The legendary Bigfoot is back, say deer hunters emerging from Foley Swamp
in Oscoda County. Reported sightings of an 8-foot hairy creature trickled
in to authorities and nearby business owners before the Oct. 1 season
began. But the hikers and hunters offer little proof other than their
eyewitness accounts. ``I've never had any experiences with it, but it's
obvious that something is going on up here," said Jane Stone, who
with her husband owns the Bear Paw Cabins and The Little Sport Shop in
Lucerne near the swamp. ``I just don't know what it is," she said.
``I have an open mind to it."
On Sept. 28, two hikers told the Oscoda County Sheriff's Department they
spotted a tall, hairy creature in Foley Swamp in Huron National Forest.
Art Kapa of Mayville, a Bigfoot investigator for 21 years, said he gets
annual reports of sightings in Lucerne, Mio and Lewiston.
``The area is full
of swamp, valleys and excellent hiding places," Kapa said by telephone
from his home Monday. Kapa insists that there are several such creatures.
``There has to be more than one," Kapa said. ``But we're not talking
about a tremendous population where you see one whenever you turn a corner."
From the files of
Bobbie Short, articles/foley.htm