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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Dave Schrader's Bigfoot Encounter

On the August 1st broadcast of Darkness Radio, a caller asked Dave to talk about his Bigfoot encounter, something he had alluded to in previous episodes but never really gone into detail about:

“I was in Foley, Alabama. My grandparents had property out there. They had 40 acres and of the 40 acres only 7 or 8 of them were liveable. The rest was just woods and junk and bayou back there. So we used to go play all the time, fish at the pond that my grandfather had there. We would hear things walking around out in the woods all the time. You know, as little kids, it doesn't register that it's something scary or something... And it got to be, I was 11 years old, and I was there fishing with my cousin and I keep hearing this crunching noise and it's getting louder and louder and my cousin Rob and I are looking at each other and he's about 2 or 3 years younger than me. We keep hearing this crunching noise and it's getting closer and closer to the back of the pond and the bushes that were all around the back of the pond, they were tall. They were 6 feet tall. And as we're sitting there watching, all of a sudden just this furry Chewbacca-looking hand just comes up over the top of the bush and pushes the bush down. And it had kind of dark grey-black mane... kinda. I don't know how else to explain it, kind of a darkened set face and it pushed down the bush and all I could see was the nose and up. First of all, I was fascinated by the Bee Gees hair style it had, a pompadour of grey. Then I looked at my cousin, then looked back at this thing and just pure terror jolted through my bones. I ran like hell.

We got up to the house half expecting to find that one of ours dads wasn't there and had snuck around in the woods to scare us but everybody we knew was in the house. We alerted them to what was going on and I don't think they believed us but they wanted to make sure there wasn't some homeless guy hanging out in their woods. They all grabbed their guns, shotguns, to go out there and go check just in case. And that was it. That was my one and only experience seeing something that fits the Bigfoot bill. I didn't get a smell. I didn't notice any other deafening sound. Like there was nothing going on, it was just the crunching of this thing getting closer and closer to the back of the pond. But I tell you, I never went wandering off into the woods again especially not alone.”

Source: Darkness Radio - August 1, 2016

Transcribed by Jamie Brian

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