Texan Uses Toyota To Try To Entice Texas Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 16th, 2010

Art by Natalie Dee

A man from Lancaster, Texas, spent December 13, 2010, Monday night in a nature preserve 75 miles east of Dallas trying to lure Bigfoot to his black Toyota sedan, police say.

Mineola Police Capt. Jack Newman responded to a trespassing call December 14, 2010, Tuesday morning to find the man camped out in his car along the Sabine River, with bait on the roof of the car he said was meant to draw the Texas Sasquatch out of hiding.

“He had some pieces of orange and a piece of steak and some nuts right on the top of his car,” Newman says. Next to a tree about 20 yards away, he says, the man had scattered a few more orange pieces. “I don’t know if he’d been trying to coax him over to the car or what.”

The individual has not been identified. This handsome Texan researcher with a Bigfoot cast is merely used for illustrative purposes.

“He’d heard something about Bigfoot down around the Sabine River,” Newman says, though as far as he knows, the biggest wildlife draws around the preserve are deer and wild hogs. Fanning the flames of mystery, Newman says he can’t release the name of the man, who he says left the scene when asked. “He didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to be in there,” Newman says.

report from KMOO radio in Mineola, though, says there have been fresh rumors of a Bigfoot sighting on private property near the preserve. One possible explanation, theorized The Dallas Observer, was that the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy held its annual conference in nearby Tyler in late October 2010, though as Noah Bailey pointed out after hearing me on the phone this afternoon, Mineola has been a hotbed of Sasquatch activity for years.

Buster Green, a Mineola Nature Preserve caretaker who works for the city, says he spotted the man Tuesday morning and spoke to the would-be hunter briefly before calling police. “He was rolled up there sleeping in his vehicle when I come by,” he says. Green says the man had a camera in his car; KMOO reports he was otherwise unarmed. “He said he’d come down here on kind of a whim,” Green says.

“He was a big boy. He’s over six-foot, 230-ish,” Green says. “He didn’t need nothing to be hunting Bigfoot. He could’ve gone down there with just a switch,” The Dallas Observer.

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.

7 Responses to “Texan Uses Toyota To Try To Entice Texas Bigfoot”

  1. Redrose999 responds:

    Better be a toyota Hilux, darned things are tough, just in case Mr. Bigfoot gets unhappy when that flash goes off.

    Seriously though, can’t say he’s not being creative can I? Crazy, but creative.

  2. Fhqwhgads responds:

    I thought from the title a dealership was offering a free Toyota to the first North American hominin of a previously unclassified species who claims it. (Tax and title not included.)

  3. red_pill_junkie responds:

    A Toyota?? Bigfoot don’t endorse no frigging foreign products, dammit! Bigfoot wants you to buy American!! 😛

  4. Ulysses responds:

    It’s good story about a few good ole boys that’s for sure. The handsome rancher looks a little like the Cryptomundo celebrity Craig Woolheater or a reasonable facsimile or (something for another site) a doppenganger. Craig, check it out. You’ve got some kin in Texas! Just in case though, don’t look into his eyes, if you meet.

  5. Craig Woolheater responds:

    Hey Ulysses! That is me! 🙂

  6. springheeledjack responds:

    Hey, don’t you know…Toyotas are “meteor proof” and Loch Ness proof”…or didn’t you see the commercials…

  7. sausage1 responds:

    Now, you see, you colonials are obsessed with cars, even non-American ones. Why should something with feet that big be interested in automobiles? And raw steak and slices of fruit is so unimaginative.

    Now when I finally make it over from England to look for the big lad, I will proceed to the appropriate outdoor area, set up a small table with chairs for me and my guest, and lay out tea – fine china, a steaming pot of Darjeeling, sugar lumps in a bowl and lightly toasted crumpets with melting butter slipping sensuosuly down the sides. When he arrives, as he undoubtedly will, I shall break the ice by inquiring after his health and that of his famliy.

    Alternativelly, I will set up a small bar, put us out a pint of Abbot Ale or London Pride each, and lean on it and wait for him as if he were a pal who has just popped out to point percy at the porcelain.

    Can’t fail!

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