A Terrifying Bigfoot Encounter

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 26th, 2013

Mike Wooley describes his terrifying encounter with 2 Bigfoot in Louisiana.

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.

11 Responses to “A Terrifying Bigfoot Encounter”

  1. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    Interesting and detailed account. But, without any physical evidence, does not/cannot constitute proof. It could, however provide a follow-up researcher with a good location to set-up some camera traps.

    With that said, there is one more little thing that kinda bothered me: His first thought upon seeing a “tall, seven – eight foot…” creature was that it was “somebody dressed-up in a suit?” Really? I suppose it might be difficult to rationally consider all of the details when presented with an out-of-the-ordinary situation but, then again, I don’t think there are a whole lotta 7-8ft hoaxers out there…

    To me, it just sounds like the kind of thing one might add to a story – along with the “knew it couldn’t be a gorilla ’cause there weren’t any circuses around” detail – to make the ensuing encounter seem more, I don’t know… plausible, weighty, real; because he had taken the time to consider other alternatives…?

    Argh… Maybe I’m just feeling cranky today. Did it bother anyone else?

  2. chewbaccalacca responds:

    One of the more interesting eyewitness accounts I’ve come across, on several levels.

  3. chewbaccalacca responds:

    AreWeThereYeti: personally, those details in his testimony (about thinking it might be a man in a suit, or an escaped gorilla, etc.) didn’t bother me at all, really. Putting myself in his shoes, I might have added some touches like that after-the-fact myself, considering how skeptical I know most listeners would be hearing such an outrageous tale–which might make me want to reinforce the impression I had some critical thinking faculties of my own at the time of the encounter. Not saying he did add those later, just that if he did, I wouldn’t necessarily discount the story solely for that reason.

  4. Ploughboy responds:

    And this narrative has been repeated scores of times, by scores of people, with not a variation in the telling that mattered. It is proof of nothing, but does this man really look to you like he cares a fig for your proof, or lack of it? If anyone flippantly responds to the evidence of Bigfoot with the hackneyed “Oh, some hunter would have killed one by now..” they should be required to view this, or read the score of accounts by hunters who say the same thing.

  5. Goodfoot responds:

    This is a very high-quality account of what I think must have a very real Bigfoot encounter. This guy is telling the truth.

  6. DWA responds:

    I think his man in suit take is precisely what I’d expect.

    It’s the very reason the anecdotal evidence carries so much weight with me – other than, of course, its volume and consistency.

    When we see unknowns, we try to categorize them by going over what we know. We don’t see cows, horses, bears and people and mistake them for giant apes. We have categories for those things and bing, into those categories they go.

    It’s interesting in this vein that one witness, when asked how he knew he’d seen a bigfoot, said: you just know. It’s like a horse in a field. You just know it. But under some circumstances, or with some witnesses, e.g., those more accepting of the possibility in the first place, that might just be easier to do. If you absolutely know there is no sasquatch, well, seeing one, you aren’t gonna think that first. How can you? They aren’t real.

    Many, many accounts describe the witness’s initial reaction being that the subject was human. That’s gonna be the first thing that happens on something of our own general order of magnitude in size and shape – well before one registers size.

  7. hairybeast responds:

    assuming all bigfoot reports are frauds, I have nothing to say, assuming that bigfoot reports are something to consider, I say this;

    the bigfoot creatures seem to know that unarmed people are safe to deal with.
    armed people are stalked, chased, and attacked. or avoided completely.
    because of their young? is that why its war?

    other than that, there really isn’t anything else for me to comment about. what a scary story!! great, that’s why I joined. and knowing more about this topic is just as exciting as the scary stories.

    thank you cryptomundo, I might be able to contribute some cash to you when I get ahead enough, I am saving my change in a jar, so I can get something off to you this year.

  8. Peter Von Berg responds:

    After so much bs and so many hoaxes I find something very compelling about this. This man seems very truthful to me.

  9. volmar responds:

    I believe him, but I don’t think what he saw was Bigfoot. He saw two feral human beings.

  10. chewbaccalacca responds:

    Volmar–what exactly is a “feral human”? Are you referring to people who live out in the wild too long? If so, this obviously doesn’t fit that description, since he described these creatures as “black and real hairy, like a gorilla..” Rest assured, even if I spent years out in the wild living like an animal, I still wouldn’t grow thick hair over my body like a gorilla. So if you mean something different from that, please explain.

  11. PhotoExpert responds:

    This is one extremely credible witness! He has the knowledge and skill to describe what he saw. He is very honest. I like the part where he stated that at first, he thought it was someone in a costume because he thought Bigfoots only lived out west in California. He is also intelligent enough to scope the subject to get a better look as to what he was actually seeing.

    The one thing I missed though, is how he was able to get down from his tree stand and past the subject he encountered. That would have been of interest to me. Obviously, with an unidentified creature so close to you, one would want to have “eyes on” coming down a tree. The vulnerability factor was the greatest at that point in time. He omitted that. I would like to have heard him describe that.

    Bottom line: This is one credible witness! I believe him and his testimony.

    DWA–This is prime example of what you have been preaching for years. When investigating Bigfoot sightings, the eyewitness testimony must be taken into account. Too many times it is just dismissed. And maybe in some cases, rightly so. But when you have a witness like this guy, one can not exclude and must include his testimony as part of the evidence.

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