Posted by: Guy Edwards on January 18th, 2013
In 1977 US marines were ordered not to talk about a Bigfoot-like creature.
“I haven’t gotten any [Bigfoot] on camera yet,” — Jessica Shively, current wildlife biologist contracted my Quantico Marine Corps Base (2012).
Yesterday, January 17th, in 1977. The Dumfries Virginia Potomac News reported that U.S. Marines were ordered to not to talk about a Bigfoot-like creature. The creature was known as the ASA Monster, leave it to the military to use an acronym to name a cryptid. ASA stands for Ammunition Storage Area. The ASA happened to be where this hairy bipedal creature was seen the most.
You can read an excerpt from the article below detailing the possible security classification of the monster:
“We called the ASA (Ammunition Storage Area) sergeant of the guard to determine whether there had been any more sightings or sounds in the area but were told that all information regarding the “ASA Monster” is considered ‘classified.’ When asked why that is so, the guard answered that he was not allow to answer that question either.
He later said that the information is not really ‘classified’ but everyone at the compound has been ordered not to talk about the monster at all.”
John Green also mentions the article in his book, “The Apes Among Us.”
The Dumfries Virginia Potomac News on January 17, 1977 published a long article about the sasquatch that contained the statement: “Much had been written about the monster at the ammunition storage area at Quantico Marine Corps Base…” but doesn’t say what. There is a reference to one Marine claiming to have seen a brown thing walking on two legs and another reporting something that looked like a cross between an ape and a bear covered with very long hair. Several people had apparently heard loud screaming.
There is an update to this story. Today, the policy of silence seems to be lifted. On the official Quantico Marine Corps Base website they acknowledge Bigfoot sightings going back 50 years in a n article about camera traps. Read the update complete with quotes from the scientist in charge of the camera traps at Bigfoot Lunch Club.