Received From: The GCBRO Online Report
Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On: February 1, 2007
November 23, 2003
Rapides Parish, Louisiana
This area is within the Kasatchie National Forest surrounding a military
installation. This area is very hilly, mixed pines and lots of dark, hardwood
bottoms. I should note that this entire area is gated and locked up except
for the open deer and turkey seasons. It is a remote spot that sees very
little human contact.
l arrived at the campsite about 6 that evening, and sat there in the dark
looking at the stars for a long time. My friends were bringing most of
the camping gear so there wasn't much I could do until they arrived. About
9 that evening I heard a knocking sound coming from the bottom that follows
the ridge that the logging road is on. The best I can describe it is that
it sounded kind of like taking a baseball bat and hitting a tree 3 times.
After I heard the first knocks there was 2 different sets of knocks followed.
They seemed to be of a different tone and location spread out across the
bottom. I listened to the knocks for 2 - 3 minutes. They were moving through
the bottom and knocking the trees maybe every 10 yards or so. Sometimes
there was two knocks and sometimes 3 from each separate set of knocks.
Thinking about it now, it was like somebody or something was doing a deer
drive. By this time I didn't know what the heck this could be. I am not
one to be scared of the dark or anything else for that matter, but this
raised the hair up on the back of my neck! I spent the next hour locked
up in my truck until my friends arrived. This was a moon less night and
that bottom is dark even in the daytime, so I know no humans were walking
through that place without lights! I know no one else was in that area,
it is so quiet out there you can hear a vehicle hit the gravel roads miles
of Witness: N/A
of Creature: N/A
Notes: It was not until
recently that I have been researching Sasquatch/Bigfoot on the internet
and saw that they have been known to communicate by knocking on trees and
also I saw pics of stick formations, bowed and broken trees, and crosses
that look exactly like what I have been puzzled about in the woods. I noticed
also that Rapides Parish has a lot of sightings listed on some web sites.
(Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:
In the past two years of hunting in this area, I have noticed some out
of place things that just did not look naturally occurring. I have seen
some bowed trees, weird stick formations, even some big crosses made from
3 - 3 1/2" trees, even some trees broken off 6 - 6 1/2 ft. off the ground
that defy a logical explanation.
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