|Whitney Stage Station above French Gulch, CA|
It was not until years later, when I happened upon the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization web site, and their collection of excellent Witness Reports, that I began to realize much of what we were experiencing was typical "Class B" Bigfoot behavior: Rock throwing on our cabins in the middle of the night; hearing something following us but remaining out of sight; feelings of being watched and needing to leave the area. But there was one experience that stood out from all the rest, which we had mostly just dismissed as the restless "ghosts". This one was different. One night in late summer or early fall my boyfriend, his room mate, and I hiked about 80-120 feet up the forested mountain side behind one of the buildings on the ranch to sneak a smoke. It was very warm and dry, with leaves and brush on top of dusty dirt. We had just sat down and exactly as my boyfriend lit his lighter something huge and very unhappy rose up and came crashing and rumbling towards us from about 10-15 feet behind. All 3 of us jumped up and ran for our lives as fast as we could down that hill, not daring to stop or look behind to see what it was. We crashed through the back door, which was fortunately unlocked, and slammed and bolted it behind us. The window in that door had been boarded up so we could not see out at what could possibly be on the other side, and actually we did not want to see or know, as we all 3 felt sure it was not a bear. It did not huff or snort, and I don't think a bear would have remained that close to us in silence as we headed up that hill, only waiting to make its move at the sparking of the lighter. After that we all decided that Bigfoot is not a fan of fire, and who can blame them LOL! Since that night I have always wanted to know more, and after spending 3 years studying the historical records and researching the experiences of witnesses past and present I have been lucky enough to get to meet and spend time with some other great Researchers of this ongoing mystery. And yes I have had a few other experiences/encounters during that time which have just made me anxious to know more!
Here is a very intense witness report from the BFRO site that takes place on the very same ranch that my experience happened, only years earlier: Report 26381
|High School Days|
Trinity Mountains CA
More about my current work and interest in Bigfoot to come, and how I would like this page to help dispel much of the misinformation and misunderstanding about the important place Science can play in our research today.