Bigfoot seems to be active during the spring, summer and fall seasons, but the activity seems to drop during the winter months. A lot of this decline could be due to the remotes areas are harder to access due to deep snows and the cold which brings up the question of hibernation. Does Bigfoot hibernate? This question cannot be answered based upon scientific proof, but field observations sometimes give us hints to the answer to the question.
Snow prints indicate the Bigfoot does hunt during the winter which indicates they do not truly hibernate through the winter if they hibernate at all. In 2009, some caves were located on the Mogollon Rim which was full of black walnut shells and what appeared to be a butt print in the dirt. Next to the print was a grass and leaf mat much like a bed. In 2013, researchers reported an increase in activity during the fall in an area which was loaded with black walnut trees. It appears the Bigfoot was harvesting the black walnuts. The two observations and events indicate the Bigfoot holes up in caves during bad weather, and will venture out to hunt on warmer days. It also might be noted a deep cave will maintain a temperature of 55 degrees regardless of the temperature outside. This temperature is quite acceptable for a creature covered with heavy hair.
Many nests and stick structures have been located in the same area, but they do not appear to be in use during the winter months. The theory is Bigfoot abandons the caves in the spring and moved into the forest through the summer into the fall seasons. The nests and structures are more temporary an allow the Bigfoot to follow the food sources more easily.
In 1977 a bush pilot flying low down the canyons on the Mogollon Rim was recording the locations of ancient cliff dwellings. He intended to hike into the dwellings at a later date and photograph them. He spotted a large dwelling and circled around to take a closer look. Flying as low as he possibly could, he saw approximately six large men in all black coming out of the dwellings. He stated they seemed to be very large and dressed in black fur. These men watched him fly over and then disappeared into the canyon forest.
Following up on the sighting, the pilot talked to the local rancher who was running cattle in the area. The rancher stated that he knew about the big people in the dwellings and the rancher was going to have to go chase them out of there because they made too much noise during the night.
To be continued…