Bigfoot in East Texas
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FOR YEARS, people have claimed sightings of a large, human-like creature in the thick woods of East Texas.

About 500 people recently gathered in Tyler for a Bigfoot Conference to share their personal confrontations with the creature. Speaker Daryl Colyer, who has had an encounter with the beast, said he heard the legends and stories from families when he was growing up.

Colyer’s own encounter with Bigfoot occurred near the Trinity River in Liberty County. He and his wife were walking along a trail at dusk when they spotted a large, hairy figure with a musky smell.

Here are some other sightings of Bigfoot-type creatures in East Texas:

IN 2003, a motorist spotted an 8-foot creature crossing Texas Highway 154 near Harleton and Little Cypress Bayou.

In December of 2001, a deer hunter near Marshall saw a 7-foot upright ape-like figure that was dark brown in color. The figure was picking up apples.

In October, 1995, a man was looking at land he was considering buying near Cleveland when he saw a creature lying on the ground. The creature rose on two legs and hit the man in the chest.

In June of 1976 near Vidor, a couple moved out of their house because they had enough of Bigfoot sightings in the area.

In the summer of 1976, a witness reported seeing a 12-foot-tall creature with silver hair eating ears of corn near Hallsville.

Not all of the Bigfoot sightings have turned out to be accurate

IN HIS book, The Search for Bigfoot, Peter Byrne wrote about a man who claimed to have seen a Bigfoot creature standing with his back to the man, streaked in gray and black hair, huge, broad-shouldered and bent over.

When Byrne investigated, he discovered that the man had seen nothing but a roadside stump.

For more than 400 years, people have been reporting large, hair-covered, man-like animals in wilderness areas of North America. Sightings of the creatures and their tracks continue today.

(Bob Bowman of Lufkin is the author of 43 books about East Texas. He can be reached at
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May 30, 2010
Scientific proof is the only kind of proof I will accept. And so far, there has been no scientific proof whatsoever. Sorry if that seems to be a little close minded. I'm so close minded, that the only thing I will accept is reality.
May 27, 2010
I believe 100% that these creatures are real, I am not saying this case is a true bigfoot, but like others, it could be. Folks need to understand that there are spiritual beings all around us, these creatures can take on physical flesh and blood form at will, and vanish at will. That is why there will never be any scientific proof of these cryptids of cryptozoology. You can read more about my views and read all about more of these creatures at: Unknown Creatures -