1843, St. Lawrence River, New York: Wood Knocking Follows Wagons

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1843, St. Lawrence River, New York: Wood Knocking Follows Wagons

Jeb Hacker ran a wagon along the St. Lawrence River.  Usually, he would hire himself out for day trips of dry goods or maybe transporting a couple of passengers, though to be fair, his wagon had few amenities – let alone seats.

It had been a slow month along the river and Hacker was down to his last few cents, which he was saving in case the horse needed new shoes, which I probably the reason why Hacker agreed to take a young woman and her mistress up to Montreal, Canada.

It was a few day trip and he might lose money on the whole procedure, if the weather turned bad.  The first night after they set out, Hacker remained up to brush his horse.  That is when the whole woods around him seemed to pop to live with a terrific knocking sound.

First, Hacker thought it was gunfire, but the sound was not crisp enough and more organic sounding.  Maybe like rocks hit together or against fallen logs. While the knocking sounded very harsh and loud, it did not disturb the sleeping women.  Or if it did, they said nothing of it the next morning.

The following night, they were caught in a downpour and sheltered in the wagon.  When Hacker excused himself to make water, he heard the knocking sounds again.  This time louder and with much more violence.  It seemed to come from several directions at once.  If Hacker knew better he would have suspected they were surrounded.

Once they got to Montreal, Hacker inquired about the knocking with some other highway men in the local saloon.  They told him he had been very lucky.  Most people who heard those sorts of knocks, reported to have been attacked. The daylight attacks occurred the following day as stagecoaches and wagons were barraged by boulders and tree branches falling all around them as they made their way through the woods.

The locals claimed there was a family of Bigfoot who lived in the woods and did not take kindly to trespassers.

1978, Viscount, Saskatachewan, Canada: Several Bigfoot Observed Dancing In Wheat Crops

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1978,  Viscount, Saskatachewan, Canada: Several Bigfoot Observed Dancing In Crops

Fisher Rangdon and his wife, Milnar, are awakened in the middle of the night by sounds of snorting, grunting, and what sounds like monkey shrieks.  Fisher goes to the back porch to investigate.  He shines his flashlight around his farm. He does not see anything that is making the noises.

Then he hears a powerful rustling in his wheat field.  It sounded like an old time thrasher harvesting the crop.  Fisher, against the pleas of his wife, creeps out into the field.  He hopes to catch whomever is out there making a mess of his crops.

As he approaches the area where the sound is loudest, he steps back in horror.  Dancing around paw in paw are several Bigfoot.  Huge, heavy, hairy creatures that look nothing like any ape Fisher ever saw.  In fact, they seemed to glow in the moonlight, shimmering with sparkling silver and gold.

Fisher turned tail and ran faster than he ever had before in his entire life.  The next day, when Fisher and his sons, Dale and Tully, went out to the area where Fisher had seen the Bigfoot, the whole area was evenly trampled down.  Seen from the sky, by the local news helicopter, the Bigfoot had danced an intricate design into Rangdon’s wheat field.

Fisher is now, wholly, convinced that all the other crop circles in the area were caused by the same group of dancing Bigfoot.  Not maybe Crop Circle enthusiasts share his conviction.

1976, Banff National Park Canada, Yellow Manbeast

TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY! Donald Iverson, while hiking in Banff National Park, has a run in with a yellow hairy beast. The creature followed Inverson for over an hour, never getting more than a few hundred meters away. Iverson claimed that looked it like a bigfoot and smelled like a septic tank. He, later, worked with Mounties to sketch out a drawing of the manbeast. This 1976 accounting would be the first credible sighting of the Banff Park Yellowman.