I start this morning like every morning, shower, get dressed, take the dogs out, feed the dogs, eat breakfast and go out back and check for sign of a Bigfoot visit. Sounds typical until you get to the Bigfoot part and that is where this story starts.
|Actual Feathers found by my truck|
I thought Bigfoot research was just another outdoor activity for me. I hunt, fish, camp, and go “Bigfooting”. This all changed in the summer of 2010 when I began finding blue jay feathers beside my truck each morning.
This escalated to finding footprints and large amounts of dog food being taken from a snap closed container. By the spring of 2011 I was getting at least two visits a week. By what you ask?, as unusual as it sounds by a group of Bigfoot. They would venture into my small town neighborhood, take dog food, look into windows, and visit my outside dogs. They even pecked on windows and turned the front door handle on one occasion!
|Bigfoot take dog food Dec 2011|
|Bigfoot take dog food in May 2012 leave shoulder/arm imprint on side of house|
This is the “curse” that Bigfoot researchers face. If you find a group of Bigfoot and begin to study them they will follow you home! I thought I was alone, but when I began contacting other long term researchers I found out that what was going on at my house was more common than I imagined. This phenomenon has been happening to Bigfoot Researchers for decades. It is almost a "right of passage" for those who investigate Bigfoot.
It goes mostly unmentioned and is rarely talked about because even researchers have a hard time explaining it. How do they find you? How do they know which house is yours? Is it by smell? Do they “mark” you somehow? All questions I and other researchers struggle to answer. Of course most are afraid to mention it because of the ridicule and skepticism they get even from inside the Bigfoot Community. It is bad enough we go into the woods “on a wild goose chase” and now we are claiming the Bigfoot visit our suburban homes on a regular basis, most just can not accept that reality, but it is true.
|One Bigfoot is lifted up by another to steal eggs out of bird nest, the scuff marks are left on the siding of my house.|
|Hand print on side of my house.|
In my case the "teen age" Bigfoot of the group became very bold in the summer of 2011. He is approximately 6 foot tall and weighs about 200 lbs. He was hiding in a tree in my back yard and watching my neighbors sit around and chat after dark. One of the women noticed him, her police officer husband retrieved his flashlight and gun. When he demanded the intruder come down the “skinny teenager in a black hoodie” jumped over 14 feet out of a tree, hit the ground running, and ran off as my neighbors watched.
A month later another the neighbor who lives behind me came outside onto her back deck about 10:00 PM because her dogs would not stop barking. She saw a “crouched figure” on the corner of her house. When she looked toward it, it stood up, ran the full length of her back yard, leaped over a 4-foot dog fence and ran away. She called the police to report a prowler, in her words she described this prowler as “a skinny guy in a black hoodie, that ran very fast”. Later I talked to her about the “prowler” and she used the word “it” to describe the prowler three times before she corrected herself and said “him”. She also told me that a few days after this incidence something poked the motion sensors out of all her outside lights so they would not work anymore. She blamed it on vandals.
It gets even more interesting when my neighbors tell me that we have a “peeping tom” in the neighborhood. The police were called at least two times when a family just up the street from me reported that a “teenager, in a black hoodie”, was looking in the bedroom window of their 16-year-old daughter.
Though the teenager Bigfoot has since calmed down I still get a visit every week or two. Now they mostly take dog food and leave a print or two behind. This morning as I made my routine check I found two faint footprints behind my deck. The prints were 18 inches long, which I think is the female. The male of this group is huge. I have only found a partial print from him, but the width of his foot is 10 inches! The female of the group has 18-inch tracks, the teenager 15-inch, and the infant 8-inch.
|The adult male's toe prints, note the width of the foot is 10 inches. Photo taken beside my deck.|
|18 inch footprint(s) found today (June 6th, 2012) in my back yard. The stride length was six feet.|
So if you want to take up becoming a Bigfoot Researcher be warned, they will find you and they will visit you. Be prepared for this eventuality.
Article by: Scott Carpenter aka Joe Black
Article by: Scott Carpenter aka Joe Black