TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY!
2004, Desoto National Forest, Mississippi: Little Girl and the Sleeping Bigfoot
10 year old Bethany Byrnes went looking for Rabbiteye Blueberries in Desoto Forest. Her mom and dad let her wander off alone on very rare occasions, mainly because of that incident with the ground bees. Bethany thought they should let it go already, I mean that happened back when she was still in first grade.
Bethany heard from her friend Meegan that the blueberries in this area of the forest were really hard to find, but if you could find a bush, the blueberries would be the sweetest and best you ever had. Meegan was convinced that someone like Bethany, who was big and clumsy, would probably trample all over a blueberry bush if she could locate it at all. Bethany was determined to prove Meegan wrong, again!
Bethany walked very, very slowly through the woods. She barely even lifted her sneakers off the dirt. Instead she slide them along, kind of like the way she would slip along her Nanna’s wooden floor playing Olympic ice skating. Bethany was thinking about how gently she moved through the woods, barely even disturbing the ants on the edges of the leaves, that she almost walked right past the blueberry bush.
Bethany gasp with amazement. She plopped down on the ground in front of the bush full of blueberries. Bethany sat admiring how big and blue and beautiful the blueberries looked. She reached out her hand to pinch a blueberry off it’s branch and noticed her hand was trembling. She would need to leave that part out when she bragged about this next week at school.
Just as she was about to touch the berry, something startled her and made her shoot her hand back to her side. It was a long, loud snort. Like when her Uncle stayed over and feel asleep in front of the tv. Just like his snoring, the sound was deep and guttural and just a little scary.
She lifted herself up just a little, so she could get a better look over the blueberry bush. At first she thought it was a huge dog curled up under the tree. Or maybe it was a piece of carpet that no one wanted anymore. But it moved up and down with each snorting snore. Bethany stood up slowly. Then she got a good look at how massive the thing was and how hairy. Bethany saw one of its paws sticking out.
The paw looked like her own foot, only like 100 times bigger. With huge toes and a gigantic heel. That is when Bethany remembered about Bigfoot. She remembered all about the monster, how it hid in the woods and called out at night and probably devoured little kids.
Suddenly Bethany was very frightened. So scared in fact, that she forgot all about the blueberries. She turned around and started running. Running as hard and fast as she ever could! At first, she was worried that she would wake up the monster with her running, but then she stopped worrying and just started to run faster.
When Bethany got back to her parents, she thought about whether or not to tell them about the Sleeping Bigfoot. She thought maybe they would think she was making up stories again and there could be consequences. But after a few minutes, and after catching her breath, she related the whole adventure to her parents. Her mom seemed to believe her, but her dad just sighed and went back to his bird watching.
The next week at school, she only told a few of her best friends about the Blueberry adventure. Most of them believed her, or at least said they did.