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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Possible Mimicking Bigfoot Unsettles Family in Remote Minnesota

A family, with a disabled son, rents a cabin along a remote lake in St. Louis County, Minnesota. A possible Bigfoot begins mimicking the sounds made by the son. Very interesting account.

The following account was recently referred to me:

"We had traveled up near the Canadian border in St. Louis County, Minnesota a few summers ago. We rented a cabin off the grid in the middle of nowhere. Our son is severely disabled and while he’s nonverbal he definitely isn’t quiet. He makes very loud sounds. Guttural shrieks and whoops. This particular spot takes about an hour off-road to get to. It’s near logging roads but there are no people. Very rugged roads. The cabin is on 320 acres of lake and surrounded by well over 40 acres of forest. It’s just us there. Plenty more acres but that is just the acreage around the cabin.

That night my son was standing on the deck. It’s on the second level of the cabin. He was jumping and bashing and howling. The pounding of his jumping on the deck was reverberating throughout the forest. This was something we would usually worry about but not here. It felt great not to have to worry. This is the very reason we are here. No one to judge us or get upset by our sounds.

Off to the west, we began hearing something. It sounded as if it was mimicking my son. Just didn’t feel real at first. It was a “no way this is happening moment.” It mimicked him unbelievably well. It was loud and sounded as though it had the lung capacity of 20 men. It was definitely an animal. It didn’t sound angry at all or menacing. It was just a strong mimicking sound. I don’t really know how to explain it.

We went inside and did our best to ignore it. I felt the entire rest of the trip as if we were being watched. I couldn’t shake that feeling. It was the most uncomfortable I’ve ever felt in my life. I cannot explain it. Just thinking about it now makes me uncomfortable. There were other very odd things that occurred that week but I don’t really feel comfortable sharing. Almost supernatural. I know that sounds silly. Smoke alarms going off at night, etc. Just weird things. 

We ended up going back the next summer as we didn’t let on to our other son who was asleep at the time that anything had occurred. We have had no incidents like that again. No feeling of being watched and nothing uncomfortable but that incident, that week, will always stay with me." N


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PHANTOMS & MONSTERS FORTEAN RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE - Current Investigations - Lon Strickler (Host)

Phantoms & Monsters Radio presents a Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research Roundtable discussion. We will be discussing current investigations and other cryptid / unexplained incidents & sightings. Joining Lon will be James West, Chad Redding, Kit Taylor, & Bernadette McDaniel.

James West is a 2-time Dogman experiencer, has had multiple encounters with the paranormal including shadow people/creatures, suspected demons, and ghosts, and has been physically possessed on one occasion by an unknown dark entity. James is also currently in the process of writing a nonfiction book about cryptid beings in the United States, entitled "50 Cryptids in 50 States." In addition to this, James is a member of Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research.

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Chad M. Redding grew up in the Pigeon Hills region of western York County, Pennsylvania. A lifetime of roaming the woods, hills, and hollows led Chad to develop his passions and skills as a woodsman. Very much an avid lover of old traditional ways and old things. His love of the forests and mountains know no bounds. For he has camped, rambled, gathered, canoed, and fished. In all 4 seasons.

As a lover of local history and folklore, wanderer of forgotten places, and life-long experiencer of the strange. Chad also contributes to and works with Timothy Renner of Strange Familiars Podcast.

Chad has also given back to the community, woodsman or otherwise. For as a traditionalist, he believes that knowledge should be passed on. From demos at various festivals, his foraging walks he gives regularly, on the various charity campouts he has organized. He has sought to help others and educate them.

Chad became the proprietor of Ruck Rabbit Outdoors a company that supplies old-style crafted, curated, refurbished, and surplus gear to the woods folk community.

Chad is a member of Phantoms and Monsters Fortean Research.

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Kit Taylor is a film and Television actor, writer, producer, and documentarian. His latest work includes a short documentary on the Fayetteville Incident (the Bledsoe Family story) titled "Burden of Truth."

Kit was an investigator for MUFON and has recently become a member of the Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team. Having first-hand, life-altering experiences, Kit's approach to investigating is from an empathetic point of view and hopes to contribute positively, to the world of high strangeness.

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