Jan 24

1994, Cross Timbers State Park, Kansas: Bigfoot Peeks In Cabin

Garry Montcliff had rented a cabin at Cross Timbers on Toronto Lake. Montcliff planned a week of relaxation, hiking, and working on his novel.

On the third night of his vacation, Montcliff was disturbed from his late dinner by sounds just outside the cabin window. Montcliff describes the sound like a class of fourth graders parading past the cabin. Still chewing a mouthful of his dinner, Montcliff inched toward the window hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever animal was outside.

Montcliff was startled to find when he peeled the window curtain back two huge red eyes peering in. Once Montcliff got his bearings, he recognized the gigantic ape features as a black fur Bigfoot. The creature’s breath fogged the window. The two locked eyes before the Bigfoot snorted and stood fully upright. The stunned Montcliff watched as the monster padded off into the darkness.

To scared to leave the cabin the rest of the night, Montcliff did not sleep. The next day, he crept outside to investigate the spot where the Bigfoot stood. He measured the footprints at 14.7 inches long and 10.9 inches wide.


15 Responses to “1994, Cross Timbers State Park, Kansas: Bigfoot Peeks In Cabin”

  1. willowswhispers

    Since I was a young child the thought of something peeking in a window has been my biggest fear. This would of killed me or got me a free ride at the local psych hospital!! Absolutely terrifying!!

  2. Scott B

    Wow, I hunted this exact area about 8 years ago on a large privately owned ranch. Now, I am getting a little freaked out, because I have been invited to go back anytime and hunt, but I think I will contact the land owner and see if he has had any strange things going on!

  3. Dave T

    @ Scott, you might as well give up hunting then because these things are about everywhere. Kansas does have fewer of them because so much of the state is open prairie. One thing I’ve learned about wildlife, how many of any particular critter you think are living in the woods, there is always more. Same goes with squatches, there are more of them than people think. I’ve been hunting for over 35 yrs and I’m not gonna let these creatures keep me from something I love to do. I’m just gonna share the woods with them.

  4. Andrew O

    That must’ve been so traumatic and exciting at same time! Looks like a classic case of ‘red-eye’, similar to when a flash is too close to the lens, so people’s eyes light up red. I assume the cabin lighting (similar to the flash), was at a similar height to the sasquatch’s eyes creating the same kind of effect.

    I’d imagine this could explain why people report glowing eyes in the forest as torchlight will work in a similar way to the flashgun. Plus, these creatures must have huge retinas to see well in the dark!

  5. Patrick G

    Tapetum Lucidum reflection and red eye from photo flash are very different things. Eyeshine is a reflection off of mineral deposites in eyes of animals that have a tapetum lucidum membrane. Humans don’t have one and only one primate I can think of does…nobody wants to hear it, though. Rhythms with “lemur”. Anyway, human red eye is only momentary because it happens faster than the pupil can dilate. The red color is light reflecting through the blood in the eye. So, unless this guy was shining a very bright light in the eyes of a bigfoot situated in a dark setting, there should be no red reflection..and if there were, it would be only momentary, unless he was strobing it or whatever. From the report, it sounds like the only light was ambient indoor lighting from inside the cabin. Now, with the case of animals known to have a tapetum lucidum, the glow will be there as long as there’s a source shining in to cause reflection. But here’s the rub. Few large animals has a tapetum lucidum that reflects red. Some rats do. Most large mammals range yellow to green. So you can see why this report is problematic. There are others like it. Something very, very different must be at play here. I’m not even sure ambient light would be enough to cause reflection in eyes possessing a tapetum lucidum.

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