Y’all know my fascination with the unknown…
The recent FOXNews.com article: Team Heads to Michigan to Search for Bigfoot from 6/27/07 caught my eye.
The news articles about Bigfoot sightings in Oklahoma always brought out the skeptic in me. But, maybe I was too quick to think Sasquatch only lived in the Northern States and Swamps.
Not that I 100% believe in Bigfoot…..I am unsure about the whole theory….much more skeptical than I am about aliens from outer space.
There are Native American Tribes that believe in Sasquatch. My tribe,The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians does not have Sasquatch tales or legends that I have heard or know of.
BFRO Geographical Database of Bigfoot Sightings & Reports is a great site to check out reported Sasquatch sightings in your area listed by state.
My Sighting? I cannot write about Sasquatch sightings without telling my story.
In the summer of 2003, in Northern Michigan, one evening I accompanied my youngest nephew T. and his friend Phil out looking for Elk.
It had gotten dark and we were on our way home leaving the edges of the cedar swamp in the Pigeon River State Forest, when we spotted something on the right side of the dirt road. A large upright dark form ran down a good sized slope out of the woods to the edge of the road and then just as quickly disappeared into the thickest set of trees on the same side of the road. It acted as if it had changed its mind about crossing the road and ran back into the swampy area.
We were driving in an area that there are no houses or cabins for miles around.
Prior to seeing this incident, we had been chatting about some everyday nonsense. We immediately became silent. I was sitting in the front passenger seat and I turned around and looked at Phil who right away asked me “Did you see that!?!??!!”
I thought maybe my mind was playing tricks on me, I was about 4 1/2 months pregnant at the time and well, being preggers can make a girl a little crazy. You have no idea how glad I was that Phil blurted that out that question.
I told Phil, “Yes, I had seen it also.”
Nephew T. was driving and he said he saw a large shadow like shape but he was watching the road because we were rounding a corner.
We voted against turning around and checking it out.
I have to admit, Phil and I were kinda unnerved about the sighting, we kept saying to each other it was probably just the shadows playing tricks on us……
We analyzed what it could have possibly been that we saw, it was definately not a bear. If it was a black bear, it was a massive one running on 2 paws.
Since I was pregnant, no I was NOT drinking alcohol or under any kind of chemical influence.
When my best friend L. and I were in our mid to late teens, we coon-hunted often. We also ran our dogs out of season, we just did not carry any firearms or kill any racoons.
As 2 young girls, we were fearless. We trampled by foot behind our dogs thru any swamp, forest, and on more than one occassion, corn field.
Not once did we ever experience anything ‘strange‘ during our night outings. Well, except for the time we got attacked by an owl…yes, an owl!
L and I used to load up our horses and go for long trail rides in the Pigeon River State Forest. We covered many miles on and off the trails. We would run with elk, see large amounts of white tail deer,a few badgers, a rare black bear sighting and plenty of bear tracks, all kinds of other wildlife.
But, nothing odd was ever experienced on one of those many rides. Except an oddball camper or hunter we crossed paths with.
Whether Sasquatch is real or a myth, it is very interesting to hear about.