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July 2013 Sighting Outside Phillips, Wi

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Brian-

 

I have been on that side of Long Lake. I would think this also is a good area. The area from Lugerville to Phillips and along the Flambeau River. There is also a body of water called Loc Sault Dore which is connected to Long Lake by the Elk river. In 2005 we almost bought 80 acres south of this area. It was mostly swamp and marsh area though and very thick underbrush and taramak swamp, so we didn't buy it. Not enough high land for a nice camp/cabin building place. I never heard of Boyds Resort, I will have to check that out sometime when I am up there. I drive right though Park Falls to get to our place further north. Thanks for the info!

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Opps! Wrong Long lake. I see what one you were at. That is definately closer to the huge remote lands. I want to check that area out for sure. 

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Just wanted to say hey to all the other WI folks in here!
 

SAILGIRL - have you looked into any of the reports on the Eastern part of the state?  Crazy reports coming from Fond du Lac down past Milwaukee.

 

Also, if you do plan on spending some time out in the backcountry around Phillips (or Northern WI generally), I would recommend carrying some sort of bear spray or firearm.

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I keep track of all reports from WI. I live just north of Fon Du Lac. Also a big YES to answer your last comment.... have bears on our land so I know what you are talking about. I have guns and taser. Wolves also spotted near our land. Coyotes come on a nightly visit. Even seen a trail cam photo of a mountain lion that was taken about 15 miles from our property.....so all kinds of big critters. There was a 2005 Bigfoot sighting off GG near Clam Lake, which is about a 20min drive from our land....so anything is possible.

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^^LOL, what an odd way of reading what Sailgirl wrote, AaronD.  I also keep track of all the Wisconsin reports, it just means we follow closely what's going on in our home state.

 

This is more of a "Tales from the Northwoods" comment, but relevant.  When I lived up there as a teenager, we had nothing better to do at night than go joy riding throughout the countryside.  And because we often were up to no good (underage drinking and worse), we often chose the most back country roads we could find.  I know I drove down a road one night that made the guys in the car with me pretty nervous because it was nothing more than a fire lane.  We came to a plank bridge that was so old, we all got out to make sure it was safe to drive over.  We were deep in the woods and the guys said I was going to have to be the one to walk back for help if we fell in, because they weren't walking out. 

 

That's just an example to indicate where we would go.  In all those drives, I never once saw anything even suggestive of a bigfoot.  On the other hand, someone I went to high school with claims to have seen a bigfoot out where W and 70 meet.  Unfortunately, she was known do drugs, so her testimony is somewhat suspect.

 

I know a lot of guys up there who hunt year round, and not one has ever seen a bigfoot.  On the other hand, there are lumberjacks up there who live in the woods and only come into town once a week (if that).  I once asked one I knew pretty well if he ever saw bigfoot.  He just looked at me strange and said, "Stay in the woods long enough and you'll see some strange things."  He didn't clarify what he meant by that and to this day I wonder (he's long dead now).

 

When the BRFO had their expedition up there, people were talking about it because it was a surprise to them that there were bigfoot there.  Yet, they conceded that although they know there are a lot of bears up there, most living there rarely see them, so they accepted maybe it was possible there was something else out there.  Maybe strongly emphasized.

 

I also know it's a cultural past time to mess with 'city slickers' or worse if you're from Illinois.  The bigger the lie you can tell and get away with, the more points you score.  Shortly after moving up there, I was told about this guy that lived around there who was discovered to have eaten people and made lamp shades out of skin.  I pointed out that they were talking about Ed Gein and that he lived far from there.  I got a lot of that kind of stuff for a while until I became 'one of them' at some point.

 

I talked to the person who investigated the Rice Lake episode.  I asked if he thought it had been a bigfoot and he said he really didn't know.  By the time he got there, it was a media fiasco.  Once it hit the papers, all kinds of people were out in the woods looking and they had obliterated and obscured any potential evidence making it impossible to properly investigate.

 

So anyhow, one of these days, I'm going to move back up there way out in the woods and see what I can find.  It's my goal anyhow, because I know just visiting a weekend here and there doesn't allow enough time.

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^^ It was just a question, JustCurious..........call me .... curious ;)

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@JC.

Another thing to consider in the northwoods.  there are many illegal dope growing operations in the national forest.  At times, many acres are utilized.

 

How many folks have seen illegal grow operations up there?  I'd bet folks see more bears than those.

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Nope....not BFRO....I am not into the large group researching.  I have been into bigfoot since 1985. I did a school paper on the big guy when I was in 9th grade. I read everything I could get my hands on about the subject. No internet then...at least I didn't get a computer until 1996. I had an uncle who had a possible encounter in the late 1970's and he told me there have been stories in the "Blue hills" as he called them. Him being an avid outdoorsmen, I asked him if he ever heard stories, he said "yep" He didn't see one, but had something stalk him in the woods that made alot of noise and grunting loud and shaking trees.  He had a rock thrown at his fishing boat when he was fishing on a small remote lake near Lac Courte Oreilles Indian reservation in the 1970's. He thought it was some kids playing around. That got me more interested as I realized how many sightings and encounters there were in Wisconsin and the upper midwest... I always figured it was only in the Californina, Pacific Northwest, Canada and Alaska.

 

I also keep track of Upper Michigan and Northern Minnesota as well when I get a chance to read up and do more online searching for reports. I went up to the boundary waters in MN for 4 days and also went to the Munising area. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge has had many reports in the area. I have also done campouts in many remote areas in the western side of WI mainly in Jackson County near Black River Falls.From 2003 to 2007 I did alot of camping and researching. Just not enough time these days as I would like.  

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Plus 1 SAIL GIRL, for an interesting post. I had a similar encounter as your uncle, only it was here in PA in the late 90's. Bipedal thrashing in the bushes alongside the road, followed me 8 miles one night; throwing pebbles at the road ahead of me......and grunting as well. Fascinating stuff! If you can dig up your 9th grade school paper I'm sure we'd all love to read it.

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I know AaronD, but I'm just curious. :derisive:

 

Some friends of mine own the Nine Mile Tavern & Canoe Rental on Hwy 70 and a few years ago, we went canoeing from there.  I did ask Herb, the owner if anyone ever told him they saw bigfoot and he was quick to say no (and informed me there's no such thing).  I will keep checking back with them because I'd think someday someone should see one there.  I regret that I think my canoeing days are over and now I think that would be the best way to check things out up there.  There are many, many little creeks that flow into and out of the Flambeau that I would go down checking for sign.

 

Cotter, even as a teenager, I was appalled at the drug problem in the high school up there.  I've heard of growing operations in the PNW, but not so much in Wisconsin (at least not that far north).

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I would second that. A group of Mexican drug lord types were busted in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest not too long ago.

 

 

Someone stated there was a sighting near FonduLac. How long ago was that?

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There are also sightings near Danbury and also further south along the river.

 

A friend has a cabin near Alma, WI and we've had several encounters (no sightings as yet); rock clacks, very powerful wood knocks, trackways (16" prints) and structures (heavy 6"-8" dia. oak branches in tepee formations where no oak was present, so it was not the wind, where the oak branches were torn, not cut).

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^^

If you read some of Maggie's posts, she has had encounters near Alma as well.  Other side of the river though. 

 

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