Bigfoot Sighting in the northeast borderlands ........and the conversation that followed.........

You Decide!

So I , along with so many others, have never seen one Bigfoot . Or a UFO , or werewolf or a green giant for that matter . However , that's all been severely altered for me now . And now that it has finally happened ? I'm okay with it . And why ........ you ask ? Because I understand everything !

I understand now , why the Sashquach hasn't wanted to be seen or heard from ! Yes, .........They don't want to be seen as a a part of humanity!. I know , I know , How do I , ahorseback , Know so much about something that no one else has come forward with ? Well......., the only explanation I have been able to surmise is this . No one else has stopped gawking long enough to actually listen to the old Satchman.

So anyway , it all began in a dark rainy morning not too long ago , I was walking into one of my favorite sections of state forest with the dogs , ambling along , watching the boys play scratch and sniff with the outside world . When all of a sudden I came out of a section of fir trees and right there before us! ..............A satchman ! .......and what you ask was he doing ? Right there in front of us was a huge male Satch , two little ones and a Female sitting quietly around a small campfire , each of them had a stick about two feet long peeled at the ends and on the outside point of the stick were wild mushrooms , onions , a few dainty looking pieces of what looked like wild cabbage chunks . Now they were as surprised as I was but probably not as terrified .......now , imagine two dogs , me , four squatch , all confined to a very , very small area of woods. Believe me , there was no where to go ! And yet , once everyone calmed down it wasn't all that bad .................

"Easy ......easy , easy now " he boomed in a soft and low voice ........waving his huge hairy paws and arms like a referee or something.....I swear his arms were longer that the nearby branches of the pine trees where I had landed in all this commotion.......at this point now I'm curled up like a puppy about ten feet up a pine tree although I'm looking straight into his eye's from that height ! I can hear the echoes of the dogs barking and whining like babies though........ as they cleared the last ridge and were probably waiting for me to show up , back at my truck ! So much for a mans best friend !

The moments that followed were pretty hazy in a very surreal sort of way though and this is some of what I remember of the conversation, I'm sure there may have been more !................
As I reached for the only weapon I could think of at the time , my little broken tipped penknife , and began to pull my crazy redneck act on the trunk of the big white pine tree trunk next to me he said , in a surprisingly calming voice .............

" Look ......just come on down out of the tree and have some mushrooms with us .........No one's going to bite you , I promise"... , and shaking his head and grinning at the antics of the two yelping and quickly retreating dogs and at me gouging out the chunks of pine bark and throwing them in his general direction ............he continued .....

" we don't have much but what there is we would be more than happy to share."...................

Now any of you who know me , know that I'm one tough north country redneck and not being one to walk into just any sashquatch trap slowly , very slowly put away my penknife . Climbed down out of the pine tree and stood next to the fire for a moment calming down............the smaller of the two little satches began to hover around my legs much like a human child , he reached up and took my hand in his and gave a soft grunt , I suppose now it may have been a offering of some sort!

I couldn't get over the smells that surrounded the little circle though .......and then I blurted out .
" Are those poisonous mushrooms that you have cooking there? ".......I was starving !

" Now think about it ". he says ........" Why would we eat poisonous mushrooms?" and with a disgusted shake of his big head , he reached over and offered me his shish kabob stick .........
..............chomping away ........I said ..." Wow .....these are really really good " was all I could think of to say................now as I ate I glanced at him occasionally ......He had that Sam Elliot kind of look , for a sashquach anyway , and when he pulled out a pack of marlboros and one took one out after tapping the pack against his hairy palm ..........he bent his head , squinted his eye's and used his 'zippo' lighter I thought ........Goddamn! They are just like us ........Really!.

"I've been trying to kick these for years , but right about now I need one bad "........he said ,as I watched his wife give him, " the look", I thought .......' just like us humans'.....wow!
" You know , I don't really understand the problem with you people " ......he said as he put his feet up on a huge old growth tree trunk......." For years now, every time we run into each other , you humans go off screaming in all directions through the forest like a bunch of chimps.......or ...hmmm what are those little puffy dogs you have ?... Like one of your poodles, yapping at the damn mailman "............
" Do you know how that upsets my constitution?.....And with that , he tipped his huge hairy head back and blew a few smoke rings ...............
I have to tell you , in all of my years of being in the woods .......I never realized a bigfoot could blow smoke rings until that day ! Once he had calmed down as well, he began telling me about all of the issues having to do with bigfoot and mankind , the first time , you night say , that I had heard the other side of this story .........And yet , after a couple of hours of listening to him drone on and on about these problems that we all suffer from , I realized ........Yes they are just like us ! They can fill the vast empty spaces of natural wonder with...... Talk ! They ARE just like us !

To be continued...........





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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Wow, Different from a poem. I love it. Cannot wait for the next one. No wonder Bigfoot avoids us, we fight wars, and do all kinds of crazy things.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Michele My favorite lady fro Ohio ! Thank you , would you like me to write you into it !?...lol


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Bigfoot always a fascinating topic. Can't wait to find out what happens next. Incidentally had a friend who went camping with buddies in northern Canada and came back insisting that Bigfoot or what they thought was Bigfoot had trashed their campsite and stolen their food while they were sleeping because the found a couple of very large footprints and fur scattered about.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Let me think about it a little bit, lol..


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , I think your friends were maybe tipping the jug ?....lol


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Michele , Your afraid of bigfoot or me writng you into the next chapter?....lol


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

lol, nope I am ok either way. I am 4'11" and weigh 90 pounds. I could be one of big foots adopted kids. lol....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Allright Michele , you asked for it !


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Ok, I will read it.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Michele Okay , you just wait !


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

Great story. I will look for the second part.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Handyman, thank you ! You got it !


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

this is one big hairy story...and you enthralled me on this one ahorseback...


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa, Hey there sweet pea! Im so glad you are you!....:-}


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

ahorseback,

This is so funny!!! You did a great job on it and I can't wait to read the sequel!

By the way, there's a squatch reading this over my shoulder. You're right. They're huge! He barely fit through my door!

He says, so far, you're totally on target, and he thinks the male squatch you met in the woods might be his cousin. He says he's got a good bit of relatives up your way, and one in particular is very partial to Marlboro. (Wink!)

femme


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Femme ! You are soo funny , Your in my next Sachmo story !.......:-}

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