Bigfoot Encounters

Letter from El Paso County, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Summer 1991

To Whom It may concern,

After reading some of your stories regarding bigfoot, I thought I would add something I have kept rather a secret for quite some years.

I was a cadet at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado back in the summer of 1991. I had been at the Academy for only a few weeks and was finishing up basic training when it happened.

Now the Academy itself sits on the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Basically, I could step out of the Cadet area and I would be standing in the Mountains. There is plenty of brush, trees, and so on to conceal just about anyone of anything you want back there.

Anyhow, one night, about 9pm my roommate and I were laying in bed chatting about our upcoming "camp out" in Jacks Valley (an area just beside the Academy where we did a lot of field training) when we heard what sounded like a woman screaming her head off. It was absolutely horrific to hear. What was most interesting was that prior to the blood curdling noise, we could hear other cadets in their rooms talking and joking.

The campus was basically shut down for the night and everyone was getting ready for the next day. I remember the ambient noise being rather loud. Then this scream came. All of a sudden you could have heard a pin drop it was so quiet. I turned and asked my roommate if he heard what I and everyone else just heard. (I know, what a dumb question!)

He looks at me and says "oh yeah, that's the local bigfoot." I couldn't believe it, but of course I heard it. He then proceeds to tell me about a buddy of his who saw a big hairy "human" drinking at a local lake. When it saw his friend watching it, it stood up, turned away and walked into the forest.

Of course, the next week in Jack's Valley, for me, was a very nervous affair! I was more worried about getting up at night and walking to the latrine by myself than I was running the Assault Course!

Well, I just thought I'd add my two cents worth. Please withhold printing my name from this email if you decide to post it.

Thank you.

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