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Thursday, September 14, 2023

California Hunter's BIGFOOT ENCOUNTERS in Stanislaus National Forest

A San Jose, CA outdoorsman and his two companions are hunting in the Stanislaus National Forest. During two separate trips, he believes that he had encounters with Bigfoot.

"I live in San Jose, California. I'm nobody special, just a regular guy who loves to hunt and camp in the outdoors. I'm 50 years old and I'm a mechanic who works for a school district in Sunnyvale, California in the Silicon Valley. I've spent a lot of time outdoors with my brother deer hunting in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. I'd like to tell you my story of the two encounters with what I believe was a Bigfoot.

In 2017, we went on a D6 hunting trip in the Stanislaus National Forest in California in Kennedy Meadows. My brother Jason and good friend Rodney went along. It was a pack trip. I was super excited because this would be my first hunting trip on horseback. It was a five-day trip where we rode horseback below the lake near Levitt Meadows. The hunt was amazing. I was able to take a black bear and was super excited on the second night of the trip. However, on the third night, we experienced high wind and rain that woke me up at three o'clock in the morning. Everything went silent and this weird feeling came over me, but I can't explain what it felt like.

As I laid my sleeping bag, I could hear footsteps around my tent. I was sleeping with my .357 handgun and my brother and my friend also had handguns. I screamed out to my brother Jason to stop messing around and he yelled back, saying he was not doing anything, that he was in his tent. I have to say my mind started playing tricks on me because after a while I could feel a presence near me and could hear footsteps crunching the ground near my tent. I lay in my tent trying to talk myself into opening up the flap as fast as I could to see what was behind me. The Four Season tent had two zippers and I knew it would take a little bit of time to get out of it.

I slowly positioned myself to get out of the tent as fast as I could with my handgun in one hand and turned my headlamp on to see what was out there. I ripped out of the tent as fast as I could and caught a glimpse of a huge dark black shadow that scared the crap out of me. I started firing up my handgun in the location where I saw the shadow, not to kill it but to scare whatever it was because I wanted it to leave me alone. I was not sure what it was. I don't think it was a black bear because it stood pretty tall.

I woke up my buddy Rodney and Jason and they said that I must have been dreaming because the gunshot didn't wake them up. I don't know what I saw but I believe it was a Bigfoot.

The next morning when the sun came up I went to check the area where I saw the huge shadow. In this location I had hung the black bear meat, I'd say about 10 feet high and a pretty sturdy line. To my amazement, the meat bag was ripped off of the tree and on the ground. My brother and friend said it was probably a black bear that reached up there to grab it, but I don't believe that. There's no way it could have reached that high.

Here's another encounter during a D5 hunting trip in 2020. It's kind of near the same location, near Kennedy Meadows, but in Eagle Meadows near Relief Reservoir. There have been many wildfires and a lot of the forest land was closed down except for this location for the hunting season opener. A lot of the hunters thought that area was closed down due to the wildfires so my brother and I had the place to ourselves.

We headed up on our four-wheel drive quads and I found a beautiful rock overlook and proceeded to hunt. I have to say, after my last encounter, I was a little bit wary of possible experiences to be had with Bigfoot. The area that I was in was filled with open-range cattle. I was watching them feed through the canyon. I was lying on a rock when that strange feeling came over me again like it did on the last hunting trip in 2017.

It was around 5 a.m. and I started hearing the timberline cracking as if the trees were falling down. I positioned my scope in the location where I could hear the trees cracking but never saw a thing. I was too afraid to go into the tree line. I have to say this noise continued throughout the whole day I'm not sure what it was but it scared me. My brother Jason thought it was the cattle moving through the tree line. I have to say it was pretty loud to be cattle knocking down branches off the trees. I don't know what it was. The feeling I got in my gut was not to go in the timberline. I just find it kind of strange I have these gut feelings of danger.

Transcribed source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLQE3-itsrQ



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