Finding Bigfoot: Craig’s Bigfoot Encounter

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 20th, 2014

This Sunday’s episode features my Bigfoot sighting from 1994 in Louisiana. We also filmed a reenactment of my sighting for this episode.

Two motorists experience road encounter in rural Louisiana.
Report is personal experience of Craig Woolheater.

DATE: May 30, 1994
SEASON: Spring
STATE: Louisiana
PARISH: Avoyelles Parish

NEAREST TOWN: Bunkie, Louisiana, 30 miles southeast of Alexandria, Louisiana

OBSERVED: My ex-wife (girlfriend at the time) and I were driving back to Dallas from New Orleans. We had started out at 9 pm. I was driving my 1991 Isuzu Amigo, and the top was rolled up because the weather was nice. We had been traveling between 2 1/2 to 3 hours at 75 mph. We were approaching Alexandria. At this point, we were on an unlit 2-lane highway. On both sides of the road, there were wooded, swampy areas 25 to 30 feet from the edge of the road. As we were driving, we saw a figure off to our right in the headlights. We both saw it as we passed and exclaimed simultaneously, “Did you just see what I saw?”. We both agreed that we had and I asked her, “What did you think that you saw?”. She said, “It looked like a Bigfoot.” I wanted to immediately turn around and go back. She did not as we were in an open convertible. There was a friend of ours asleep in the back seat, who slept through the entire incident.

As we passed it, it never seemed to detect our presence. At least that’s the way it seemed because it never turned or even flinched as we went by.

We drove for 10-15 minutes until we came to a small church in the country and pulled in to talk about what we had seen. We discussed it for ten minutes or so and got back on the road to Dallas.

DESCRIPTION: We saw the backside of the creature, as it was traveling in the same direction that we were. We estimated its height at 7′. It was covered with hair and in the illumination of my headlights, it appeared to be gray in color. It was walking and it was slumped over in the front.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 11:30 pm – midnight.

ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area on both sides of the road, appeared to be swampy.

Finding Bigfoot: Beast of the Bayou

Premieres Sunday, June 22, 10 PM ET/PT

Also airs:

Monday, June 23, 12 AM ET/PT
Monday, June 23, 5 AM ET/PT
Monday, June 23, 8 PM ET/PT
Monday, June 23, 11 PM ET/PT
Tuesday, June 24, 3 AM ET/PT

The team is back to Louisiana to investigate a trail camera photo of a possible sasquatch. Confident they use the bayous to stay hidden, they head to a national forest, and with the help of a local drum line, they hope to lure a beast of the bayou.

#FindingBigfoot #AnimalPlanet

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “Finding Bigfoot: Craig’s Bigfoot Encounter”

  1. Chalupacabra responds:

    Record viewership, this Sunday!

  2. mandors responds:

    Very interesting. If I recall, the first bigfoot caught on film (predating the Patterson film) comes from that neck of the woods.

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