I've always had an interest in things that were of the weird variety, but things really took off for me after I had a sasquatch encounter. I have
actually detailed my encounter on a bigfoot-related forum a couple of times in the past, where I post often, describing not only the physical aspect
of what I saw, but also how I interpreted the animal's behavior. It was not a spectacular sighting in terms of what occurred, considering I just saw
the animal walking, although it was spectacular in that I had a sighting in the first place.
Some time before my sighting occurred I had began researching bigfoot, mainly online. I live in Texas by the way, and have occassionally driven the
couple of hours required to put me in the heart of Texas bigfoot country, hoping to get lucky. Well I had been planning a trip, but I didn't want to
go alone. I have brothers and cousins and whatnot, none of who believe in sasquatch, so I very well could not get them to go with me to look for any
traces of activity; therefore I just proposed a "camping" trip. This happened in the Sam Houston National Forest by the way, close to Lake Conroe. It
was actually near an area I had handpicked from various topographical and other types of maps that I found, along with analysis of previous sighting
reports from other people. I used some of my hypotheses and beliefs about the animal to help me decide where to go. Anyway, we could only drive so
far, and then had to walk to where we were going to camp.
We lugged our stuff, and as we reached the spot where I wanted to set up camp, I sat my stuff down and began doing a cursory sweep of the area,
although I was not really "looking" for bigfoot at the time. I was just sort of checking the area out, as I had never been there before, and this was
not an established campsite or anything, where we were. I walked a little ways, and there was like a spot where some thicket and trees ended and
opened out to a field. I couldn't see into the heart of the field until I came around those visual obstructions, and I wasn't even really looking
there purposefully. But as I came around I saw a very tall, I would say around 7.5-8 feet, give or take, animal, covered from head to toe in short
hair, although it was somewhat longer and shaggy in certain places, and appeared to be missing on some of the face from what I could tell.
It is important to note that I wasn't viewing the animal's back directly. He, and it was a he, was walking away from me, but at an angle. So I could
see half of his face, along with the left side of his body and back. I was struck immediately by the size, and instantaneously knew that what I was
looking at was not a human, or a bear, or anything else that would be considred an average answer to what I was seeing. And the sheer mass/size, along
with the height, just served to bolster that conclusion I suppose. There was something primitive in my knowledge about what I was seeing, and I was
feeling mixed emotions. Sure, I was frightened, but I was also anxious. Now I don't know if this was just me, or if others have ever felt such anxiety
during an encounter.
I've read many reports, but most people just describe fear and leave it at that. Anwyay, at the point when I saw him, the animal was quickly
approaching the treeline on the other side of the field. So I only got to watch him for a matter of seconds, maybe 10 at the most, but I still can't
be certain to that as to this day, before he disappeared into the treeline. Now I am not great a judgine distances, although I should have gotten an
exact measurement, but I definitely know it was less than 100 yards. It was pretty close. I remember thinking it was probably about 30 yards away, but
I also tend to misjudge distances by underestimating them, so logically speaking it was probably about 50 yards. It was close enough for me to see
some decent details, although not very minute details. But, that was also due to the short time the encounter lasted. Had this been something I was
expecting, and if I could have gathered my wits instantly, I would have attempted to purposefully pick out some of the minute details and pay extra
close attention to them.
But as it happened, I was unconsciously drawn to a couple of different things. For instance, I mentioned how I was struck by the size and mass, but I
was also struck by the size of the leg muslces, the chest, and the overall definition of the muscles in general. It is just not something I am used to
seeing, therefore the entire experience was amazing and surreal almost, looking back on it.
But truthfully, everything I saw and could describe doesn't matter to most people, because when it comes to telling about a sasquatch encounter, the
majority have dismissed your account before you've even began. Apparently it is no matter that some of the witnesses who have filed reports, and
who've been interviewed as well, were professional observers. There is a report in the BFRO database regarding a military sniper team who were
conducting an operation out in the middle of nowhere in a forest located on a large military installation in the US. They were in a hide, and it was
at night, and they had a bigfoot walk right by them. They got a very good look at it, and described what was seen. They are not the only military
personnel to have seen a sasquatch while on a base either.
But snipers are probably the most trained observers out of any other profession, considering that by design their task is to gather intelligence, not
just shoot people. That's why the Marines call them scout snipers. Anyway, there have been quite a number of police officers who've had and described
encounters, and probably even more that have never come forward. Many professional people, who have a lot to lose, would rather keep their sighting to
themselves than share it with the world and risk having some sort of backlash on their careers. I would even bet that some witnesses haven't even
shared their experience with their family.
So for those who think that all the people who have a bigfoot encounter are misidentifying known animals, or are hoaxing, you are sorely mistaken.
There are hundreds of reports from people who one instantly knows are not lying, and there are some cases where there were multiple witnesses, as well
as corroborating evidence.
And people complain about the lack of video evidence, not realizing that there is quite a lot of it out there. Real, legitimate evidence. Part of the
problem is that there are notorious hoaxers who are constantly putting fake stuff out, and this just hurts the credibility of the topic in general.
But aside from those videos that are hoaxes, there is still quite a bit of actual evidence out there. The best evidence comes in the form of sighting
reports and footprint casts. In fact, the likelihood of the majority of tracks being fake is almost nil. How is this? Well if they were hoaxes, one
would expect that, upon plotting all the national measurements of such tracks, there would not be any correlation in the data to a living animal. But
do you know that upon plotting the many hundreds of documented tracks, their measurements coincide with a bell curve line, which is exactly what one
expects from a living population of animals, and the few knowledgeable academics who study sasquatch have stated as much.
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