posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 06:26 PM
I finally got my twenty comments, so I want to share with everyone a sighting of a Bigfoot that a friend of mine had. I asked him if it would be
alright if I shared it here and he said that was cool, but I won't use his real name. Bear with me because the post might be a tad long, but I will
try and share as many of the details as I can remember.
I'll start from the beginning, partially so I can remember as much about it as I can. The man who saw the Bigfoot is a trucker and he makes runs
between Anchorage and Fairbanks. We'll call him "Tim."
Anyway, my wife and I babysit his two girls while he makes his trips. One night while I was in the kitchen making dinner for everyone, my wife decided
to log into our xbox live account so the girls could watch something on Netflix. It just so happens that my avatar is (you guessed it) a yeti.
So the older daughter asked what it was, and my wife told her about it. After a couple seconds, she responds with this, "Oh yeah, my dad has seen one
of those." She said it so naturally it was almost comical, because I did a double take and had to ask her if she said what I thought she had.
Needless to say, I wasn't expecting to hear that at all. I hadn't spoken with any of them about my fascination with cryptozoology. My wife makes fun
of me when she gets the opportunity btw.
Fast forward to a few days later when "Tim" came back from his trip to Fairbanks to pick up his daughters, I had to ask him about it. And he said
yep. It was about three years ago. Somewhat later in the summer, kind of like right now.
He was having a smoke on the back porch of his father's house off of the Knik Goose Bay road. To be more precise, he said it was close to Hollywood
and Vine. Where exactly, I don't know. But it is somewhere in that vicinity. He said it was surprising because that area isn't exactly rural.
Below is a picture for reference.
Anyway, as he was having his smoke he happened to look up into the woods where the yard ended (which was no more than 30 feet away), and he said just
as plain as day there was a dark hairy creature looking at him square in the eyes. It was standing beside a tree and had its hand raised up over its
head with its fingers around the tree. One thing he pointed out was that he vividly remembers how white the creatures eyeballs were.
As he continued telling me about it, he shared how intimidated he felt, and the only thing he could think to do was to look down at the ground and act
like he didn't notice anything, and just hope that it would go away. On a side note, I am sure that is what most people would do if they were to see
something like that.
The whole thing lasted for maybe 8 seconds he said, but it felt like a lot longer. One thing that really got me, was how "Tim" says he understands
now why people are hesitant to shoot a Bigfoot. In his own words, he told me how human like the thing was.
Naturally after hearing this, I couldn't help but ask some questions. I have read tons of reports of Bigfoot sightings throughout the US and some of
the things that the reports have in common speak about how thick and barrel chested the creatures are as well as the horrible stench that goes along
What caught me off guard was that he said it was taller and more slender, maybe like a juvenile. There also wasn't any smell that he could detect.
What's even more puzzling is that there was a fenced in place for their small dogs to run around in, and it was located right at the edge of the
woods where the creature was, but oddly enough, the dogs didn't seem to notice that the creature was standing right by them.
I really don't know what to say about that, other than maybe they can control their foul odor, like some form of warning to let someone know if they
are intruding and that they should go away. I also don't know if there was any breeze because I can't remember if he mentioned anything about that.
So I don't know if that could or would play a part in it.
He went on to tell me that when he was younger he was the type that liked to roam around in the woods alot, but not anymore. The things are definitely
smarter than we give them credit for, and they do a great job of avoiding us. I am pretty sure many people have been close to a Bigfoot but just
didn't know it. Humans don't do a great job of seeing things in the woods if they aren't moving.
It literally took "Tim" about a month and a half to get up the nerve to go back to where he saw the creature, and told me he reached up to where the
Bigfoot's head was, but he couldn't reach it. That would make the creature over eight feet tall.
It's pretty fascinating to me that some encounters can happen close to home. I always view Bigfoot sightings as being something that happens only in
the pacific north west. But Alaska definitely seems like a great place for a large bipedal creature to stay hidden quite easily.
Oh yeah, two more things. He told me the experience was one that you want to have, but than after you have it, you wished you hadn't. I'm pretty
sure he was referring to the intimidation factor.
And the night before the sighting, his mother heard something walking around on the roof of the house, and straight up told him, "There's someone
walking around on the roof!"
I am not sure how I feel about it being a Bigfoot, as I have never heard of them climbing up on the roof of a house. On top of that, it seems like it
would be a lot of weight centered in a small area. Roofs are pretty strong however.
"Tim" isn't a story teller and there is nothing for him to gain by sharing his story with me. I fully believe with 100% certainty that he genuinely
saw a Bigfoot.
If there is anyone else from Alaska that knows the area around Wasilla and have seen or witnessed any Bigfoot activity PLEASE let me know. I am very
interesting in this subject.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I am looking forward to reading what anyone has to share.