Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 30th, 2014
Today is the 20th anniversary of the date that I saw a Bigfoot in Louisiana.
Two motorists experience road encounter in rural Louisiana.
Report is personal experience of Craig Woolheater.
DATE: May 30, 1994
PARISH: Avoyelles Parish
NEAREST TOWN: Bunkie, 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.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: none.
SOUNDS HEARD: none.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 11:30 pm – midnight.
ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area on both sides of the road, appeared to be swampy. We were between Cocodrie Lake & Bayou Cocodrie to the east and the Red River to the west.
The Lake Worth Monster was the thing that got me started as a child:
Then there was The Legend of Boggy Creek…
I went back to the location of the sighting to film an episode of Finding Bigfoot this past January.
Myself with the crew member who played my girlfriend in the reenactment at the location of the encounter.
The two crew members who played myself and my girlfriend, photobombed by Bobo.
It will be interesting to see my encounter played out on TV after all of these years…
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.