Shooting occurred during “Bigfoot hunt”

What’s the Harm in Bigfoot hunting? Someone is going to get shot!

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Rogers County Sheriff’s Department made multiple arrests in what appears to be an accidental shooting. Some involved say it happened during a Sasquatch hunting expedition.

Deputies were told that two men were hunting – apparently for Bigfoot – around 177th East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road Saturday night. One of the men reportedly heard a noise, jerked and shot his friend in the back, authorities say.

It’s not clear if alcohol or drugs were involved. But nerves get frazzled, fear is heightened and your judgements and responses are ALTERED by expectation. I’m just amazed it hasn’t happened more often with all the gun-happy people out there convinced they are going to bag a squatch.

MORE:

Men say Bigfoot hunt led to shooting – FOX23 News.

First rendition of the story, we received information that someone had shot at them and that later turned into a more truthful explanation,” Walton said.

He told FOX23’s Price McKeon the group told deputies something in the woods spooked them and that’s when one of them got shot.

The gun was fired by the victim’s friend Omar Pineda, according to deputies. He was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm and obstructing an officer.

It turns out that these folks just dug themselves into a bigger hole by: already being a felon, obstructing officers and trying to dispose of the weapon.

So, they really were idiots.

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  14 comments for “Shooting occurred during “Bigfoot hunt”

  1. Dale S
    November 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    No harm. Just stupidity on one person’s part.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    November 3, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    In all the years of Bigfoot stories, has it ever been claimed that a Bigfoot killed anyone? Bigfoot doesn’t kill people. Bigfoot hunters kill people. Call your congressmen to action! Ban Bigfoot hunters!

    • November 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM

      Bigfoot doesn’t kill people. Bigfoot hunters kill people.

      That made me smile! :)

  3. spookyparadigm
    November 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Jack, one of the early “Bigfoot” stories does have a trapper being killed. This is one of those stories that got swept into Bigfootery, in the same way that Aurora got swept into ufology. The most out-standing feature of it was that it was collected by T. Roosevelt.

  4. spookyparadigm
    November 3, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Here’s the Roosevelt story, btw

    http://www.bigfootencounters.com/stories/bauman.htm

  5. November 4, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    This is one of the dangers of pseudo peer reviewed publications like Ketchum’s DNA paper: they give people reason to believe that monsters are walking our roads and forests, and people naturally take actions based on beliefs. Now there is some sort of television program offering ten million dollars for proof of bigfoot’s existence. I could sure use ten million….I’d pledge three bucks a month to support Doubtful News, for one thing.

  6. John Nowak
    November 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Outlawing Bigfoot Hunts might not be a bad idea. There is no Bigfoot, of course, but unlike Nessie Bigfoot’s a biped. I’d think there’s a pretty good chance of someone misidentifying a person as Bigfoot.

    • November 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      I think John Nowak has a good point. I’d say, declare Bigfoot “endangered” but then the govt would have to fund field studies!

      • John Nowak
        November 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM

        Of course, the down side is legitimizing the nonsense.

  7. November 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    How long ago was the last (if ever) VERIFIED sighting of a Bigfoot? How about declaring Bigfoot extinct?

  8. Blargh
    November 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Just what is Sasquatch’s status on the IUCN Red List?

  9. Suzanne de Nimes
    November 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Seems to me there are a number of potential factors increasing the likelihood of accidental shootings. First, just as many “Bigfoot hunters” are bad and inexperienced naturalists, I’m guessing many are also bad and inexperienced hunters. Second (as opposed to most hunters in North America, who hunt relatively harmless prey species like ducks or deer), the creature they think they’re hunting is assumed to be extremely dangerous – as dangerous as a bear, if not moreso.

    So you have a lot of jumpy, inexperienced hunters in the same place who think they’re hunting an intelligent and deadly quarry… what could possibly go wrong?

  10. November 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    The odds of this NOT happening before has got to be astronomical! I do not want to see a human being getting hurt, but then again negative reinforcement does work. :)

  11. November 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I remember listening to The Bigfoot Show, a couple of episodes ago, where one of the “wood ape” hunters “just knew” he bagged one in Area X. I was like, OMG! The hunter explained how he “knew the target was a Bigfoot” before he pulled the trigger. Wow! This guy actually saw a “wood ape” and shot at it instead of taking a picture or video of the “creature”. This is how desperate believers in Bigfoot are. The in fighting between the “organizations” is making these guys to go and actually try to bring in a body now. And they are now shooting to kill as the first option!

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