I have written down everything I can think of about the three weeks leading up to us finally getting a hair sample, and the Bigfoot’s coming into the research area and taking every bit of the food we had put out for them. They cleaned the place out, and didn’t even leave a crumb of anything behind. The following pages have been taken from my research notes, and thoughts on the trips we made to the Bigfoot research area.
The first week we put out apples and marshmallows with vanilla flavoring poured all over the bags. I had heard that the Bigfoot’s might be attracted to the sent of vanilla, and we even poured a little bit of it in one of the bags of apples. I put tape all over these bags to, hoping to get some hair to stick to it.
We then tied kite string around the bags of marshmallows and apples, and then we threw them way up high, over some tree branches that were sticking out a good ways. We dangled them from the limbs just high enough for a tall Bigfoot to reach, but also far enough away that a deer, or other little critters couldn’t get to them.
Then, I made a path of marshmallows from where the bags were at all the way down to the creek. I stuck them all over the place in the tree limbs. We even stuck an apple to a broken limb on one of the trees where we had one of the bags of food. This would be sure to get the attention of the animals in that area.
While there, I noticed that there were one or two markers, and a bowed tree limb in the research area indicating that the Bigfoot’s had been there. They always like to bow over tree limbs, and put some strange teepee looking markers out showing the other Bigfoot’s that they have been in an area.
After this, we headed on up the side of the mountain to a place where several old abandoned cabins are located. This was the place Mary said some camper’s had been run out of there by a Bigfoot, and it made me very nervous to be tromping around in the woods up in there. I was glad to have other people with me on this trip.
We found several large markers, bowed trees, along with some broken and twisted limbs. Some of the small saplings had the tops all snapped and twisted up, like something had took its hands and just twisted these trees half way into. I also spotted a marker pointing across the road toward the side of one of the cabins.
We went down there to check it out, and decided to have a look around inside there. When we entered the cabin, we found a huge pile of leaves all mashed down like a rather large animal had made a big bed out of it. The screen door of the cabin had also been pulled half off, too.
This is when I decided it was time to get out of there before whatever it was came back. Then, at the bottom of the trail leading out of there, we found several tree limbs all twisted up, and some of them fresh too. We got out of there pretty darn quick when we saw that. This ended our trip for that evening. We were pretty well spooked after seeing all that stuff.
The second week, we came back to where we had put all the food out, and nothing at all had touched it. Just one little marshmallow, lower down on one of the tree limbs had been nibbled on. I was very disappointed. I thought that surely at least a squirrel would have checked things out, but nothing had been fooled around with, or disturbed. We put out some popcorn in a bag and threw it up over a tree limb along with another bag of apples. We put duc tape all over these bags to see if we could get some hair.
Next, we floated a bag of apples, tied to a kite string, out in the water of an old swimming hole in the area. Then we put duc tape on the ground where something like a Bigfoot would have to kneel down and get these apples. Then, we left the area, and started to cross a little muddy creek bed along the trail out of there.
I had looked around in there, before we had gone to check on the food, and found a pretty good-sized track in the muddy creek bed. Something had left a trail of footprints in the mud all down threw there. They looked like large human footprints, but no one would be walking in that muddy brier thicket barefooted. It just wouldn’t make sense for someone to do that. They would have got scratched all to pieces in there.
I found the best footprint I could get to, and decided to make a cast of it. This was the first cast that either of us has ever made, and it might be the only one that we will ever get. Mary told me that if we had of poured it thin, and left it over night it would have made the toes show up better, but we did the best we could do for the first try.
We then left the cast of the foot we had just made alone to dry and went to check on a bag of apples we had put out close to the road near a place where some construction was going on. We killed some time by going to an old cemetery in the area, and had a look around. Then, we came back that evening. Dug the footprint up, and left for home.
Later that evening, I took the cast of the footprint over to Mary’s house to have her look at it. She took some pictures of it, looked it over, and told me it is possibly from a half grown, female Bigfoot that has been recently reported in that area.
Our third visit to the Bigfoot research area was very successful. We went to check and see if the Bigfoot’s had taken any of the food yet. On our way there, we checked the bag of apples we had hung up over a tree limb at the road construction site, and we found that those apples had not even been touched.
Next, we went down to the old swimming hole, to see if the bag of apples we had floated in the water, and tied a kite string around, were still there. Then, when Sandy grabbed for the string, he found it broken in to, and the bag of apples were nowhere to be found. Something had taken them. There was some dirt on the duc tape, but it was still there where we had put it before.
Next, we went on up the path to where the other food was at, and I noticed all of the marshmallows that I had put out on the tree limbs leading to the feeding area were gone too. I thought that was odd, because they had been there in the same place untouched for two weeks.
I didn’t want to get my hopes up though, because we hadn’t even got to the place where we had put all the bags of food out yet. When we got to the feeding area, much to our surprise, everything was gone right down to the last crumb of food, and kernel of popcorn. All of the bags were just hanging in the trees right where we had put them.
The Bigfoot’s had come in there and used forked sticks to poke holes in the bags to get at the food. They took all of the apples, marshmallows, and popcorn out of the bags, and the food was high enough off the ground that a really tall Bigfoot could have just grabbed the bags and torn them open.
We found hair all over the duc tape, and also some hair down toward the bottom of one of the trees where we had put some duc tape. This hair was course, and dark at the bottom, with a grayish white color at the top. This hair sample is believed to be squirrel hair, but the hair we found on the bags was fine, with a reddish tent to it.
We tore down all of the bags, and carefully put them in my backpack. Before we left, I noticed some new markers at the site as well, along with another bowed over tree. I guess the Bigfoot’s really wanted us to know that they had been there, and taken the food.
We were very excited over what we had found here in the research area, and we took lots of pictures of the bags, markers, and bowed over trees. This way we could show what had happened that third week. Finally, we cleaned up the area, and left out to go to some new places before ending our Bigfoot trip.
The last place we went to was a field where some small pine trees had been planted, with woods all around the place. I had a look around, and found that a few of the small pines had the tops of them twisted off in a location close to the edge of the woods. I thought this was really odd, and I could not figure out why an animal would go to so much trouble to do something like this. I made a note of this, so I could ask Mary about it to see if there has been any other reports of Bigfoot’s doing things like this.
Mary later confirmed that there were in fact, reports of Bigfoot’s twisting the tops out of small pine trees. Then, we decided that this would be a great place to leave some food out for them in the future. Also, we could check for more markers, footprints, and other signs of the presence of Bigfoot in this area of the woods.
Then, we packed up all of our gear, and headed to Mary’s house with all of the bags and hair samples. When we got there we showed Mary, and another Bigfoot researcher what we had. She told us that it usually takes about three weeks for the Bigfoot’s to come in there and get all of the food. She wasn’t the least bit surprised that it had taken them this long to get it all.
Then, Mary gave us all some rubber gloves, tweezers, and zip lock bags, and told each of us to very carefully take the hair samples, place them in the zip lock bags, and close them up. Then, she put on gloves, took samples of the hair on our heads, and put it in zip lock bags as well. She did this so the hair that we found at the research area could be compared to ours when it is sent off to a lab to be analyzed, and also, to make sure it wasn’t some of our own hair we had found.
In the future, I want to figure out a way of getting fingerprints from the Bigfoot creatures. Regular clear packaging tape might work for this. I have been wondering what their fingerprints look like, and how similar they are to humans, and other primates. I am going to try this method the next time that I put more food out for the Bigfoot’s, and I’m sure we could get more hair samples this way too.
As of right now two samples of hair have been tested, and found to be that of an unknown primate. One of the hair samples was from Middle Tennessee, and the other one was from East Tennessee. We are trying to protect the Bigfoot’s, and keep these research areas safe and undisturbed for future study.
Therefore, we cannot reveal the exact place of habitat where these animals are located. If anyone would like more information on Tennessee Bigfoot’s feel free to contact Mary, or myself through The United States UFO And Research Center.