Bigfoot Attack in Texas Mar 16, 2015 20:49:27 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Mar 16, 2015 20:49:27 GMT -5
Bigfoot Attack Reported in Texas
Bigfoot didn't like it when explorers in the Sam Houston National Forest drew too near him last week and in his fury, he hurled giant logs at the curious humans. This is according to Wes Germer, host of the Sasquatch Chronicle podcast, whose team ventured into the East Texas Piney Woods guided by Bob Garrett and sons, a Conroe family of self-declared "cryptozoologists," who have tracked legendary creatures through the woods north of Houston for years and document their findings in various bigfoot blogs.
The expedition didn't photograph the monsters – it seems the Sasquatch is bashful in front of cameras – but this doesn't mean the researchers didn't get close to their mysterious subjects. "My heart was just pounding in my throat," said Germer on his Sunday podcast as he recounted his chilling brush with the mysterious giant.
In the early night, the forest was tame as Germer and Garrett sat chatting in their camp while the crew was out exploring with flashlights and night vision goggles. Then the noise came. "We hear this thing crash through the brush. And then we hear this thing start crashing, just crash! Crash! Crash! Crash," Germer insisted. "And you can hear it walking and you can hear it breaking branches as it's going."
At first he said he was upset that one of his team members was making such a racket and thought it strange that someone would attempt to navigate without a light. Then he noticed the faint glow of lights far away and all his team gathered in the distance. Garrett knew this forest creature wasn’t one of them.
Then the giant bolted away, plowing fiercely through the dense brush with astonishing speed. "This thing moved so fast, it probably covered 100, 150 yards like nothing," Germer related.
The commotion settled and Germer estimated the creature was just 30 or 40 feet beyond the tree line of the campsite, but the thicket obscured it entirely. Garrett, a seasoned East Texas tracker, loaded his gun and ducked into the brush to catch a glimpse of the creature. Germer followed, but that glimpse would never come because as the two men neared the spot where they heard the beast lurking, they heard a noise like the beating of helicopter blades coming straight for them. "And I knew what it was. It was a log coming and it was a big log, and you could hear it being thrown," Germer said. "And I ducked down because I thought for sure it was going to hit one of us in the head. But it hit a tree right in front of us, and I just [couldn't] believe that [was] happening. I knew what just threw that log at us. I knew what just paced us in," he said.
The two men were lucky to escape with their lives and Garrett declared the beast had issued them a warning. But it wasn't the only time a Sasquatch threw logs at the unwelcome intruders. Germer recounted a time in the very same area when a log crashed down into the spot where his girlfriend had sat just moments before. He also reported multiple instances of Bigfoot log-throwing in the Piney Woods on his blog, “Sasquatch Mountain.” According to one post, he and his son once took shelter in their truck as it was bombarded by multiple beasts in an abandoned campsite which was ransacked by the creatures, "We could hear them run back and forth and the tree limbs and broken trees flew in to camp, nonstop," he wrote in 2014.
In the end, Germer's Texas trip was lush with close encounters. One of his team members and podcast co-hosts, Shannon Legro, reported the incredible sound she described as an owl that "went into a monkey." She said: "We heard an owl go off, and we were like 'yea, ok that's an owl.' Well whatever decided to go off after that, it sounded more like you were in a primate house, and it just sounded like a monkey trying to be an owl, and then it sounded more like and owl after that. It was incredible. It was awesome," she said.
Germer also heard the strange sound, but reflected on his experience to determine that it didn't have the ring of a Sasquatch and in fact he doesn't believe it was one. So what could it be? "A freakin' werewolf!" he suggested.
Source: Dylan Baddour, The Houston Chronicle, March 16, 2015.