Did I See Bigfoot Yesterday?

Hello Friends!

I used to be very interested in the North American tales of Bigfoot. I read literally hundreds of accounts of encounters from a single source, the Bigfoot Researchers Organization.

I have several books on the subject and even planned to schedule the 800 dollar BFRO outing when they came somewhere near Colorado around 15 years ago or so. Unfortunately, I would have needed to drive to a secret location after the fee and provide for my own shelter, food, and equipment. Being newlywed at the time, I was unfortunately unable to attend the prestigious Bigfoot search.

I do believe that like the mammoth, a species like the Gigantopithecus blacki may have existed more recently than thought and passed into legend.

In my ongoing story about the Land of La Longi, I speak about a Beast named Jeptha Berengar. He is called a yenaldooshi by the Heron and a bigfoot by the Ruetoohto. He is neither. He is a diseased man bitten by a horrible creature at a young age. He is a man with an unfortunate condition.

Jeptha Berengar, The Beast

When I made him a character in the story, I did not think for a second about the legends and storys about this elusive cryptozoology. While this had nothing to do with where I am going, I wanted to share, so there.

While skeptical of a giant primate in North America,I will throw a bone as to bigfoot’s existence without the books or BFRO.

Before I was a Correctional Professional, I stocked magazines for a while and made aquaintance with a Safeway employee who identified as a Flathead Indian from Idaho. He told me that he hunted and fished with his grandfather on a regular basis. He recalled as a child seeing sasquatch families on a regular basis. He told me he never shot one because he was told their family would be vengful and could kill you before you could get away safely.

Don’t even think about it.

As much as I wanted to believe the man, I was skeptical. He informed me that he could care less what I thought.

Days passed and I asked him again about it.

He was offended by our prior conversation and asked me if I had seen a mountain lion in the wild before. I told him that while I had not seen one, I tracked one in the snow and got so close it snarled but I could not see where it was.

He stated simply, “I don’t believe you” and pulled out a road map from a shelf. On it, he pointed these locations out and I noted them. He said, If you ever want to see sasquatch, these are the places to look.

Whether there be a squatch in these woods or no will be for you to decide.

One thing is certain now.

I had a paranormal experience yesterday.

While talking with a friend, a creature got out of a vehicle and handed a package to a neighbor. I have the footage and made vocalizations that the creature responded to. Was it a bigfoot? You tell me.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

210 thoughts on “Did I See Bigfoot Yesterday?”

          1. Hmm…
            Can the natives come out?
            When I searched ‘indian reservation’ on net, it said they were built to keep natives far from settlements.

          2. Apparently when Columbus landed in Cuba he thought he was in India? Hence all indigenous groups are now Indians. Or something like that.

          3. I know that. But I don’t know if his compass worked. Or if he ever looked where the sun was rising from. Or where the pole star was…
            Neither did his crew I believe…

            Why would he travel west if he wanted to go to India?

          4. Hmm…
            But why would they want a sea route? They already had the Silk Route. I wonder how sea is safer, considering storms, and pirates near coasts.

          5. Hmm…
            I don’t know enough to call him a maniac. But he didn’t realise that he hadn’t landed in the land known as ‘golden bird'(india was called that because it had a GDP greater than whole europe in that era) but in a land without much cultivation, army etc.

          6. He was following on the heels of Prince Henry the Navigator, from Portugal, who had found that sailing ships around the horn of Africa was an economical way to do business with China and India.

          7. My bad, I got a little mixed up. Been a while since I studied this history. I think Henry started off the idea of looking for the sea route. Why the sea? Probably the same reason people invented airplanes. Why walk when you can fly?

          8. Well, it makes sense since southern india was a favourite trade destination. Crossing through the mountain passed would be tough. So Sea is better.

        1. Not much to it. They have not been trapped by Fish and Wildlife anywhere. Some of these guys are really good and can tag a wolverine. Those little guys are elusive!

          1. I do not know. At the time, he seemed very credible when he showed me a map of where to go.

            As for the mountain lion, when I was younger, I stupidly followed one that was carrying a bloody piece of meat in the snow. The tracks and blood were easy to follow.

            It is a good way to get dead. Don’t try it!

          2. Hmm… interesting…

            Haha! I just found out mountain lions are not lions. I was surprised when you said you got so close and it simply snarled.
            I read in the news about an american who was attacked by a mountain lion and he killed the lion…

            So do Mountain Lions attack people?

          3. Puma concolor, the largest of the small cat species.

            Mass: Male: 120 – 220 lbs (Adult), Female: 64 – 140 lbs (Adult)

            Length: Male: 7.9 ft. (Adult), Female: 6.7 ft. (Adult)

            It is not a normal thing for a man to kill a mountain lion with his hands . That guy did.

          4. I believe he was from Colorado too?

            I don’t understand lbs.

            But if I think about it, in a fight for survival, I would expect a human to be quite a match for a cougar.
            Afterall, our genes are closest to gorrilas 😉

          5. Gorillas have completely different muscles. I do believe the human spirit goes a long way in a fight though! We have a lot of brainpower as well!

          6. 😃Tigers are the national animals of India. We have many tigers. The world’s largest tiger is the bengal tiger, found in India.

          7. I haven’t heard of any such incident lately. Yes, when in colonial era british cut hundreds of thousands of trees, the tigers became man eaters. But now it is rare.

          8. I saw a bear in the wild once. As for cats, I see street cats everyday (yes, cats, cows and dogs roam on streets in India), and have seen lions, tigers, and leopards in the wild.
            But I am far from forests and there is no chance of animals coming in the city.

          1. I loved the bigfoot costume the guy wore! I’ve seen other people dress up as Darth Vadar and that just to take out their bins!!!

          1. Oh, well ok then. Brother’s Campfire is an amiable place where you can feel secure and drink lots of hot cocoa. I was serious as well🤠🔥

  1. Hahahaha, you should watch one of the recent episodes of Expedition Unknown. They search for a sasquatch in Cambodia. And a few years ago tey did one on Yeti.

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