Sunday, May 12, 2019

Maryland - Harper's History Vol.1 #21





by Scott Harper

  Maryland is a small state. Yet, it might surprise a lot of people to know that, according to famous Sasquatch researcher John Green, Maryland ranks 5th in the nation in Sasquatch sightings. It lags only behind Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, and California in the sheer number of sightings recorded. Western Maryland contains mountains from both the Appalachian, and Allegheny ranges. Meanwhile, the southern part of the state boasts a lot of marshy swamplands. Both types of terrain are prime locations for Sasquatch. About a 40-mile-long section of the Appalachian Trail also runs through Maryland. There are a great number of sightings that take place along this route. Many Sasquatch researchers think that the creatures use the Trail as a convenient pathway.





  Also, there are three major river systems in the state—the Potomac, the Patuxent, and the Patapsco. Many sightings have taken place along these waterways. Such watercourses provide not only water for the Sasquatch, but a steady supply of food, as well. There are a number of reports on file, from a variety of locations, involving Sasquatch swimming, or wading, and apparently catching fish. There have also been reports of the creatures stealing fish from the nets of people who are fishing. It's very common for rivers to boast large numbers of sightings along their routes.

  While the most famous Sasquatch sightings in the state of Maryland are from the Sykesville Monster flap in the 1970's, the history of Sasquatch sightings in Maryland reach back much, much earlier. Native American accounts of the creatures in the area go back at least to the 1700's. There are even 16th century accounts of some Native tribes buying, and selling Sasquatch skins. It seems that some tribes in the area used to actually hunt Sasquatch. Sightings of these creatures go much further back than the Patterson/Gimlin film from 1967, despite the mistaken beliefs of some.






  In 1892 a "Wild Man" was reported several times, having been seen in the woods near Brownsville, Maryland.
1914 saw a report from Churchville, in which an 8 year-old boy spotted a Sasquatch sitting on a log behind the house where the boy lived.

  Sometime during the early 1900s, in Chestertown, Maryland, a number of small calves had been killed on a farm. Two boys—brothers—set out one night to try and discover the killer. While they were outside, they heard "an awful moaning" coming from the woods. Upon following the noise, they discovered a trail of huge, human-like footprints. The discovery of the tracks ended the boys' investigation, and sent them running back into their house.

  In 1909, a farmer in Dorchester County was surveying his farmland from a horse-and-buggy. He saw a 7-foot-tall, hair-covered creature standing over several dead cows. Several sightings of Sasquatch—be it the same creature, or different specimens, we don't know—took place in the Gambrill State Park area during the 1920s.

  In August of 1957, in Prince Georges County, Mr. and Mrs. Reverty Garner pulled into the driveway at their home. They were alarmed to see a "gorilla-like creature" with "beady red eyes" standing in their driveway. Although he slowed the car, the man struck the creature. He put the car into reverse, backing away. The Sasquatch pursued. There doesn't seem to be an record of what took place next.






  A police officer had an unsettling encounter with a Sasquatch in Carroll County in 1959. The officer in question saw the creature cross a road, and step over a fence. When the man shouted, "Halt!" at the Sasquatch, the creature turned, and started walking toward the officer. The officer then drew his gun, and fired a warning shot. The Sasquatch continued approaching the man as if nothing had happened. The officer jumped back into his car, and fled the scene, leaving the Sasquatch behind.

  Another too-close encounter took place in June of 1961 in Leakin Park. A Mr. and Mrs. Fergeson were in their car when they saw "huge eyes" staring in the window at them. Mr. Fergeson got out of the car. The Sasquatch turned, and walked away. Mr. Fergeson followed after it. When the creature began growling at him, Mr. Fergeson fled back to the car.

  In 1964, workers in the Pretty Boy Dam area were building a house. They spotted a Sasquatch walk out of the forest near the reservoir. It's apparent that Sasquatch have been in the area we now call Maryland for a very long time. Given how perfect some of the territory there is for them, it's no wonder why. They have abundant food, water, and shelter there. Given the number of sightings that come from Maryland, it would be my guess that there's a good-sized breeding population of the creatures there—and there probably has been for centuries.


About the Author
   

 Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for "Nuclear Winter Entertainment" for several months before that site shut down. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit webcomic "MoonWraith." 


  More information about his work can be found on his website: www.scottharper.net



Blog Post by Dan Lindholm






Sunday, November 18, 2018

Horseback sighting in Connecticut pre-dates Patterson/Gimlin Film


By Dan Lindholm

I was contacted by Ruth recently and she shared this great story and correspondence with the late great Dr. Bindernagel. It’s not only very interesting as it occurred several years prior to the Patterson/Gimlin film and contains very good descriptions, but it’s also great for us to now have a small window into the process and even personality of Dr. Bindernagel himself.

[Original Message]
> > From: <xxxxx@mail.xxxxxx.net (John Bindernagel)>
> > To: <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.net>
> > Date: 9/23/04 9:58:24 PM
> > Subject: Re: FW: Connecticut sighting

Hello Ruth,
  Sorry to be so slow replying to your very interesting and exciting message. I really enjoyed reading your excellent description of the sighting and the conditions and commend you for the many details.

(Ruth)  “He stood like a human, with his huge arms at his sides, fists clenched. Simultaneously, my horse leaped forward, and to the side.  ....... I was able to see that his head was conical, his body and extremities were massive, and he had a flat profile, like a human, not a bear.  His face was also black.  He stood straight, not hunched over like a gorilla.”
 
  Great description, is there any chance of you attempting an eyewitness drawing from memory? That would be very helpful and a real contribution. If you are able to do so I will tell just why your report is somewhat exceptional and at the same time very helpful. (You have included something not often reported but very significant and something which is very convincing regarding its existence as a real animal.)

 “I hope this report is helpful. “

 Yes, it is.

  “I feel that it should be documented, even at this late date, since I have noticed that there are very few reports from the state of Connecticut.”

   True.

“(please do not publish my address)”

  No problem.

 “I know what I saw there thirty years ago, and would be willing to take a polygraph as to the veracity of this report.”

  A helpful and convincing offer, even if unnecessary. Thanks again.  Looking forward to hearing from you again. And again, sorry about taking so long to reply. I have been up the BC coast all summer collecting reports and following up on them. I am just now back and catching up on email messages. Yours is the best of the lot!

  best regards,
                          John B.


----- Original Message -----
From: Ruth Xxxxxxxxx
To:
Sent: 8/24/04 1:30:41 AM
Subject: FW: Connecticut sighting

  I think that you have an ethical site, which is why I am sending in this belated report.  At the time of my sighting, in 1964, I had never heard of Bigfoot...and I doubt many on the East coast had.  Whatever Sasquatch are, I don't believe they should be shot. I am 58 years old, now, but I remember the incident vividly.
  It was early August in 1964, and I was taking a break before I went on to the University of Connecticut.  I was riding my horse, Somerset, a huge, 17 hand Clydesdale/thoroughbred cross open jumper that I kept stabled at a stable on Xxxxx road, in Stamford, Connecticut.
  We had crossed through several fields and woods, part of which were on an 300 acre estate which at that time was owned by a Morgan Guarantee Bank CEO. Upon his death the land, which adjoins the Reservoir which at that time supplied the Stamford area, was left in his will to the State of Connecticut. 
  Anyway, we had crossed a creek onto a trail which was not far from the base of the reservoir, and wound up a hill heading toward the reservoir. There was a swampy area to my right, and up the hill, on my left, were several Native American burial mounds surrounded by bushes, some blueberry, I think.
  One of the mounds had recently been subject to a small dig by the Smithsonian, and then closed.    My horse became agitated, was snorting, and sidestepping- I was afraid of his losing his footing, and slipping down the hill.  I did notice that the smell of the swampy area was quite unpleasant. I continued further up the hill, trying to control and reassure my horse, when suddenly, in one fluid motion, a huge being covered in medium length black hair stood up from behind the bushes.to my left, where he had been crouching.
  He stood like a human, with his huge arms at his sides, fists clenched.  Simultaneously, my horse leaped forward, and to the side.  I don't know how I managed to stay on him, and still stare at this creature, but in that few seconds, I was able to see that his head was conical, his body and extremities were massive, and he had a flat profile, like a human, not a bear.  His face was also black.  He stood straight, not hunched over like a gorilla. He was at least eight feet tall-my horse was, as I indicated previously, 17 hands tall, a hand being four inches in measurement.  I am five feet, six inches, my torso is probably three feet, and this creature was taller than me astride the horse, even counting for the grade of the hill.
  He was only a few yards away!  My horse was uncontrollable, panicked, and we raced up the trail. When I was able to look back over my shoulder, we were not being pursued.  We galloped the few miles home, terrified. 
  When we reached the stable, the manager reprimanded me for my horse's condition, being lathered in sweat, and jumpy.  I told him, and a few others who boarded horses there, what happened, but they all joked, and didn't believe me.  The manager said that perhaps I had seen a black bear...but bears weren't found in that part of Connecticut, at that time. And this creature was much taller than any black bear. I'd seen plenty of them in New Hampshire. 
  The general consensus was that my horse and I had probably been frightened by a bum wandering in the woods, or a large black dog. Well, I know what I saw, and will never forget it. 
  Years later, I read about Bigfoot.  I wrote one California organization in 1974, but never received a reply. I know, now, that if he had wanted to harm me, he could have easily, in one stride, reached me, and knocked my horse off balance, and down the side of the hill. Or he could have stepped in front of me, and caused my horse to rear backwards. 
  Also, his hands were at his sides. balled into fists, but not raised threateningly. He didn't utter a sound.  In retrospect, I think he was more curious than anything. He was definitely not afraid of me. I had the sense later that he may have wanted me to see him, or perhaps he wanted to get a closer look at us. Otherwise, if he had remained crouched behind the bushes, I would never have seen him. having my hands full trying to control my horse. This is why I am against killing these intelligent, apparently hominid beings.
  Some of the doctored photos I've seen of Bigfoot are laughable, such as the one with the overly exaggerated shoulders, and tiny head, seen from above... The being in the Patterson film, aside from having breasts, seems most like what I saw.  Also, the way it turned it's head was similar to what I was able to glimpse. 
   I've never been back to that spot, and to this day, even living in Virginia, I am afraid to be in the deep woods alone. I am also convinced that the way to track these beings is on horseback, not on foot...they seem to be curious about a human on a horse.  I’ve noticed that a rider will often be able to approach a herd of deer quite closely, without causing them to panic.
  I hope this report is helpful.  I feel that it should be documented, even at this late date, since I have noticed that there are very few reports from the state of Connecticut.  I know what I saw there thirty years ago, and would be willing to take a polygraph as to the veracity of this report.
   
Mrs.Ruth Xxxxxx

The witness’ full name and address have been excluded per her request.

Blog post by Dan Lindholm









Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sasquatch Conspiracy


An Op/Ed by Scott Harper


As most of you probably know, I grew up in Ohio. While there, I had three sightings of a Sasquatch, along with other interactions/encounters with them. So, Sasquatch has long been an interest of mine. I've spent a lot of time reading books on the subject, as well as watching televised documentaries, films, YouTube videos of sightings reports, etc. I've also talked to a lot of people regarding the subject of Sasquatch. My most recently published book—which was co-authored with my wonderful wife Desirée Lee—is titled "Hidden Tribe". It deals with the topic of Sasquatch, too. On a side note, find "Hidden Tribe" at this URL if you're interested in reading it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939378060. I'm also working on a series of historical articles for the Bigtruth blog (https://bigtruthblog.blogspot.com)  that focus on State by State encounters with Sasquatch prior to the Patterson/Gimlin footage that was shot in 1967.

Given my own personal experiences, and the sheer amount of time I've spent learning more about the topic, I feel that I am fairly knowledgeable about Sasquatch. Over time, and many reports of sightings, and encounters others have had with them, too, I've also noticed a disturbing pattern. I don't want to come off sounding like a conspiracy theory nut, but I say with all honesty, and seriousness that I firmly believe that there is a cover-up going on where Sasquatch is concerned. I believe that the United States government, military, logging industry, and probably the oil industry as well given the Alaskan pipeline, all know, and accept that Sasquatch is a real, living species. What do they do with this knowledge? Cover it up. Why? Money.

Remember the spotted owl fiasco from several years ago? Remember how it affected the logging industry? Imagine what will happen when Sasquatch is finally, publicly, acknowledged to be real? They'll almost certainly be considered an endangered species. Where do most Sasquatch seem to live? In the forest. Where are most of the sightings recorded? In the Pacific Northwest. Logging is big, big business here. Just imagine what having an endangered species such as the Sasquatch acknowledged as living in the forests where logging is so huge would do to that industry. The logging industry would be basically shut down—at least for a while. That will have a devastating effect on all industries that use wood. Everything from construction, to furniture manufacturing, to the paper industry. Which means the entire publishing industry would have to make sweeping changes, too. Along with that would come change to the transport, and delivery services that move the cut-down trees, construction materials, paper, published books, furniture, etc. The Alaskan oil pipeline would, I'm sure, be effected by the acceptance of Sasquatch as a living species, too. Everything is connected. Everything would be effected.

Looking closer at the impact to the construction industry, not having wood to frame buildings, or build walls, alternatives would need to be found. One very good one would be hempcrete. This is an excellent building material. It mixes hemp with lime, or sand, to form blocks. Hempcrete is naturally insulting, fire retardant, if not flat-out fire proof, and doesn't rot, or attract insects like wood does. It would be a logical alternative to wood for construction. However, turning to hempcrete would open the door to other hemp products, such as paper, fuel, health food, medication, clothing, and many other industries for which it is currently illegal. Why is it illegal? Because it would do to these industries about what publicly accepting Sasquatch as a species would do to the logging industry. It's in the best financial interest of the people involved with those industries that hemp remain illegal. Hemp grows faster than trees. It takes less water. It gives more product yield per acre. No one financially invested in any industry it would affect wants it to be legalized. Again, everything is connected. Everything would be effected.

Those changes would, I'm sure, result in a lot of people losing their jobs. Business people who have millions of dollars invested in these industries would be hit hard right in the wallets. They'd likely lose millions, if not billions, of dollars due to shut-downs, and changes that would need to be made. Of course, they don't want that to happen. They don't want to suffer the loss of that money, or the power, and prestige that come with it. These people know that Sasquatch are real. Given encounters I've heard over the years, it seems that logging trucks hit, and kill Sasquatch sometimes as they're moving along dark forested roads. Most Sasquatch sightings actually occur when one of the creatures cross the road in front of a vehicle, by the way. Whether these are young, inexperienced Sasquatch making a mistake, underestimating how fast the trucks are moving, or what, I don't know. But it seems that, sometimes, Sasquatch are struck down by logging trucks. Going on details on this topic I've come across in reports over the years, what happens after accidents like these are that the driver involved is told not to speak of what happened to anyone if he values his job. The body of the Sasquatch is then moved somewhere else, or even burned on the spot to get rid of it. The powers that be in the United States government, and these industries do not want a Sasquatch body to fall into the hands of someone who can use it to prove beyond doubt to the public at large that Sasquatch are real.

Given the financial stakes for the people in charge, they'll go to great lengths to make sure that Sasquatch remains unaccepted as a living species. They throw out misinformation. They try to suppress sightings, and other information on the topic where, and when they can. Employees are told not to talk about the subject, or else lose their jobs. Most reports that point to a cover-up conspiracy on this matter are made many years after the encounter took place because the person making it waited until they retired before coming forward. This way they don't run the risk of losing their job by doing so.

The lengths that those in charge will go to in order to keep Sasquatch relegated to the realm of folklore go well beyond threats of job loss, or covering up a road accident, though. According to a couple of reports I've read over the years, there have been times when military units have been deployed with orders to kill every Sasquatch they can find in a given area. It seems to me that the powers that be in the United States government, and big business—and those two are often intertwined—would rather see Sasquatch eradicated as a species, than acknowledge it. They would rather commit genocide than lose the money, and power, that having Sasquatch accepted as a real, living species would ultimately cause.

That angers me greatly. I want the conspiracy to end. I want Sasquatch publicly accepted as a real, living, endangered species. Yes, when this finally happens it's going to cause a huge upheaval in a lot of ways, in a lot of areas. A lot will change. I think, though, that when things settle back down, the changes that will have been made will be for the better. I may be wrong; I try to be optimistic. Still, regardless of what ultimately happens, I want Sasquatch acknowledged as a real species. Whether they are non-human animals, or some ancestor of ours, I don't know. Personally, I think they're closer to apes than humans. Regardless, though, I want them publicly accepted as a species. I've seen them. I've had encounters with them where I didn't see the creature, but I know it was there. I know for a fact that these creatures are real. It's way past time for them to be accepted as such by the scientific community, the United States government, the general public, and everyone else. It's past time for the conspiracy, lies, and cover-ups to end.



About the Author
   

 Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for "Nuclear Winter Entertainment" for several months before that site shut down. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit webcomic "MoonWraith." 


  More information about his work can be found on his website: www.scottharper.net


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Maine - Harper's History Vol.1 #20




by Scott Harper

  Maine isn't a huge state, but it boasts a lot of forested area. These woodlands seem to be home to a population of Sasquatch, given the fairly steady flow of recent sightings coming from Maine. However, the state's Sasquatch reports aren't all from modern times. There has been Sasquatch activity in the state for quite a while. According to Native Americans, tribes of the creatures we now know as Sasquatch have long lived in the area. Their stories, and accounts of them reach back well before Maine joined the Union in 1820.



  Sometime in the early 1800's a trapper witnessed a tall, hairy being approach his camp. The creature simply turned, and walked away. What was presumed to be the same Sasquatch was spotted standing on a rock in a lake the following morning. These sightings happened near Mt. Katahdin.

  In Waldoboro Maine in 1855, a man was chopping wood when he heard screams coming from behind his house. Upon investigating, he spotted a short, hair-covered creature. A juvenile Sasquatch?



  A book titled "Camping Out" was published in 1873. It chronicles six encounters of creatures known at the time as "Injun Devils". There is also a report in the text concerning the death of a trapper. The man had been beaten against a tree, and torn apart. Many people dismissed the death as the result of a mountain lion attack. Mountain lions don't slam their victims against a tree repeatedly to dispatch them, though. Such an activity has been attributed to Sasquatch more than once, however.

  In 1886, a newspaper called the "Waterville Sentinel" reported on the death of a camper. The dead man had been found by two companions. As a 10-foot-tall "wild man" had been spotted in the area, it was immediately named as the suspect. A group of men set out, armed, to hunt for the creature. Reports state that the group found, and killed, the creature, but do not say what became of the body.



  1946 brought a report from four men who were on Bigelow Mountain. They sat down for lunch, and spotted what they later claimed was a 10-foot-tall being covered in black hair walking toward them. The figure looked to be carrying a large rock. The men wasted no time in leaving the area. Three years later, in the same area, in 1949, a 7-foot-tall Sasquatch was spotted alongside a roadway by a passing driver.

  All in all, the state of Maine has a wealth of Sasquatch sightings—some of which predate the Patterson/Gimlin footage from 1967, further proving that these beings didn't just suddenly pop into existence with that film, as some people seem to think.



  The sightings continue right up to present day as well. They even include a few rare white Sasquatch reports. Canada boasts a large number of Sasquatch sightings. Maine adjoins two Canadian provinces. Sasquatch aren't affected by man-made borders. It's probable that the Sasquatch populations from Quebec, and New Brunswick wander back and forth into, and out of Maine. Odds are that this wandering has been going on for a very long time, and will continue to do so. Such a large area, with wooded terrain friendly to Sasquatch, goes a long way to explain why there have been so many sightings of these beings in the state of Maine for such a long time.



About the Author
   

 Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for "Nuclear Winter Entertainment" for several months before that site shut down. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit webcomic "MoonWraith." 


  More information about his work can be found on his website: www.scottharper.net



Blog Post by Dan Lindholm






Friday, May 4, 2018

Louisiana - Harper's History Vol.1 #19






by Scott Harper

 When most people think of Sasquatch sightings in the state of Louisiana, the first thing to come to mind is the Honey Island Swamp Monster. Sightings of this being began in 1963—four years before the famous Patterson/Gimlim footage from the Pacific Northwest was recorded. Film footage of the Honey Island Swamp Monster was recorded by a wildlife photographer during the first reported sighting of the creature. Yet is wasn't discovered until the death of the photographer, Harlan Ford, in 1980. Ford had, apparently, squirreled the film away, rather than going public with it.





 Reports of the Honey Island Swamp Monster claim that the creature is around 7-feet-tall, gives off a stench akin to rotting garbage, and leaves footprints with three webbed toes. The odd number of toes is something that has come up in earlier articles in this series, too. This is not uncommon in the southern areas of the United States. Some researchers think that the unusual number of toes are due to inbreeding of isolated populations of Sasquatch. Others voice the viewpoint that we could be dealing with an entirely separate species of beings—one with fewer than five toes per foot.

 Regardless, the Honey Island Swamp Monster isn't the only reported Sasquatch, or Sasquatch-type creature, in the state of Louisiana.





 In 1884, railroad workers near Vicksburg, Louisiana claimed to have been attacked by a group of Sasquatch—which the workers called "hairy wild men". The men had been working at clearing trees. They were preparing to remove the cut trees from the area, when rocks began to pelt them. Accompanying the flying rocks were a series of growls, and howling. Most of the men fled. Several of them remained, flinging rocks back in the direction from which they had come. A group of three to five Sasquatch—reports varied on the exact number—rushed into view, howling, and throwing more rocks at the men. The remaining men ran away. No report was found of how long it took them to return to work.


 In 1888, a female Sasquatch was spotted multiple times, including being seen in the act of killing a pig. She fled, leaving a trail of footprints, and pig blood. Apparently, no one followed the clear trail in an attempt to track her further. These sightings took place near Catahoula, Louisiana.





 Autumn of 1925 found a pair of men near Bordelonville, Louisiana badly frightened during the early morning hours one day as they were going out duck hunting. Light from their kerosene lantern reflected off of two large, red glowing eyes. As the creature moved closer to them—drawn, the men thought, by the illumination of their lantern—they turned , and ran. "Large, glowing, red eyes" are commonly reported in conjunction with Sasquatch sightings.


 A woman living in a remote swampy area of Louisiana claimed to have found an infant Sasquatch in 1964. Her claim is that the creature weighed 20 pounds, and was hairless at that time. According to her story, she took the small being in, and raising it, assuming that its parents were either dead, or had abandoned it. She claims to have released the creature back into the wild several times, but says that it always came back to her. This went on, according to the woman, until age, and health forced her to move into a more populous area. She refused to give exact details, saying that she wanted to protect the Sasquatch. She doesn't think the one she raised is the only one living in that area, either. According to her claims, the creature she raised began bringing "a friend" with it once it had grown.





 Sightings continue in Louisiana to the present day. There are quite a few, in fact; it seems to be an active state. So much so that there is even a wildlife removal company claiming to offer a "Sasquatch removal and prevention service". Their website doesn't give any claim as to the effectiveness of their efforts on that front. I think I'd take that particular area of their "expertise" with a grain—or more!—of salt.






About the Author
   

 Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for "Nuclear Winter Entertainment" for several months before that site shut down. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit webcomic "MoonWraith." 


  More information about his work can be found on his website: www.scottharper.net



Blog Post by Dan Lindholm







Sunday, March 25, 2018

Kentucky - Harper's History Vol.1 #18






by Scott Harper


  The state of Kentucky sits just south of Ohio, where I grew up. Based on personal experience, I know Ohio has Sasquatch activity. So, it's no surprise that Kentucky has a history of it, too.

  Several massive skeletons were found in a Native American burial mound in 1858 in Adair, Kentucky. According to the report, it is unknown what became of them after they were dug up.





  There is a report on file from 1878 in which a 6-and-a-half-foot-tall Sasquatch was captured. According to the report, the creature was put on display in Louisville. The report makes no mention of what became of the Sasquatch.

  Frontiersman Daniel Boone claimed to have shot, and killed a Sasquatch—Boone called the creature a "Yahoo"—in a cave in 1882. According to Boone, the creature was 10-feet-tall.

  In Oldham County, in August of 1884, there were several sightings of a "Wild Man" in the woodlands of the area.







  May of 1894 brought in a report of a group of men tracking a "Wild Man" to a cave after the creature had raided farms in the area. The report ends there, not relating what happened after the men reached the cave. This supposedly happened in the Deep Creek area.

  Summer of 1902 brought in a report from two men who were walking late one night, and encountered an "Ape Man". One of the men reportedly shot the creature, causing it to flee. This happened in the area of the state now known as "Land Between the Lakes".






  Sometime in the 1920's a giant humanoid skeleton was unearthed during the building of a bridge in Beals, Kentucky. The skeleton was measured; it was 12-feet-tall. The bones went into a private collection. Its whereabouts are presently unknown.

  Two children, in the summer of 1950, spotted a Sasquatch watching them as they played near a cave in the mountains. A few seconds after the children saw the creature, it retreated deeper into the woods.

  A woman in Johnson County spotted a 9-foot-tall Sasquatch with copper-colored hair peeking into a house through a window in 1951.





  In October of 1953, a group of children reported seeing a Sasquatch using two pieces of wood to dig in the dirt. If this account is true, it's one of the very few occurrences of Sasquatch tool use that I've ever run across—aside from wood knocking, rock clacking, etc. of course.

  Three children spotted a Sasquatch digging in mud with its bare hands in the Cumberland Gap in 1954. The children were playing, while their parents listened to the radio nearby. Upon spotting the creature, the children froze. When the Sasquatch saw the children, it flung a handful of mud at them. The children turned, and fled, retreating to their parents.

  Kentucky continues to be the location of many more Sasquatch sightings and encounters to this day. It seems that the state has a good population of the creatures living there. If the past is any indication, we can probably expect a steady flow of new sightings coming from Kentucky, as well.




About the Author
   

 Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for "Nuclear Winter Entertainment" for several months before that site shut down. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit webcomic "MoonWraith." 


  More information about his work can be found on his website: www.scottharper.net



Blog Post by Dan Lindholm










Saturday, February 10, 2018

Kansas - Harper's History Vol.1 #17




by Scott Harper

  A look at Kansas shows us a long history of Sasquatch presence. That isn't surprising. The state sits smack in the middle of the United States—surrounded by states that also have a prolonged history of sightings reports.


  Kansas also has long held a Native American presence. Native Americans all over the country have lengthy traditions of stories, and accounts of Sasquatch. Every tribe has  names for them. Each tribe readily acknowledges their presence as a reality, although they don't often speak of such matters with people outside their own tribes.



  In Crawford County, Kansas, in 1869, there were multiple sightings of an ugly, "human-like" creature that broke several fences.
 
  Lafayette, Kansas, in 1883, saw the report from a farmer's wife of a female creature, covered in dark hair. The Sasquatch was seen eating from a sassafras bush. The woman fainted upon seeing the creature. The farmer led a search party after the Sasquatch, trying to find it again. According to reports, they caught sight of it a few times, but were unable to capture it.


  1886 saw the report of a family of four Sasquatch being captured. According to the report, the family consisted of an adult male, an adult female, a teenage girl, and a baby. All were dark-skinned, and covered with coarse, dark hair. No report was found as to what became of them after capture.



  In Olathe, Kansas, in 1893, several reports were made of a 7-foot-tall creature, which was covered in long, brown hair, having been spotted in the woods in the area. One farmer reported having had two cows, and a calf killed. He attributed the livestock deaths to the creature.


  A woman on the Pottawatomie Indian Reserve spotted a "wild man" in 1959. The creature ran into the woods from the field it had been spotted in upon realizing it had been noticed.


  In 1960, a driver in Jackson County spotted a Sasquatch near the road. The sighting startled the man so badly that he drove off the road, and into someone's lawn to escape the creature.



  1964 brought in a report of a bread truck driver who spotted a very hairy, 5-foot-tall being near railroad tracks. When the man stopped his truck for a better look at the creature, the thing ran off into the weeds. At some point later—reports are unclear as to just how much time passed—a farmer reported the death of sixteen hogs. Apparently, whatever had killed the hogs had bitten them in the necks to kill them. The farmer blamed the creature spotted by the bread truck driver for the deaths of his hogs. These events took place in Crawford County.


  It's readily apparent that Sasquatch have been in the area of land that we now know as the state of Kansas for a long while. Further evidence that, contrary to what some people believe, the first Sasquatch sighting was not the Patterson/Gimlin footage, which was shot in 1967. These beings didn't just come out of nowhere; they have been here for a long, long time.


About the Author
   

 Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories, and several novels. Harper grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1993, and began screenwriting in 2007, after the publication of several short stories and novels. He has worked on projects for James Tucker Productions, and 11th Dimension Films. He is currently involved with several projects, covering literature, film, and comic books. He was also a contributing writer for "Nuclear Winter Entertainment" for several months before that site shut down. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Together, they have a wonderful little girl, and are working jointly on several projects. Those projects include multiple books, as well as the hit webcomic "MoonWraith." 


  More information about his work can be found on his website: www.scottharper.net



Blog Post by Dan Lindholm