1997, Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri: Bigfoot Tree Knocking Explained


1997, Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri: Bigfoot Tree Knocking Explained

Danny Katay was hiking through Mark Twain forest. He had heard this time of year two Bigfoot were often seen. The theory was that they were migrating West.

Katay neither heard nor saw any Bigfoot activity nor evidence. Until he heard three distinct tree knocks. He raced toward the direction of the knocking.

Katay came upon a clearing and saw the two Bigfoot. One over 12 feet tall and the small one closer to 9 feet. They were both holding large rocks in their massive hands. They took turns throwing the rocks at a nearby tree. The force of the rocks took the bark off the side of the tree.

Katay thinks that he discovered the origin of the majority of the tree knocking phenomenon. It is target practice. The Bigfoot must use rocks in hunting and defense.

1992, Homochitto National Forest, Mississippi: Dogs Scared by Bigfoot


1992, Homochitto National Forest, Mississippi: Dogs Scared by Bigfoot

Ducky Franici was hiking in the Homochitto with his dogs Tucker and Petey. In a particularly shady spot, both dogs stopped dead in their tracks.  Franici knew there must be a deer or other animal around, since both his dogs were trained hunting dogs.

Tucker was the first to start growling. Then the hair on Petey’s back stood up. Franici tried to calm them down. He wanted them to know they were not working today. Then Franici heard the whooping, a noise unlike anything he had ever heard before. Then Franici heard what sounded like rocks banging against trees.

Both his ruthless hunting dogs slunk their tails between their legs, started whimpering, and cowered behind Franici’s legs. Franici knew that there must be something in the woods that was really mean and evil. He did not wait around to find out what it was, instead he turned around and raced back the way he came.

For a few minutes, Franici swears something large was following him, break branches and rustling leaves. The only thing that could have scared his dogs and made that much noise, Franici concluded was a Sasquatch.

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


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.

1962, Umatilla National Forest, Oregon: Campers Report 6 Hours of Howling and Tree Knocking


1962, Umatilla National Forest, Oregon: Campers Report 6 Hours of Howling and Tree Knocking

While camping with his family in Umatilla National Forest, Ed Krolak reported to the rangers that he had been kept up all night by suspicious animal howling.  More disturbingly, though, were the sounds of tree vandalism.  Krolak clearly heard someone breaking branches from trees, banging logs together, and what sounded like rocks being thrown at tree trunks.

Krolak did not venture far from his camp.  But he did yell out into the night for whomever was making those noises to stop.  And that he would report them to the proper authorities.

The park ranger noted that there were several sightings on the same night of a large ape-like man animal that was howling and throwing rocks.  Krolak was incensed that the park ranger, an employee of science, would even recount such childish tales of monsters in the woods.

1991, Forest Grove, North Dakota, Bigfoot Wants a Cupcake

TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY! Peter John Flying Bay recounts that while walking his dog, Cupcake, in the woods, he feels as though someone were following him. Cupcake started whining and pulling back toward the way they had just come. Flying Bay kept walking along his normal route. As he tried to speed up, Cupcake seemed to slow down. The dog was stubbornly pulling and sitting, refusing to be moved.

While bending down to reassure his dog, Flying Bay heard loud rustling in the trees a few yards away. Cupcake lunged toward the noise, frantically barking. Flying Bay almost lost his hold on the dog’s leash. He started to jog forward, jerking the barking, yelping dog after him.

Near the edge of the woods, where the road was visible, Flying Bay heard loud tree knocks and a profound growling. While he did not see anything he was convinced that a Bigfoot had been following him and upset his dog.