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Monkey Man - Bigfoot?
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Maggie/TX    Posted 07-17-2003 at 06:55:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There have been sightings of some kind of strange being, whether animal or human or halfway in between, in our area off and on for the last 30 or 40 years. Now, there are newly reported sightings of "it" and I was just wondering if anybody else has seen something in the woods you can't explain. They are calling this one "Monkey Man" but they used to say we had "Goat Man" around here years ago. It was/is supposed to be hairy all over and walk upright and has a bad odor. One guy said it looked to him like a wild hog walking upright more than anything else he could think of.

You can see the report of this one at the link below, then click on the story for "The 1409 Monkey Man." Also, at the top of main page is a link to Feedback. The letters in the Feedback section are as good or better than the actual story.

Anybody else have a "Bigfoot" sighting?

Cindi    Posted 07-17-2003 at 10:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just about every place I lived in Texas there was some type of legendary monster associated with the immediate area.

In Lockhart, I rented a trailer from a elderly man and woman who owned a dairy. The trailer sat right in the middle of the cow pasture. I was informed the first day I moved in not to cross from the trailer to the main house in the dark alone. Granny and Papa Barker, the owners of the dairy swore that there was some type of half man half panther type monster killing their calves and had been responsible for the disappearances over the years of several hunters.

I never saw anything but I did hear a lot of stange sounds. Fred and I canoed down the river in that area one summer afternoon and both of us were very uncomfortable from the minute we started until the minute we stopped. We felt like we were being watched, and as we moved along in the water, there were no birds sounds, or squirrels or any other of the wildlife you would expect to see in that environment. It was creepy all right. Everybody in town knew and believed the legend.

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-17-2003 at 10:31:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
See that's the thing. I know the idea of a part animal, part human sounds crazy, but there have been so many reports from reliable people of not only sightings, but that feeling of being watched and how all the normal wildlife gets real quiet and lays low.

I've got a very good friend who would not lie to me and isn't the flighty type, who has seen, heard and smelled something not normal in the exact place the sightings are going on right now, only she experienced it 20 years ago. Whatever it is, if it is flesh and blood, it ain't just one of 'em...there's at least one little one and one big one and they aren't spring chickens anymore.

Well, I think the half ..    Posted 07-17-2003 at 10:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
man half animal part stems from not being able to identify what is seen. That also explains why the sightings and the descriptions vary.

I mean, how good a look can you get at something from over your shoulder when you're hauling as*!

There are creatures out there that have a lot better smellers and vision and instincts than we could ever hope to have, and we may never know eactly what they are or how to find them, but I believe that there is something there.

watcher    Posted 07-17-2003 at 08:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
hairy, walks semi-upright and has a bad odor, eh? sure 'nuff sounds like one of my neighbors.

Red Dave    Posted 07-17-2003 at 07:10:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmm, "hairy all over and walk upright and has a bad odor."

I think I knew him in high school, didn't he sit in the back row in geometry class?

NOOOO!!!!!    Posted 07-17-2003 at 07:23:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't take geometry!!
You got the wrong guy!

Salmoneye    Posted 07-17-2003 at 07:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
And I took a shower last night and changed my shorts, so it aint me...

Clod    Posted 07-17-2003 at 10:32:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can only speak from experience in Texas.But if there is a monster in the outdoors around hunting season,(Anywhere in Texas) It would be hanging from a tree limb skinned and gutted.There is very little odd animals that escape observation by one hunter or another.Even if one gets a bad shot or two another will connect.Bigfoot would have a hole in him big enough to drive a wheelbarrow through.

paynts    Posted 07-17-2003 at 11:09:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great...just great. you guessed it-I live 150 yards off 1409. Way to pick a property HONEY!
Only kidding-I am not now-nor have I ever been-the timid type. I have seen one unusual thing since we moved here.
A smelly,wooly 3 foot tall european wild boar. set of tusks on that boy too. I have lived overseas-seen them and that was what he was. No doubt about it. Must have escaped from an exotic ranch.
He hung around for a bit when we first moved in. Dog and I popped him up on morning when we were headed out to the back of the property. Only time in his life that danged dog actually shut up and stayed when I told him. We backed off-he backed off then crashed away through the vines.
He would come in at night and build a nest in the lilies to sleep. He moved on after he figured out we were staying.
I guess he did not want to mess with a grumpy old woman.
now my across the street neighbors may see more than we do...but then again we aren't drinking folks

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-17-2003 at 11:21:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Paynts, that's pretty much what all the wild hogs look like around here. The older boars have lots of black hair and big old tusks. If you go hunting them, you want to take plenty of firepower and ammo. You don't want to wing one of those boys and have him come after you mad. Just ask Vic from Kenefick what happens when you just wound one and find out the tree you're standing by doesn't have any low branches! Get a younger one and you can't find a better bar-b-q!

paynts    Posted 07-17-2003 at 12:25:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes I have seen the feral hawgs come through-but this one was not one of those. I got to see him from 30 feet away in daylight.
Different animule indeed..curly haired and a big mantle on his shoulders. Glad he moseyed on.
I am not the adventurous type anymore about eating wild game. Like venison and elk but pass on the other stuff.

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