It really is a wonderful and strange world out there.
The Day Bigfoot Came Into My Life
Enter page 1 It was late September in 2014. I was hunting a piece of land that I have permission to hunt in mid eastern Missouri along the edge of the Mississippi River. The Leaves were still green with just a hint of winter to come. I wasn’t having any luck that day so around an hour before dark I moved to a bottom were a creek runs thru and the deer have a place were they cross. I didn’t have a stand or anything with me not even my little fold out stool so I found a root wad along the edge of the creek facing the crossing and settled down. All I had with me was an old recurve Barnett crossbow you had to be within 25 yards or so if you hope to make the kill and that may have been iffy . It was still very thick in the woods visibility was only about 30 yards at best and not in all directions.
After about 45 minutes or so about 15 min. till dark dark I was starting to think about giving up and just then a blood curdling howl like scream so loud that you could feel it vibrate in your chest came from my right hand side on the other side of the creek or I thought that’s were it came from.
If you have ever stared death in the eye for a brief moment ,like you almost had a car wreck or something so bad is about to happen that your hart starts to pound and you know you should run but your body wont move that is how I felt. I didn’t move a muscle I don’t even think I was breathing . What ever this was it was big enough to eat me and I was convicted that, that is what it was going to do.
I sat and listened wandering if it knew I was there and hoping to hear it walk away so I could get a better Idea of were it was ,IT SOUNDED REAL CLOSE, It was going to be real dark soon and I never heard it walk away or make anymore sounds and I had to go about 200 yards to get to the truck. After about probably 10 min. that seemed like hours I decided to make for the truck and that I did never looking back moving as fast as I could go.
I tell you it took me a year before I would go back out in them woods . I have never been scared of the woods before I have hunted since I was old enough to hold a gun .
I came straight home and started searching domestic animal sounds for my area and the only thing I found was a clip on YouTube called the Ohio man howl
Too the left is the audio I found that is exactly what I heard only no dogs and real loud it was very scary.
This is just the beginning of what turned out to be a few years of encounters come back for more and please share your weird and cool stories with me….End page 1
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I finally mustered up the nerve to go back out there the following year. Early September again and really just scouting the area to put my deer stand up in thinking that what ever that was surely had moved on and I could get back to some real hunting..
I decided that I would void the area were it took place and find a new spot to put a tree stand. I know the woods there well and decided to put it on a hill were they often cross the road ,the deer that is , so I went for a little hike just to the side of the game trail so not to leave my cent on it as much as possible. I was about 500 or more yards into the woods and decided to sit next to a tree for a bit take a little brake and listen to the woods. Within minutes I could hear something walking away from me just on the other side of a small ridge like hump that was just high enough that if I had been standing I could have seen over it. Thinking that it was a Turkey because it sounded like one ( you know walking on 2 legs ) I thought well stand up get a look at it real quick so I did and I almost fell rite back down because there about 30 yards from me and thank god moving away from me was the buttocks and lower legs of what all I could see because of all the foliage on the trees was could only be a very large man wearing a monkey suit made of long reddish brown hair or I managed to walk right to this thing again.
I reasoned in my head what I was looking at for it didn’t last long about ten steps is what it took before I couldn’t see it anymore ( it must be a bear I saw the rear end of a bear sure that’s what it was ) But deep inside me I knew that was no bear…
I was not going to let it bother me it seems to move away from me and doesn’t seem aggressive so I went back and put up my stand and my trail cams. I really wanted to bring the deer around my cams so I put out apples as an attractant .Well it worked
let me tell you It worked…. End page 2
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The next morning I went to my stand ,it was cool and there was a slight fog in the air and the morning light was making little light rays through the brakes in the leaves. It was a little later than I would normally get there but the images in my head wont let me get out while its still dark any more.
I walked up to my stand and at the base of my ladder was a buckeye not just one buckeye but a whole half of one with 2 Buckeyes still in it. A Buckeye is about the size of a walnut maybe a little bigger and it normally has 3 or 4 Buckeyes inside when you brake it open. Any who , I thought this is weird because the closest Buckeye tree was at least 2 to 3 hundred yards away down by the creek and what broke it open and left 2 in it but left no sign of teeth marks -it must have had hands-set it at the base of my ladder like a gift. My hair on the back of my neck stood up..I picked it up put it in my pocket and turned to my cameras and saw all the apples were missing.
I immediately started looking thru them hoping to see what ate the apples and left the gift at my stand but the only pics on them were of me hanging them up and then me walking to them to check them that morning so I knew they were working but something ate all the apples and left the buckeye . I hunted for a few hours without any mishap’s and didn’t see any deer called it a day . But I must admit It felt like something was watching me the entire time..i will come to find out I was right… End page 3