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Possible sasquatch encounter
I went up to the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota to do some hiking. I parked my car at the Lutsen Mountains trail head then headed north on the Superior Hiking Trail. While I was making my way to the first campsite the trail went through about 10-15 feet of raspberry bushes on the ridge. I stopped to eat some and then headed to the campsite. The campsite is on the Poplar River.
Once I made it to camp I set up my tarp and situated my gear. I then went down by the river to cook my chow. When I finished with that I went back up to the campsite. I started a small fire but then decided to hit the rack so I put it out. The sun had just set and while I was laying there trying to fall asleep I heard two large footfalls in the brush but I ignored them and went to sleep.
Sometime between 2 – 3am something pushed me. For some reason I screamed and the sasquatch knocked down my tarp and ran off down the trail. Its footfalls sounded huge and it smelt like rotten eggs and rotten milk.
When morning finally came I talked to three hikers that had spent the night at the campsite on the other side of the river and they told me they heard someone scream in the middle of the night and something huge running down the trail.
I can’t remember the exact date of the encounter. I just remember it was midweek during July of 2010.
I spoke with the witness last autumn in person and again tonight by phone. He is an experienced outdoors-man who spends a lot of time hiking in Northern Minnesota.
He never saw what pushed him, but whatever it was reached into the tarp and pushed his left shoulder hard enough to slide him to the back of the enclosure. He screamed at that point and it pulled the treking pole out of the ground, dropping the tarp on top of him. He was not injured by the push. The following is a picture of the tarp he was sleeping under:
He originally thought it was a bear, but that didn’t make sense given the continued bipedal, thumping footsteps as it ran away. The creature ran north on the Superior Hiking Trail. He could hear it cross the bridge on the Poplar River.
I cannot say for certain that what pushed him was a sasquatch. The smell and bipedal running would not be normal for a bear. It could have been a human, but if so they ran away in the dead of night with no light.