People around the world have been searching for the elusive Bigfoot for over 100 years – at least as far back as the records of sightings are available. Many people have seen the elusive hairy creature also called Sasquatch, Yeti and other names around the world but few claim to have killed one.
Now a new one-hour show called Killing Bigfoot will premiere on OLN Canada on October 29, 2014. This show follows on the heels of Finding Bigfoot, which aired on the Discovery Channel and is now in its fifth season.
The show will feature “a team of paramilitary men including Vietnam War vet Jim Lansdale and former professional wrestler Bobby Hamilton. They will go into forested areas with assault weapons in search of Bigfoot. Their goal: kill the creature and bring back the evidence to prove once and for all that it really exists. They realize that nothing less will convince both the scientific community and authorities that Bigfoot is ‘a foot.’
Along with their adventures in the woods along the Gulf Coast and southern U.S., the show will also highlight the lives of the team members.
As one might expect, the pro-kill attitude of these men has already caused some angst among Bigfoot researchers. Dr. Webb Sentell, a neuro-psychologist and leader of the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization will also be featured on the show. He and GCBRO co-founder Lansdale have already discussed the issue of whether Bigfoot should be killed in a video entitled Killing Bigfoot – Behind The Scenes: Pro Kill vs. No Kill. They also debate whether Bigfoot is just an over-sized ape or at least part human.
The fact of the matter is that a number of Bigfoot creatures have already been killed in North America. In Canada, reports go back to 1864 when a “Hudson Bay Co. explorer and fur trader, and his party (were) attacked by hairy humanoids, which threw rocks at them in the Fraser River Canyon (British Columbia) from the cliffs above.”
In an article on The Columnist that goes back to July 4, 1884 men on a British Columbia Express Company train had to stop when they saw what appeared to be a person sleeping on the tracks. In this report from east of Yale in the area of the Fraser River states that a young male Bigfoot got up, “barked and started to climb up a steep bluff.” The men then perused the creature with one of them dropping a rock on it. Apparently Bigfoot became disoriented enough that they were able to tie it up.
They then put the creature that suffered bruises on its upper body and head, onto the train. The railroad workers assumed that it might have fallen off a bluff and landed on the tracks. The black-haired creature, which they dubbed Jacko, was described as “4 feet 7 inches tall” (much shorter than more recent reports) and weighing only 127 pounds. Despite its small size, the men noted that he was very strong.
Rather than communicating in a known language, this Bigfoot only barked and growled at the men. According to reports, Jacko managed to get away but was later shot and killed.
There are large forested areas along the coast of British Columbia – a place where one might expect to run into a Bigfoot. It seems that back in 1905, someone did. According to a report on the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, the creature was killed in the area of the Gardner Canal.
Then in 1928 also on the coast of B.C., a report on Sasquatch-BC sasquatch-bc.com relates that a man named George Talleo killed a Bigfoot at South Bentnick Arm near Bella Coola. Rather than stick around, the man promptly left leaving the creature for dead.
Another Bigfoot was shot near Gypsumville southeast of Basket Lake, Manitoba in November 1941. According to a report on The Bigfoot Researchers Organization (BFRO), a teenager and two friends were out hunting for Moose when he mistakenly took down a Bigfoot. Since the lad was “hunting out of season” and the creature appeared human, he immediately left the area. When he later returned, there was no sign of the creature.
Curt Nelson recently gave a report to BFRO of an interview he had with the former 17-year-old, who is now an old man.
“The man, ‘Peter,’ had become interested in Sasquatch because he told me he knew for certain they are real, and that they live there in Manitoba. He knew this for sure, he said, because he had a chance to look at one close up, after he’d shot and killed it.”
Peter told him that he shot the creature “in the chest.” Apparently, the creature attempted to flee and as it did so, it left a distinct trail of blood. When it was about 45 yards away with Peter in pursuit, he shot it again, this time in the back. When asked how big the creature was, Peter replied, “He was very… between… I would say… like, I’m a straight six feet and he’d have been a foot and a half to two feet taller than I was – you know, just estimating.”
In 1965 in Kitimat, B.C., a man killed another Bigfoot. According to The Bigfoot Case Book, the man was trying to drag the body when other Bigfoot arrived and “tried to attack him.” Fortunately, he was able to escape in his canoe. This report is also on the Sasquatch Canada site.
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The Bigfoot Case Book of sightings in North America
New Show – Killing Bigfoot
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