Mar 20

SC EP:839 I Thought I Shot A Man *Rewind*

With my moms passing yesterday I will be playing a rewind from episode 820. One of my favorite witnesses. SC EP:820 I Thought I Shot A Man Spoke to the eyewitness and he said “In 1981 I was in North Louisiana and I came across this creature. He came from around a tree that was about 6 feet from me and we stared at each other.

I wasn’t sure what it was but I could tell by his facial expressions he was mad and working himself up to attack me. I shot it and I know it was a lung shot. I could describe every detail about him. This has weighed on me for the last 40 years, I have only told one person about it. It bothers me that I shot but from the way it was acting I thought it was him or me.”





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308 Responses to “SC EP:839 I Thought I Shot A Man *Rewind*”

    • Cristina H

      I am a new member but long time listener. You wouldn’t believe how much your voice has been not only good entertainment as you introduce and interview each witness but also a source of comfort in the wee hours of the morning when sleep won’t come. You have helped me through 2 knee surgeries and have just become so much a part of my life that I am compelled to thank you and let you know what a great job you do.
      I also want to offer my sympathy in the loss of your mom. It’s never easy to lose a parent no matter how old you are. My heart goes out to you and your family.

      • Tara G

        * I just wanted to say I totally agree!!
        In the wee hours of the night when I can’t sleep, Wes’s voice & these stories have comforted me.. in times of loss & sadness, anxiety & grief.
        In good times & in bad, SC has become part of my family.

      • Annie M

        Thank you, Cristina, you put into words how so many of us feel. Since I started listening to Wes, I’ve had 6 surgeries, lost my dad and my house and two of the best dogs ever born. And Wes and the witnesses have brought me a lot of comfort. I hope we can send him back a little bit of that.

  1. Miss Kendall S

    I’m so sorry Wes, just know she’s in a beautiful place and at peace.. She will always be with you (Always) ♥️
    We love you Wes, you and your mom and your family are in my prayers ????

  2. Josephine L

    Oh Wes….I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending condolences for you, Woody and all your family. I’m sure your mom has been your biggest fan ever & will be forever. Praying for peace, joy & unforgettable memories in your heart. ✝️????

  3. winkatme

    OH WES, I am truly sorry that your mom passed. I lost my mom in March 2018. I hope that you take some time for yourself and just know that YOU are sooooo LOVED by so many people. All of us would do anything for you, just ask. All my love to you and yours, Wink

  4. Timothy D

    Sending good energy and prayers in the direction of you and your family, dear Wes. Your mother must’ve been an amazing woman to raise such sons. If you represent any of her values, such as kindness, fair-play and especially love, she will truly Rest In Peace, knowing her legacy is passed on through her amazing progeny.
    May your mother go, from strength to strength in the life of perfect service. God bless, Timothy D.

  5. Karla G

    Wes, I know you’ve heard this a billion times already, but sorry about your mom. I don’t even want to imagine how hard that is for you. But you have to look at it like this. She’s one of the lucky ones. She got the hell out of here before the world goes officially crazy and implodes on itself. She’s somewhere way better, waiting on you to join her someday. With all the crazy things I’ve witnessed in my life, unexplainable things, there’s no doubt that you’ll see her again down the line. She may not be here anymore, but she’s somewhere. Anyway, prayers to you and your family.

  6. Steven B

    Dear Wes,

    So very sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. I know that pain, loss and emptiness. May you, Woody, and all the Germer and Pratt families have every God-given strength, peace, and comfort.

    With deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayer

  7. Jesse K

    Dear Wes, prayers for comfort, peace, and strength in your time of need. May the Lord Bless you with His Amazing Grace and Tender Mercies surround You with His Wonderful Love. God Bless You and Your Family and Friends!!!

  8. Joey S

    I’m sorry for your loss Wes it really sucks I know I lost a dad a rew years ago and recently lost a brother I feel your pain dude if you need anything you know you can reach out to the sasquatch chronicles community and we will be there for you in anyway we can take all the time you need off we will be here when you return brother!

  9. David W

    My deepest heartfelt condolences my friend.
    There isn’t anything I can say to lessen your grief, just take comfort in her love for you. Peace be with you brother.


  10. Jay Carlsen

    My Father suffered 2 Strokes and a Heart Attack New Years Eve of 2011/2012 Which took a lot out of Him.
    For the past 2 years He’s been stuck in a Wheel Chair , or His Chair before the Television. I walked over to check the Fire at my Parents House Dec 16th around 10:30 or so ? I walked in to the Living Room and I asked [ as I always do ] ‘ Hey ! Do you have a Fire going ? ‘ [ And as my Father always answered ] ” I don’t know ? Maybe You can go check it for me ? ” So I went and Loaded up the Wood Stove.
    When I walked back up stairs , and I said in passing ‘ There ya Go ! I gotta get those Girls to bed for School.’ When my Father said
    ” Hey man , I don’t think I am going to be here for Christmass. ” And I pivot on my left Foot as I was reaching for the Door Handle and said ‘ Where do you think Your Going ? ‘ And He repeated Himself with emphasis ” Well , I am not gong to be here. Will You be Happy for me ? ” When I came ALIVE ! And I said ‘ HELL YEAH I WILL BE HAPPY ! BECAUSE THE NEXT TIME I SEE YOU , YOUR’E GOING TO BE AS YOUNG AS I AM !! …. THEN WATCH OUT ! BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN THE PARTY IS GOING TO START ! ‘ And my Father repeated ” I will be as Young as You , Won’t I ? ” there was some minor words said between us , then I went home.
    The next Morning around 11:00 am I walk next door to my Parents House and walked in and asked ‘ Hey , You got a Fire Going ? ‘
    But my Father sat in His Chair , as if He was asleep. So I walked downstairs and cleaned out the Wood Stove and loaded it back up for the Day. I walked up stairs , and My Father hasn’t been out of that chair in the past 2 years , and most of the tine He was awake by now ? So I reached down and touched His Knee and said ‘ Hey Man ‘ But he was already Cold & Stiff.
    My Father was 79 years old. And lead a good Life. I can only Hope I can live that long.
    Don’t Worry Wess ! You will see Your Mother again , and You will be Surprised when you do.

    • Rick P

      Awesome Story- Forever to be together- and forever young!
      We have had alot of losses family wise as well and we watch alot of – NDE stories of Heaven , told by those who had been there. Randy Kay= youtube channel has good ones.
      What a great Story! Thank-you – what an awesome dad- Blessings!

  11. Brandon W

    Wes, I’ve been a loyal listener for a little over 3 years, I greatly appreciate all you do, not sure if you’ll even read this. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

  12. Daniel O

    Sorry for your loss , my sincerest condolences . I lost my Mother in the beginning of January , it’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with . It’s will get easier , the pain will start to go away and she will always be with you . Sending my prayers to you and your family

  13. isaac r

    I’m so sorry for your lost, we have lost both of our parents over the last 13 years and we know the feelings you are going through. I’ve been listening for a few years now, love the show.

  14. Cali H

    Wes my wish for you and your family is love in your hearts, peace in your souls, and strength for the days ahead. I am sorry for your loss.

    My favorite psalm is 121: “i will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.”

    It always brings me comfort when i feel lost.

  15. Brenda B

    Also, just wanted to say that when you first aired this episode I got the feeling this particular sasquatch had done this before…. lured someone into the woods and then attacked them. It would be interesting to look up missing persons in that area at that time????.

  16. Lele S

    I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your momma. I’ve lost both my parents and 3 siblings. There aren’t any words that will remove the pain, but know that she is still with you from time to time and is watching over you.

  17. Sharity

    Sorry for your loss, Wes. I know it hurts for those of us left behind in this temporary earthly existence, but I truly believe death isn’t the end – it’s a whole new beginning. She’s your guardian angel now. You, Woody, and your family are in the prayers of my sons and I. Thank you for all that you do for all of your listeners and God bless!

    • Rick P

      Yes!! She is an Angel now! The Movie —- The Cokeville Miracle —– is a true story of kids at a school protected by Angels= their grandparents. The movie is on YouTube free. :}

  18. DeAnn A

    Wes, please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. I lost my father 12 years ago and I still want to call him. Just remember she is in a a beautiful place and you will see her again. Her love and your memories will be with you always. I will pray for an angel of peace and comfort to hold you close in the next few days and weeks

  19. Lesley H

    Sorry to hear of your mums passing Wes, your faith will keep you going, no matter what, your mum is your mum for all eternity, you will be with her again, her love is all around you and your family, thank you for all you do, been a member for 7 years and love you and your show, much love from Devon UK xx

  20. Ann Y

    Dear Wes, God’s comfort to you and your family,❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. I pray God shows you how your Mother is in peace and without pain. (That brought me comfort when my Mother went to heaven. She was tired.)She was a strong woman I’m sure. Now is a new phase in your family. Get rest and solitude. We totally understand. Take as much time as you need! Reruns are great!

  21. TROY W

    Wes” just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and your family. I know how hard the weeks are getting to this sad time and how it will be ok. Please know you and your family have many of us out here wishing you all the very best during this sad time in your lives. I personally believe your Mother will always be there guiding you through out your lives. Troy

  22. CJ M

    Hugs Wes. Take the time you need and share with us whatever you may want to. I hope you’ll need some confirmations of things you experience. May you notice and receive a lot of love and a glimpse of timelessness to help you and yours.

  23. Claudine F

    Terrible news, loosing a parent hits hard. Although time subsides the pain, it still never fills that little hole that’s left behind oddly that maternal bond doesn’t feel severed even in death.. Take comfort knowing they are at peace, looking over their loved ones until you meet again. My condolences

  24. Annalisa H

    I still remember her posting on here with the picture of her SC mug, she was so proud of you. I’m so sorry for the hurt you’re feeling Wes. Much love to you and your family.❤️

  25. TARYN L

    Wes sending Love and Prayers to you and the Family. Take all the time you need for yourself. We all Love you and Woody and will be right here when your ready.

  26. Greg R

    Wes so sorry brother, I lost my mom 6 years ago. I know the pain you are experiencing. Hopefully you are surrounded by family and have that support. Take care and be strong.

  27. Laura K

    I totally understand the rewind. 34 years ago, when my mom passed, I couldn’t even be around women her age without crying. And when my husband passed, forget about it. And then I found something that could take my mind off my loss even if just for an hour. Your podcast has been such a blessing, and I just want you to know you have to take the time to heal. But not too long!

    • Lee O

      I’ve been a member for 2 years and I still can’t figure out how to make a comment !!
      sorry for piggy backing off of yours..
      I just wanted to let you know Wes you’re in my prayers ..????prayers for you and the family????

  28. Nancy A

    I sat with both my mother and younger brother as they passed from this earth two yeats ago. Hugs and prayers to you and your family Wes. It’s tough losing your Mom.

  29. Thomas T

    i think Carol the IT consultant from across the pond mentioned that the alpha she encountered was slightly erect and pissing in her story as well. I think this encounter was happened down in Carmel, CA. She’s the lady in the opening bumper.

  30. Cynthia H

    Dearest Wes. So many times you have been there for me when I wasn’t able to sleep. Your voice soothed me and lulled me to sleep ????. Now it’s my turn to pray that God gives you peace and comfort over the loss of your Mom. May you and your loved ones celebrate her life and remember the joy she brought to your life. Amen

  31. Andrew A

    Very sorry to hear about your mother Wes, my prayers are with you. It will feel as if nothing will ever be the same but it will get better in time. When I lost my mother I was 20, much older now, what helped me through it was continuing to speak to her. We are all energy and she is still with you but in a different form my friend.

    Stay strong and God bless you.

  32. Mark C

    Wes, I feel for you and your family. I know many of us can only offer consolation through words, and I hope you will find our support alleviates some small amount of grief.

  33. Evelyn L

    I remember reading comments after hearing this story the first time and there were several people who pretty much accused this man of being a murderer. That and being irresponsible with a gun and a few other insulting comments. Why are some human beings always so ready to side with the unknown and write off their own species? All we have are people’s assumptions at this point!
    Many people have killed other human beings because they felt threatened and were let off by juries and judges. Self defense. No one can say what this creature would have done to this man since the creatures have never seriously been scientifically studied by anyone…that we know of. This man and the monster were the only ones there at the time. People shoot dogs and are not even ticketed. (I think that they should be put in jail but no one asked me). Dogs also have human DNA yet no one makes them a protected species. Millions are killed in county facilities every year. Just about every mammal out there has some of what is called “human DNA” but that does not make them human! It just means that their physical makeup has some of the same components.
    A Chimpanzee is not a human and neither is an ape. They can be trained after years of working with them to do human like things but they are not and never will be human.
    The people out there who believe that these Sasquatch creatures are the “gentle forest giant” need to sit and think about how they exist. They catch and not so kindly kill other animals, mainly deer, rip them apart with their bare hands and eat them! They also rip trees apart and either just throw them or shove them upside down into the ground. Neither one of these things are exactly environmentally friendly. These creatures do not care if a doe is pregnant or has a young one to care for. It is simply food to them.
    Yes, there are some bad people in this world but the majority of people just want to live their lives in peace. It is always the wealthy of the world who gain control, incite hatred and begin wars for their own financial benefit. Don’t hate on humanity and side with monsters just because some people have messed things up. Let’s learn to get along with the majority of our own species before we go bowing to a species that we have no idea where they came from or what they are up to. They are not here to save the planet just as the “aliens” are not. They have had plenty of time to do so if that was their desire.

  34. Alyx


    My wife and I have both lost our fathers. And many other family members to cancer, heart disease, and even murder… So I understand the pain you’re going through and we are praying for you. There is nothing I can say that is enough for this kind of pain.

    Thank you for everything you do for your fans and those you interview! You have brought much joy to those around the world and expanded their understanding of the world. We all stand with you and support you, God bless SC and the entire Germer family.

    “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us” Romans 8:18


    Patrick and Alyx Connolly

  35. Jackie K

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. It’s a hard one, I didn’t want to be around people especially work when mine passed. I’ve been an orphan for a long time now. It does get easier but still! Blessings and prayers Wes

  36. Lesley V

    Wes, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I read the post you made about all the life lessons she taught you. She sounds like a very special person who had some inside knowledge about how to treat others. The lessons she taught you come shining through in the way you interact with those you come into contact with through your show. In the end, all that matters is treating others with kindness, love and humility. Sending prayers of peace, light, and comfort to you and your family.

  37. Wayne G

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, Wes. We’re here for you, brother.. I am sure your mother was so proud of you. You truly have one of the best podcasts ever!!

  38. Scott B

    I’m so sorry for your loss Wes. Thousands of us around the world are thinking of you and your family, and I believe I can safely say that we all feel a little bit of heart ache as we pray to somehow help you carry this grief. Many of us have been listening to Sasquatch Chronicles for so long that your voice is as common in our homes as the voices of our families, which kind of makes you family in a way.

    “Right now your grief is this giant gaping hole with sharp edges, but as you move forward in life, the edges soften and other beautiful things start to grow around it, flowers and trees of experiences. The hole never goes away, but it becomes gentler and sort of a garden in your soul, a place you can visit when you want to be near your love.”
    – Sean Leary (speaking of the loss of a romantic/life partner, but it applies just the same to anyone we hold dear).

  39. Jo Ann P

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Wes. She was always so sweet to me. The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His light to shine upon you. And be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace.
    Jo Ann

  40. Mike B

    Wess, I’m sorry for you losing your mom. My mom passed in1216 and I just went away for a few days. I was there in body, but not in mind.
    I know you were close with your mom and whenever I say her comments they made me smile. She was witty and engaging and a downright nice person in a way that few people are now.
    Your mom will be missed. Not just by your greiving family, but by myself and all of the folks on here who looked with anticipation for her insightful comments that had wisdom and showed a great pride in you and love for you.
    Try to sleep for a couple a days. It’ll do you good and you can’t not take care of yourself. Be safe

  41. Candice N

    I see an outpouring of support for you on here and you deserve it. I hope you make your peace with this as best you can. You’ve brought both entertainment and solace to many people. I especially admire the way that you approach others with the utmost respect and empathy. I hope you can take some solace yourself from the messages of support from fans like me at this time.

  42. Meesha F

    so very sorry Wes and Woody.. it sounds so cliché but she really is in a better place with more peace than we on earth know and she will be suffering no more.. may your family be blessed with comfort

  43. JD Z

    Wes – My condolences. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Dad left us 6 years ago and Mom left us 7 months ago. Should you need to talk, I’ll gladly re-pay the favor because the loss is very hard and the aftermath sucks. We’re just now getting Probate closed and the estate settled.
    Respectfully yours.

  44. Robert F

    all the best to you and your family ???? take your time and thanks for all your hard work. your show gives me a chance to unwind and escape from the daily grind. you deserve the same so take your time and don’t worry about us. Thanks again Brother

  45. Matt R

    I’m so sorry to hear your mother passed away. I totally understand the pain of losing a loved one.
    Myself and my wives prayers are with you.
    Take as much time as you need. God be with your family.

  46. Janice K

    So very sorry for the passing of your mother. Wishing you Peace and Healing. She is remembered in prayer. And, again, thank you for what you do here with this website.

  47. Nicholas F

    so sorry for your loss man. worst thing imaginable. not to take away from the catastrophe but its a good thing your strong.I Hope you find some peace in it all sooner than later

  48. Wayne B

    It’s hard to find the words to bring peace and comfort when you’re lose is beyond words. As with so many who appreciate your kindness and help given, I’d like to add my hope that He who heals hearts will truly be with you.

  49. Bonnie P

    My deepest condolences Wes to you and your family. I’ve lost my mom as well. It’s a loss that’s very hard on the heart. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  50. Nathan E

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Wes. That’s got to be hard, no matter what the circumstances. I hope her passing was easy and that she rests in peace with the LORD of all.

  51. Bart H

    My condolences, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I was over there once for a brief visit. It is not the end. I don’t think we really end I think we are eternal, at least it seemed that way. Those on the other side are always with us when you want them just talk to them and think of them they will let you know they are there. Hang in there it gets better again.

  52. Evelyn L

    My kindest regards to you, Wes, and the rest of your family on the passing of your mom. We sometimes don’t always agree without parents and other family members but when it comes down to it if we are fortunate enough to have family that loves us despite our differences then that is one of the most important things in life.

  53. Kelly S

    Sending love and healing light. ???? I’m so glad that gentleman said all those kind words describing you; I don’t think you hear it enough. You are a very special man. Thank you for all that you do. You are loved, Wes. Sorry for your loss. ????????

  54. Aidan G

    My condolences, Wes. I feel for you, brother.Know your mom is in mine and my family’s prayers. Sending and wishing fast healing and newfound peace and joy to you.

  55. Tim K

    Wes, May God bless you and your family and help you through your time of loss . I will keep you and your family in my prayers and any strength I have I pass to you and your family in this time of deep thoughts and memories of the past.

  56. Sarah R

    Sorry for your loss Wes. I recently lost my mom and I felt like the world should stop turning at the weight of our grief. Its a heart wrenching time. My advice is to let out the emotions as much as possible. Cry cry cry.
    I wish you and your family peace.

  57. Meesha F

    such a great episode.. his experience will definitely be a help and inspirational in this field as much as Claire’s and the man who lost his dog and other great encounter stories.. there’s just some that even if you didn’t believe.. these would change your mind

  58. Tye H

    I had to come back an episode to understand what happened in your life. I’m so sorry to hear that your mother passed. My father just passed away last month also. Sometimes we take our parents for granted and sometimes we think they will be around longer then they will be. I hope you’re doing well, you’re in my thoughts.

  59. Michael S

    I had no ideas Wes. I lost my mother over 13 years ago and I think about her every day- My father passed last year. I’m sorry for your loss. They are never far away and will always be watching over you…

  60. gino b

    Dear Wes, as I see all the out pouring of support from hundreds of fans of yours, it’s easy to see how much you are loved by all of us during this time of solitude, which is time to reflect your past with your mom during the good times you and your family had with her. Wes, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m sure you share some of her characteristic with us and will continue it, in the future. God Bless you and your family- Gino

  61. David S

    Hey Wes, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I lost mine a few years ago and know how hard this time can be. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I promise even when it does hit you, it does get easier with time.

  62. John T

    The overwhelming and uplifting support of your fans and fans of SC is testament to the very real person you are and have become throughout the history of this podcast. I’ve no doubt that your mom, rest her precious soul, is and always will be very proud of her boys and what you’ve done to provide the world, and I do mean the world, with this incredible resource and the community that’s evolved around it.
    My sincere condolences…Glasses raised to the late Carol Germer.

  63. mermaidmood

    I’m seeing this for the first time Wes. Sending you my very deepest condolences, and hoping you know that many people care about you …so you are the recipient of lots of positive, uplifting, loving energy surrounding your heart, life, family, and work. Your mom was able to walk this Sasquatch Chronicles journey with you; to see you attain great success and independence. Imagine that pride and happiness.

    I lost my mom in 2020. There will be times you’ll feel your mom with you.
    May God bless you at this time; bringing you peace, and all you stand in need of. Hugs.

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