Good Morning, Kittens,
I grew up in northern Alberta (Canada). My house backed onto the forest. I mean the real forest…not a small, sparse area of trees. No, I’m talking hundreds of miles of thick, dense woods. We found grizzly prints under our deck and even had recess cancelled a few times because there were black bears on our playground.
I was the oldest out of my siblings and all of the neighborhood kids we hung out with. Our parents took us far into the boonies on many occasions (remind me to tell you the story about my dad and the moose). I was in charge of telling the story around the campfire once the adults turned in for the night. My favorite story was once I still believe to be true…the tale of the Sasquatch.
I told them about a gigantic bipedal who stomped around those very woods. That if they held their breath and listened hard, they’d hear heavy, throaty breathing…if they breathed in deep enough, they’d smell it’s dank, hairy body. Each wind rustle of the tent tarp was the Sasquatch brushing passed. No one slept that night.
I’ve since ditched the tent for a trailer but the lingering fear that the Sasquatch roams the woods still keeps me from ever hiking solo. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who believes in this mysterious creature. All it takes is a quick google search and you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of websites claiming to have real, concrete evidence that Bigfoot exists.
If you’re like me, seeing is believing. I’m going to put a couple of creepy videos below. You can be the one to judge if there’s any shred of truth between the frames.
(This one is just outside the town I live in today!)
I’ve always wanted to go on a ghost hunt, but I don’t think I could handle going out into the woods and hunting the Sasquatch. Looking for something that could potentially be in our own realm seems to…I don’t know…real for me. But I’ll promise you this: If I ever stumble upon a Sasquatch, you guys will be the first to know.
Before I go, I want to know what myth or sliver of lore to you believe to be true?
Awesome post. I’m partial to banshees. It just makes sense even if it’s not a literal or physical manifestation: you can just *tell* when something is about to happen, as a banshee would.