Bigfoot Encounters

The Oregonian

Bigfoot stories recent I grew up in northwest Washington in the 1940s, among loggers, miners and Salish Indians, many in their 70s and 80s.Though they all liked to tell tall tales to impress little boys, none ever told stories of Bigfoot.

The first I heard of Bigfoot was when the Himalayan Yeti myths became popular some 40 years ago. The fringe element started speculating about Yeti migrating across the Bering Strait to the Americas in ages past.

It's possible that a giant anthropoid lived among the local tribes for thousands of years without being detected, then avoided detection for another century as miners and loggers criss-crossed the most remote corners of the Northwest. But I doubt it. CHUCK BOLZ Beaverton

Evidence in Tennessee The evidence for Bigfoot is overwhelming. I recently verified that a Bigfoot family has been living on a farm in Monroe County, Tenn., for over 50 years.

A paperback book, which was published last month with a foreword by Ray Crowe, tells their whole family history, starting with patriarch "Fox." The Bigfoot called Fox is covered with fine, soft fur so black that it glints blue in the sun. He has an 80-inch chest, stands 7 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

Further details are in the book titled "50 Years With Bigfoot: Tennessee Chronicles of Co-existence," by Mary Green and Janice Coy.

On condition of confidentiality, I went to Tennessee over this New Year holiday to verify the reports and obtain video. However, Fox had not been seen on the farm since Christmas Eve. I believe that Fox and his family may be visiting neighboring farms, as the neighbors were looking for three cows and some goats that went missing since Christmas.

Recent Bigfoot habitation was obvious all over the farm. There was a freshly dead calf lying in a woodlot minus its liver, huge footprints in the mud, many marked and twisted trees in the pastures, and a hayloft full of enormous droppings. I estimated that their hayloft
contains about three wheelbarrows of grizzly bear- or gorilla-sized poop. This particular barn has been abandoned and named the "Poop Barn."

The new book by Green and Coy is the real deal. Coy logged thousands of hours observing various Sasquatch giants by hiding in the tall trees on her farm, beginning when she was about 8 years old. She watched them play, catch cows, fight, make love, give birth, nurse their young ones and one burial.

They love goats and eat the whole animal except innards. They eat chickens whole except for feet and wings. As for cows, they prefer the liver and heart. Fortunately, they were friendly with her horses.

If a hunter hopes to escape an angry Bigfoot, he must be quick. They can run about 20 mph on two legs and 40 mph on all fours. They run down deer and cows, catch the back leg, break it with one hand, then snap the neck with the other. Dogs are never eaten. However , dogs that bark too much are torn apart with the bare hands.

This has all been observed and recorded in the book. Excerpts from the book are on the Internet at

The book includes a sample of some 200 Bigfoot words. I would like to find out if Bigfoot creatures in the Pacific Northwest use the same words as in Tennessee. Nobody knows yet!

DAVID S. MANN, Cedar Mill

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