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Shots Fired at ‘Bigfoot’ in National Park


A costumed man outside a hotel where a media conference was held in 2008 announcing the claim that a deceased bigfoot was found in Georgia. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

by Rob Quinn

Kentucky is more famous for bourbon than Bigfoot sightings, which may explain a strange series of events on Saturday. Western Kentucky University students Madelyn Durand and Brad Ginn say they were awoken at a campsite in Mammoth Cave National Park when they heard noises and found a man who claimed that the legendary creature had destroyed his campsite.

They tell CNN that the man, accompanied by his young son, told them they were in “Bigfoot country.” Minutes later, the man fired into the darkness. “The guy said he saw a Bigfoot emerge from the brush and it was coming towards him, so he shot at it,” Ginn says. “We shined a flashlight to see if there was an animal or something. And there was absolutely nothing there.”

The couple—more worried about a man firing his gun at nothing than about potential Bigfoot encounters—decided to hike 5 miles back to their car and call 911. “Mammoth Cave law enforcement rangers responded to an incident involving an individual with a firearm at one of the park’s backcountry campsites at approximately 2:00am on Sunday, July 28,” a park spokeswoman tells the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“Park rangers made contact with all parties involved, and no injuries occurred. While no threat remains in the park, this incident is still under investigation by park law enforcement officials.” The spokeswoman said no charges have been filed, though federal regulations prohibit the discharge of a firearm in the park.

Edited via Newser.

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7 Responses to Shots Fired at ‘Bigfoot’ in National Park

  1. Joe Hagstrom Reply

    August 1, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Freaking idiot probably shot at a raccoon or something like it. Most likely he was wearing MAGA camo gear also.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      August 2, 2019 at 7:59 am

      The MAGA hat was the first thing that came to mind after reading this story.

  2. Glenn Geist Reply

    August 1, 2019 at 9:48 am

    If alcohol was not a factor, I’m a Sasquatch. Over the years, having lived in rural arias, I’ve heard “hunters” talk about firing at something they heard (sound shot) and when I was in college in rural NY State, there was a farmer who put blankets on cows with the word COW in large orange letters. One hears stories of people being shot out of trees (honest yuronner, I thought he wuz a bear)

    I think some states require safety classes to get a hunting license, but alcohol and idiocy are invincible.

    Of course Big Foot may be real.

  3. Bill Formby Reply

    August 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    This is a big reason I don’t go into the woods anymore.

  4. Glenn Geist Reply

    August 2, 2019 at 9:33 am

    When I used to own land, there were always “hunters” and poachers in the woods. Confronting such people ( sometimes I’d find them literally in my back yard) was always a bit smoother when I was carrying some sort of firearm. I’d find trucks full of walnuts and morels and once when I was gone for a while they stole some walnut trees. Stealing ginseng is a big business.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      August 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      They actually cut down your walnut trees? I know they are valuable, but really? When I owned substantial property in Missouri and Georgia, I would find walnut thieves and poachers as well. I almost shot one once, and that was back in my drinking days. I’m not sure what stopped me unless it was me wanting another drink…

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