Is Bigfoot Harassing an Alabama Family? Aug 10, 2016 0:12:21 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Aug 10, 2016 0:12:21 GMT -5
Is Bigfoot Harassing an Alabama Family?
Officials in Clarke County, Ala., want to know the identity of a man behind the viral online story claiming a Bigfoot creature is harassing his family and hurting his outdoor pets in Gainestown. In its June 9 edition, the weekly Clarke County Democrat featured a story by reporter Jim Cox asking anyone with information about, or photos of, the creature to contact the newspaper office in Grove Hill. In the story, Cox quotes Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris: "We've never had one reported ... Call us, I'd sure like to see one." Norris has not responded to two messages left with his office from AL.com.
The request came after CryptozoologyNews published a story on May 30 in which an unnamed man said he planned to kill the creature if authorities don't capture it. The story has been a popular share on social media since its posting. The story was a follow-up to a 2015 report on the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) website, in which the unnamed male witness was quoted as saying: "Its [sic] starting to kill the family pets and chase people."
According to CrytozoologyNews, the witness is a Texas native who has family in Gainestown, an unincorporated Clarke County community of about 800 residents. The man reported he is "tired of dealing" with the Bigfoot, which he describes as 8-feet-tall and covered with reddish-brown fur. The witness estimated the creature weighs about 800 pounds and said it smelled like "cheese gone bad."
In the 2015 report on the BFRO site, the same witness (also unnamed on this site) described a sighting categorized by BFRO as "Class A," which means it involved "clear sightings in circumstances where misinterpretation or misidentification of other animals can be ruled out with greater confidence." The witness' 2015 report asserted: "I am trying to get some of the guys together and try and kill it because no one will do anything to research and capture this thing. We know where it lives and how it travels, all we want is for someone to capture and remove it. I live in Texas but my family lives in Alabama, and they are living in fear of this thing so it has to go one way or another."
That initial report was investigated by Mike Brumfield with BFRO, who wrote: "There is no doubt in my mind this was a real encounter. I know the area and if I were a Sasquatch, that's where I would live." Brumfield also reported that Sasquatches have been previously spotted in the area. He wrote that he explained to the man "that they all have their own personalities and more likely there isn't just one in the area. I suggested that they may not take lightly to one of theirs getting shot. The folks living there who had close encounters realized how much they look like humans, and they really couldn't kill any of them."
Source: Kelly Kazek, AL.com, June 21, 2016.