About.com writer, Stephen Wagner received a report from a farmer named Jeff S. who claims he probably shot a Bigfoot on his farm near the town of Orick, California back in May 30,2007. According to Jeff, the trespasser came onto his property at night while he was watching TV:
It was dark out and I was inside my home watching television. I heard some strange noises outside, so I got up and looked out the back window. I saw a large man covered in black fur run past my yard light. I grabbed the shotgun and ran outside. I heard a ruckus in my chicken barn and started walking over there when I saw a big, dark figure come out of the barn. It started to walk away, so I aimed the shotgun and fired.
When I shot, I heard a loud scream of agonizing pain. It sounded non-human. In the morning, I went to the chicken barn and saw at least a dozen chickens dead, some of their heads torn off. I went to where I shot the dark figure and I saw a blood trail. I followed it for miles before I gave up. The blood trail still continued, but I didn't follow it all the way. I have never seen the figure again.
Stephen Wagner has some great questions for the farmer. Here's one:
Is it common custom to shoot at trespassers in Orick? Shoot and ask questions later? After all, it could have been a man in a heavy coat.
You can check out Wagner's article here.
Orick is a tiny northern California community along highway 101 next to Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods. 43 miles north of Eureka.
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