|Little River near Nashoba, OK|
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Name: R. ***********
Email Address: On file
Date of Sighting: 1972
Time of Day: afternoon
Nearest Town: Nashoba
Length of Sighting: 3min
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
This happened in 1972 while I was fishing at a place on Little River near Hanobia,OK not far from a town called Nashoba.
My grand parents managed this lodge type area with private cabins on it for some people during the summer of 1972-73. I remember this vividly..I was fishing with this long cane pole, I had two Blue tick dogs with me at the time. I was fishing and the two hounds started howling at a huge figure that looked like a gorilla at first but walked like a man and was much bigger.
It was probably 7 feet tall, but I'm not sure. I was so stunned. It walked towards the river, turned and walked along the side and across the bank of the river for maybe 20 feet. It turned and went right back up into the woods.
The dogs were going crazy, barking by this time. I just took off running back to the main house. I left the pole and the dogs there. I never told anyone and I had nightmares about this for years afterword.
These things are real no question about it, but I would not want to tell anyone what I saw that day. I know I didn't dream it, it happened but if this story helps with your research into the existence of these...whatever they are, I hope so. I did google a map and I think I found the exact place where I saw this thing...Good Luck
!! Follow Up Questions !!
Tom: What was the color of the creature and did it make any sounds?
R: Tom, As I remember it was all black hair, massive, wide,shoulders. I don’t remember it making any sounds. It was a frightening thing, it may have made some sounds but in the area I was at, Little River, I was near rushing water. It could have made some noise and I couldn’t hear it because of the sound of the water..I don’t know if this is related, but the two dogs turned up missing a few days later.
One, we never saw again they other came back about a week later with it’s head swollen on one side like basket ball. I remember my Grandparents saying at the time they thought the Dog had been bitten by a Snake, which could have been a possibility but I don’t know.
I just remember the huge arms the thing had as it walked up back into the woods, pushing large tree branches down like they were nothing. I always thought they lived in the northwest but that’s not true.
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Thanks to R for submitting his sighting report. You know, growing up most of us had our parents try to scare us with tales about monsters and ghost. It was an attempt to get us to behave. But for R. the scary tales became real while fishing one day. I can totally understand about having nightmares after seeing something as fierce looking as a Sasquatch.
It's funny in some ways, how our memories work and how some events stick in your mind for your whole life. I know there are certain things that have happened in my life that I can remember in good detail. I sure remember the first time I encountered a Bigfoot, I don't think I will ever forget it.
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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