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Eric Kern’s Profound Second Encounter In Illinois
By Dorraine Fisher
Sasquatch juveniles are a unique curiosity. If they are indeed a type of human, do they possess the curiosity of human children? Are they playful like human children? And do they often believe they’re invincible and make mistakes just like human children?
From all the stories I’ve heard over the years, I believe they may be a lot like human children. And I also believe they are generally watched very closely by adults…since they live in such a dangerous world. And no story illustrates this quite as well as Eric Kern’s second encounter that took place in Bealls Woods State Park and Nature Preserve near his home in Mt. Carmel, Illinois back in 2013. This was an encounter with a young Sasquatch that he almost touched… had the moment not been interrupted.
“The second time around was in July of 2013. Me and the wife just got a new puppy and he is a hellion. So one day the wife told me to go take him for a walk in the woods. At the time, I was still apprehensive about going into the woods, so I went in the afternoon. It was nice and hot.
“And as we got there, I noticed one thing: not a single bird chirping or nothing. But my pup wanted to go, so he led me. It was fun as hell until we got to an old dried- up river bed full of overgrowth. As we got to the top, he started to get riled up something bad. As I got to the top with him, I saw a sandy- colored object just hunched over at the bottom.
I thought [it might be] a wild dog. Then my dog started to bark like mad. Then it [the creature] stopped doing what it was doing and turned as it was hunched down. It saw me and I saw him, but this time I didn't feel like I was in trouble at all. More like, what the heck are you doing and what are you? As he stood up, he was young. At least a teenager from what I gathered from him, but as we looked at each other he had this look on him like he was more scared of me than me of him. As he just got some bravery up, he took three steps to us. At this time my dog is going bonkers. Then he reached out and touched my dog and he stopped dead in his tracks. Not a sound or nothing. As he did this, I felt no threat at all, like an old friend meeting up again. Then, as I put out my hand to see if he would touch my hand, a loud bang like a fire cracker went off and a loud grunting started up. As this happened, the “sandy kid” stopped dead in his tracks and looked at me, and then ran down the embankment of the river bed and disappeared. As I looked to see if I could see him, I see this huge shadow in the tree line watching me. Then my dog either smelled it or saw it because he pissed right there and tucked his tail right between his legs and ran back to the car dragging me be behind him all the way.”
Eric explained later that he didn’t know the other adult was there until it made the loud sound he determined to be a very loud wood knock. He felt the adult was sounding a warning or threat because it believed Eric might do harm to the juvenile.
I asked Eric how he felt about this encounter after his first had been so frightening.
“Well, I didn't feel anything. It was like meeting an old friend. You don't feel the need to worry at all.”
So now, we can only speculate that the encounter might have been a little more touching and surreal had the adult not stepped in to protect the younger. But we can’t blame them for being afraid of us. They have a million good reasons to be.
[ Eric's first report can be found by Clicking Here ]
This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!
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