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“There is no doubt a body of work that has Bigfoot-like creatures directly connected to UFO sightings”
Janet and Colin Bord
Even though sightings of both Bigfoot and UFOs occurring at the same times and places are not uncommonly reported by eyewitnesses, the concurrence of such events is generally dismissed as coincidental, and any possible substantial connection between the two phenomena is not considered a matter of serious inquiry.
Both camps of researchers—understandably so—do not want their respective studies to be reduced to speculations based on mere belief. Advocates of both mysteries seem to think the evidence for the reality of the other's subject matter is flimsy to non-existent, thus the reluctance to entertain a connection to each other.
Maybe the problem in making the connection between Bigfoot and UFOs lies in the sets of assumptions made about each phenomenon. Beyond that, we point to an array of other strange phenomena associated with many Bigfoot sightings, including mystery light-forms. In fact, what sets our work apart from other researchers is largely that we take into account the paranormal activity that seems to surround the creatures and the areas we have studied where they are sighted.
Most other researchers are reluctant to do this. If the most we can say about the Bigfoot phenomenon without risking making invalid assumptions is that there is evidence it is an undiscovered primate, our research indicates likewise that the most we personally can say about UFOs might be that they are an unknown aerial luminous phenomenon (quite literally unknown flying objects), which usually involve balls of light of various shapes, sizes, and descriptions.
This being the case, we maintain there is a definite connection between Bigfoot and UFOs, especially if we allow for their respective mysterious origins and nature. This general observation was independently made as early as thirty years ago by such writers/researchers as John Keel and Dr. Michael Persinger. Keel, who is well-known for having written The Mothman Prophecies and for popularizing the term "Men in Black" (or "MIB"), described what he called "window areas" where he consistently observed a range of unusual phenomena that occur in specific locations in a particular sequence.
These include star-like lights seen in the sky moving at speeds and angles impossible for conventional aircraft; full moon-sized fireballs streaking low across the horizon; smaller lights seen near ground level, followed by the appearance of the classic saucer-shaped spacecraft. At some point in this bizarre phantasmagoria, within the same areas, large mystery primates would also show up, what Keel called "Big Hairy Monsters" or "BHM," sometimes followed by the MIB.
The Bigfoot UFO Connection
Stan Gordon began his journey in field investigations of UFOs and other Paranormal encounters in Pennsylvania in 1965. During 1973 UFOs began to make widespread appearances in the sky across the Keystone State. It was during the summer of that year however when a mysterious wave of events began to unfold.
Alarmed citizens over a widespread area reported close encounters with huge hairy Bigfoot-like creatures. Frightened residents called local authorities and media outlets reporting enormous footprints and terrified animals.
As the pace of the abnormal encounters quickened through the following months, more eyewitness reports of other strange creatures, and a variety of other paranormal events came to the attention of Gordon's investigation team.
It was a bright red sphere about as big as a barn. And it was only about a hundred feet off the ground and slowly descending towards the pasture..
Along that fence walking towards them are these two, huge, Bigfoot-like creatures.
The humanoid was covered in white fur, and had glowing red eyes. It appeared to be holding a glowing large, luminous sphere in its hands, and was 8ft tall.
Steve Isdahl is a Canadian hunter and long time hunting guide who takes people into the wilderness, north of Whistler, British Columbia, looking for big game. However, the ominous creatures of the forest have him now hunting down the legend of Sasquatch. Not to harm it. But to find out what the heck the creature really is?
For many, the Abair Incident was simply a string a Bigfoot sightings spread over one week in 1976. However, investigators of the paranormal know that something far more bizarre was taking place.
In addition to hairy creatures, an outbreak of UFO reports erupted around Whitehall at the same time, leading many to wonder if perhaps the area was a window to something far more sinister..
Intrigued by the growing stack of reports, I mentioned to my colleague and fellow writer-researcher John A. Keel that I intended to write an article suggesting a connection between Bigfoot and UFOs.
THE DECADES’ OLD DEBATE–THE BIGFOOT-UFO CONNECTION PART 1 / 2
Now fast-forward almost 100 years to 1973... and Mrs. Reafa Heitfield. She and her 13-year-old son were sleeping in a trailer in Cincinnati, Ohio on the morning of October 21. Reafa arose at 2:30 a.m. to quench her thirst, and noticed strange lights in the adjoining parking lot. Looking out the window, her attention was drawn, in particular, to an inexplicable cone of light, shaped like a huge bubble umbrella -- about seven feet in diameter.
Nearby she spotted a grayish, ape-like creature with a large, downward angled snout, no neck and a sizable waist. Moving slowly, it then entered into the light. About five minutes later, both apeman and UFO disappeared.
Another dramatic incident occurred a few days later on October 25, 1973. A group of farmers in Fayette County, Pennsylvania caught sight of a dome-shaped UFO that was brightly lit and about 100 feet in diameter. As the locals drove toward it, they saw a pair of gargantuan creatures covered with thick, matted hair, luminescent green eyes and long arms that dangled below their knees. A farmer's son fired a gun shot at the creatures, one of which raised its right hand in the air. At that very moment, the UFO disappeared. Then, the two Bigfoots escaped into the woods and were never seen again.
Puerto Rico and Mexico have reported an increase in reports about the Sasquatch's tropical cousin.. The tropical manimals are described as human-sized, covered in abundant brown or black hair, and with glowing eyes. Their habits are largely nocturnal, as in the case of their North American counterparts, and they have also shown a propensity toward appearing in places where UFO or paranormal events are taking place.
El Yunque, one of the peaks located in the Luquillo Experimental Rainforest, has been a focal point of UFO and paranormal rainforest since the days of the Taino indians. Since the late 1800's, reports of strange lights flying over El Yunque have suggested that some sort of non-human activity has been taking place.
In December 1993, a group of National Guard reservists camping at the summit of Mt. La Mina, on the rainforest's southern end, had an encounter with an frightening creature: man-sized,hairy and with glowing eyes. The reservists abandoned their camp and descended the mountain in pitch darkness, terrified by the encounter. Their superiors allegedly told them not to discuss the matter with anyone..
That a link between manimals and the latter can be established is without question--case histories from all over the Americas have often involved hairy ape-like creatures standing outside landed vehicles, being led by ufonauts, and in one case, seen drifting across the skies in a bright orange ball.
PARANORMAL MANIMALS IN LATIN AMERICA
Martin, who was sitting, looked around and saw a sandy-colored anthropoid creature. It ran away with amazing swiftness, in running leaps, "like a man on a rope being pulled too fast by a car", Jeff Martin running after it. As it crossed the road, Jeff Martin heard its feet slapping on the blacktop. The creature looked back one last time, leaped over a ditch, and disappeared into the woods. Shortly afterwards, a glowing bronze object shot out of the trees and into the sky, fading away so quickly that the whole series of events seemed nearly instantaneous.
1965 AND BEGINNING OCTOBER 1973, GALVESTON, INDIANA, USA
A Tennessee witness at Cedar Grove reported multiple, low flying, triangle-shaped UFOs moving overhead and a “black, ape-like” creature on the ground, according to testimony in Case 66916 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
Low Flying UFOs and ‘Ape-Like’ Creature Reported in Tennessee
• The Bord Casebook / Newsclippings
• Vanishing Bigfoot and Anecdotal Accounts:Implications and Challenges for Researchers By Sharon (Eby) Cornet
•Scientific/military Soviet research: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
•Bigfoot confirmed by the Government?
Bigfoot cases with such bizarre details are by no means widespread. They are generally reported in states far away from the traditional bigfoot territory in the north west of the continent. Some of the veteran Bigfoot hunters and investigators are skeptical of apparent paranormal cases, possibly feeling that they do not wish to become involved in fringe eccentricities.
A creature 7-10 feet tall, with long pointed ears, and completely covered with hair, was reported in Costa Mesa. Another man told police the monster appeared to lunge at his car "it looked like an ape with arms waving about." A UFO had just been reported seen in the area around the same time. No other information.
The witness was getting ready to go to bed and was clothing the bedroom window when she noticed, not 6 ft from the trailer a "being", Sasquatch in appearance. She told her husband but this one ignored her. The being suddenly got up, as it had been sitting under a tree and walked toward the window. He was tall, about 8 to 9 ft tall. The being was looking directly into her eyes. He was completely covered in light and dark tan fur, except for its face which was a light tan color, the eyes were large, dark, dark brown not black as she could see the pupil and slightly protruding as they seemed to be the most prominent feature. As she started to back away from the window, it raised its right hand (huge and there were 4 fingers and a thumb) and she heard in her mind a soft voice saying, "Do not be afraid, I will not harm you." As she heard this a feeling of peace and calm came over her and the being smiled and started talking to her...telepathically. Her next memory was of waking up the next morning sleeping next to her husband and not remembering what had happened.
originally posted by: Macenroe82
Over the years I have read multiple accounts in which old hairy was spotted during or shortly before/after a UFO sighting.
If – like me – you are a fan of the works of people such as John Keel, Linda Godfrey, and Rob Riggs..., it may very well cause you to reassess your views that Bigfoot, UFOs and strange lights have no connection..
like Point Pleasant, West Virginia; Cannock Chase, England; and Texas’ Big Thicket, it’s a hotbed for a wide and varied body of incredible weirdness.
Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs
originally posted by: KKLOCO
Now... where is that quarantini 🍸
originally posted by: starshift
Seen prints of sasquatch in Montana myself and have had a number of dreamtime experiences with them.
originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
a reply to: karl 12
Great thread as always Karl.
Lots to go through tonight.