posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 05:06 AM
I posted this reply to a similar thread and thought I'd post it here, seeing this one is more recent. I hope this isn't against ATS rules, I'm
Last summer, my friend was apart of a fire crew from Washington that went down to California to assist in that huge fire they had. He was telling me
about a guy he met, I forgot the specific job the guy did but it was something nicknamed 'hotshots' or something like that. So this guy was telling
him about all of the things he's seen in the forests (his dad was a ranger and he grew up out in the woods) one being about Bigfoot.
Now, it's easy to try and scare some kid at night in camp but as my friend was telling me he could tell by the look in the guy's eye, the straight
forwardness of the story like it wasn't a big deal because it was a fact to him, that he was truthful.
Anyway, here's the story:
The hotshot was dropped ahead of the fire to start a fire wall to try to move the blaze to another direction. After he did his job, him and his
buddies were walking to the extraction location when they heard a noise in a bush. It was a low rumble, sort of throaty sound. Now keep in mind this
guy grew up in the woods and he knew just about every noise any animal could make. At first they thought it was a bear but the guy knew it wasn't.
Some primal intuition gave him the impression to fear and get the hell out of there. (Side story here: For fun these guys throw axes at trees to see
who could throw the furthest and hardest, most accurate, etc. and this guy was one of the best. He hardly missed a target) So him and his friends
stopped in their tracks, eyes wide, not knowing what was watching them. The hotshot, got out his axe and told his friends, "On three, I'm gonna
throw my axe and we all get the F out of here"
So he threw, MISSED, and ran like hell was at his feet. The helicopter couldn't make it to the EZ so they had to set up camp. That night when they
were all in their tents, the same rumble came back and this time it was right outside of the hotshot's tent. The next thing the guy knew was that his
knee was in excruciating pain. Whatever it was drug the guys tent 50 feet from the other within an instant and the guy hit a rock that banged up his
knee really bad. He stumble out and noticed how far he was from the others. It almost seemed like the thing was getting revenge.
So my friend asked, "Think it was Bigfoot?"
The hotshot looked him in the eye and said, "I know it was a Bigfoot. Those things are everywhere around here. You can think what you want but I've
seen them. A crew stumbled upon a TRIBE of them, I can give you the coordinates to that exact location (Which no crew will ever step within 10 miles
of the place). When the crew came back and told everyone, a day later government guys came to the camp and told everyone to shut the hell up about
"You see that tree? (he pointed to a huge tree about 100 feet away) A Bigfoot can be up there and in less than a couple seconds he can jump down, and
be right in my face before I knew what was happening."
He went on to say that the Bigfoot's are super intelligent and are basically one with nature, that's why hardly anyone gets a chance to see them.
They don't want to be seen. They can blend with the forest as natural as bark on a tree. He also claims that the tribes of Bigfoot's fight each
other! True or not it was an interesting story full of intrigue.
Also this is an account of a friend telling me what a guy told him last summer at a fire camp. So who knows?