Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Attacks on People!
There have been many stories about Sasquatch attacking people over the years. The most frightening story is the Bauman account as told by President Theodore Roosevelt in his book, Wilderness Hunter.
Fatal Attack on a Human
The Bauman Account. There is one report of a fatal attack by a sasquatch on a trapper in Montana. The story, attributed to a "mountain man" named Bauman was recorded by Theodore Roosevelt in his book, Wilderness Hunter: outdoor pastimes of an American hunter published in 1892.
This story, summarized below, is often cited as the single well documented example of a fatal attack by a sasquatch on a human.
The events of this story took place over three days somewhere around the 1850s. On the evening of the first day Bauman and his partner set up camp and put out a few beaver traps. When they returned to their camp at dusk they found the contents of their pack scattered and their lean-to destroyed. When footprints in the area were subsequently examined, the partner reported to Bauman that "that bear has been walking on two legs." At midnight Bauman was awakened by a noise, accompanied by "strong, wild-beast odor." He shot at, and apparently missed, "the loom of a great body" which could barely be seen in the entrance of the shelter.
The next day the two men kept together as they checked the few traps set out previously and put out additional ones. When they returned to camp in the evening, they once again found their kit and bedding tossed about and the lean-to destroyed. And once again tracks showed that the animal responsible had walked on two legs. That night they built a large fire which they kept burning through the night. During the night they once heard the animal approach but it did nothing more than utter a "harsh, grating, long-drawn moan" from "across the brook."
By the next morning the trappers had decided to leave the area that afternoon and went off together to collect their traps. On leaving camp they had a sensation of being followed and heard rustling sounds and the snap of branches from time to time. At noon they split up, Bauman going to collect the remaining few traps and his partner returning to camp to pack up for the hike out. When Bauman approached the camp late in the afternoon he received no response to his shout. On his arrival he found his partner's still-warm body with its neck broken and "four great fang marks in the throat." The body was not eaten and footprints indicated that the animal had "apparently romped and gamboled around it... occasionally rolling over and over it."
Noteworthy Aspects of the Bauman Account. It may be significant that the outcome of this account did not occur without some warning. Not once, but twice, the perpetrator of the fatality—which is nowadays generally assumed to be a sasquatch—engaged in activities which appear remarkably similar to those reported in chapters 14, 15, and 16. The scattering of camping gear was part of Albert Ostman's report and also present in an apparent sasquatch report from the Sechelt peninsula of British Columbia. It is also reminiscent of the scattering of logging equipment in northern California. The destruction of the trappers' shelter on two occasions compares with reports of sasquatches shaking and overturning travel trailers and other vehicles.
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