The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.” For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute. In this series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, you will read what the witnesses have experienced in their own words.
Keep an open mind when reading these accounts, and also remember one’s perception and memory of an event can be influenced by the emotions felt at the time of the occurrence. The contributors to this series of articles are doing the best they can to recount what are in some cases very shocking and traumatic experiences.
If you have a personal cryptid sighting story you would like to tell us, our contact information is at the bottom of this article.
NCS Case File #41: Call me crazy but I saw a Bigfoot!!! Joshua, Texas
Date of encounter: May 31, 2015
Submitted by Curtis
“Have you ever seen something that you are sure didn’t happen? I’ve thought long about posting this.
I was visiting friends in Joshua,Tx, over Memorial Day weekend. It was just about dusk and I got in my car to head back to the hotel. My friends live about 10 miles out of town. The trees and stuff line the road (Hill Country).
Just as I turned onto the FM road back to town I saw something I almost couldn’t believe. A huge, dark gray, 7-8′ tall hairy thing ran across the road right in front of me!! It was at the edge of my headlights. There was no road or path to cross the road, just thick trees and heavy brush. I pulled up to the spot and looked around. Nothing, nada. It took 3 steps to clear a 2 lane road and 2 barb wire fences (4′ tall).
Call me crazy but I saw a Bigfoot!!! The next day I told my friends about it and they said they had heard stories of sightings in that remote area. My brain almost couldn’t process it, but I know what I saw. I don’t drink at all so I know it wasn’t my imagination.”
- In the early 1990’s there was another Bigfoot sighting reported about an hour south of Joshua where the Brazos River flows into Lake Whitney. This creature also displayed an incredible ability to jump.
“It jumped from one rock ledge to another that was 15 feet away and 20 feet or so down. A person couldn’t have made that jump. It then jumped into a gully and disappeared.”[i]
- The Brazos River is an rich with wildlife, and several black panthers have been sighted in that area as well according to the Texas Cryptid Hunter.[ii]
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