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Letter: There’s no bigfoot in the U.P.Michigan
Published: Tuesday July 3, 2007


I am a native of Wells and graduated from Escanaba Area High School in 1971. I went on to get a forestry degree from Michigan Technological University in 1976 and worked for the U. S. Forest Service, Mead Corp. and Champion International, plus I was the county forester for Alger county in 1987.

Regarding the story about finding bigfoot in the U.P., I have timber cruised everywhere in the U. P. and know it like the back of my hand. I did this for 10 years and not once did I ever see, hear or find any tracks of bigfoot.

Since I was in swamps many times that people have not visited in more than 100 years, if there was a bigfoot, that would be where they would be. I was in many muddy areas in swamps and in lowlands and not once did I see a track of bigfoot.

I also cruised timber around the Marquette area in rainy and sunny weather and found no sign of bigfoot tracks there either, or sightings. I also cruised timber in highland areas everywhere in the U.P and no sign of bigfoot there either.

I have only heard one person in 10 years tell me they saw something that walked upright across a road at night. Other than that, in my 10 years of being in the woods everywhere in the U.P. I saw no sign of bigfoot at all, not even in the Porcupine Mountains.

I feel Matthew Moneymakers’ search for bigfoot in the U.P. is a folly. The real people to ask about bigfoot are the lumberjacks and the foresters, as they are in the woods a lot and know the difference between a bear and bigfoot or any other animal.

If there were bigfoot in the U.P., I would have found a track or some sort of evidence during that time as I have walked many miles of muddy and dry logging roads of all sorts, new and old ones, or would have heard from other foresters of a bigfoot sighting or track.

Paul Bader, Green Bay
From an article in the Daily Press dot net

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