Monday, July 6, 2009
During the evening we heard loud noises coming from the woods. It sounded like big sticks smashing into each other. This started about two hours after we began our Bigfoot calls. Somewhere in the darkness, some one or something wasn't happy. During one such event, something large crashed through the woods, breaking the branch pictured above. Certainly, no deer could have broken this big branch like that. Could it? And we found what might have been a couple large foot prints in the freshly mowed weeds and grass. We got the heel of the foot best in the pic.
Are we professionals at Bigfoot Hunting? Of course not. When the smashing sounds started coming from the woods, my little 6 person group walked as one unit across the field. (Wish I had a video of that!) Do I really think the evidence above is really evidence? It is what we found after the incidents that occurred. It could be. We have a night vision scope and Mike did see a large deer shoot out of the woods and across an open field opposite from where we all were.
But we had a GREAT time. We were out there living life, as it should be lived. Making our own adventures. I would go on another Bigfoot Hunt in a minute, and hope to plan one again soon.
My area of expertise is Ghost Hunting, but it was nice to dabble into something else for a change and try my hand at something new. Amber is the Bigfoot expert on my crew and this hunt originally was for her because she goes ghost hunting all the time with me. But it ended up being for all of us. Good job Amber and Amy and my crew of 30 plus family members. Something is out there, and it's not just ghosts.
We had tryouts to see who could do the best Bigfoot calls. There were many good tries, but our winners included Mat on the car seat, Amber, and Sarah, sitting by her mom, Amy. A few others tried their hand at it through the night, too. Every three minutes or so, someone would give their Bigfoot call. They were good and it was eerie.
The woods we traveled in were lush and beautiful. My brother had taken his tractor down earlier and made paths for us to walk on (since several members of our Bigfoot Hunting Team were certified city folk who actually wore flip flops as their only shoes). Coupled with a very full moon and it couldn't have been more perfect. All was quiet until the first Bigfoot call rang through the night.
The evening started with Native American stories from Amy. She even prepared little medicine bags that were meant as gifts to offer the Bigfoot, should we encounter him.
There was also a video that Amber showed on her laptop. It involved the photos taken in Pennsylvania of bear cubs and a possible Bigfoot. It is claimed that it was actually a bear with mange. She showed a pic of a bear with mange as well.
We then told stories of local sightings and personal exeriences and asked any one else there to tell any stories they knew.
Once finished, we began our adventure in the woods.
First of all, the Bigfoot hunt was a huge success. Several members of my family are home visiting from Florida and Texas and they are the ones in the pics, except for Amber. We checked out the trails and put out things like noise traps to get ready for the evening events. And the evening events were good.