Received On: 2009, 12-5

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I’m an older man, 59 to be exact. My father, who’s been dead since 2000, related a story to me from well before the terms sasquatch, skunk apes, etc. became known. Somewhere between Dade City, Florida and Tampa, during the 1950s.

He told me that on the side of the highway, in a wilderness area near the Withlacoochee or the Hillsborough river ( I’m not sure which), in what was basically a swamp, he had seen, as he termed it, a wild man. I asked what it looked like and all he could say was that it was covered with hair. I repeat, this was in the ’50s, well before skunk apes were popularly known about.

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13 Comments on “Received On: 2009, 12-5”

  • Billie Ray Cyprus wrote on 5 March, 2010, 13:41

    Them ape skunks is dangeris creetures. Best not rile them up. Peeple shuld leeve theese varmints be. They is just like us, just lookin fur food and shelter. Do not agrivate these guys, theyz dont take well to provokin. Jist let them be and they will not bother ya.

    God Bless

  • Freightliner 40 wrote on 6 March, 2010, 0:24

    I have driven down many of the interstates in Florida during my lifetime and have seen many a strange sight. I believe once I saw a wild man or Ape Skunk like you 20 years ago.

    This creature was hunched over in the hammer lane of I 95 south, I think he was picking at something in the roadway. I was forced to lock up my brakes to avoid a collision. The wild man looked scared and began to run across the road. He had the appearance of a werewolf but a lot taller with more hair. He crossed right in front of my truck and ran off into the woods.

    I have never seen anything like it again. I know it was not human, nor was it any type of animal I have ever seen before. I believe it was some type of wild man or ape skunk like you describe.

  • Big Old Blackie wrote on 7 March, 2010, 8:27

    I think you dun seen the ape skunk. I seen these fellers my hole life down here in the swamps. When I was a youngin I was plum terified of these guys, but now I consider em my neighbors. They dont bother ya unless ya get em riled up. They dont take well to provokin and dont like being petted. They sure do stink, dont think they is to fonda bathin. They is ornery if you gits to close or trys to take there vittles. You best just leave em alone and avoids usin big words, they aint all that smart.

    God Bless

  • White Feather wrote on 8 March, 2010, 6:30

    The skunk ape or bigfoot is prevelent in native american history. It has been sighted and documented throughout many native american tribes throughout the United States. I am a native american and have heard tales of the sasquatch by my family. It does exist but is very rarely seen, I believe it wishes to remain this way. My ancestors respected this creature and its’ privacy. Most land areas today are developed and we encroach on this animal’s territory. The sasquatch was a spirit guide for native americans and led us into the afterworld when we departed. This creature is considered to be very holy.

  • Foxtrot Charlie wrote on 18 March, 2010, 23:19

    I have never seen this ape skunk but have heard many people talk about it down here in Florida. Some have claimed to have had encounters with this animal but I guess I would truly need to see it in person to believe it.

    During my tour in Iraq the local tribesmen talked about a giant killer genie that had terrorized people in Iraq for thousands of years. But again I never saw it, children over there were scared to death of this thing and spoke about it flying overhead on a magic carpet dropping bombs on houses that contained misbehaved kids. I think this was just folklure, something like the story of the boogeyman here in the USA. I never saw any flying carpets and the only bombs being dropped over there were coming from our F16′s.

    I think people believe what they want to believe. The skunk ape is just another myth.

  • Marine 4 Lifer wrote on 30 March, 2010, 8:34

    We heard of that genie too. The kids over there had a name for it but I can’t recall it. They were pretty scared of that thing and said that if you did not listen to your parents then the genie would take you away and bomb your house. I never did see this genie nor did I see the skunk ape. But I dod believe that the skunk ape exists. My father has a photo of this thing, when I was a kid I was helping my dad with yard work. We were placing the raked up brush out back and this thing was hiding behind a tree just watching us. My father yelled to me to go inside and get the camera. I did just that and my father took a couple shots. I think the flash from the camera scared this thing because it took off into the woods. The photos came out a little blurry but you can make out that this thing was definitely a skunk ape. It also smelled like rotten eggs.I guess if I had not seen it with my own eyes I may not have believed it either.

  • Big Old Blackie wrote on 13 April, 2010, 5:32

    Them ape skunks is reel. All these fellers here is livin proof. Them genies could be reel too, they is just some type of ape skunk evolved in another country. They probably learned how to fly them carpets too. Do not provoke the ape skunks or them there genies they gets ornery and all riled up.

    God Bless

  • Camo Queen wrote on 19 May, 2010, 20:55

    I am currently serving in Iraq and am from the southern area of Florida. I have seen one of these skunk apes when I was a teenager. It was when I was hiking with my frien and she saw it too. It almost looked like an orangatang but much bigger and walked upright. It appeared to be afraid of us both, and quickly ran off into the woods while holding onto a stick or club in his hand. My friend and I could not believe our eyes, we thought we were seiing things, but when we each described to the other what this creature was we knew it was nothing that we have ever seen before. We were sure scared but I think that this creature was even more frightened. I have also heard the tales of the flying genies from the children in Iraq. They are convinced that they fly on magic carpets and drop bombs on nauty children. I havent seen these guys yet though.

  • Rebel Yell wrote on 16 October, 2010, 20:14

    These apes is seen all over this country and our government needs to wake up and smell the coffee. The apes is here to stay and have been since the dinosaurs. If you go on misbelieving then you will be sorry because they exist and they have big feet and smell like the skunks. I ought to know because I have seen them since I was a youngin and see em even now. They are fast as the wind and pretty friendly and eat a lot. Be careful and do not feed these guys they will keep comming back for more and will raid your cupboards.

  • Jack Rabbit wrote on 18 December, 2010, 2:28

    I am finishing up my last tour here in Iraq and to be honest I can’t wait to get back to my hometown in southern Florida. I have never seen the skunk ape but a couple of my neighbors have and swear it is some kind of relative of sasquatch. I am hoping that someday I will see it, especially now that I have some night vision glasses.

    I will say what is very prevalent over here in Iraq are the tales from Iraqi children of the angry genie. Apparently this genie flies around on a magic carpet and drops bombs on bad children. The kids over here are convinced that all the car bombings going on are the work of this guy. I have not seen this mad genie but the natives over here are convinced of his existence.

  • Breaker one niner wrote on 22 December, 2010, 1:00

    I done my tour in Nam and know nothin of these genies that these here veterans are describin. But I will tell ya that this ape skunk is genuine and has been around fur a long spell. I aint never seen one but I can sure tell ya that many a truck driver haulin his load down 95 in Florida has. One compadre telled a few of us at a popular greasy spoon bout one heed just hit north of the everglades. We all thought he was just in need of some shut eye but when we all took a look at the front of his rig we almost droped dead. There was reddish orange hair mixed with blood stuck on the right side of his bumper and that bumper looked like it had hit sumthin reel big. I telled this guy he ought report this to the law, but he got all jittery and skidaddled outa there in a big hurry. We was all thinkin that he mighty be haulin shine and wanted no trouble with the law. Its a dang shame, cuz that fur, blood and whatnot, coulda been tested fur that GNA and proved these old ape skunks is reel.

  • Big Old Blackie wrote on 16 January, 2011, 10:11

    These here ape skunks is reel. Jist look at all these here people seeing this creeture. These ape skunks is not fonda people and jist wants peece and quiet. We needs to leeve theese fellers alone and let them eat their vittles in peece and quiet. The injins know this varmint better than anyone and they jist leeve him alone and they was freindes. This is fact cuz them injins dont lie. They is close kin to the ape skunk they shared wars vittles and huts together. Leeve these ape skunks be and they will leeve you be.

    God Bless

  • Carolann wrote on 3 February, 2011, 10:06

    Everyone has their own beliefs but being a BF researcher/investigator I love it when I get a report from a hard core skeptic that has seen or experienced something related to BF !

    Too many people have experienced seeing these things and quite a few of them are very credible witnesses , yes there are the misidents , mentally disturbed , drunk and the pranksters that put in reports but thats why there are people like me who are willing to go out and try to figure out which reports are real or not .

    I say open your mind to the possibility of it but still keep a level head and know that not everything you hear ,see or experience in the woods is Bigfoot !!!!

    @ White Feather .. Osiyo … I am part Cherokee ….

    …….. Carolann :)

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