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Monday, April 18, 2016

Trucker Witnesses Bigfoot Struck by Large Pick-Up

A Youtube user who calls himself Smokin Irishman decided to tell of his Bigfoot sighting in 2013 outside Decatur, Alabama:

“It was probably two years ago. Maybe just under two years ago (2013). I just started driving truck. Just got my truck after being trained and everything. I drove from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Cherokee, Alabama. I'd been driving... I didn't drive straight through but I got up early this one day to get my load there on time and I was taking this load of paper, scrap paper to Cherokee, Alabama to a plant that makes kleenex, down in Cherokee. So I had gotten up early to finish out my load so I could get there on time. I drove probably 8 hours or something like that. Got my load delivered, picked up an empty trailer, got ahold of my dispatcher to find out what he wanted me to do next. He didn't have any work for me so I said, I'm gonna go lay down for a little while. So I went to a little truck stop that was just down the road. Took a nap. Got up and decided to have some lunch. Got some lunch and while I was eating my lunch I decided to get my next load which was in Decatur, Alabama which was probably an hour away or something like that from where I was in Cherokee. Maybe a little more or a little less, somewhere in that range.

So I went to pull out on this road and there was this big black truck, all lifted up, all jacked up and everything... a pickup truck. So I thought I'll let him go first because he was moving. So when he passed, I pulled out and I got... the whole truck straightened out. I got... probably, maybe, maybe, if I had to guess, 30 feet away from this. There's a big US highway down there in Alabama. There are two lanes going one way and two lanes going the other way, divided by medians between them and then trees. You're kinda driving through the woods. Trees on both sides of the road. If I had to guess it was maybe 50 yards from the trees to the trees, maybe a little more. Something like that. I'm driving along, just getting the truck straightened out, seeing what's going on around me.

All of a sudden, out of the woods to my right, this thing came running. And it was fast. Fast, fast! I don't know what it was but I know... it was fast. So fast that I couldn't really tell you what it was. But I tell you this, it made that clearing from the woods to the road which I could tell you was a good sized clearing. It made that clearing from the woods to the road in about, at most, ten steps. That's how fast it was going. That's how big a strides it was taking, but anyway, it crossed out in front of the road and that big black truck in front of me... I don't even know if he knew that he hit it, but he hit it. Hit it right in the hip and turned it around, twisted it around and it fell in ball, on the shoulder. The guy didn't pay no attention to it. I was thinking, what the heck was that thing? I know what it looked like but I didn't want to sound crazy. So I drove by it. My window's down because I was smoking... and so I'm slowing down to kind of look at it, see what it is. I'm looking out my window and it's balled up in this ball. Whatever it was, it was a big ball. This truck was jacked up and it hit this thing in the hip and it fell into a ball on the ground.

When I drove by it, it wasn't dead but it was mad. I couldn't see it. Like all I could see was its hair. Couldn't see it, but it was mad! You could hear it. (makes loud grunting noises) Like, it was like pissed. I went, well, whatever. I was like, I think I just saw Bigfoot. Again I don't know what it was but swear to god, I don't know what it was. I was tired. I had laid down and slept for three hours. I had lunch but it was like I just woke up. I had lunch before I left so I wasn't crazy. This thing, it wasn't like big, enormous like 7 or 8 feet tall, like how when you think about Bigfoot being. He was probably 6 feet tall or whatever. He wasn't like enormously large but he was still big. You could see when I drove by... You could just see, loaded with muscle underneath all that hair.

I got my load, drove for a little while. Got parked for the night, called Mrs. Smokin Irishman. Told them about it. They were all in amazement. My mother said, why didn't you go back and take a picture of it? Because I didn't know what it was, a bear? If it was a Bigfoot? I didn't know what it was... all I know was that it as mad and I wasn't gonna figure out what it was in case it ripped me in half.

Got home that weekend. We had a big party because I my ex-sister in law had just graduated from nursing school. So we all went out to dinner. Me, my brother, my family, with her family and everything. We're kinda close with her family, so I told her dad about it and he said that was a bear. I've never seen a bear other than like at the zoo or on TV. So maybe it was a bear but when I think of a bear, I don't think of a bear as running on its hind legs. When a bear gets up on its hind legs, it's more for an intimidation type thing. I see him taking a couple of steps but I don't see them full out sprinting, running and I always think of bear's hind legs, at least in my head, being little stubby kind of legs. This thing was fast and it had big, huge, like normal people legs, but it had big long arms. It took that stride in like 10 steps before it crossed the road and then crossed the road in like 2.

That's my story of Bigfoot. I don't know if it was Bigfoot. I don't know what it was. All I know is that it freaked me out. I told Mrs. Smokin Irishman about it that night when I got parked. She looked it up and there has been all kinds of Bigfoot - “Bigfoot” - sightings between, around Decatur, Alabama so maybe it was Bigfoot. I don't know but I thought it would be a cool story to share with you. I'm pretty sure I saw Bigfoot. I don't know but I'm pretty sure. So that's my story of seeing Bigfoot, guys, you can think I'm crazy because I think I'm crazy. I don’t really know what it was. All I know was that it was big, it was fast and when I passed it on the side of the road and it was all balled up, it was mad. That's all that I know.”

Source: Youtube user Smokin Irishman, May 13, 2015, Bigfoot, or something

Transcribed by Jamie Brian

NOTE: What do you think? Alabama has a fair amount of Bigfoot reports...as well as big cats sightings. Lon

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