|BIGFOOT SIGHTING -Washington
By: Washington County resident
As a child I was between 10 or
12 years old, at the time the incident happened. we were visiting my grandmothers house as
we often did on the weekends. A bunch of the grandchildren including myself were playing
hide & seek it was nearing sun down I kept getting caught early in the game &
decided to venture outside of the fenced area and up the gravel road about 200 yards to an
old corn crib in a field next to the road. If my memory serves me right the crib
was next to empty, the door was facing away from the road and it was starting to get
dark. I entered the crib in a hurry not paying any attention to what may be in the
crib, while looking through the cracks in the crib towards the house to see if anyone had
seen me enter. I heard a heavy breathing behind me, upon turning around what I saw
was indescribable for a kid my age, this huge man like creature was standing over me just
staring at me he was hairy and huge it made no sounds and smelled some what like a hog pen
which everyone raised in that area and time. After wetting my pants and running like a bat
out of hell back to the house crying and scared to death, I told my uncle what I had seen,
only he did not take me serious and started making fun of me, because I had peed my
pants. I will swear to this day what I saw was a bigfoot.
One time back in the 1980s a woman reported that something big came out of the forest & killed one of her pigs & carried it back into the woods. I was told that a deputy went to investigate & found blood all over the place but didn't follow the trail into the woods. He allegedly stated that "he didn't know what happened & didn't want to know."
An acquaintance of mine told me some years ago that she & a friend or relative were going home late at night. While almost to Mineral Point they saw something cross the road in front of their car & it was NOT bear.
Iron County Register Newspaper
Ironton, Missouri, April 14, 1881
A strange story comes from the west end of the county. A young man named Strickland attended by his dogs, started out hunting Friday morning of last week. Mr. S. lives in Dent Township, about twenty miles west of Ironton. A short distance from home his attention was arrested by an object lying in the leaves on the ground, but he was about to pass by thinking it some domestic animal, when it rose to its feet facing him. The object had the face of a human being and was entirely without clothing. Its body was covered with long dark hair, which streamed in the cool wind, like the mane of a horse. As soon as it rose, the strange being started off at a run, Mr. Strickland calling out after it. His first thought was to shoot it, but hesitated until it got out of range. The dogs then took its track, but Mr. S. called them back, and went home pending over his strange encounter. It was proposed to get up a hunting party and scour the woods thoroughly in search of the stranger, but up to date no additional developments have been made. Mr. S. is a truthful man, and asserts his willingness to make affidavit of the matter herein contained.