Friday, March 4, 2016

Tales Of Bigfoot Encounters From Early Rim Country History

Photo by Chuck Jacobs

From paysonroundup.com:

Bigfoot Sightings Abound In Early Rim Country History
Things that go ‘snap’ in the night

A while ago someone posed a question about why there aren’t any Sasquatch stories from any of the early Rim Country pioneer families. The short answer is… there are. There are not as many as we might think there would be, but there are a few.

Even long before we came along, the Native American tribes all had legends of “the hairy man,” who lived deep in the forests and came out only at night. These beliefs and legends persist to this day among tribal traditionalists. I had the distinct honor and privilege last year of spending some time with some of these folks, who trusted me enough to be completely open in telling me about their Sasquatch-related knowledge and what they believe… stuff that has been handed down over many generations. It was an experience that I will always remember.

One of the earliest stories I have found from the first Rim Country pioneers was a daytime encounter by David Gowan, who is credited with the “discovery” of the Tonto Natural Bridge. Gowan spent his later years living in a remote cabin on a mining claim along upper Deer Creek, in the Mazatzal Mountains west of the present Deer Creek Village community. He actually died up there in 1925, and is buried next to the Deer Creek hiking trail, a few miles up from the trailhead. As the story goes, Gowan was walking the trail down off the mountain, leading a string of pack burros with ore from his mine, when he came upon two very large “mountain apes” blocking the trail. Gowan and the creatures stood facing each other for awhile, and when they appeared unwilling to move Gowan simply led his burros off-trail, making a wide circle around the creatures, and continued on his way. Later, after Gowan died, people using his old cabin reported being screamed at and having the cabin pelted with rocks during the night, which is common Sasquatch territorial behavior. Apparently a family group had settled in the area, and didn’t appreciate the human visitors. Gowan’s old cabin burned in the Willow Fire in 2004, and subsequent flash floods have virtually destroyed the once-idyllic site, leaving only a small part of the stone foundation still visible.

You noticed that in the story above I used the term mountain apes. That’s what they were called in early Arizona. The name Sasquatch was coined by a schoolteacher in British Columbia in 1927, and the now-famous Bigfoot name was made up by a newspaper reporter in northern California in 1958. So they were mountain apes… that was until the famous incident in 1944 or 1945 that introduced the Mogollon Monster name.

The best account that I have found of the Mogollon Monster incident was written by the late author Don Davis, who was actually one of the Boy Scouts who was there and witnessed it all. In a very short synopsis of the incident… a group of Scouts was camping along Tonto Creek, probably in the present-day Bear Flat area, when they were terrorized during the night by a large, foul-smelling, hair-covered creature. The creature stood on two legs, walked like a person, and ransacked their food supply, eating all of their food, including even the pancake flour. None of the Scouts or their adult leaders were harmed, although they were all badly frightened by the encounter. The local folks around here had never heard of the term Sasquatch, and the name Bigfoot hadn’t been invented yet, so they called the creature the Mogollon Monster.

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34 comments:

  1. Encounters in "rimming" country...that`s sounds great.

    Joe

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    1. Yes - a good rimming out in the bushes is so seedy .It`s a great way to spend an evening.

      The REAL Joe

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    2. __ TAKE CARE WHEN IN RIM COUNTRY_

      Gas does not belong. Let it rip before you get together. Take a pill to stop it. Do what you need to do. Farting in someone’s face might be the worst thing that could happen (well, the precursor to the worst) and it’s easily avoidable. So, if eating butt is something you’re considering, limit the amount of Mexican food you have and stay away from the beans.

      Todd Standing

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    3. Well Tod Thank you for that.

      Here is my two pennyworth on the subject.

      Don't suffocate in the booty. You'll be working hard down there, trying to breathe through your nose as your lips and tongue do the work. Take a minute to catch your breath and make it about your partner. When you do so, it doesn't seem like you're overworked or giving up. Ask them how it feels, if they're enjoying it, and what else you can do to please them. And then, take a deep breath like you're about to jump in an Olympic-size pool and try to swim the whole length under water and go back down for more.

      Dr Mathew Johnson x

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    4. My journeys around the RimFriday, March 4, 2016 at 6:55:00 AM PST

      Interesting Dr Johnson,

      May I interject.

      THE NUMBER ONE CARDINAL RULE.

      This is not an area to bite. You sure don’t want to be bitten, so leave your teeth in your mouth when you’re trying to entertain your lover. The delicacy of the butt is what makes this enjoyable. There are a lot of nerves back there. Go slow, go easy, and remember: No Teeth.

      DR John Bindernagel.

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    5. With constant posts like that we can see that DC is a frustrated homosexual that never gets any.

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    6. ^ frustrated homosexual that can`t get enough

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    7. Yes that's what you are DC

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    8. ^ satisfied homosexual ^

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    9. Serbian migrants 'gang-rape German schoolgirl, 14, while 15-year-old girl films it - then throw her semi-naked onto the street....
      THE NEW NORM...

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    10. HUGE UFO` around the SUN...3 March 2016


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TciSerEl67U#t=54

      2 March ...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgYppQjemLs


      Pick any day you like...they are always there...official site for obtaining data from the Sun.

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    11. Hey, NEW NORM guy...you are really, really late to the party. Rape and every other human depravity are as old as the species. There were no "good old days".

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    12. like that's in the dark ages -
      we now in the 21st century not the 7th century

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    13. Is that so? No problems between the 7th century and now? No civil wars, no political assassinations? No slavery? No lynchings? No genocide? No oppression of women? No mass murders? No gangsters? No serial killers? No bad government? No witch hunts? No blacklisting? You need to do a little reading.

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  2. ^ fake Joe...you really are a trouble individual!

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    1. ^ ha ha ha hahaha you`re even more troubled for being so upset by it all ... they`re ALL fake you simpleton.

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    2. There’s a lot of discussion and disagreement about the bush on the front side. Some people trim, others don't. But in the back, nobody wants a forest to be rummaging through. That can lead to a lot of extras being left behind for unwanted discovery. Hopefully you don’t find a hairy ass.

      The Arch Bishop of Canterbury.

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    3. All in all I prefer the privet to be birdie shaped.

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  3. Well one things for sure

    The village idiot Stuart is never lonely

    He, I mean "they" should start their own blog site

    What should they call it ?

    MMC

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    1. How about ,errrrrm now lemme fink,

      ....Smell my Bell ?

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    2. How bouts

      Themindlessblog

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    3. How about Theblogof@ssholery?

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    4. The villageidiot@stuart

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    5. ........

      @the-big-guy-lie

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    6. Go with the suggestion made by 7:56.

      It is the most truthful.

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  4. Los Angeles Judge Turned into a Reptilian, Says Man


    http://cryptozoologynews.com/los-angeles-judge-turned-reptilian-humanoid-says-man/

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    1. Well. There's a reliable source.

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  5. I must be doing something right to have all berks constantly coming here pretending to be me in order to embarrass me . You toddlers get your kicks off that but in fact all you are doing is revealing your obsession over me . if you are going to pretend to be someone you might as well pretend to be the best - imitation is the sincerest for of flattery even if it's by gutter level tossers who couldn't find their way out of an open field .
    Have a brilliant day lads

    Joe

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  6. TRUMP -
    what we know so far -
    he got BIG HANDS ...

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