Whether the creature itself is real, the fact remains that sightings of Bigfoot and other rather hairy bipeds have occurred just about everywhere in the US. The Bluegrass state is no exception, and lately there seems to be a swelling of Kentucky Bigfoot sightings.
One recent sighting details an encounter in August 2014 by a family simply trying to enjoy the good old outdoors. Mom, dad, and kids were camping near Taylorville Lake and had turned into their tents for the night. Around 2 am, a ‘loud howl’ jolted them from their sleep.
Dad, perhaps a little too curious, left his tent to investigate. Armed with a firearm, he surveyed the area with his flashlight and spotted two animal eyes shining in the night. As the owner of those eyes stood up, the man was able to get a better look at the creature’s head and upper shoulders. He instinctively knew the family was in trouble because this was no ordinary wild animal but rather something resembling Bigfoot.
The creature continued to stare at the man and, apparently feeling emboldened with his firearm, the man felt obliged to return the stare. Understandably nervous, excited and worried for the safety of his family; he yelled for his wife and kids to get their stuff together, leave the tents, and get in the car.
Their staring match continued for a couple of minutes until the family was able to grab their essentials and reach their safety of the car. The man then retreated to the car and, just as he was getting into it; the creature hurled a rock at him. Luckily the projectile missed its intended target and hit a nearby tree but the impact did send shards of bark and wood into the man’s face.
This case is one of an unusual number of Bigfoot sightings and encounters from the state of Kentucky in the last twelve months. These include a case from March when a ten-year-old boy heard tapping at his bedroom window and looked out to see a Bigfoot type creature staring at him.
The boy described the creature’s appearance as ape-like, with a wrinkled forehead and brown eyes. The boy, obviously perplexed, held the creature’s gaze for a moment but then decided to run for his parents. As is often the case, the creature had vanished when they returned.
In fact, Bigfoot sightings have become so frequent in Kentucky that a group, KentuckyBigfoot.com, has set up a website to collect encounter information in the state. Taking a quick look at their database reveals that two counties are particularly active hotspots – Anderson and Casey.
There’s an interesting report from a couple in Anderson County made just this past February. They were taking their eight-year-old daughter to a playdate at a friend’s house in Versailles and were driving slowly along the road looking for the house. The girl asked her dad if any gorillas had escaped from the zoo because there was one standing in the creek just twenty feet from the road. She said the creature was blackish-grey, had arms like a gorilla but was taller. Although its back was to her, and she never saw its face, she did recall the figure was unclothed and had prominent ‘lines’ on its feet. The investigator concluded these were lines in the skin of a bare foot.