In a second "memoir," Bigfoot continues to set the record straight about himself as he describes life as a misunderstood forest gentleman, the disadvantages of being a celebrity, cannibalism, violence, and lack of toilet training.
Killer bear, Appalachian psycho, Yankee gold . . . He's on the trail of something big . . . Deep in the Great Smokies, a huge black bear kills a child at a campground, and a hunt begins in a quiet mountain community where such threats are rare. Wade, an outdoorsman and backwoods columnist, is quickly deputized to find and slay the massive beast terrorizing tourists and locals alike. While on the trail, he is wounded by a pot-grower's booby trap and stalked by Junior, an authentic Appalachian psychopath. Two fellow deputies are gunned down, and rumors of buried Civil War gold surface. Wade gets unexpected assistance from a wannabe writer whose gifts prove helpful even after mushroom trances and spiritual quests--enhanced by a Minnesota Vikings horn-helmet. The discovery of a mysterious doll ties into grisly murders from the past, and Wade meets a tough, old Marine with a puzzling treasure map. All the while, the looming threat of Junior's lethal lunacy stalks Wade and his colorful allies.
Robert Michael Pyle trekked into the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe that had not fully evolved into humans; and attended the convocation in British Columbia called Sasquatch Daze, where he realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot-they want to be Bigfoot." Ultimately Pyle discovers a few things about Bigfoot - and a lot about the human need for something to believe in and the need for wilderness in our lives.
Short Stories about Believers, a Skeptic, and the Sasquatch
Author: Lisa A. Shiel
Publisher: Jacobsville Books
What would you sacrifice to prove Bigfoot exists? Charlie, his son Rick, and his protégé Katy will soon discover just how high the cost is--though not in dollars and cents. Thousands of people around the world have reported seeing the creatures known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch, yet the ultimate proof of their existence remains as elusive as the creatures themselves . In these six stories, explore the psychological impact the quest for Bigfoot exerts on believers and skeptics alike. This e-book contains all six short stories from the collections Bigfoot Beginnings and The Bigfoot Effect, plus a bonus story from The Faces of Bigfoot Collection. What price is too high? Buy Traces of Bigfoot today to find out! ---------- The stories in this e-book are also available in paperback as part of the collection Confronting Sasquatch.
Seven pants-peeingly funny stories featuring seven evil characters you can't help but love: Douglas Coupland's stories are illustrated with dark charm by Graham Roumieu in a collaboration that brings together two of Canada's wittiest creators for the first time. Put your therapist on speed dial and read them with pleasure. A cast of unlovable miscreants who unleash their dark, unruly and antisocial desires on every page: They are Donald, the Incredibly Hostile Juice Box; Kevin, the Hobo Minivan with Extremely Low Morals; Brandon, the Action Figure with Issues; Sandra, the Truly Dreadful Babysitter; Hans, the Weird Exchange Student;Cindy, the Terrible Role Model; and Mr. Fraser, the Undead Substitute Teacher. A lot of laughs-of the evil, twisted kind: Definitely inappropriate for young people.
I was skeptical when asked to attend a school trip to study the elusive Sasquatch in the California hills, but the excursion would satisfy the research project needed to complete my CSU Capstone, and the stipend to participate would help pay my student loans, so for me it was a no brainer. I had misgivings when learning former graduate John Prescott, my demanding crew boss on an archaeological dig in Egypt, would be leading the expedition. I remained skeptical even after hearing our chopper pilot’s account of seeing a Bigfoot. Remote screams in the night, dubious tracks, and blurry film footage were the most eventful things I anticipated on the expedition. I didn’t foresee our upcoming fight for survival.
After their parents were killed in an automobile accident when the twins were two, Sarah Fay and Shannon Ray are twins being raised by their grandmother on a small farm on the edge of a wooded area in the beautiful Ozarks area of Missouri. Sarah loves to eat and sleep so Shannon has his job cut out for him on weekends when he tries to get her out of bed early and down to the fishpond. Sarahs love of Grams delicious blueberry pancakes often helps Shannon get her to the pond Saturday mornings. This sunny, Spring Saturday seemed a normal day as the twins made their usual bet about who caught the biggest fish so the loser would have to make the other twins bed all next week. The day turned out to be anything but normal. When their German Shepard dog, Rex, joined them at the pond, they decide to play their usual hide from Rex game while he was splashing in the pond. Rex quickly finds them and on the way back to the pond, Rex senses danger. Seeing his strange behavior and realizing there is an even stranger, creepy silence in the woods, they stand quietly on the path where Rex, with the hair on his back raised, stopped suddenly. A huge, hairy creature slowly stepped around a tree into the clearing not twenty-five feet from where Sarah and Shannon stand frozen with fear behind their trembling dog. The creature was so close they could smell him. His stench was so bad it almost made them cough. The creature roared, then stepped back where he stood near a tree watching them before he disappeared into the woods. Rex, no longer sensing danger, led the twins safely to the pond. While jogging back to the house, Shannon informed Sarah he could hardly wait to tell his friends at school Monday about seeing a Bigfoot. Monday brought great disappointment to Shannon when his friends wouldnt believe him. Sarah, seeing how crushed Shannon was by his buds nonbelief, helped him come up with the plan to get solid proof of Bigfoot. The plan had been perfected, put in place, and was proving successful when suddenly Bigfoot needs help. Could the twins come up with a rescue plan in time to prevent a Bigfoot from drowning in an abandoned well? Thanks to Shannons strength and Saras bravery they are successful in helping Bigfoot save his child. When the Bigfoot family is safely united and has gone back in the woods, Shannon realizes the family could be in serious danger if they present their proof. Shannon has learned some things are far more important than having friends believe you. Knowing hunters might shoot them, he decides to keep quiet about Bigfoot and his family to protect them. After all the woods is their home.