Thursday, March 10, 2011
Orin has left a new comment on your post "Bigfoot: What to do if you come upon one in the wo...":
Some members of my hiking club recently were asked what they would do if approached or confronted by bigfoot. The answers might surprise a person if they think it's not a no-brainer. In 2010 a older member of this club came almost face to face with what he said was a giant apeman or bigfoot.
He had been hiking the deep woods for 30+ years and had never seen this beast or one like it. The large being was standing behind a big fir tree watching the man walk the trail. The first site of it brought complete panic to the hiker. The sheer size of the beast was overwhelming to him. The hiker turned quickly and ran back along the trail and the bigfoot followed him.
The hiker ran as fast as possible and he said the bigfoot wasn't even winded. The beast followed him for 3 miles or so before breaking off down a vertical incline. The hiker told us that the bigfoot made several deep grunting sounds but never actually tried to catch him.
He was so unnerved by the supposed mystery being that it took him several months before returning with other hikers to the place he sighted it. It was his belief that bigfoot was not a real creature. The sighting was in southwestern Oregon in the summer months, but I do not want the location of the sighting to be published. The sighting was reported to the United States Forest Service but no followup was ever done with the hiker.
Thank you for this great comment. We've had several such sightings where the bigfoot followed after being sighted. ... LNP
It is rather important to know how to behave if you should see one of these animals. Of course, it would depend on how far the animal is from you, five feet or fifty. If you felt in danger you are sure to act a certain way, and if not, another way. What would you do if you rounded a bend and there twenty feet in front of you bigfoot looms. Should you stand tall and make yourself appear bigger than you are in order to scare the animal from any thought of attacking? Should you keep an eye on him and meekly back away? These are things we need to know.
Remember, it is thought that half of all sightings are not reported. What is your opinion and what would you do?