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US Bigfoot experience on survival forum

Unread post by Shazzoir » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:01 pm

Interesting story from the friend of a fellow who had an experience in the US, and who related it in a thread on US survivalist forum:

"This is on page 606 of the thread about weird encounters in the woods. User SSTHOMAS https://www.survivalistboards.com/showt ... hp?t=57236

The following story happened to one of my closest friends. It was told to me the next morning as he sat very upset and scared in his kitchen. This affected me deeply as this friend is one of the most fearless and capable people I have ever met. Just to show you how calm and unexcitable he is I will share one incident from his past: While sleeping in the back of his pickup truck one night in a very remote part of the South East Idaho desert he told me that he was startled out of a deep sleep by the uneasy feeling of being watched. Upon opening his eyes he was surprised to see a gray, hairy man-like face leaning over the side of the pickup bed, watching him sleep. He quickly sat upright, startling the creature which he watched bound away in the moonlight through the sage brush and lava rock.

When he told me this I asked, “what did you do?” He answered, “I went back to sleep, I was tired.” As I said; not very excitable.So when I saw him that morning in his kitchen, scared and shaken it affected me deeply.

Here is what happened:

My friend and I had just moved to Portland, Oregon after college. One day he asked me if he could borrow my .357 magnum to take on a deer archery hunt he was planning the next weekend. He didn’t think he would need to use it but was concerned about the large bear population where he would be hunting. I loaned it to him. He arrived at the hunting site deep in the woods at the end of a logging road around twilight.

Wanting to start hunting first thing the next morning he rode his mountain bike in the dark to where he had hung his stand to spread some scent and make sure his shooting lanes were still open, etc. As he was crouched down dribbling doe in heat urine on a bush he felt the presence of something behind him. He stood and turned, reaching for the only light he had brought with him, one of those little key-ring LED lights that turn on when you squeeze it. He squeezed the light on and saw a pretty large set of eyes about three feet off the ground reflect back at him. The LED light was too weak to show anything else just the reflection of those eyes. Thinking it was normal that a bear or deer would mistake him for an animal, after all he was crouched down and smelled like deer urine, he stood up straight, clapped his hands and said, “Get outta here!” in a firm voice, expecting that the confused animal would bolt away when it realized he was human.

His actions did not bring the expected result. Instead of turning and running away the eyes slowly rose to over nine feet tall and took a step towards him. He felt an overwhelming sense of dread and quickly pulled the .357 out of the holster. Holding the revolver in one hand and the squeeze LED light in the other he backed away from the eyes. Every step he took backwards the eyes matched by advancing towards him but always staying just out of the ring of light emitted by the key ring. In a short time he was backed up against a large tree, which he used to protect his back while he watched the eyes observe him from ten feet away. The eyes would weave back and forth like a large animal adjusting his weight from side to side, they would rise and lower slightly like something was studying him from different angles. Even though he never could actually see the animal he had the sense of something huge. The way it moved, the sound of the leaves and dander under its feet as it walked, the impressive amounts of air that were inhaled and exhaled as it breathed, and most of all, the height of the eyes as they towered over him all indicated a creature of massive proportions. After an eternity he lost sight the eyes but he could hear the animal circling his position.

More than an hour had passed since the last noise or sighting of the eyes, my friend sitting with his back against the tree and a cocked .357 in his hand decided it would be safe to leave the area. It was now around 1 o’clock in the morning. He started walking to where he left his mountain bike. To his dismay he heard the animal paralleling him in the thick brush.The beast followed him to his bike. Not wanting to lose his sense of hearing, his only warning of the animal’s position, he chose to push his bike back to the truck instead of riding it. It took him over four hours to push the bike back to his camp. When he thought the animal was too close, judging by the sounds it made in the underbrush, he would stop and wait. Every time he stopped the animal would inevitably start to circle him again. When it sounded like it’s circuitous route took it a little farther away my friend would start pushing his bicycle again, only to repeat the same routine every ten minutes or so throughout the tortuous night. Finally, after a lifetime, he reached his vehicle and in an adrenaline and panic induced sprint he threw his bike in the back, started the truck and was headed down the mountain.

It took several miles before the heavy sense of doom started to recede. As the adrenaline wore off, the shakes started. He started shaking so bad that it was all he could do to keep his truck on the road until he pulled up to his house and into a kitchen chair. That is where I found him, a while later, when I went over to his house to feed and water his dog.

After he told me what had happened to him I offered to go back with him and retrieve his camping gear and tree stand. He refused the offer and left his possessions to nature rather than return to the area. Even though he hunts and fishes as avidly as ever, he will never go back to that spot and avoids the entire region passionately."


The weaving side to side part immediately got my attention, as I've read reports of people saying our Hairy Folk have been seen to do the same, as did the part about the sense of dread.

In any case, a neat Saturday night find I thought I'd share.

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Re: US Bigfoot experience on survival forum

Unread post by Outback lurker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:13 pm

That just gave me the tingles

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:58 pm

Unrelated, but just found these comments on a Reddit thread.
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:04 pm

Thanks Shazz. Thats a scary bigfoot encounter! (scared)
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Unread post by Wolf » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Great find.
Normally I suspect the swaying motion is in order to get a better view through the multiple layers of trees and brush they like to use as camouflage, but doing it at only ten feet is interesting.

I do this myself if trying to make something out through trees... the slight change in angles back and forth provides a slightly more stereo-binocular effect, enabling a clearer picture.
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Unread post by themanfromglad » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:28 am

That was about a benign encounter as can be had. The alleged Bigfoot did not scream, did not break any large branches, did not do any huffing, did not push any trees over and did not touch him. It looked like it was escorting him out of the area. And didn't want him hunting in his backyard. I live in Oregon and am unaware of there being any areas with a lot of black bear, and most of the Bigfoot are even tempered due to all the time that the researchers spend with them.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:14 am

themanfromglad wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:28 am
That was about a benign encounter as can be had. The alleged Bigfoot did not scream, did not break any large branches, did not do any huffing, did not push any trees over and did not touch him. It looked like it was escorting him out of the area. And didn't want him hunting in his backyard. I live in Oregon and am unaware of there being any areas with a lot of black bear, and most of the Bigfoot are even tempered due to all the time that the researchers spend with them.
Yes but the man in the story isnt a researcher looking for that sort of thing. Just a normal bloke and not used to the behaviour. I know it would scare the hell outta me. No thanks (cries) !
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Re: US Bigfoot experience on survival forum

Unread post by bassplyr » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:51 am

Fascinating encounter.

Apes sway side to side and or rock forward and back (if sitting) when they are feeling stressed. Its one of their stereotypic behaviours. Elephants do it too. Its analogue to cats pacing.

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Unread post by Searcher » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:19 am

Good story! But could it be only that… nothing more than a good story?

I read it a couple of times and thought the victim’s friend just happened to be a very capable writer. These well written, highly descriptive reports can raise red flags with me. There would be a number of forum members on here that could have quite easily visualized and composed a similar tale. Not that I’m suggesting they would!

I would like to see more evidence to validate this second hand portrayal of a Bigfoot encounter. For starters, an audio or video interview with the actual witness. It would be a big step in adding credibility to this man's alleged experience.

Anyway Shazz, nice find and thanks for the entertaining read.

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Unread post by hillbilly » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:44 am

I thought the same. Nice piece of creative writing. But possibly based on someones encounter, or a legend/tale passed along.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:52 pm

Yeah it is similar to other encounters including one in particular I read somewhere but still a scary tale. According to some field researchers they do circle or surround.
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Re: US Bigfoot experience on survival forum

Unread post by Shazzoir » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:35 pm

Rather than make up new threads all the time, I figured I'd continue posting the Bigfoot themed things I find on the 'net here.

Tonight's contribution -

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