The following Bigfoot sighting was reported by Rick Wheeler, recounting an encounter that took place in October of 2010. Bigfoot Finder is currently looking into the details of the encounter to determine the accuracy of the claim and descriptions. If you have any evidence refuting this sighting, please comment below.
October 2010–Camp Sherman, near Sisters, OR
Recently there has been a tremendous uproar in the Bigfoot community. I came across your site recently and have really enjoyed MOST of the articles. You can definitely tell when someone is lying and I find it funny, but at the same time interesting that people would do this.
What are the profits from lying about a Bigfoot encounter? Is it the publicity? Is it the hopes of getting on the next Finding Bigfoot episode? My worries are that we have too many hoaxes and not enough people taking this seriously. I can, without any hesitations, concur that Bigfoot is real. I would like to share my story. About a year ago I was hiking through the woods northwest of Sisters, OR when I was approached by a Bigfoot. It was early morning October, the air was crisp and it was an event that I will never forget.
I’d like to start with the night before. My wife and I were camping outside Camp Sherman when we started hearing loud high pitched roars, followed by a few hoots. Now, I know some people automatically contribute these noises to being Bigfoot, but believe me when I tell you; this is not what we first concluded. It is hard to describe exactly what we were hearing on paper, but it definitely wasn’t coyotes and I believe the black bears in that area to be mostly mute.
After a few minutes of silence, we decided to hit the sack. In the morning, before my hike, I noticed that our campfire had been spread out. Since we had a controlled fire pit, I didn’t hesitate to leave the small fire we had going alone the night before, so I thought I was very strange that the few small pieces of Oak that were left on the night before looked like they had been pulled out of the fire by hand. Also, there was a giant wet spot where the coals had once been, as if someone had came by our camp site and put them out with a bucket of water. Thinking nothing more of it than maybe an upset forest Ranger, I set out for my hike.
After about an hour of heading due north, I was approached from behind by a Bigfoot. Unlike some of your other story tellers on here, I was very panicked. I made my way to a nearby tree and reached down for a long stick…primal instincts I guess? I remember that it was very hard to breath and that I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I wanted to cry. Any kind of animal with that sort of shear size would probably worry most unarmed humans. I didn’t want to move, thoughts started racing through my head: Should I run? Should I stay still? How long was this thing following me?…again, I won’t hesitate to tell anyone that I was afraid.
After what seemed to be an eternity, I decided that I would take a step backwards. Once I did, the Bigfoot took another step closer…I stopped in my tracks. I stayed still, again, for what seemed to be an eternity (prolly 20 more seconds) and then decided that I would raise the stick in my hand. This is where things got fairly real. I raised my stick and shook it at the creature. I even remember yelling, more like pleading, with the thing to go away. The Bigfoot didn’t budge. I do remember it leaning up and sticking its chest out at me. I also noticed that its jaw raised and I got the feeling that it was almost telling me to STOP doing that, but without words. At this moment I felt threatened, but at the same time not. I lowered my stick and took another step backwards. This time the Bigfoot didn’t follow my lead so I took a few more steps in the opposite direction. I found myself swiftly walking away from the situation, occasionally turning backwards to see if I was being followed.
When I got back to the camp, I told my wife of my encounter. At first she thought that I might be playing a prank on her, but in time she has come to believe me. My personal theory on the Bigfoot is that they are not hostile. They are a living creature like any other and at the same time NOT like any other. Wherever in the world Bigfoot’s may actually live and thrive is in a world unlike our own. Primitive ways and the basics of nature are traits that Bigfoot’s decide to live under. I believe that Bigfoot knows of its impact on today’s world and is smarter than we give it credit for. Most stories out there are typically false and made up by people that can’t, but WANT to see this magnificent animal. Let me tell you now…the Bigfoot DOES exist and we need to respect and treasure them before they are gone forever.
Keep us honest.
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