bigfoot.

As the canoe got within arm’s length of the monster, it dove under the water. Emerging on the the other side of the canoe with a large splash. Alan paddled furiously to get away from the creature. Who seemed to be laughing at the trick it played on the panicked people in the canoe.

2010, Harriman State Park, Idaho: Hikers See Bigfoot

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2010, Harriman State Park, Idaho: Hikers See Bigfoot

Amy Castelli and Debbie Handy were hiking along the Heart Attack Hill trail. They were talking about tv shows and the new job the Handy applied for but had not heard anything back, when the saw something moving near the river bed.

Castelli at first thought it was a hunter or maybe a man in a camouflage suit. But Handy, who admittedly has better eyesight, recognized the figure as a Bigfoot right away.

Handy put her arm out to stop Castelli from taking another step. They both stood absolutely still, holding their breath, watching as the Bigfoot sloshed around in the wetlands around the riverbed.

The creature splashed around a bit more, taking no notice of the two ladies near by watching it. Eventually, the Bigfoot turned and ran at top speed off across the opposite field and disappeared into the trees.

Castelli and Handy love to recount how they had a hiking date with Bigfoot. Though, it is possible that the Bigfoot would characterize it as a date.

2009, Hemphill, Texas: Homeowner Terrorized by Bigfoot

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2009, Hemphill, Texas: Homeowner Terrorized by Bigfoot

Ernie Franklin owned a house near Sabine National Forest in Hemphill, Texas. His small ranch home was nearly isolated down a single lane road. Franklin started composting in a bin outside his kitchen window. As he prepared his meals he would just scrape the unwanted food into the bin.

After a few weeks, Franklin grew tired of cleaning up his yard after various animals got into the compost bin. So he got rid of it.

About a week after he stopped the food composting, he was abruptly woken in the middle of the night by a thumping on his roof. He grabbed his shot gun and rushed outside to see what was on his roof. He just caught a glimpse of a dark figure leap off the sloping one story roof.

Shining his flashlight around for about 10 minutes, Franklin was convinced the animal was gone. He went back inside. But he was unable to go back to sleep because the rest of the night rocks hit his roof and there was a bloodcurdling howl from right outside his house.

In the morning, Franklin found Bigfoot prints in the dirt around his house. He figures that the Bigfoot came to rely upon his compost bin and when it found it gone, it grew frustrated and angry. After that one night, the Bigfoot never returned.

1970, Hillman State Park, Pennsylvania: Hunter Shoots at Bigfoot

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1970, Hillman State Park, Pennsylvania: Hunter Shoots at Bigfoot

Jonathan Rennie claims that while hunting he took a pretty good shot at a Bigfoot. Sometime around daybreak, Rennie heard some gentle rustling in the brush ahead of him. He took aim with his rifle, waiting to see what might be digging around in the undergrowth. He was surprised when a manlike figure emerged from the shadows. Rennie started to lower his gun, then realized that the figure that stood before him was not human. For one thing it was nearly seven feet tall and covered in a filthy matted fur. Without any more hesitation, Rennie fired off a shot. But he missed. The shot hit the side of the tree next to the Bigfoot, who took no time to run from the area. Rennie heard howling the rest of the day which he accounted for spooking all the animals away.

2003, Kettle Moraine Forest, Wisconsin: Man Bumps into Bigfoot

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2003, Kettle Moraine Forest, Wisconsin: Man Bumps into Bigfoot

While taking an after lunch hike in Kettle Moraine Forest, Eric Searles claims he was nearly knocked over by a rushing Bigfoot.

“There I was just walking through the forest, when straight from behind a couple trees comes this large brown creature running straight at me,” Searles recounted over the phone, “I barely had time to register it as anything other than a brown blur.”

“But as the creature rushed past me, first I smelled it’s horrible oniony body stink, then as it towered over me, I knew it was a Bigfoot. There had been a rash of sightings of the guy for about a month. I am not sure where he was going in such a hurry, but he nearly knocked me over.”

Searles claims that he was too shocked to try and follow the Bigfoot. He claims he was not frightened at all by the encounter.

1936, Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico: Man Claims Communication with Bigfoot

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1936, Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico: Man Claims Communication with Bigfoot

Dr. Gordon Bannon began a series of audio experiments in the Cliff Dwellings on this day. Dr. Bannon claims that he heard and recorded 17 different Bigfoot cries from within the cave. Without the use of any audio recording equipment, Dr. Bannon parroted the noises he claimed to have heard.

He published several papers theorizing that a tribe of Bigfoot still lived within the Cliffs. He held weekend seminars that became infamous because Dr. Bannon would hoot and coo and wave his arms about while demonstrating the various types of Bigfoot calls. Eventually, Dr. Bannon became something of a laughing stock and could not walk down the public street without children mocking him and housewives casting aspersions.

Dr. Bannon never recanted and died while working on an oral history of the Cliff Tribes.