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Bigfoot: Alive and Living in Greater Minnesota?
KSAX (ABC) ^ | 5/22/2010 | Megan Brown

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

Check out KSAX-TV's Two Part Series on Greater Minnesota's Haunted Places.

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Written for the web by Megan Brown

mbrown@ksax.com


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; godsgravesglyphs; jojogunn; jpb; kooks; sasquatch; ufo; wheressonofbigfoot
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Just when you thought they were all in the Everglades for Spring Break.
1 posted on 05/22/2010 11:23:45 PM PDT by shibumi
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/22/2010 11:25:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

Where is Michael Medved on this?


3 posted on 05/22/2010 11:28:00 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: shibumi

Countdown to MO jokes....10...9...8...7...6...


4 posted on 05/22/2010 11:28:02 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: shibumi
Found it


5 posted on 05/22/2010 11:28:45 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...

Video at link, along with some modern hair-styling for the ladies to emulate.


7 posted on 05/22/2010 11:29:31 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

Another Big Foot in an ice cube? LOL!


8 posted on 05/22/2010 11:29:56 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: shibumi

Calling Kook to Kook AM...ManBearPig, fat Al, has been found.


9 posted on 05/22/2010 11:30:43 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: shibumi

Screw Bigfoot.

Go see this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2519286/posts


10 posted on 05/22/2010 11:32:36 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: AlexW

Where do you think I got the link?

(Best source on the web for wierd stuff!)


11 posted on 05/22/2010 11:33:27 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Salamander

LtC West makes far too much sense. The media will bury him.

(I hope and pray that I am wrong.)


12 posted on 05/22/2010 11:38:00 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Anti-Utopian
I saw a shaved one running around the White House the other day. It was wearing a blue dress it found in a landfill.

I almost spit everywhere after reading that.

13 posted on 05/22/2010 11:40:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: shibumi

//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?


14 posted on 05/22/2010 11:48:27 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: shibumi; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...


15 posted on 05/22/2010 11:51:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: valkyry1

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.


16 posted on 05/22/2010 11:52:25 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: shibumi

Thats not a Bigfoot, THIS is a Bigfoot.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNR_D3PluQs&feature=related


17 posted on 05/22/2010 11:53:13 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: valkyry1; Salamander; Fichori; Markos33

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?


18 posted on 05/22/2010 11:54:36 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: HerrBlucher

kewl!


19 posted on 05/22/2010 11:57:43 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi


Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and, doggonit, people like me!
20 posted on 05/22/2010 11:58:26 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*bump*


21 posted on 05/23/2010 12:00:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: shibumi

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.

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Now, something that scavengers won’t touch, will last considerably longer.

YMMV.


22 posted on 05/23/2010 12:02:17 AM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: Fichori

Somehow I knew you’d know that.


23 posted on 05/23/2010 12:05:02 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Kozak

The title said “Greater Minnesota.”

That thing you posted lives in the not-so-great part of the state.


24 posted on 05/23/2010 12:07:40 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi
Greetings shibumi:

I don’t 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.

Cheers,
OLA

25 posted on 05/23/2010 12:09:24 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

We do have a significant coyote population around here.

Thanks.


26 posted on 05/23/2010 12:11:49 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

My knowledge is limited to what you can learn by poking dead things with a stick :)

(basic first year caveman.edu stuff)


27 posted on 05/23/2010 12:14:16 AM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: shibumi

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.


28 posted on 05/23/2010 12:19:27 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Those are two of the most repulsive [non-elected] things I’ve ever seen.


29 posted on 05/23/2010 12:25:22 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: shibumi

The Evil One is surely watching him.


30 posted on 05/23/2010 12:26:17 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: shibumi

Maybe when we find Bigfoot, we’ll find Obama’s birth certificate. I think he’s stolen it.


31 posted on 05/23/2010 12:47:07 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that."

32 posted on 05/23/2010 1:15:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Slings and Arrows; shibumi
Bigfoot sighting in Minneapolis
33 posted on 05/23/2010 1:20:59 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: Markos33

Yep, that’s a confirmed sighting, you betcha.


34 posted on 05/23/2010 1:25:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: Liberty Valance

If he meant it, I might respect him.


35 posted on 05/23/2010 1:26:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Agreed.


36 posted on 05/23/2010 1:40:28 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: shibumi
Each track was a bit different, different pressures, different depths, eliminating the possibility of some sort of footprint stamp

Well, that's certainly a bit of a hasty conclusion ...
37 posted on 05/23/2010 1:43:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: shibumi

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.


38 posted on 05/23/2010 2:37:44 AM PDT by skookum55 (A natural-born US citizen since 1955.)
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To: shibumi

And the Minnesotans elected him to the U.S. Senate!


39 posted on 05/23/2010 3:04:13 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: shibumi
The title said “Greater Minnesota.”

Brainerd?
40 posted on 05/23/2010 3:28:33 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: shibumi
knocked on a tree five times.

He should have knocked three times........

41 posted on 05/23/2010 3:35:07 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

That’s an insult to Bigfoot.


42 posted on 05/23/2010 3:45:23 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: shibumi; Carry_Okie; clamper1797; EggsAckley; hedgetrimmer; jahp; TwilightDog
Cruzio
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No, dude.

Bigfoot totally lives in Santa Cruz County, CA.

43 posted on 05/23/2010 3:46:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: skookum55

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.)


44 posted on 05/23/2010 4:01:54 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Kozak

White Bear Lake


45 posted on 05/23/2010 4:02:46 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi
We had some big foot sighting around here a few years back one of the local bar owners was making a big deal of it. I think to round up business

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.

46 posted on 05/23/2010 4:39:04 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

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.


47 posted on 05/23/2010 5:18:53 AM PDT by oust the louse (Just when you think they can't get any more stupid the Dems trip all over themselves and do so.)
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To: shibumi
"I never seen it, but like I says I believe in it," New Prague resident Leo Hinderscheid said.

Why the heck is some yokel from New Prague chiming in on this story? NP is in my neck of the woods south of the Twin Cities metro cell. Bena and Remer are half the state away from here well to the north. Why not consult somebody from Cedar Rapids, Iowa?
48 posted on 05/23/2010 5:25:06 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: shibumi

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?


49 posted on 05/23/2010 6:06:05 AM PDT by TheTeaPartyChannel
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To: Anti-Utopian
I saw a shaved one running around the White House the other day. It was wearing a blue dress it found in a landfill.

You couldn't be more wrong. It found that dress in a bag of rags.

50 posted on 05/23/2010 8:53:35 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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