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Thursday, April 20, 2017

In my recent research for a project, I ran across an interesting tale and I thought I would share it here. I know there is sometimes a lot of talk about bigfoot abducting people and this is one such tale. This may be the oldest story on record of a bigfoot abduction. I would think that this has happened many times before this but the stories have been lost over time and were probably never written down.

Okay here is the old story.
This story dates back to 1871 near Harrison Lake in Port Douglas and tells of how a young American Indian woman, then 17 years old, was taken from her tribal homestead.

“Over a hundred years ago, when the Indians were berry picking, one woman who had strayed from the others was suddenly confronted by a giant. Too paralyzed with fear to scream or run, she was quickly carried up the steep mountain side. After a long climb, during which time she remained in a semicoma and so did not note direction or length of time, she was carried through a rough door into a large rock cave. Two other Indian women were crouched in the cave and, when left alone with the new arrival, told her they had been captured in a similar manner years ago. They had been brought as wives for the giants and had since borne children.”

“Although the woman had been a captive for over a year and had borne a child, she was determined to escape. The other two women told her they would help and when the hairy giants left on one of their seasonal hunting trips she was told to prepare all the food she could. She made bread, or bannock, (suggesting that these people or the Indian women at least used fire) and with a heavy pack of food set out across the mountains.“

“After almost unendurable hardships she became exhausted and was carried and helped along by the other two women who possessed the giants’ strength in some measure. She was left in a stupor near where she had originally disappeared.”

“The villagers saw her but she suddenly became afraid of them and fled. She was pursued and carried to her father’s house where she fainted and remained under a spell. The Indians believed that the giants held some mental power over her but with careful nursing she eventually recovered.” 

Source: C. P.Lyons. “The Hairy Giants of Laidlaw, Milestones on the Mighty Fraser,” Toronto: J. M Dent and Sons, 1950. p. 28-30. The Hairy Giants of Laidlaw By C.P. Lyons 1950 Source: Tacoma Public Library Online

Now, lets suppose this story is true, and it may be, what if, as the story suggest, the women gave birth to children that were part bigfoot. Could this account for the fact that the DNA, when tested, comes back as part human? Would, over time, the blending of these offspring contaminate the pure bloodline of bigfoot and make it almost impossible to determine the true origins of the species?  Just something to think about I guess.

I would assume that back then abductions might have occurred more frequently due to lack of powerful weapons, lack of large settlements, and more forest land.

Another interesting part about this story is supposedly the woman held true to her story about Sasquatch abduction until her death in 1940.


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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