Bigfoot in Mayberry
Tme for patrol, Barney.
Bigfoot in North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Shelby, N.C. man says he has captured video of Bigfoot.
Thomas Byers e-mailed WCNC NewsChannel 36 in Charlotte, N.C., saying he saw Bigfoot walk across Golden Valley Church Road in Rutherford County Tuesday evening. Byers' says he was about 15 to 20 feet away from the creature when he captured a five-second video.
"It ran across the road and into the woods right in front of us and I was able to film it," Byers wrote. "In the short video you can hear it snarl or growl at me."
Furthermore: "One thing I know is the smell of it was horrid. It smelled like a cross between road kill and a skunk. And it did not like the fact that I was there on the road with it. In the video you can hear it snarl or growl at me as it crosses the road."
Bigfoot, Knobby, Yeti, & Sasquatch
Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid and is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. "Sasquatch" is anglicized "Sésquac" which means "wild man" in a Salish Native American language.
Many discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax.
But what if you DID see something? And no one believed you? Perhaps it IS our 15 minutes of fame or perhaps someone did record a Bigfoot. I loved the Northern Exposure episodes of spotting the "Adam."
In 1951, Eric Shipton photographed s a Yeti footprint. The notoriety of ape-men grew. Sets of large tracks appeared multiple times around a road-construction site in Bluff Creek. After not being taken seriously, Crew brought his friend, Bob Titmus, to cast the prints in plaster. The story was published in the Humboldt Times along with a photo of Crew holding one of the casts.Locals had been calling the unseen track-maker "Big Foot" since the late summer, which Genzoli shortened to "Bigfoot" in his article.
Bigfoot gained international attention when the story was picked up by the Associated Press.Following the death of Ray Wallace – a local logger – his family attributed the creation of the footprints to him.The wife of Scoop Beal, the editor of the Humboldt Standard, later the Humboldt Times, stated that her husband was in on the hoax with Wallace.
As Bigfoot has become better known and a phenomenon in popular culture, sightings have spread throughout North America. In addition to the Pacific Northwest, the Great Lakes region and the Southeastern United States have had many reports of Bigfoot sightings.
Truth withstands all questions.
Several organizations are dedicated to the research and investigation of Bigfoot sightings. The oldest and largest is the Bigfoot Field Research Organization or "BFRO". The BFRO also provides a free database to individuals and other organizations. Their internet website includes reports from across North America that have been investigated by researchers to determine credibility.