there was a face, covered in sort of orangy brown fur looking at me from the top right side of the sand pit.. I stared for what seemed several minutes before it sunk through my thick skull what i was appearently looking at. My first thought was my God a bigfoot, My second thought was one million dollars bounty ( i had heard somewhere that once apon a time there was a bounty on a bigfoot dead or alive) and instead of pulling the trigger I set the rifle down. we stared at each other for another moment then it pulled back and vanished into the forest.
with it now gone i grabed the rifle and went to investigate, i found nothing, no foot prints, to hair, no stench, nothing to indicate anything had been there the only thing i noticed was that when i tried to measure how tall the thing was ( i was 5 10 at the time ) i required my rifle to reach the branch that the head had been next to. Holding the rifle just behind the trigger guard I was just barely able to touch that branch.
Suddenly i got cold chills and returned to the car and left. I was sure that i just saw a real bigfoot and remained sure for a couple year, until the night i saw the movie harry and the hendersons. when they showed harry in the pool grinning I lost it for awhile because That was the face i saw looing back at me.
I was sober, I did not use drugs, and i don't believe that someone would walk through the woods in a bigfoot costume out in the middle of nowhere just for the fun of it,especially not when someone is target shooting with a large bore rifle. Whatever i saw is lucky i didn't shoot it as i considered it for several seconds before putting down the rifle. and as a hunter who has been in touching distance of a black bear several time ( reach out and touch it distance) over the years I Know it was not a bear.
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Thank you for sharing, mysticwerewolf!
I can't tell you what you saw or even guess.
Have you found others in that area that have had similar experiences?
Did you ever go back?
Why do you think you didn't pull the trigger?
Were you afraid at all, either during the encounter or after it sank in?
Did it make any sound?
And you are still convinced today?
How did it change you?
These are the why's I am interested in more and more. Even if I do not believe this creature inhabits our land, without concrete evidence, I enjoy hearing encounters from average people, they are interesting to me.
I am not hoping for more people to share their encounters on UM, so I can tell them what they saw and that it wasn't a bigfoot.
Also, these encounters fuel that lingering speck of hope in my breast that one day...one day...
Edited by QuiteContrary, 09 February 2013 - 11:59 AM.