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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

BIGFOOT ATTACKS Camp Along the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah Valley, VA

Six military veterans, who served together in Afghanistan, hike the full-length of the Appalachian Trail. In the Shenandoah Valley, they encounter an aggressive Bigfoot that attacks their camp.

"I was on an assignment while in Afghanistan with my six-man team with a guide. We started to enter the Korengal Valley AKA nicknamed by the locals as the 'Valley of Death' It is located in the Dara-e-Pech District of Kunar Province. The valleys are among the deadliest places on Earth. History shows countless men groups and militaries have entered but never come out. Our guide refused to take us through so we went ourselves. There are stories of giants, caves, demons, shapeshifters, etc. It still gives me goosebumps.

I now fast forward, back home to the United States. My group of six decided in our spare time to work the Appalachian Trail starting in New Hampshire and ending in Georgia. All told it took us seven months total to complete, with weeks in between of work, as we did not complete it all at once.

We were near the Shenandoah Valley area. We made camps, set up three tents, made a fire, and cooked dinner After dinner at about 1900 hours or 7 p.m. Three of my men, call signs Voodoo, Panther, & Deuce sat in a circle and talked. Two others Dingle and Reaper did perimeter watch. The camp perimeter was not far away due to the steep terrain. I would guess both sides were about between 25 and 33-degree angles. None of us could see how far up it was. It was too thick with trees and undergrowth brush.

It was dusk when we made camp. I went to rest in my tent as I had the next watch. I heard all three of my guys say what WTF just as I heard a loud thump on the ground and then another. Now all of us are expert marksmen and well-trained to instantly assess any situation, draw our weapons, sight, and threat, and decide to engage within a fraction of a second. We trained for this. As I exited my tent unarmed I was the only one not carrying a weapon other than my seven-inch serrated double-blade knife (K-Bar). As I stood up outside my tent all three men, plus now the other two men, were standing with weapons drawn.

Instantly, they started firing at this 10-foot-tall creature that was about 12 feet away. It was head to toe, a very reddish brown color hairy creature. It had an ape-like face and large red glowing eyes looking right at us. The growling was such a volume it reverberated in my rib cage. It was like nothing like I had ever felt before. There was a horrible mix of skunky and sulfur odor. It made our eyes water. It then began running with long strides that no human could do. It was like a blur as it passed through the edge of the camp. Then it let out a loud woman-like shriek as it turned and went down that very steep ravine into the darkness of the night. All the while it snapped two trees off about eight feet off the ground while it descended into the ravine.

After it was over everyone rushed to the ravine edge, but it was gone. Now our guns don't miss especially at that close range. No freaking way. Here's the really bizarre part. At daylight, since no one slept after that, we were all locked and loaded waiting for another attack. We looked for blood tracks. There was no blood, only two large barefoot prints. About 50 rounds were emptied into this creature at short range. Again, we all just said no way, that's not possible. Down the ravine, about 25 - 30 feet, were the two snapped-off trees which we guessed were between four or five inches in diameter.

We broke camp and continued on the trail southward. We're about 12 kilometers and begin to believe that this thing was shadowing us from above. We couldn't see it but we can certainly hear it. Maybe it was another one, who knows? We all discussed it at great length and surmised it was obviously some man-like creature.

We never discussed it again. That night is etched in my mind along with that unique odor nor will I ever forget the unique growl and shrill sound it made."

Transcribed source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz93eHCsYnc



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