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Josh Highcliff Footage

On October 28, 2013, Josh Highcliff went out to hunt hogs as usual. What he experienced was anything but usual.
Highcliff was out hunting hogs in the swamp in an area 9 miles west of Tunica, Mississippi. He was wearing camo and arrived at his area well before the hogs would be coming through. He remained sitting still in position, waiting for it to get dark. The area he chose was not far from the road but was near to where the hogs would come past.

While sitting there, back against a tree, he heard some noises behind him. He assumed that the hogs were approaching him and turned around. He did not see hogs.

What he did see was a "huge black thing crouched by a dead cypress about 50 yards away, I thought it was a hog but saw these big shoulders and a head upright with hands. It looked like it was digging out the stump."

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Highcliff's first instinct was to run. He never thought of shooting. He felt like time slowed down. Realizing that no one would believe his story, he managed to pull out his phone and started to film.  There was a truck coming down the nearby road and the sound appeared to disturb it. It stood up. When the witness saw the size of it, he turned and ran. Highcliff later estimated the size of it to be around 7 feet tall.

It was no bear. He had always heard stories of the Skunk Ape and Honey Island Swamp Monster but he had never thought about them being real.

Video of his encounter:


Breakdown and stabilization of his encounter


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April M.



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This Post By TCC Team Member Nancy Marietta. Nancy has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal and cryptids. Nancy is also a published author and her book, The Price of War, has been met with great reviews.

[Please Note: Sadly Nancy passed away at the first of January, 2022. We will continue to honor her and her research by sharing her work. RIP Nancy. -Thomas]

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