Discuss the Squatch Crazy post.
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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:27 PM
This thread is for encounters during the early settlement of North America
You might be mistaken that this is Andy, Kris, and Jim, however these are forerunners of the SRA. These men pictured below are on expedition in search of sasquatches in 1864. Partially submerged in the snow, the second picture is the earliest known photo of a sasquatch, one allegedly shot and killed by trappers in 1894,
The story that this 2nd photo tells us is that in 1894 in the wilds of western Canada some trappers and mountain men encountered a bigfoot and shot him. It may have happened near their cabin. They took photographs of it. But there is more: the photo had some writing on the back of it, maybe in the hand of Lyle Billett. The back of the photo bore this text: "Year 1894 Yalikom River Around Lilliott B.C. Forestry- Hudsonbay Co. They took the picture and the Guy that was in the picture went & stole them back from the forestry records (hudsonbay co.) I believe his last name was Holiday (Don’t know the ﬁrst name) Never took all pictures (only one) and took pictures of the rest."
Sightings of sasquatches by Europeans in North America go all the way back to Viking explorers one thousand years ago.
"It is a little known historical fact that the first Sasquatch encounter was perhaps observed by the vikings who settled on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. Leif Erikson kept a record of his journey across the Atlantic, from Iceland to Greenland, and of his experiences whilst in Newfoundland, the last point of land on his voyage. Among his accounts, Leif told of seeing huge hairy men who towered over him and his Berzerker crew (and the vikings are known to have been large men). The "huge hairy men", according to Leif, lived in the Woods and had a rank odour and a deafening shriek. Apparently, Leif had several sightings of the "huge hairy men" before departing the island."
Posted 12 September 2014 - 09:57 PM
Train Kills Huge Reeking Ape
Pueblo, Colorado, 1880s
George Kuhn, an engineer with the Colorado & Wyoming Railway, reported that his train hit and killed a large ape-like crea- ture near the U.S. - Canadian border. The collision occurred at night, and at first it was thought that a moose had been hit. The impact bent the train's cowcatcher, causing it to drag on the tracks. As a result, it was necessary to stop the train and inspect the damage. Kuhn and several workers with lanterns observed the creature entangled in the catcher, emitting a terrible stench.
The workers removed the lifeless body, taking on the stench themselves, and placed it in an open flat car. Kuhn stated that while the creature was ape-like, it was struc- turally different from a regular gorilla or ape. The ape had a different face than that of a gorilla too. It was about 8 feet tall, covered in thick dark brown hair with light tips, and its genitalia showed that it was a male. Its teeth were human-like, but extremely wide and large, and its eyes were large and dark. It weighed at least 500 pounds. Six men were needed to lift it.
While they proceeded to repair the cowcatcher, the brakeman noticed movement in the dark forest, indicating that natives were in the area. When ready to leave, the workers were surprised to find the body had disappeared. Footprints found around the flat car led them to believe that natives had dragged the creature away. Hair was seen on the ground, which Kuhn recovered and has since given to a doc- tor friend in Michigan. Kuhn and the other workers have decided that the creature had probably escaped from a circus or sideshow. However, if this is so, just why natives took the body is a further mystery.
Source: Rita Swift, from a story told to her by her great grandfather in 1945, from big- footencounters website
MY COMMENT: There are a number of accounts of sasquatches being killed, and when people return with means to remove the enormously heavy bodies they are gone. Some have observed sasquatches carrying their dead and others have actually observed bigfoot burials, and this is likely the main reason why we have no bodies -- due to other sasquatches taking charge of the remains.
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