Bigfoot-mania is so prevalent that Animal Planet has a series dedicated to finding the animal. Even though the show gets terrible reviews, is plagued with pseudoscience, and lacks any real research or investigative techniques, the subject matter alone draws an audience.
Nevertheless, reports of the creature keep rolling in. Some of these reports, whether you believe if they are real or not, are at least worth a retelling around a campfire.
Below are some of the creepiest recent Bigfoot sightings reported.
Recent Bigfoot Sightings
The Michigan Screamer
Even though this sighting occurred in 2011, it is worth a mention here. According to a hunter, he heard blood-curdling screams in the woods while field dressing a deer he killed during a hunt.
As the hunter tried to finish, the screams became louder and louder, which indicated that who or whatever was making those chilling screams was getting closer and closer.
The hunter claimed to have finished dressing the deer and headed back to his vehicle. However, there was one final scream. The hunter believes that it was an indication the creature had found the remains from the field dressing and stopped; allowing him to escape.
The Louisiana Hog Scarer
Another recent Bigfoot sighting involved two hunters in east Felicia Parish, Lousianna who reported that they had an encounter with “something” when they were out calling hogs at about 8 p.m.
The encounter began with bricked-sized rocks being hurled at them through the darkness. Thinking it was people, the two hunters called out.
However, the action must have allowed the assailant to hone in on their location because the bricks were landing closer to the two men.
The men decided to mimic “a recent bigfoot show” and scream. The result was a large grunt, which frightened them and caused them to vacate the area. They also reported that it is a common occurrence throughout that area that hogs often act like they are frightened for some unknown reason.
The Mill Creek Watcher
In March 2012, two avid outdoorsmen reported an incident they experienced in Anderson County, Tennessee. The report states that the two men were headed to a clearing to build a fire on a cold winter’s evening.
En route to the clearing, the two heard heavy footfalls, which they estimated to be only 60 yards away in the woods. Later that evening, after the fire was built and the two spent some time in the clearing, they noticed that the entire forest went silent.
Then, the men claim to have heard the breaking of branches and felt an overwhelming feeling of being watched. One witness stated, “I mean that feeling alone was terrifying because it just felt like pure hatred.”
Once again, the two decided to mimic the techniques seen on Finding Bigfoot. They begin make wood knocks and howls, which resulted in the getting knocks and howls back.
The Mississippi Caterwaulers
Nightly screams have been heard in Newton County, Mississippi. There are actually two distinct screams originating from two different locations according to recent Bigfoot sightings there.
However, the screams actually coincide, leaving some to believe the creatures are communicating with each other.
Screams are primarily heard at night and sometimes last throughout the night. It seems the screams began when a 60-acre tract of wooded land was recently cleared. Since the witness is a self-described hunter and has never heard anything of that nature, he attributes the sounds to Bigfoot.
Do You Believe in Bigfoot?
Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, one thing is for certain… Many of the recent Bigfoot sightings are creepy and scary enough to make for great campfire stories.
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