A bow-hunter is harassed by two possible sasquatches in December of 2012. He also reports other audio incidents and scat found earlier in the same area.
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The following audio is a portion of the interview with the witness as he described his encounters:
My sighting was on the morning of December 7th, 2012. My brother and I were hunting an area near Cloquet Minnesota. I have been experiencing activity out there since the beginning of the bow season in mid September. Myself and my daughter have heard howls and tree knocks, along with a tree being torn down. My wife and I found scat in the trail that we could not identify. The scat appeared human, but was extremely large, over a foot long, about as round as a pop can, and all black in color. I have been in the outdoors my whole life, know the animals sounds and sign, but this had me wondering.
The morning of the sighting I parked my 4-wheeler, gathered my bow and supplies and started down my trail towards my stand. I walked about twenty yards or so to a point where I have to turn to the left and noticed a tree bent over and blocking my trail. I shined my flashlight on the tree and noticed that it was not broken but twisted about six and a half feet up.
Not thinking much about it I continued on my trail when I thought I could hear footsteps other than my own on the frost covered ground. I would walk ten to twenty feet, then stop and listen. I could hear footfall stop a second after mine. I continued until reaching my tree stand. Shortly after climbing up is when everything got very intense. I put an arrow in my bow, hung it up, then removed the tarp I had covering my seat cushion. I dropped the frozen tarp to the ground, sat down and shut off my light. About twenty seconds later in the pitch darkness I heard the loudest tree knock or smash ever. It was only, about what I estimate, twenty yards behind me to my right. At the same instant as the tree knock something got up and began running on my left. This thing was on a mission, taking out everything in its way. I could tell by the sound that it was very heavy due to the footfall. It seemed as if it was running back towards where the tree knock had come from. This is when I had the idea to shine my light on the spot I had thought the tree knock had come from. When I clicked on my light my whole life as I know it changed forever. I caught a brief split second glimpse of what I now believe was a sasquatch turning behind a tree and walking away. I was only able to see shoulder to about the waist area as it moved behind the tree . I shut off my light it seemed as quickly that I had turned it on. I now sat terrified in my stand unable to move praying for daylight to come as soon as possible.
When daylight finally came I could not shake the feeling that I was being watched. This was not the first time I had had that feeling while hunting out there. As I tried to calm myself I began to hear footsteps and movement directly in front of me. To my joy this turned out to be a very large bull moose.
Around eleven or so I walked over to my brother ‘s stand. I asked if he had heard any of the noises that morning and he told me that he had. This was awesome I thought being that he was around three hundred yards or more away from me. I told him what I had heard, but I did not tell him what I saw because I was afraid of him not believing me. I have however told him since, and yes he does not believe me. I know what I saw that morning, and all of the other things I have witnessed to be true. Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Master of the woods, whatever you may call them do exist, they are as real as you or I.
I interviewed the witness by phone. I found him to be very genuine and credible. I have the following details to add to his report.
- The animal he saw step behind the tree was about 7 feet tall at the shoulder with shaggy dark hair.
- The audio recording he mentions during the interview is the MN Howls, 2012.
- When we went over what else it could have been that he saw, we discussed moose, bear, deer, and humans. He is very familiar with the woods and is convinced that what he saw was none of these animals.
Given the sighting and all of the other evidence, I am convinced that he had an encounter with a pair of sasquatches. We are currently in the process of following up with the witness to conduct further field research in the area.