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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Black Haired Bigfoot Observed by Surprised Farmer Near Fouke, Arkansas

An Arkansas farmer had a recent Bigfoot encounter while hunting for deer on his property near Fouke. He had moved there from Illinois and never believed the Bigfoot legend until now.

I recently talked to a farmer 'JR' who lives in Miller County, Arkansas, just a few miles west of Fouke. He bought this 400-acre farm in 2017 after he moved south from Decatur, Illinois.

JR is also a hunter and occasionally feeds deer in his field. There is a wooded area adjacent to his field that leads to wet bottomland that is usually covered in water. He rarely goes into that area, since it offers very little game. The deer seem to avoid it.

In late December 2019 on an early morning, he was in his tree stand that is located on the edge of the field, waiting to bag a deer. He began to notice a slight rotten smell, but figured it was from a decomposing cow that had died a few days previous. JR had taken the tractor and drug the cow to the far end of the field near the woods in order to avoid spooking the deer. He was perplexed as to why the cow died, but this is nothing really unusual since livestock die for various reasons. He just assumed that there may have been internal issues with the cow.

As he observed the far edge of the woods with his binoculars, he noticed a dark figure at the end of the game trail. At first, JR thought that this may have been a large feral hog, which occasionally come onto his property. As he watched the figure it suddenly 'got up' and stood on two legs. He had heard of, what he thought was, the legend of Bigfoot creatures in the area. But he never really believed that Bigfoot existed. Now, he was looking at a 6-7 ft tall black hair-covered hominid standing about 150 yards ahead of him.

JR stated that the Bigfoot was covered head to toe in long black matted hair with some features of its face visible. The creature was muscular but not thick in the torso. In fact, it seems a bit emaciated as it scoured the field before it.

JR was very surprised at what he was witnessing. The beast stood at the spot, rocking side to side, for several minutes. It didn't make eye contact with JR, and seemed more interested in its immediate surroundings. It eventually turned and walked back towards the wet bottomland.

JR did not talk to any of the residents about his encounter, but he had heard plenty of first-hand accounts by other people that live in the area. Though he discounted the actual existence of Bigfoot before, he is now convinced that these creatures live on or near his property. Lon

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