posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 05:34 PM
Hello fellow ats'ers
I have always been fascinated with the stories of bigfoot , and always had an open mind that they could exist, but after my weekend campout I'm over
the top interested.
Let me start with the present.
I was camping with my friends at Paint Creek Horsemans Campground, an Ohio state park. We went there on thursday, july 3 for the long weekend. The
weather could not have been better in ohio for the fourth of July. Paint creek horsemans campground is pretty much nothing but a gravel parking lot
with 2 county water spigots. No electric. dead end road. pretty remote. but nice horse trails.
I have my own camper and sleep alone. this campout there was 3 campers and 6 people that night.
Although the weather was beautiful and low humidity, the nights went down into the 60's F so we all slept with our doors and windows open. We all
have 'hardtops' and screened doors and windows.
Anyhow, thursday night I could not sleep worth a hoot. Mark was snoring so loud in the camper next door that it kept me awake. I'm just not used to
I was awoken from my half-assed slumber by a distinctive noise of wood knocking on wood. two times, very rhythmic. and very close to the campground.
about 3 seconds later there was another wood on wood knocking sound much much farther away. again two times, very rhythmic. and that was all..
nothing dramatic. My cell phone read 3:04 am. The next morning it was clear no one else heard it. So now I'm the ridicule of the group.
I camp with my horses and friends almost every weekend during the summer. We get around, but Paint Creek is close and a favorite so we go there alot.
I have lived in Ohio all my life, currently live in the country, and I have for several years worked outside treating Ash trees for emerald ash
borer. My point being, I'm very familiar with local sounds, birds, wildlife, etc. I know the sound of a pileated woodpecker vs. a redhead.
NOW lets back up to March 2014. Our first campout of the year, late march we always start the season with my girlfriends birthday. We were walking
our dogs in the evening down an old road that leads to what is known as pioneer village. it's basically a cute thing the state tried to build as a
tourist attraction and it failed so it is abandoned now. We ran into an old man and his son metal detecting and got to chatting and the old man
tentatively recounted this bizarre story of his bigfoot encounter in pioneer village. It was getting dark, and he said he wanted to get out of there
by dark because close to dark last year, he was there alone and heard wood knocking sounds until he started up the lane, then the knocking sounds and
also sounds of trees being broken followed him up the lane to the parking lot. An odd story for that part of america, I thought, but he seemed
sincere. Even so, It was a bit of a joke with us, we even named a part of the horse trail 'the bigfoot trail'. But now I'm starting to wonder if
the old man wasn't totally full of hot air....
So what ever I heard was not a natural sound. I have never heard anything like it. And I have dwelled on it since.
Lets say just because we haven't slaughtered and subjugated and imprisoned bigfoots (sasquatches ) , it doesn't follow that 'it can't exist'. I
find myself thinking along the lines that they could very well be a species of Hominids that has existed for a very very long time.
Lets just pretend:
a. what if they are a species of Hominids with enough intelligence to avoid humans like the plague. ?
b. they know we (humans) want to hurt/kill/imprison them
c. why wouldn't they have the intelligence to communicate through noises as in wood knocking, mimicking wildlife sounds, perhaps even their own
d. who is to say they can't bury their own dead? which would explain why humans have never found a body. simple.
e. they are intelligent enough to make themselves invisible in the woods, as in stand still and look like a tree. (duh, sorry not that hard)
f. why couldn't they have enough intelligence to make- say - deer traps, nests, even trees/sticks set in specific configurations to communicate to
other's of their species? similar to the old ways of the north american indians?
I'm not saying just because I heard a few knocks I'm a firm believer.
But it was interesting.
And it has encouraged me to do alot of researching.