Bigfoot in Texas

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 28th, 2006

Bigfoot in Texas

Bigfoot remains a Texas-size mystery

Web Posted: 11/28/2006 12:52 AM CST

Chris Marrou
KENS 5 Eyewitness News

With 300 million people in this country, it’s hard to believe that much of anything could happen in America without someone seeing it.

But there is a sizeable number of people who believe that an entire race of apelike men, or manlike apes — beings who are seen only rarely, if at all — has lived in America’s forests and swamps for hundreds of years.

Craig Woolheater describes what he saw on a trip back to Texas.

“It looks like a cross between a man and an ape, upright on two legs covered with hair,” Woolheater said. “In 1994, I was driving back to Dallas from New Orleans. It was about 11:30 p.m. at night.”

And that’s when Woolheater and his girlfriend first saw the creature known as Bigfoot.

“I can’t explain it as anything else other than one of these creatures,” he said.

Stories like this date back to 1924, with Wild Woman of the Navidad, when a Bigfoot-like creature was seen wandering near the Navidad River Southeast of Hallettsville.

Then in 1969, as people around the world watched the first man land on the moon, folks in Fort Worth were keeping an eye on the Lake Worth Monster, another so-call Texas Bigfoot.

Seven years later, Texas bigfoot stories move a little closer to home when two people in San Antonio claim they saw two creatures that looked like Bigfoot near what was then Kelly Air Force Base.

Are the stories tall tales or is their something bigger than us, but like us out there?

After what Woolheater believes was his first encounter with Bigfoot, he and a team of other believers began checking out hundreds of sightings across the United States.

“My personal opinion is that these are an undiscovered primate that’s living here in North America. There not suppose to be any apes here,” said.

But maybe there are.

Filmmakers Duane Graves and Justin Meeks are working on a movie titled “The Wild Man of the Navidad,” which is based on an old Texas Bigfoot story that’s been passed down from generation to generation.

Graves and Meeks met Dale Rogers while doing some research on Texas Bigfoot in Sublime, east of Hallettsville.

“He definitely saw something. I don’t know what, but it was definitely something that he couldn’t explain,” Graves said.

“In his journals, through the illustrations and the writings, and etc. I guess he felt it was time, and he wanted someone to do something with it,” Meeks said.

But even after doing their movie, Graves and Meeks say they are not 100 percent convinced Texas Bigfoot is real.

Maybe after watching this story, you’re not convinced.

But Woolheater is and has been ever since that dark night on a road to Texas in 1994.

“I have my own personal experience that I cannot erase. That for me says there’s something out there.”

For more information on the Texas Bigfoot Research Center, visit

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.

6 Responses to “Bigfoot in Texas”

  1. CamperGuy responds:

    Finally got to see the video of the segment.

    Craig is in it. Congratulations. 🙂

    There is a reference to “Wild man of Navidad” I think. May have gotten that wrong.

    I do get tired of the bemused reporting style newspeople frequently attach to this type of topic.

    The report did allude to two bigfoot seen at the same place and time. Something I had not heard before.

  2. sasquatch responds:

    Here’s a very funny (and clean) animation by a Texas resident that may be evidence of the widespread consciousness of these creatures in the Lone Star State and what it could be like if one ventured into a suburban Texas city. I’ve tried to find a thread this link would be appropriate for and hopefully this is it. I believe the film maker resides in Dallas?

  3. mystery_man responds:

    Yeah, there is definitely a bemused tone to the way the newscasters present this. It’s like they would talk in the section on a water skiing dog, or whatever. It’s interesting to see that these things are often presented in either a skeptical light, or an ominous, sensationalized one. The clips with Craig are well done and compelling, but it’s just the way it is presented that bothers me, with a slightly tongue in cheek attitude. I don’t feel anyone watching this who does not take cryptozoology seriously is going to come away from this particular story feeling any differently on the matter. It’s a shame because I wish there would be more news coverage on things like this in a truly unbiased way. Sigh.

  4. mystery_man responds:

    I do like the fact that there is no attempt to outright attack the credibility of the people who have seen these creatures and the report tries to keep the possibility open. I just wish there would be a more serious attitude on the part of the presenters. Maybe I’m being too harsh here, though.

  5. mgs responds:

    I grew up about twenty miles from Kelly AFB, and I’ve never heard that Bigfoot story.

  6. Craig Woolheater responds:


    I posted the details on these sightings from the Kelly Air Force base area here on Cryptomundo at: ‘Big Foot’ Terrorizes Kelly Area

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