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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Modoc National Forest Firefighting Crew Finds MASSIVE BIGFOOT TRACK

A member of the Modoc National Forest firefighter service recalls his crew finding a large Bigfoot print, and contacting their supervisor who attempted to cast the print.

“In 1982, I was a seasonal firefighter from the Modoc National Forest. It's extreme in northeastern California. Rather remote, kind of near the Oregon border, up near Klamath Falls Lava Beds National Monument. Anyway, small four-man fire crew and the boss. He lived in a little trailer adjacent to our old cabin, right on Medicine Lake. There had been this Native American fella that had been hanging around for weeks, experienced with firefighting and whatnot. He kept thinking he could get on the crew, but the protocol was such that you had to do it all in advance. And we had our little crew. All four of us and there was no chance he could be on it but he kind of, wouldn't take no for an answer. This was the US Forest Service Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Small fire crew. So we're all familiar with this fella. Can't remember his name anymore and, you know, we're up early in the morning doing the...they call them the PTs - physical exercise and all.

Getting ready for the day and he's up with us, again, trying to join us. And he goes, 'Hey look what I found here.' And he takes us out to the edge of Medicine Lake and there's this huge footprint but just one. It must be 18 to 20 inches long, 6 inches wide and it's like, 'Okay' and then we're all, 'Where's the next one?' But, yeah, the next one was down on the swampy edge of the lake.

So that kind of made sense, you know, that there was only one, odd as that was. And the boss there, the crew boss. He says, 'Boy, this is strange fellas, just last night.' Sometimes he'd have his little four-year-old up there, spending the night in this trailer. He goes, 'My son woke me up in the middle of the night saying, Daddy! Daddy! Bigfoot's out there!' He just brushed it off until a couple hours later, there was a print and it caused enough interest - everyone who was pretty skeptical I think.

It caused enough interest, we called the Big Cheese, the District Ranger, they call him...an hour and a half away at Tule Lake. He comes up. An hour and a half up, four-wheel drive, pretty rough roads, you know, one way up, like that. He comes up and he's quite interested. He's trying to take a print of it, a plaster cast. I'm watching him do this and when I was a kid growing up, I did this stuff all the time. I'm watching. I'm thinking like that's not gonna work because it was too watered down. But I was, like, almost a kid, I was in my young 20s, one my first big jobs of that nature which I continued doing, you know, most of my working life. I was like, I was too intimidated to say to the big boss man, you know, the District Ranger, 'Hey, you're screwing it up, pal.' Put more plaster there, whatever it is, which is exactly the case. He failed to get a copy.” S

Source: Coast to Coast Radio - January 12, 2018


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JEEPERS! DO HORROR FILM 'CREEPERS' EXIST? Please Join Us For LIVE Chat Q & A - Lon Strickler (Host)

I have investigated winged humanoid sightings since 1981 when I first included cryptid creatures as a part of my paranormal research. In 1988, I had a personal unexplained encounter with a winged humanoid in south-central Pennsylvania.

Since the beginning of the millennium, a specific term has surfaced as part of the description of several of the sightings; ‘Jeepers Creepers.’ If you are familiar with modern horror films, then you’ll have an idea of what I’m talking about. In 2001, an American-German horror film, that took its name from the 1938 song ‘Jeepers Creepers,’ was released. It was a tale about two older siblings who become the targets of a demonic creature, known as the ‘Creeper,’ in rural Florida.

The fact that several witnesses have compared the winged being that they encountered as resembling the Creeper is interesting. I suppose it is a cultural phenomenon; basically, because there are few other creatures, natural or fictional, to compare to. A few of the Chicago Mothman witnesses mentioned the Creeper character when giving a general description, though the eventual comparison came down to the bat-like wing structure and the ability to instantly launch itself into flight.

During the same period that we were receiving reports in the Chicago area, we were also receiving accounts of similar winged beings in other locations throughout the United States and Canada. Most of the sightings were very brief and without much detail, but a few specific reports compounded our curiosity.

I hope that you enjoy my presentation. I will answer questions from the LIVE CHAT throughout the show.






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