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RedHawk454

I've always been a believer since  I was like 6 years old

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Mossprint

Growing up in Vancouver Washington back in the late 60's, early 70's, I remember hearing stories of sightings over in the Stevenson area. I was fascinated by the thought that a large, hairy, 2 legged primate could be living in the woods just a few short miles from me.  I then remember seeing the Patterson Gimlin film at the Kiggins theater in Vancouver in the early 70's and being totally freaked out by the footage.  At age 14 in 1978 me and 2 friends were fishing on the Washougal river and found large footprints embedded in moss.  That sealed it for me...

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salubrious
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I had a very closeup encounter in 1990 on the Dallas Divide in Colorado in good lighting. No mistaking what I saw.

 

I was headed to Telluride at the time, when I got there I asked a friend of mine that lived there if there were any Bigfood sightings in the area. He gave me a funny look and I really got the feeling that I shouldn't talk about it and didn't for a good 15 years. People tend to think you're nuts.

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NCBFr

I was about 5 miles from my NJ house on a solo bike ride in 1996 when I heard what I later learned was the "Ohio Moan".  Shortly there after partially eaten dead deer started showing up in the woods around my house.  The next summer my neighbor tell me he listened to the NJ devil kill and eat a deer between our houses.  Over time I started looking for answers resulting in years of research.  I moved to NC and shortly had a few encounters including a short distance sighting, very clear wood knocks directed at me, and the most terrifying scream and tree shacking that words just cannot describe.  Sadly not much has happened in the last 3 years.

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Madison5716

Trading whistles with two of "somethings" in the woods, and two nights later trading knocks with one "something" while picking up my kid at summer camp (he couldn't handle the overnight part and i got called to pick him up late in the night).  Beautiful summer night. Much strangeness. Did a google search "What whistles in the woods at night" and got lots of Native American legends of "the Whistling Woman", female bigfoots. Repeatedly returned to the same area over the next few weeks and had more strangeness  - huffs and chuffs at dusk, shaken bushes and trees, gifts that disappeared overnight, and chest slaps in the dark ad we were escorted out. Then the activity petered out (they must have been there seasonally), and winter came and I was hooked.

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Nipissing
22 hours ago, Bonehead74 said:

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What I wouldn't give to have this book in my hands again! I remember it so well. My dad was very interested in various "odd"/paranormal topics and there were always a few books like this kicking around which dealt with cryptids and strange phenomena. I read everything that came into the house and I was mesmerized by all the Fortean books. I'd always thought Bigfoot exclusively roamed the PNW but learned that there were sightings in northern Ontario, where I grew up. Even the "urban" areas like Timmins, North Bay, and Sudbury are only minutes away from the bush, and it wasn't hard to imagine the big guy was out there somewhere close.

 

My own "not sure" encounter is extremely lame compared to most of the ones I've read here, but anyway I'll copy it from another thread: The "not sure" sighting: we were young teenagers, and her family lived on a large acreage in northern Ontario, with a pond at the back of the property accessible by a half mile or so of dirt road. Sometimes we would walk back there for something to do, and one summer day, looking across the pond at a clearing, I noticed a dark 'stump' maybe five feet high. I thought nothing of it until I looked back a few minutes later and it was gone. Could have been a bear, could have been anything. No idea. 

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BlobSquatch

Patty.

 

That was a long time ago.

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Arvedis
On 8/13/2019 at 10:32 PM, Bonehead74 said:

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13 hours ago, Nipissing said:

What I wouldn't give to have this book in my hands again!

 

I was thinking the same thing. A few years ago it seemed impossible to find. Now, there are lots of copies available from sellers on Amazon and Abe's Books for reasonable prices. I just bought the cheapest in good condition (or so it says) at $4 😁

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JKH

I grew up back East and vaguely thought it was a west coast phenomenon. Moved to WA state in 2000. Bought "The Locals" one foggy summer week on the Olympic Park coast, great reading for the surroundings. Became aware of the BFRO, etc., thought it was interesting. Family brought the tv show to my attention about 2012, then I studied up. Began amateur audio recording in 2014 with many interesting results. That's the short story.

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Whistler

Well.. They took Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy away from me, so I had to have something to believe in...

 

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Cheers!

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NatFoot
On 8/14/2019 at 3:45 PM, salubrious said:

I had a very closeup encounter in 1990 on the Dallas Divide in Colorado in good lighting. No mistaking what I saw.

 

I was headed to Telluride at the time, when I got there I asked a friend of mine that lived there if there were any Bigfood sightings in the area. He gave me a funny look and I really got the feeling that I shouldn't talk about it and didn't for a good 15 years. People tend to think you're nuts.

 

On that last piece ...your sighting was QUITE unique! 😁😋😁😏

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CharlesLamica

I was 8 years old.  It was 1968 and my family lived in southern Oregon, near Grants Pass.  We lived in a very secluded and wooded area and had been having unusual and suspicious activity at night.  My dad was convinced it was a bear breaking into our tack shed and stealing grain we fed to our horses.  One morning we woke up to find about 2 inches of snow had fallen overnight and in that fresh snow were huge footprints that came out of the woods, circled our house, and went back into the woods.  That was about the time when the P/G Film of Patty was in the news.  I was hooked!  I wish I'd been older at the time and would have given the event a more serious investigation, but at 8 years old you don't think of those things. 

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