May 10, 2016 – Heavener, OK. Bigfoot investigation
The team was invited to conduct a Bigfoot investigation at an
area off highway 214 on Tram Ridge Rd. in Le Flore county OK.
We met Doug and Joe at Poteau, OK. and discussed what they
encountered at Joe’s cabin in Le Flore county a while back. While hunting they saw
something large come out of an area and take off into the woods, they pursued
it but was unable to keep up. Upon returning to where they saw it they came
upon what looked like an animal bedding area, but with a couple of differences it
was large, looked comfortable with leaves and branch material was under a tree
and around large rocks. It did not appear to be a deer or bear bedding down spot. That evening
rocks starting hitting the roof of the cabin and howls and grunts were heard.
The next morning they removed the rocks from the roof fearing the roof would
Doug and Joe took us to Joe’s cabin off tram Ridge rd. We
arrived late afternoon, unloaded and setup the teams camping equipment,
portable power source for our DVR system. Doug and Joe assisted us in setting
up two IR DVR cameras at key locations on a well worn trail leading downhill west
of the cabin and one IR DVR camera about 20 feet west of the cabin, looking
north. We recorded DVR video from 8:00PM to 8:00AM.
It was too late to venture the couple of miles to where they
had seen the bedding area.
We had a campfire dinner with Doug and Joe, tried some howls
and heard some but were very distant from us. About 10:00PM Doug and Joe
departed, we checked that the DVR system was working properly and tried to settle
in for the night. The weather was hot and humid and during the night the wind
came up which was a welcome relief. We
had our dog with us and she did not stir and we did not hear anything out of
the ordinary. The next morning Doug and Joe returned, had breakfast and we
started breaking up camp as a storm was coming and we did not want to spend the
next three days at a rainy campsite.
Doug and the team did venture down the west trail, found a
rather fresh large Cat track in the mud along with several Wild Hog foot prints
and Hog rubbings against several trees.
Reviewed the DVR recording of the three cameras
and saw birds and other small animals of the forest. Hoped to see the big cat
or a creature but did not. Here are some