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Canadian farmer recalls 'terrifying' Bigfoot encounter

May 1, 2022 | Comment icon 26 comments

The creature did not come across as particularly benign. Image Credit: Steve Bexter / Pexels
The creature, which was spotted at a horse farm in Manitoba, prompted an armed response from the locals.
There are few cryptozoological mysteries as enduring and widespread as Bigfoot - a mysterious hairy hominid that many people believe roams the wilds and woodlands of rural North America.

One woman who believes that she encountered one of these beasts first-hand is Jacqueline Lange - an ex-farmer who, at the time of the sighting in 1981, had been working at a horse farm in Manitoba, Canada.

One winter night while she was going out to the oat shed, she heard what she described as a sudden "wham" sound against the wall, which frightened the daylights out of her.

"I then heard shuffling next to me in the shadows behind the shed," she said.

"I backed up until I could see a head and shoulders taller than the line of the shed. It looked one way, then the other and turned back staring at me."
The creature growled at her in a low rumbling, menacing sort of way, which prompted her to quickly bolt from the barn and seek assistance from the other farmhands.

"We both ran back with pitchforks and it was still there, it again looked one way the other and came back looking at us and growled again," she said.

"We were screaming at it and it leaned and jumped into the paddock and ran off."

Later that night they were awoken by the police who told them that their horses had escaped. It turned out that the animals had been so fearful that they had taken out the entire fence while trying to flee.

There was also a report in the local newspaper about a policeman who had witnessed a "tall, hairy thing" leaping over a 10ft fence.

"This encounter was almost 40 years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday," said Lange.

Source: Daily Mirror | Comments (26)

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Comment icon #17 Posted by Jon the frog 15 days ago
Could be a grizzly, quite a rarity 41 years ago in Manitoba. It fit quite well with the sighting of an unknown giant brown beast. bears in Manitoba are,of breeding in the province. ''CONFIRMED BEAR SIGHTINGS The report tracked sightings of grizzly bears in northern Manitoba since the 1980s, saying the numbers have been more than doubling in every decade since the 1980s. Of the 160 observations, 133 of the sightings have been confirmed.''  
Comment icon #18 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 15 days ago
pareidolia p?r??-d??l?-? noun The perception of a recognizable image or meaningful pattern where none exists or is intended, as the perception of a face in the surface features of the moon. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- With that said,, due to the way our perceptions are formed, humans would be far more likely to see a BigFoot and think of it a bear than visa versa  The whole "saw a bear" theory has been pretty well shattered for some time, namely by citing states with BF's but with no bears
Comment icon #19 Posted by locomekipkachelfantje 15 days ago
I think Trelane's remark wasn't meant for you...
Comment icon #20 Posted by Resume 15 days ago
Should be rather the opposite.   Oh the irony!
Comment icon #21 Posted by tortugabob 14 days ago
Another bigfoot sighting 40 years ago. Lame and boring.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Trelane 14 days ago
Thank you. I put him on ignore a while ago. His paranoid delusions are not worth my energy.
Comment icon #23 Posted by jethrofloyd 14 days ago
      @Earl.Of.Trumps can you show as a map of States with BF's? I may be wrong, but it seems to me Hawaii is the only state without a 'bigfoot sighting'.  
Comment icon #24 Posted by rashore 14 days ago
Some research and mapping for folks if anyone is interested.  Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization: BFRO has been collecting stories since 1995, and their collection goes back to the 1920's and up to this year. There's a few thousand there. It also has a section of early folklore and mapping: This one started last year as part of University of Minnesota's data visualization and analytics boot camp. Here's the article about why they did it: And here's the ... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 13 days ago
Yes, it can be shown but as you can imagine, since BigFoot is not a recognized animal creature, there are many maps that do conflict, so I'd rather not.  I have seen it it that - yes, Hawaii is the only state that has zero BF reports. The states with bears has changed over time so that too is messy
Comment icon #26 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 12 days ago
bigfoot map usa at DuckDuckGo     @jethrofloyd - pretty standard stuff for ya.

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