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    TERRIFIED TEENS CALL 911 AFTER SPOTTING 'BIGFOOT' WITH 'GLOWING EYES' IN LOUISIANA FOREST

    Matt Case - July 8th, 2024 - 8:09am PDT 

    TEENS REPORT BIGFOOT SIGHTING IN LOUISIANA FOREST, CALL 911 FOR RESCUE

    NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (AP) — A group of terrified teenagers called police in a panic after they claimed they encountered a growling, Bigfoot-like creature with “glowing eyes,” officials said.

    The recent high school graduates from Houma in southern Louisiana were camping in Kisatchie National Forest — about 100 miles northwest of Baton Rouge — when they reported the chilling encounter last week, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

    The teens recalled seeing a large animal that resembled “Bigfoot” shortly after they set up camp about a mile and a half off Back Bone Trail in southern Natchitoches Parish, according to police. Around 9:20 p.m. on June 28, one member of the group — all 17 and 18 years old — called 911 after they reportedly “heard a growl and saw what appeared to be an animal that had glowing eyes and stood about 5-foot tall,” the sheriff’s office said. Deputies responded to the scene and walked to the campsite, vigilant for any mythological creatures.

    They followed the sound of the teens' whistles to the campsite and found the group frightened but unharmed. The deputies safely escorted them out of the forest.

    Despite a thorough investigation, deputies were “unable to locate any suspicious activity involving a growl with glowing eyes and standing 5-feet tall,” the sheriff’s office said. This is not the first Bigfoot sighting in Kisatchie National Forest.

    Two self-proclaimed Bigfoot researchers, who only provided their names as “Tex-La” and Claude to avoid ridicule, claimed in 2019 they had visual and audio evidence of the cryptid’s existence in the dense, 600,000-acre woods.

    The pair left camouflaged cameras and audio devices in trees to record hours of footage and recordings — including loud howls — they later studied and analyzed, local paper Town Talk reported.

    They also claimed to have seen footprints and signs of Bigfoot “markings,” such as twisted tree limbs.

    “It is what it is. If you choose to believe that’s great. If you choose not to believe, that’s great, too,” said Tex-La. “Those who claim to have seen Bigfoot have described everything from a large, upright ape to an actual hairy human, sometimes standing over eight feet tall and described as powerfully built,” the Washington National Guard wrote in a post about the legend.

    “The debate and research continue,” it added.

    https://mil.wa.gov/the-legend-of-bigfoot