Thursday, April 19, 2012

West Corinne

Harper Dairy, West Corinne, Utah, 2011

My name is Lewis Harper. I grew up on a dairy my parents owned in West Corinne, Utah.

I was twelve years old in 1980 when the event I am going to relate happened.

Our place was north of the rodeo grounds and the ball park, neither of which are used much anymore.

It was a normal morning for me, my mother had made us a typical breakfast of bacon and eggs while my brother was out working with the cows in the milk barn. He had come in around six, about twenty minutes before I had to go and catch the bus for school.

My mom had the radio on playing KSL while she made breakfast and my dad and my brother were talking. Suddenly we hear coming from the radio an announcement that said Bigfoot had been sighted in Ogden. My mother looked over at my brother and asked him, “Rodger, what's wrong”? When he turned to look at us we could see that his face was as white as a ghost.

We all got in the trucks and followed Rodger up near the milk barns where we walked over and he showed us something very interesting.

We could see preserved in the half-frozen mud, a footprint with an incredible amount of detail. You could see every line in the print, hairs in the mud, it was cool. The prints were about ¼ inch to ½ inch deep into the icy frozen mud. In one part of the snow you could see the front part of a footstep, then six feet apart was another print, then a heel, then another full print, then the toe print six feet apart again.

I'm a big kid and when I was twelve I wore size 13 shoes. We didn't take any measurements, but the tracks were at least a size 16 or 17 compared to my shoes. We called the sheriff and they took some pictures of the foot prints before they tried to cast prints. If you saw those footprints you would have known that they could not have been man-made. Not a chance.

Our house was a quarter-mile away and so we decided to look for other evidence.

We went over by the hay baler in the direction the footprints headed. When we got there you could see the finger marks on the dust on the hay baler where he put his fingers. We also learned that bigfoot stinks.

It was then that Rodger told us that one of those mornings he was milking all of the cows were jumpy and none were outside. He checked outside and he had the worst smell he ever could smell. He said that he saw bigfoot three days before. Rodger walked home when he saw the footprints and told his wife what had happened. His wife said it was his brothers playing tricks on him. He didn't think much of it until he heard KSL report the morning that he showed us the frozen footprints.

Thirty years later it still scares my brother and he won't talk about it. It took him a long time to want to talk to anyone about it.

Source: Edited from notes I had taken during Dave's Bigfoot Show, 2011.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Left Hand Fork - Blacksmith Fork Canyon

Left Hand Fork, Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Utah, 2012

This is a report I had heard at the Town Hall meeting that the guys from 'Finding Bigfoot' held last November while they were in Logan.

I had read this report previously, but didn't know the exact location. During the meeting I re-heard the report and took careful notes. I have tried to contact the witness to get more details, and will update the story if more becomes available.

This experience was in the Left Hand Fork of Blacksmith Fork Canyon in Cache Valley, Utah. The witness was feeling sick and went to throw up several times in the trees away from camp. He said when he went out of camp he felt like he was being watched.

On the last time he had gone to throw up he was walking back to camp and he said he saw the hairy legs of a creature as it walked on the opposite side of a 5th wheel camper trailer. He said he saw the legs walk by the 'pin' area of the trailer.

He then said he saw the creature look in the front windows of the trailer, peeking in the highest windows of the front section. It then turned and looked at him face-to-face before leaving. The witness contacted a researcher (from the Utah Squatching Group), and they went back 3-4 days later and had another experience which I do not know the details of.