Jan 11

It Was Massive In Size And Height

A listener writes “I grew up in the woods most of my life. To begin with I was pretty much raised by my father’s parents when I was a small child.

In the second grade at the time. They lived in Quitman Louisiana. A very small town in north central Louisiana. They had a large amount of land. Mostly woods and swamp. I spent most all of my time in those woods. Both hunting and playing. There were fairly large creeks and branches that I loved to play in as well as exploring and making trails. At that time I had little to no knowledge of bigfoot other than what I would read and one story that my great grandmother told me.

Playing in those woods was always fun for me so I was in them every chance I got. When i wasn’t in their 3 acre garden. They had fruit trees and a very large assortment of vegetables.

There were times when I would be either in the woods or garden that I would get a creepy feeling. Like I was being watched or followed. I just felt as if it was my imagination getting the best of me.

I would hear what I thought were tree limbs breaking and sometimes crunching of twigs in the woods around me. Occasionally I would find foot prints in the muddy creek bottoms. I figured just my imagination. There were times I felt I was being watched in the garden as well. In those instances I would simply leave and go back towards the house. I believe now buggars were to blame.

Fast forward to 1986. I was 13 and 2 of my cousins and I would go camping almost every weekend. This was in Jonesboro/Hodge Louisiana area. We camped mostly in the Dugdemona swamp area, right on the river. Roughly 3 or so miles in the woods. We heard things at times, but assumed it was just the normal critters.

Fast forward again to 1991. I had moved with my mother to Atlanta Ga. As my parents had divorced. My father still lived in Jonesboro and I went back to visit him. I had gone home to spend time with my father and family. On this occasion I decided to take a trip down memory lane. So I got my camping gear and hiked back to my cousins and my old spot. It was grown up a little. Much as it was when we first hiked back there for the first time. This time I was alone.

When I got to the old spot I set up camp and went on a hike through some of the old spots we loved to go. Again I started to feel like I was being watched. As a young adult now, I felt foolish and silly. Again I also was hearing a good number of tree limbs that sounded like the snapped and fell through the tree limbs to the ground. This would happen every four or five minutes or so as I walked. I started feeling uneasy and decided to go back to camp. At about 75 yards or so from camp I noticed what seemed like a large tree stump in the woods to the left of the tent that looked odd for some reason. As I got closer it looked as though it had mud colored moss on it.

When I got about 15 yards from it I froze because I realized it wasn’t moss but hair. I immediately became scared. Then it moved its head slightly before standing up, turning towards me. It was massive in size and height. I had never seen a clear picture of bigfoot at that time. It stood there for only a moment and took of towards the river. It was super fast. When it reached the bank it leapt over and was gone from view in just a very few seconds. Keep in mind the river at that point was roughly about the width of an average ranch style house and in this area you can see for a hundred yards or more. Due to river flooding. I finally got the nerve to move and went where it had been squatted. I think it was trying to blend in because it heard me coming. There were tracks much longer and wider than my foot and I wear a size 11. I’m also 6’1″ and can reach 8′ at the tip of my fingers when stretched out. It was taller that i could reach. I’m estimating 9 or so feet tall. I packed up my gear and left right after. I’ve never been back to that area. I still hike in the north Ga. Mountains today. Have heard sounds and seen signs, but never saw a creature again.”

8 Responses to “It Was Massive In Size And Height”

  1. Kathy K

    Whoa! That encounter just gave me the willies! All the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up! Cannot wait to hear this gentleman come on your show and tell us about his encounter in that Louisiana accent! Gonna be a Good One!

  2. Dan M

    I’ve done extensive camping, hiking, backpacking and had my own “occurrences” in north GA, especially the AT from Springer Mtn all the way to the GA/NC border, and all of it’s surrounding side trail. Would love to know where this happened in north GA.

  3. David R

    Great stories! I knew about Sasquatch when I was young, and only went camping once with a friend where there were no roads. I know I must of thought about them, but nothing happened thank god!

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