Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 3rd, 2007
From The Daily Press, Escanaba, MI.
Letter: There’s no bigfoot in the U.P.
I am a native of Wells and graduated from Escanaba Area High School in 1971. I went on to get a forestry degree from Michigan Technological University in 1976 and worked for the U. S. Forest Service, Mead Corp. and Champion International, plus I was the county forester for Alger county in 1987.
Regarding the story about finding bigfoot in the U.P., I have timber cruised everywhere in the U. P. and know it like the back of my hand. I did this for 10 years and not once did I ever see, hear or find any tracks of bigfoot.
Since I was in swamps many times that people have not visited in more than 100 years, if there was a bigfoot, that would be where they would be. I was in many muddy areas in swamps and in lowlands and not once did I see a track of bigfoot.
I also cruised timber around the Marquette area in rainy and sunny weather and found no sign of bigfoot tracks there either, or sightings. I also cruised timber in highland areas everywhere in the U.P and no sign of bigfoot there either.
I have only heard one person in 10 years tell me they saw something that walked upright across a road at night. Other than that, in my 10 years of being in the woods everywhere in the U.P. I saw no sign of bigfoot at all, not even in the Porcupine Mountains.
I feel Matthew Moneymakers’ search for bigfoot in the U.P. is a folly. The real people to ask about bigfoot are the lumberjacks and the foresters, as they are in the woods a lot and know the difference between a bear and bigfoot or any other animal.
If there were bigfoot in the U.P., I would have found a track or some sort of evidence during that time as I have walked many miles of muddy and dry logging roads of all sorts, new and old ones, or would have heard from other foresters of a bigfoot sighting or track.Paul Bader, Green Bay
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.