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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

BIGFOOT Chases & Attacks Boys in Bell County, Kentucky Strip Mine

A group of boys on four-wheelers are riding on an old strip mine road when they notice, what they thought was a huge stump on the road. The stump moves! Then all hell breaks loose!

I received the following account:

"Hello, sir. This is a story told to me by a good friend that I go to church with. I know 100 percent that this is a true story. I'll do my best to tell it best I can but as you read it, it will become clear why some of the facts are hard to find and get to. I have spoken to my friend a few times about this at great length and the event is totally amazing, to say the least.

This took place in the late 1980s in and around the Hutch and Colmar area of Bell County, Kentucky. This area has had many Bigfoot encounters/stories over the last 50 years.

Well as the story goes several teenage boys were doing their normal thing around here, teaming up and going 4-wheeler riding on the old strip mine roads and logging roads. This is a normal thing around here and a fun thing to do on weekends. Some of the 4-wheelers had 2 boys per 4-wheeler in total, there were around 5-8 people in this riding party, maybe a few more or less. Well, as they are going up one of the strip mine roads they see what they at first think is a big stump on a ridge but as they get closer the stump is moving. The road they were on went towards this big thing, as they got closer it started coming toward them, and of course they hit the gas on the 4-wheelers and tried to hurry past the massive creature.

At this point, the Bigfoot really starts chasing the four-wheelers. The Bigfoot cuts down the ridge to try and cut the boys off, the first few riders make it past the area where the Bigfoot is coming to, but my friend's brother who is on the back of a four-wheeler with two people on it are at the end of the riding group line. Well, this Bigfoot makes it to the cut-off point at almost the same time as the last four-wheeler with the 2 boys on it.

The Bigfoot makes a grab for the boy on the back of the four-wheeler. This is my friend's brother. It either grabs him slightly or the four-wheeler (not sure on this but one or the other) and almost rips him off the four-wheeler, but due to the speed, they rip loose from the Bigfoot.

Of course, these boys are scared almost to death about this and now all these years later it is very hard to get them to even speak about it. I talked to my friend about maybe getting his brother to tell me even more details but he said he can't hardly talk about it without breaking down and crying as it was so terrifying." M


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