More On Deer-Grabbing Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 10th, 2006

Green Swamp Ape

What did the deer-grabbing Bigfoot look like? We still don’t know, and the above drawing by Richard Klyver has nothing to do with this Wisconsin report. Please, someone, ask Steven Krueger to describe what he saw, how it moved, how it jumped, and how it carried the deer, for starters! Please.

In the wake of the first reports of the Bigfoot that grabbed a deer, the story is getting spun in various Wisconsin media. The following news item, although it does not mention the eyewitness by name, is about this week’s Wisconsin sighting by Steven Krueger, identified below as a "man."

Unfortunately, it is short on additional details from the point of view of Krueger. Hopefully, a local cryptozoologist will interview Krueger soon, so we can begin to put together the pieces of this puzzle. So far, I am left asking myself, "Why aren’t the right questions being asked?"

Meanwhile, here is what the Greater Milwaukee Today is reporting:

A mysterious sighting in Washington County has area officials and residents bewildered, bemused and amused.

A man contracted by the Department of Natural Resources to pick up road kill came to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to report a 7-foot-tall “animal” had taken a deer out of the back of his pickup truck at about 1 a.m. Thursday, Sheriff Brian Rahn said.

According to the report, the man loaded a deer carcass into the back of his truck on Highway 167 near Station Way, got into the cab and prepared to drive away when a large black animal, very wide and larger than a bear, jumped into the back of his pickup and dragged out the carcass he had just loaded.

“He was horrified and took off out of there,” said Rahn.

During his retreat, the man also lost an all-terrain-vehicle ramp that he used to ease carcasses into the truck.

Deputies went to the location near Holy Hill after the man reported the incident – at about 4 a.m. Thursday – and could find nothing, including the ATV ramp, Rahn said.

“I don’t believe we have Bigfoot running around Washington County," said Rahn.

However, deputies will do an additional follow up on the report, he said.

“It will take more than this report to convince me,” Rahn said.

Dick Liethen lives on Troll Hill Road, just through the woods from the reported sighting. He was out hunting this morning, but didn’t catch sight of anything unusual.

“If I’m not hunting, I’m out walking the woods and I’ve never seen anything,” said Liethen. “But the gentleman must have seen something. He was pretty shook up.”

Liethen has a camera set up in the woods to record passing wildlife, but said he has not recorded any images of an animal matching the description.

The sighting has added to Liethen’s daily chores, however.

“Since this happened I will be taking out the garbage and getting the mail. My wife says, ‘you do it,’ but the paper might wait until it’s light out,” said Liethen.

Highway Commissioner Ken Pesch was amused by the report.

“That’s one way to get rid of them,” said Pesch of the pilfered carcass. Reports of dead animals are sent to the Sheriff’s Department and the state Department of Natural Resources contracts with the man to have the carcasses removed, Pesch said.

“We can’t touch those carcasses. You need a license, so if they catch Bigfoot, they might want to check his license,” said Pesch.

Greater Milwaukee Today
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 10. 2006
"Is ‘Bigfoot’ roaming around Holy Hill?" by Gay Griesbach

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

16 Responses to “More On Deer-Grabbing Bigfoot”

  1. mememe responds:

    As I said in the other thread. If this is true then we have a known location for BigFoot and BigFoot associates it with Food. So a suitably equipped Vehicle with Food and Cameras should have no problem getting BigFoot or capturing one.

    So put a end to all this speculation, no need for banging rocks together or hiting sticks in the woods.

    You now have your moment to stand up and be counted and show BigFoot is real to the World! And this BigFoot isn’t scared of people.

    So we now just have to wait for the soon to be captured BigFoot to be shown to the world.

    Just a little side thought.

    If this alleged BigFoot is into road Kill Burgers, what would happen if it came across the scene of a Car crash and the injured Human Drivers? Do you know the answer?

  2. WVBIG_2006 responds:

    Although I’m a firm believer in the existence of Bigfoot. I’m very skeptical of reports of Bigfoot eating, or attempting to eat, deer.

    One reason I’m so skeptical of them is because there are over 100,000 deer killed legally every year in WV. and you don’t even miss them.

    If venison were a dietary priority for Bigfoot, there would be far fewer deer in WV. and PA., and Bigfoot would no longer be considered a cryptid.

    The W.V.B.I.G. so far has had no reports of Bigfoot activity that have anything to do with deer.

  3. loyalfromlondon responds:

    I’ve always wondered about the fate of lost hikers and the like. I mean, it definitely sounds like Bigfoot is an opportunistic feeder. He/she would have to be to survive.

  4. Dudlow responds:

    I just love the irony that the hunter in the story, one Mr. Liethen, lives on Troll Hill Road.

    In so much of the Norwegian and other Nordic wildman literature the troll is regarded as synonymous with our large and elusive hairy friends.

    And, of course, the above hunter is a skeptic. The signs, Grasshopper, read the signs.

    Har, har, sometimes, I just can’t stand it anymore.

  5. Rillo777 responds:

    It seems to me there are a lot more bigfoot sightings in more populated areas recently. By populated I mean that there seems to be an increasing number of encounters by people not normally out in more isolated areas. I wonder if the wildfires out west are forcing more of the creatures eastward? If so, then those b.f already in those areas might be forcing the interlopers to move on. The result is you have an unsettled group (or individuals) wandering here and there. Besides fires, there might also be other natural causes for migration. It is also possible they might have specific breeding seasons that cause them to search for mates. Or, just possibly, maybe there is a population explosion happening. Some or all of these reasons (and more) might be responsible. Does anyone else think there seems to be an increase in encounters this year?

  6. bill green responds:

    hey loren , wow thanks for posting this great update article of the deer grabbing sasquatch. that sketch of wisconsin sasquatch looks very interesting too. thanks bill very informative too im we will hear more about wisconsin sasquatch sightings in the upcomeing weeks seeing winter is here now that means the creatures are looking for food resources therefore they will be seen more often not just in wisconsin but rest usa as well.

  7. troutman responds:

    I doubt there’s much, if any, evidence in this road-kill picker-upper in Krueger’s truck, whatever it was. I think he washes his truck after every shift, I certainly would. I also think little damage would occur if a 400 pounder jumped into his truck…new OR old. My ’69 F250 is as tough as they come, and its been through hell and back.

    BTW, Krueger’s statement “jumping into the back of a truck” could mean a lot of things. I tell folks “Jump in the back of my truck” but what do they do? They gingerly climb in. Is that what really happened?

    I’d like to see Krueger’s truck outfitted with a camera although it’s probably a state or county owned vehicle and that might not fly with the higher authorities.

    I also doubt wild fires are driving Bigfoot very far from their normal realms either. If there is some kind of natural event that’s causing an exodus eastward it must be something else, and beasts west of the continental divide are probably staying west. A migration of sorts doesn’t make sense, unless there are some underground phenomena like Yellowstone getting ready to blow; there’s just too much open space that can support them without moving on. Another migration forcer could be wolves. Repopulating the eastern part of the Rockies could be having an impact. Would a pack of wolves be afraid of Bigfoot or consider them a hefty meal for the pack?

    A lot of questions, but certainly plausible. I can’t wait for the “real” interview of Krueger.

  8. CamperGuy responds:

    “Would a pack of wolves be afraid of Bigfoot or consider them a hefty meal for the pack?”

    I strongly believe canines dare not attack a healthy adult bigfoot, but that a pack would indeed challenge one to see if it could be prey.

  9. sasquatch responds:

    I think wolves are very inelligent AND THUS KEEP A WIDE BERTH BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND BF. As far as the roadkill camera set-ups; I think it’s really the way to go. The main problem is that the state patrol contracts the guy to pick up this carnage and if he leaves it around to try to film bigfoot? Maybe they’d fire him. I think BF has been baited before but, the roadkill thing makes a lot of sense since I’ve read a lot of accounts where people have seen them by the road leaning over dead animals or walking away with same.

  10. mememe responds:

    But are we fully thinking this through?

    Think of the Money to be made by either the Police or Mr Krueger, the sponsorship Deals to be had.

    The Camera Manufacturers queuing up to have their brand as the one who captured Bigfoot in glorious sharp color detail.. ( No Blobsquatch pics )

    The Film, Book, TV, Website, Blog, T-Shirt, Bumper Sticker and Cereal Packet rights.

    The Bigfoot Theme Park for Displaying the Captured BigFoot. (move over Disney)

    All for a Truck full of dead roadkill and some work.

    I suggest Bigfoot Field Hunters in future leave Banging the Rocks together and lay down their thumping sticks. Better to take to strapping dead roadkill to their chests if they want to Meet Bigfoot. Start walking those lonely forest roads at night with those Deer strapped on tight Woods Men!

    Cryptomundo should arrange a article or a paid seminar by the 5 year old photographer Gabriel Gottfried.

    He can give a in depth Master class on method and means of selecting equipment and taking clear, defined sharp pictures of Animals in the Wild.

    A new Golden Dawn awaits Cryptid research.

  11. fuzzy responds:

    But like #10-mememe sez, “…are we fully thinking this through?”

    1. Bigfoot frequents roadsides, and is reported to pick up roadkill deer.

    2. Roadkill deer are plentiful enough to have “a man” designated to collect and dispose of it.

    3. Motion-sensitive cameras are available.

    4. So why not set up a (secret) location somewhere in a known Bigfoot area to deposit dead deer, and surround it with automatic cameras?

    Some Bigfoot whop trees to communicate, so we whop trees. Some Bigfoot use howls and other calls, so we howl too.


  12. subarcticbeef responds:

    Yikes ! Just what we need here in Wisconsin. A deer pilfering, ramp wielding manimal.This report is in Linda Godfrey’s neck of the woods. Maybe she could interview the witness.

  13. Ole Bub responds:

    A very interesting report in Wisconsin…

    WVBIG….we have a lot of deer activity associated with BF and BP sighting/encounters in Oklahoma…tis the season….JMHO

    The missing ATV ramps….probably picked up by a passing motorist…useful to any one with a bumper trailer or pickup…”Sas don’t ATV”…JMHO

    seeing is believing…

    ole bub and the dawgs

  14. Loren Coleman responds:

    Yes, yes, thanks everyone…we have been in touch with Linda Godfrey and her update and even her update on her update will be posted in a new blog soon. So watch for that, and no more comments here, please, on her coming info. Thanks.

  15. busterggi responds:

    Raccoons live in the sewers and parks in big cities. Hawks now make highways their main hunting/scavenging grounds and nest on tall buildings. Deer have hiding places in many suburbs and eat at people’s gardens at night. There are a lot of other animals that are learning to adapt to humanity.

    Why shouldn’t sasquatch?

  16. cor2879 responds:

    On the question of wolves. I would sooner think wolves to be natural prey of bigfoot than the reverse. There are many sightings of bigfoot killing or carrying off dogs as prey, I doubt they would see wolves any different.

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