Bigfoot Blog #1

Bigfoot Blog #1

March 31st, 2020

12:42 p.m.

I was taking a lazy, innocent stroll through one of my favorite parks – named after the  creek that runs right through the middle of the forest – taking pictures of wildflowers. It was early in the morning, there were no other hikers around, and I had the whole park to myself! From the parking lot, I walked down some old steps and took a left turn, following the trail that runs along the creek. The birds were singing loudly, probably busy building their nests for the Spring. But when I got to the bridge, suddenly everything was quiet, and I could feel that something was watching me. I smelled a foul stench that make me think of a wet skunk. I started to walk away until I remembered a story told by one of my fellow Sasquatch Searchers about how there was always a bad odor whenever he knew Sasquatch was near. It was then I realized that I was definitely not alone.

I wanted to be sure of my suspicion – that Bigfoot was near – so I tried three big “wood knocks” on the big hollow sycamore tree next to the bridge. I stood quietly and listened. After a few moments of silence, I heard a faint “knock, knock, knock” in the distance – Bigfoot was communicating with me! The knocks sounded like they came from upstream, so I crossed the bridge and followed Trail #1 in the direction of the sound.

followed Trail #1 for a long time, stopping every so often to look, listen, and smell for new signs. At a muddy spot in the trail, I saw a footprint – clearly a ‘squatch. Later, I found a tree that had been pushed over – obviously nothing could have done this except a ‘squatch! I knew I was on the right track.

After some time, just as I passed the intersection of Trail #2, I finally caught a glimpse of the beautiful creature. (I think the picture came out a little blurry.) I continued to follow the trail of footprints and stinky smell of the Sasquatch for what felt like forever (it turned out to be about 0.8 miles from the parking lot) until I came to a HUGE sycamore tree – maybe the biggest I have ever seen.  I stood at the base of this massive tree, which looked like two trees joined at the base, and listened carefully. I heard a rustling sound to the right of the trail, but when I looked all I saw were a few tree branches swaying, even though there was no wind. And all of a sudden the birds started chirping again, and the foul smell disappeared. The Sasquatch was gone.

I know that the Sasquatch lives somewhere near this big tree… but where? I suspect that if someone stood here long enough, they could catch a glimpse of the mysterious cryptid.

Help me find Bigfoot!

Vocabulary Words:

Wood Knock: Many Sasquatch Searchers believe that Bigfoots communicate by banging sticks against trees. Often times, Bigfoots will echo human-made wood knocks to alert us of their presence.

Upstream: The term upriver (or upstream) refers to the direction towards the source of the river, i.e. against the direction of flow. Likewise, the term downriver (or downstream) describes the direction towards the mouth of the river, in which the current flows.

Cryptid: An animal (such as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster) that has been claimed to exist but never proven to exist.

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