posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 11:01 AM
reply to post by Xfile
There is a story I ran across as a kid that disagrees strongly with you...
Late 19th century, just after the Civil War...two partners were in the Rocky Mountains, they were trapping beaver, and muskrat, or something along
those lines, any way, something was raiding their traplines. They, of course, thought wild animals or maybe Indians were doing it. Seems fairly
logical, no? According to the story, they began seeing large tracks that looked human, though outrageously outsized ones; along their trap lines.
This convinced them that Indians were raiding their lines and stealing the beaver and muskrats. But they could never catch them...
After a while it stopped, and the two moved on into the deeper mountains. A month or so later, one of the partners noticed more of the oversized
tracks again, this time seemingly following them, maybe even stalking them...but being armed and supposedly dangerous, they poo-poo'd the notion that
they might be in danger. Several days later, one of the partners left for supplies leaving the other to mind the traplines while he was gone.
When the partner returned a week or so later, he found his partner dead, his camp destroyed with a large number of tracks all around the area.
Needless to say, the surviving partner hightailed it out of the mountains.
This story, if true, along with the attacks on the Ape Canyon miners a few years later, and several hundred miles away, would seem to indicate that
Sasquatch is very dangerous when provoked, and will defend himself quite effectively as neccessary.
Is this story true, I've no earthly idea...