This account was brought to me and is, in my opinion, very credible. The name of the reporting party will be redacted since I do not have his permission to use his name on the blog. This encounter seems to quite typical for hunters’ encounters all across the United States and Canada. Many never return to the woods to hunt again. Below is his account. In addition, RP is not the subject’s initials. It’s shorthand from my law enforcement days. It means “reporting party.”
RP – from Republic Mo.
Account told through FB Messenger
RP: I have a problem. My wife doesn’t believe in Bigfoot. I myself had an experience hunting deep in the woods one year in Poplar Bluff. I know what I saw, I put it in my scope, and I know what a bear looks like and I know what a primate (gorilla) looks like. This was scary and heart pounding with excitement at the same time. You are the first to hear this statement, not story.
Me: How long was your sighting?
RP: Maybe 5 minutes, it’s like he/her knew of my presence.
Me: I’ve heard accounts like that. It’s like they sense your presence even from a distance.
RP: Before I spotted him/her, I heard what sounded to me like rocks rolling down the hill.
Me: What were the sounds in the woods like? Also, what time of day was this? What Season, as well?
RP: Deer season, 1986. I got in my stand at 2:30 and it was a thicket, but very visible. It was 4:47pm. I never forgot, it is something I definitely carry the rest of my life.
Me: Did it leave the area or did you?
RP: Exact times, where the sun was at. Well when I finally got back to camp they did ask why I was so pale, I told them I ate some bad pork for breakfast. Needless to say, I didn’t go more than 300 yards from camp after that. I was scared to death.
Me: Did you see it again on that trip or did anyone else see it?
RP: No one in our camp witnessed anything. I wanted the big buck, so that’s why I went so deep in the woods. To tell you the truth, him/her didn’t seem harmful, very nonchalant and keeping their distance.
Me: A lot of encounters are just like that. A brief sighting where it seemed more curious than anything else. It’s not uncommon.
RP: I was scared to death, but that’s just natural fight or flight human nature.
Me: Exactly. Completely natural. I would have felt the same way.
RP: I am a believer! All these educated idiot’s say “we would of found a body by now.” Not true at all! I believe they’re very intelligent, and they take care of their own, I believe they would possibly bury their dead. Just a theory.
Me: I agree. I think they don’t want to be found and they’re smart enough to hide from us.
RP: Yes sir! With some of the supposedly educated Bigfoot hunters I don’t think it would be too hard to outsmart them.
This is his sighting. I found him to be both believable and credible. This encounter mirrors many others I have taken and/or read. Many hunters never return to the woods.
The Nightmare Hunter