In part 1 of this series, we started to try to relocate the Bigfoot after a major forest fire had devastated the area of previous studies. We started following the reports we received to an area on the north side of the Mogollon Rim. We set to do our research hoping vocalizations would point us in the right direction to search. The first night was provided no clues.
The next morning, I took a stroll down to the water hole to look for fresh tracks. I found none, but I did notice how the water hole was bordered by a thicket of pine trees. Inside the trees was some kind of foundation. I moved in for a closer look. It was some kind of a nesting area, or possible hunting blind. However, it did not appear to be constructed by humans.
A pit had been excavated, and the dirt had been removed from the area. This would be quite an effort for a hunter to perform when it would be much easier to throw up a camouflaged hunter’s blind. Around the edge of the pit a wall of branches was woven together, with an opening facing the water hole below. There was no roof and would have not made a very good shelter, but it would hide someone or something inside the nest. Could this be another ambush hunting point?
An analysis of the area, and the nest was conducted. The nest was recessed back from the tree line by about ten feet. At the tree line, the ground dropped away from the trees sharply down to the bank of the water hole. This was a drop of about six to eight feet. The muddy bank of the water hole was only about ten feet from the trees. The rest of the bank was well away from the surrounding trees. During the day time, the nested area is visible from the water hole, but during the night it was a totally different situation. The thicket blocked out any moon or star light leaving the nested area totally dark.
How could this be used to the advantage of the Bigfoot? Simple, most of the Bigfoot in Arizona are reported to have black hair with gray skin. Sitting in the nest in near total darkness, the Bigfoot would be nearly invisible to the game around the water hole. When the game circled around the water hole they would have to pass right under the nested area. It would be a matter of surprise as the Bigfoot sprang from the hole down the slope landing on the prey to complete the kill.
More To Come….