Sunday, April 29, 2018

2013 Possible Bigfoot Report that scared 2 Girls

While I am waiting for my camping season to start at Roo's Place, I will tell you about a report I received in 2013.  What is amazing about this report was that the mother did not know I have been investigating this location.  What a small world we have sometimes.  Lets just say I was not surprised it happened.

I work at an Elementary School.  One of the EA's (educational assistant) who sometimes would work for me at the Before/After care at the school approached me.  She has 2 daughters who at the time this happened was 12 and 9.  This happened just a couple of months before.  She asked me if I thought there were Bigfoot at this location.  It surprised me that she asked about Bigfoot.  One note is that this family camp and hike all the time.  She had something weird happened that scared her daughters and was puzzled because she felt it was in an area that seemed wild but thought it wasn't.  I asked her where it was and she told me.  I tried not to react since I am in this area all the time and very familiar with the location.  I knew exactly where they were and to be honest not surprised it happened.  The group there were very mischievous that day.

The mother and her 2 daughters decided to go to an area to enjoy a nice afternoon.  She had picked this area so the girls could play while she would read a book.  The weather had been chilly and this was the first warm day in a while.  It was not too far away and an easy drive.  FYI-They have not been back since then either.

This is her story:

While she sat on the bridge reading her book, her daughters were playing in the creek.  The girls were having a wonderful time and all were enjoying the warm weather.  A little while later the 12 year old went to her mom and asked her if she is hearing some murmurs or mumblings.  Mom then told her no and said to go play in the water.  She came back a while later very upset and looking all around.  She then asked mom if she was now hearing the murmurs/mumblings.  Mom told her no.  Then the 12 year old pointed to the willows and said she was hearing it from there and asked her what it could be.  Mom then was a bit impatient with her and told her that where they were was a safe area and nothing will hurt her.  She then told her to ignore it and go play with her sister.  Then a while later the 9 year old came up to mom all teary eyed and scared.  She was looking all around her and was visibly ready to run.  The mom then asked her what was the matter.  At this point she was thinking her suburban girls were acting a bit fearful of what she would consider common natural things.  The 9 year old tearfully told mom they had to leave right now.  There was something in there that scares her and they needed to go.  At this point mom was thinking coyote or something like this but they have coyote at home and the girls were very familiar with them.  She begged mom that they need to leave.  The 12 year old came over and agreed.  She said that every time she heard the murmurs she would stop to listen but heard nothing until she started to play again.  Because both girls at this point were on the verge of hysteria she decided to pack up and then they left.  The whole way back the girls were watching the willows and hanging onto their mom.  Mom felt like it was a long walk back to the car.

Here is a picture of where this had happened:
Notice the willow all around.  I took this picture when there were no leaves and it was very hard to see into there.  Now imagine this with leaves like when they were there.  No one can see in there.  It is that thick and dense.  

Let me show you something that was found a few months before:
 This is a 14 inch print with toes.  This was found not far from where the girls had the weird experience.  I have found several prints in the area including handprints.  I also had a sighting 3 years ago of a reddish brown one close by.  Am I surprised when the mom came to me?  No.

Is this a Bigfoot related experience?  In my opinion it was.  This whole episode happened over a couple of hours.  Was one seen?  I am not sure.  I suspect the 9 year old saw one but she refuses to talk about it.  Both girls were adamant that there was something in the willows watching them.  They felt it was not something they should have seen/heard there.  For me to receive a report like this out of the blue was so fascinating and is one of the reasons why I am on this journey of discovery.  Would the group there do something like this and I will say yes.  Over the years many unexpected and sometimes scary things has happened.

What an amazing world we live in.  Sometimes a little scary for some but still a fascinating world.

SQUATCH ON My friends!


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Day Visit to Roo's Place

Winter this year here in Colorado has been pretty much non-existent.  When it did snow it was only for a dusting or a few measly inches.  I know you can see snow in the pictures but normally what you see would be under 4+ feet of snow with a couple of patches of the ground peeking out because the sun had melted it.  So far not this year.  This means that Colorado will probably have a long DRY, hot summer with fire bans.  Other places in the mountains have received some snow but below average.  One positive aspect of fire bans/restrictions will be that most people won't camp if they are unable to have a camp fire.  I will come camping regardless.  I will just put one of my small battery powered lamps in the fire ring.  LOL  Another positive thing that has happened to us when there had been fire restrictions were some unnerving incidents.  I am thinking with the lack of a camp fire and since we do not use lanterns or headlamps to light up our campsite, it will make it very dark with only a small camp light in the camp fire ring.  Maybe we will get a run by or some in the trees ringing the campsite watching us.  Roo will let us know.      

With the lack of snow, Jon and I had decided to make a day trip up to Roo's Place.  We figured we had a good chance of being able to explore for the day there.  We were right.  We had no problems getting there.  In fact it looked like late May not the first weekend in April.  

There were no signs of people being in there.  We also had seen no signs of our hairy friends.  We looked around to see if we could see any marbles but did not see any.  Where the glyph was located was one of the few spots that was under about 4 inches of snow.  I did not disturb it.  I will wait until it melts and look.  I was hoping to find some prints but nothing.  I also noticed there was not much in the way of tracks of other animals including squirrels or deer/elk which I would consider unusual.

 There are tracks now.  Roo was quite happy to run around the place and leave some.    

Even though it was just a day looking around and not finding anything, it still was a day in the forest.  Maybe next time I visit there will be some prints showing they had come to check to see what we were up to.  You never know.  

Camping season is getting closer!