Sunday, 09 November 2008 06:36
Mike Conley: as a kid growing up in the 1970s, I enjoyed watching the classic documentaries about Bigfoot that were produced in those days.I would never miss a late night TV showing of "The Legend of Boggy Creek," even though it scared me at the time.
I can't forget going to the House Theater to catch the docudrama "Sasquatch" back in 1977.For the past week, I have had the opportunity to once again enjoy one of the best Bigfoot movies of them all: "The Mysterious Monsters." Hosted by Peter Graves, this 1976 movie takes a look at both the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot mysteries. It also contains some of the most vivid and scary recreations of Bigfoot sightings. You can check this movie out on YouTube, even though you have to watch it in 10 parts.
They certainly don't make documentaries like those anymore. And that is a shame because today we seem to hear about more Bigfoot encounters than ever.The Web site for the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) contains a tale about something that happened this summer. The BFRO's Web site is a place where folks can post their sightings anonymously.In his report, a man talks about a camping and fly-fishing trip he took in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado in June of this year. The man states that he had been camping, hiking and fishing in this area for about six years. He was also very familiar with all the sounds the various animals make in Colorado's forests and mountains. He had only one companion on this weekend camping trip, his Labrador retriever."The second evening, I had cooked dinner and taken the Lab out for a last evening walk around the meadows," the man wrote in his report.
"It had been a good day of fishing and we were both tired. We went to bed in the tent just at dark. It was a night of an almost full moon. We both fell asleep quickly."A bit later, the man was awakened by something outside his tent. At first, he thought it was a deer."After about 10 minutes from out of nowhere, I heard this unreal, LOUD, clear, resonant, scream/screech/howl/roar type sound from not too far away," he wrote in his report. Full Article