It should come as no surprise to anyone that a creature as large and as powerful as Bigfoot could pose a real threat to the lonely wilderness adventurer. After all, bears, large cats and wolves are rightfully regarded with extreme caution. A recent story highlighting the potential danger of a Bigfoot attack comes from a group of friends in California claiming to have had a brush with the hairy hominid.
The friends, a party of all men, were traveling in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and had selected the Diablo camping site to spend their weekend. The man who filed the report, identified only as High, claimed to be a lawyer from San Francisco.
According to High, the group arrived at their destination and finished setting up their camp before dark. They started a camp fire and relaxed for the evening, talking and telling stories.
As coincidence would have it, High admits he and his friends were discussing Bigfoot the night they saw the creature. They were discussing a story about an encounter High saw on television where Bigfoot ventured into a camp site near to where the men were staying that evening. None of the group actually believed the story and retired to their tents to get some sleep.
Perhaps not the best weekend to go camping, the campsite experienced torrential rain during the night. When the group woke, it was still dark, but they were the only ones left camping save for a couple of RVs. Looking for something to do, the men drove up the mountain and reached a ridge just as the sun was rising over the tops of the hills. They all got out of the car to watch the sun rise.
The men jokingly took notice of how spooky the woods were in the dark. High thought it would be good fun to startle his friends and decided to strike a branch against one of the nearby trees. The startled men were all laughing until something knocked back. The noise came from a location way too close to the men, and their gut instinct was to head back to the vehicle.
High started the car and began to maneuver it around a large patch of muddy ground when, out of nowhere, a ‘large beast’ appeared.
The headlights illuminated the creature’s hairy face and the fact that it was carrying a melon-sized boulder. The creature hurled the rock into the car, denting it. It roared, and High understandably panicked. He slammed down on the gas pedal, and the car shot past the screaming beast, narrowly missing it.
They returned to their campsite and stayed there until daylight before making their way back down the mountain to civilization. High gave his report of the Bigfoot attack to enthusiast Reverend Jeffrey Kelley and admitted he’d never been back to the area since.