Monday, November 2, 2015

1980 Newspaper Article About Bigfoot Sighting In Kentucky

Here's a throwback for you. Recently a newspaper article about a Kentucky bigfoot resurfaced from 1980. The creature tormented the country side for awhile before disappearing.

In the autumn of 1980, television viewers were anxiously waiting to find out “Who Shot J.R.” on the television series, “Dallas” and the American League Championship Series had the Kansas City Royals in a batfest with the New York Yankees.

And in Mason and Fleming counties, something was lurking in the night which led to at least three hair-raising encounters.

In early October, the Charles Fulton family of Slip Up, near May's Lick, reported seeing a white-haired creature, with pink eyes, standing more than seven feet tall and weighing more than 400 pounds at their doorstep.

After it attempted to get into the house and assaulted a chicken, Charles Fulton chased after the creature. But it evaded him and disappeared into the night.

A week later, on Oct. 10, 1980, the Tumey family of Ewing reported a similar incident, chasing the creature into the night, with James “Chink” Tumey firing warning shots from a distance.

He described the creature as manlike and big, making a “thumping noise as it ran."

According to reports, two loaves of bread, a frozen chicken and a pack of hotdogs were missing from the freezer, his wife told police.

Food products from the family's freezer, which had been on an enclosed porch, were found in the yard by police and neighbors who came running when they heard the gunshots.

"You could see where whatever it was had made a mess on the porch, got into the freezer and had torn into the frozen meat," said Estill Helphenstine, one of the men who searched the woods for the perpetrator after police were called. "We didn't know what we were looking for, but we had guns and good lights and went into the woods."

For the full article, click here.