Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Alabama Bigfoot
Society website. We are right now a small group, but
everyone and everything has to start somewhere. So first of
all let me tell you a little about myself and what is being
planned for the site and the society in the future.
I became interested in this elusive creature in 1971 while in
high school here in East Central Alabama. I was 15 at the
time. It seems that year we people in this area had one or
more of these creatures roaming the woods in a fairly large
area. There were multiple sightings over several months and
I saw this giant, hairy, 'non existent' creature for myself !
More than once !
I'll detail this more later and it is in the first booklet I did on
Bigfoot, 'Bigfoot Sightings of East Central Alabama.'
However at 56 years old I am still just as interested in Sasquatch as I was 41 years ago,
maybe more. Since my first sighting, I have spent numerous hours in the field
investigating sighting reports. I have listened to countless witnesses relive their own
encounter, or encounters. I have documented reports and now have 5 booklets I have
written on the subject.
Now I get into the wooded areas of sightings very little. I regret that and it makes me sad
not to be able to jump in the Jeep and take off to God knows where when some one calls
me with a hot sighting. But I go where I can. I can always listen to a sighting report.
So now I and some of the members will be busy here posting stories, drawings, and
photos of encounters. Soon there will be information on how you can join our little
group and attend meetings.
Dedicated To Research And Preservation Of This Creature And It's Habitat
|The Famous Patterson Bigfoot
Captured on film Oct. 20, 1967
in northern California.
We're A No-Kill Group
I suppose we should have written this article a little earlier, but at the top of most pages here I have, 'Dedicated To The Research And
Preservation Of This Creature And It's Habitat'. This means I don't intend to kill or try to kill, or go along with any one who wants to take
one of these creatures lives. I know this feeling comes from my Indian blood. I have read that the word, 'Sasquatch' is a Native American
Indian word that means, 'keeper of the forest or keeper of the mountain'. Indians believe the Sasquatch is also a spiritual creature.
Therefore, now, I will not shoot one for the sole purpose of proving it exist. I know it exist and anyone who has spent time researching or
looking for these creatures know they exist as well. I do not need a body to prove that. I have seen them several times. I have no doubt
they are real.
There was a time, back in the early 1970s when one or more Sasquatch roamed the woods around my home town. I detailed these sightings
in my first booklet on the topic, 'Bigfoot Sightings of East Central Alabama'. And true enough, if a friend who rode many nights with me
looking for one and if I had spotted one in those days, we'd probably shot or attempted to shoot one. Thankfully we didn't come across one
when we had a gun. Matter of fact I even purchased a rifle, the caliber that was issued to the Army in the late 1800s and used years ago to
kill Indians, buffalo and other large game animals. But now i would only kill one if there were no other way of escape. Say one was angered,
or wounded and charged at me or a friend. Then there'd be no question and no delay.
There was a man, a friend of mine as well, who did have a chance to shoot one. That sighting experience is in the book mentioned above.
His dogs he used to hunt deer with had chased and treed a Sasquatch. Mr. Brisco ran to the location in the woods where the dogs held the
creature at bay. Brisco, less than 20 yards from the creature that sat on the bottom limb in a giant oak tree level his 12 ga. pump shotgun
loaded with OO Buck shot at the creatures head... the gun held 3 inch magnum shells so about 16 or 18 projectiles would have been fired
with each shot, the gun held 5 shells. Each buckshot is about 1/4 inch in diameter. Brisco had plenty of firepower to kill the creature.
But he told me, and has told the story several times the same way each time.... As he came running into view of the creature, it was looking
down at the dogs that were barking wildly and trying to jump high enough to bite it. Brisco came to a sliding stop. He braced himself to
shoot, spreading his feet, bending slightly forward for his body to accept the recoil of the blast, one hand tight around the forearm of the
gun, his other arm and hand pressing the butt of the gun tight to his shoulder, his cheek tight also to the gun stock, his arm muscles
straining, griping with all his might. With no delay he looked down the barrel and aligned the sights to the Sasquatch's head. He clicked off
the safety button, his finger lay on the trigger now slowly tightening.... Then the creature turned its head and Brisco says,,, and has said the
same thing many times for many years,,,,
' I was ready to shoot, I don't know the gun hadn't already fired. My finger was tight on the trigger and steadily tightening. I was
anticipating the loud explosion any moment! I had the bead centered on its head, i suspected the ear area, i knew this would drop him
dead... a good head shot. But all of a sudden it turned its face from the dogs to me... It looked me straight in the eye. I could see fear in it's
face, or thought that was what i was seeing... I let some pressure off the trigger... I was still holding the gun on him, still looking down the
barrel... But for some reason, a strange feeling came over me. I looked at him while he looked at me. Then i saw something.... his face
looked human! Too human! We looked at each other a few moment, i really don't know how long. Then still holding the gun to my shoulder i
relaxed and stood up straight. We continued looking at each other. I think he knew i wasn't going to shoot now. He jumped from the tree
into the middle of the dogs, hit some of them as they charged him, then ran not really fast into the deeper woods.'
It was at this point Brisco and the dogs retreated to the safety of the dog box and the cab of the truck! I'll let you read the rest of the story
in the book. Hopefully should someone else come in this type contact with a sasquatch they too wont be able to kill it.
Personally I believe that Sasquatch has been here since the beginning of time. It has always been here and should always have a place
among us. It has just as much the right to live here as you and I !
I have no control over the actions of others or other members or future members of ABS (Alabama Bigfoot Society) but I would hope they
too will not kill one except in the event of attack by one. ABS as long as I live will be a NO-KILL organization.
Alabama Bigfoot Society
|Logging Always Brings Bigfoot Out Of The Woods!
There was for a few months here in Alabama, that apparently fuel prices went so high
that the logging business almost shut down. At least it seemed that way here in east
Alabama. And come to think of it, so did Bigfoot sighting reports. As I have on the front
page of this site, we received no reports for some time, then BAM! just over night the
reports started coming in again.
What had happened I wondered? But it dawned on me quite clear as the trains of log
trucks rolled by my house 24 hours a day.... Gas prices had gone under $3.00 a gallon
for the first time in years!
I don't know what diesel cost, I don't buy it. But they must be giving it away these days because
once again, dead trees fill the roadways on back of these mechanical monsters. And so once
again, Bigfoot is being ran from his homes, his hunting lands, his water supplies. Sasquatchs
have no alternative but move to lands not being cut. Those lands becoming harder and harder to
find. So they are seen crossing roads, running across pastures, coming up closer to human
houses and many time frightening the homeowners. To the point where I have received reports
where the home owner called the local law enforcement, then only to be laughed at.
I know we need the logging industry. But just how much paper can we use? Has anyone but me
ever heard of recycling paper??!! What will happen when the last tree is cut? Where will all the
deer hunters in my area find deer to hunt? Most of the deer hunters being loggers as well. Deer
wont stand in open clear cut forest lands. They'll either die or move on. That's probably what will
happen with Bigfoot, die or move on. I hope not.
I would like to see more forest land set aside for wilderness use only. Not
development. We have enough of that already.
As I sit on my front porch and these hundreds of trucks fill the roads I
wonder also, where do all these trees come from?
But I know, if we could talk to a Sasquatch, it would be able to tell us exactly
where they come from...his home!
|Bigfoot Is Not a Monkey,
Not A North American Ape
|Before we get started, let me add that this is my
opinion on the creature. I believe it correct, you
may differ. Never the less, it is my opinion and
we all know what Clint Eastwood says about
First let me date this article, January 30, 2013, before an 'expert' on Bigfoot gets on some late night radio talk show and
says the same thing.
In 1967, Roger Patterson made his famous Bigfoot film and afterwards cast many plaster foot prints of this creature.
From that day we have seen photos of the casts he made as well as hundreds of other researcher's photos of their casts
on TV, in books, and in magazines.
A few nights ago I was watching a clip on YouTube of a supposed Bigfoot swinging in a tree. To me this creature didn't
look like a Bigfoot and certainly seemed more agile than a Bigfoot, at least to me it did. As this creature on YouTube
swung from limb to limb it dawned on me that this things feet were not like that of a Bigfoot. Not like the tracks, photos
and casts I have seen. The creature in the clip used its feet like they were hands. Like a monkey's feet. A monkey's feet
have a thumb I guess you call it, for holding to limbs and climbing.
|Notice Clyde's feet.
His toes are finger
Both photos, left and right are of
Roger Patterson displaying
plaster casts of Bigfoot feet.
Notice how they DO NOT
resemble a monkey, or apes
feet. There is no thumb and the
toes are not finger like. Compare
these casts with real human feet
in far right photo
Real Human Feet
Which does the Bigfoot casts resemble more closely? A Monkey or a humans? Remember everyone is entitled to their
own opinion. In my opinion Bigfoots feet are almost identical to human feet.
I have been researching and studying Bigfoot for almost all my life. In all the reports I have taken, and sightings I have
been told of, (and in my life time there have been 100s of stories I have listened to), I have only 2 reports of Bigfoot
climbing a tree. The first was many years ago when a man chased one with hunting dogs and found it sitting on the
bottom limb of a large oak tree. He estimate the limb to be around 10 feet in the air. Just high enough the dogs couldn't
get to it and bite it. The creature probably just reached up, grabbed the limb and pulled itself to safety from the dogs. The
other report of a Bigfoot in a tree came a few months ago from Jefferson County Alabama, where an athlete was out
running and came across a small Bigfoot in a wooded area. He chased the little Bigfoot a ways into the woods. While
chasing it, on two occasions, the Bigfoot stopped and tried to climb a tree, but couldn't. The witness said the Bigfoot
seemed to awkward to climb the trees.
Bigfoots feet are not built to climb trees. They are too close to human feet. We humans can climb trees, but it is a slow
The more I study Bigfoot, the more human he becomes. Just how human will it turn out to be? In my opinion again they
may be a lot closer than we may think. Perhaps they are just another race of people. a race who would prefer to be left
alone by humans.
One Of The Best Tee Pee Structures I've Seen!
If you keep up with us here at The Alabama Bigfoot Society, then you
know Tallapoosa County is a hot spot right now in Bigfoot sightings. My
last sighting of Sasquatch was when a friend and I were searching in an
area I call Two Braid Ridge. You can read that encounter, Bigfoot Sighting
March 7, on Recent Sighting page. A few days ago I was back in that area
and came across this structure or tee pee as it is called. In my opinion this
was a family structure because of the size. Plenty of room here for more
than one sasquatch. This was not the only new sign I found, but I wanted
to put it on here. It is an uncommon one, at least to me it is. Hopefully as
Fall approaches the temps will drop an we can get in the woods a little
easier and maybe find more evidence like this
|Photo was made in Spring of 2012 around 11 AM
Bigfoot Tracks Photographed In March 2012
As you can see in the photo at left, there are large tracks in the
sand next to a large creek in east Alabama. I know the stream
area very well and there are Bigfoot in that particular area. We
have studied these prints for several weeks, (enlarged the photo
on another computer), and in my opinion, they do appear to be
However, i will not say they are 100% real, as I was not there
when the prints were made. I always keep in mind there are
hoaxers out there. The photographer who made the photo, is
very reputable and I know they didn't fake the prints. I am also
sure there are people who will recognize this bridge.
Photo was made in March of 2012.
From the road to the stream is not easy access. It would be a difficult and dangerous task to have gone down to the
shore and made better, close up photos. Water Moccasins and Timber Rattler rattlesnakes are much to common here.
One could be lurking anywhere and it is a very long ways to a medical facility from this location. About 30 miles in one
direction and around 50 miles to the next closest in the other direction. Depending on the size of the snake and the
amount of venom it used, it could easily be a fatal bite.
|The founder, Jim and co-founder, Dorothy were recently asked by a well known
paranormal author to conduct an interview with her for an up coming book about
ghosts she is currently working on. As usual, when they get a chance to talk
about anything paranormal, they accepted! Several stories were discussed for
chapters in the book. Some of those ghostly stories were, 1.) of a man who was
shot and died in his home right here in Wadley, Alabama, but photos made weeks
after his death prove he still stands on his porch and watches his little girl ride
her bicycle on the sidewalk. 2.) A funeral director who was haunted for weeks by
a mother and her two sons after he buried them. 3.) A little girl & her dog who
haunt a local house and sent one family running away from home in the middle of
the night. 4.) And Jim's own encounter with his grand daughter 2 weeks after her
funeral. Their belief as to what ghosts are and why we encounter them will be
included in the book. We can't give the title for the book at this time, but we will
have that information on here as soon as it is Oked.
Book will be in stores in October. Just in time for Halloween!
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