Skip to comments.Bigfoot: Alive and Living in Greater Minnesota?
Posted on 05/22/2010 11:23:45 PM PDT by shibumi
BENA, Minn. - Bigfoot alive and living in northern Minnesota? The co-founders of the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Society say, "100 percent yes."
They said they have received more than 75 reports of sightings, captured images, and Bigfoot footprints in just three years. They're sharing their insight while sorting fact from fiction as they take KSAX on the hunt for Bigfoot.
"I'm a skeptic of Bigfoot because I've trapped this whole area and never, ever did we see any Bigfoot tracks or see Bigfoot anywhere," William Tucker of Bena said.
Long time trapper William Tucker is anything but a believer, but just miles away from Bena, mind boggling footprints were found.
Each track was a bit different, different pressures, different depths, eliminating the possibility of some sort of footprint stamp.
This is just one of the things the co-founders of the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Society say confirms the fact, Bigfoot is out there.
"I'm 110% convinced that it exists. There's just too much evidence, too many people's emotions showing when they recount their stories," Bob Olson, a co-founder of the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Society said. "One lady cries when she recounts her story of how this thing stood up and looked at her. She felt it looked into her soul."
Since 2006, Olson and Don Sherman have received about 75 reports of similar Bigfoot sightings in Northern Minnesota, some of which have been captured on camera.
The most recent was captured in Remer. Though to some, the image may look like a man in a suit, a comparison with 6 foot 5 inch Bob Olson showed this man would have had to have been at least 7 feet tall.
Sherman and Olson say "wood knocking" is just one more way Bigfoot makes his presence known. Olson said Bigfoot responded to him at Carey Lake when he knocked on a tree five times.
What about bones? One KSAX reader says, "I believe Bigfoot is 100% real, as are a lot of the other creatures of Cryptozoology. But i believe in their true form, they are spiritual creatures, that manifest in flesh as they so desire. That is why we will never find bones, or other such evidence of them."
On the other side of the coin, Olson says giant bones belonging to Humanoid creatures were found in the late 1800's, stretching 10 to 12 feet.
While there haven't been any Bigfoot skeletons found, many trappers say they've never come across any bear, wolf, or other large animal skeleton either.
Other signs Bigfoot exists include branches plucked straight out of trees, strange looking shelters, and stick men to warn other Bigfoot of humans in the area.
"When there's stuff that doesn't go away, there's gotta be something to it and the evidence just keeps mounting up," Olson said.
For some Bena residents, the legend of Bigfoot is far from a tall tale.
"I never seen it, but like I says I believe in it," New Prague resident Leo Hinderscheid said.
"I don't know what to say Megan but I believe in it and that's the way it will be," Helen Tibbetts of Bena said.
So, the hunt for Bigfoot continues.
If you've seen, heard, or had some kind of Bigfoot encounter, Bob and Don want to hear about it! You can reach them at 218-308-1451.
Profile photo courtesy of Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center
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Written for the web by Megan Brown
Where is Michael Medved on this?
Countdown to MO jokes....10...9...8...7...6...
Video at link, along with some modern hair-styling for the ladies to emulate.
Another Big Foot in an ice cube? LOL!
Calling Kook to Kook AM...ManBearPig, fat Al, has been found.
Go see this:
Where do you think I got the link?
(Best source on the web for wierd stuff!)
LtC West makes far too much sense. The media will bury him.
(I hope and pray that I am wrong.)
I almost spit everywhere after reading that.
//they’ve never come across any bear, wolf, or other large animal skeleton either//
I always noticed and wondered about that too, how about you?
I’ve come across many large skeletons in drier climates. Traipsing around in Minnesota or Western Washington - can’t recall ever seeing any. I don’t think it takes long for the bugs and worms to decompose everything.
Thats not a Bigfoot, THIS is a Bigfoot.....
As a youth I spent some time in the woods. I don’t recall ever seeing a full skeleton, or even a recognizable section.
I always assumed that scavengers made off with the bits.
Any “woodsy” folks know the real answer?
Full skeletons usually last around a month or so. (depending on conditions and appetites)
A year out, you’ll probably have a semi-concentration of slightly scattered single bones.
Additionally, rodents will gnaw bones and antlers for calcium.
Now, something that scavengers won’t touch, will last considerably longer.
Somehow I knew you’d know that.
The title said “Greater Minnesota.”
That thing you posted lives in the not-so-great part of the state.
I dont recall ever seeing a full skeleton, or even a recognizable section. I always assumed that scavengers made off with the bits.
A deer was caught in a fence at our place one night. By morning, the coyotes consumed all traces, excepting the leg caught in the fence.
We do have a significant coyote population around here.
My knowledge is limited to what you can learn by poking dead things with a stick :)
(basic first year caveman.edu stuff)
Scavengers eat the fleshy bits and porcupines and squirrels make off with the bones.
A carcass could easily just “totally vanish” out in the woods forever.
Those are two of the most repulsive [non-elected] things I’ve ever seen.
The Evil One is surely watching him.
Maybe when we find Bigfoot, we’ll find Obama’s birth certificate. I think he’s stolen it.
"I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that."
Yep, that’s a confirmed sighting, you betcha.
If he meant it, I might respect him.
You scoff, but here in WA bigfoot gets a bit more respect. Plenty of reports come from Ft. Lewis and from Ranger units training near Mt. Rainier. The US Army Corps of Engineers included bigfoot in their WA environmental atlas. And, the USAF at Fairchild AFB provides survival school participants a map with pictures of various native animals — among them, bigfoot.
And the Minnesotans elected him to the U.S. Senate!
He should have knocked three times........
That’s an insult to Bigfoot.
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Bigfoot totally lives in Santa Cruz County, CA.
I didn’t scoff, I posted.
(I believe in Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Montauk Monster, UFOs, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, Alien Abduction, the Legend of Atlantis, Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Crop Circles, Mothman, the Bermuda Triangle, the Face on Mars and that Art Bell loves his teenage Filipina bride just for her mind.)
White Bear Lake
They stopped when I spread the word that the next time one was seen I was going to put a pack of hounds on the trail and run it down.
The sightings stopped, a couple of months later I heard that a couple of the local teenagers had gotten a hold of a gorilla suit and would run out into the road way ect just in time to be seen.
They heard about the hounds and decided it was most likely best not to get treed so they stopped.
a couple of months later I heard that a couple of the local teenagers had gotten a hold of a gorilla suit and would run out into the road way ect just in time to be seen.
Nice...teenagers get pumped full of lead die in tragic Big Foot prank...film at 11.
when bigfoot finally comes out of the woods and makes his presence known, will he be considered a legal American and qualify for unemployment benefits or a position in the white house?
You couldn't be more wrong. It found that dress in a bag of rags.
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