Bigfoot: Face to Face

When Walter Padilla moves to Willis, Texas in 2017, he’s looking for a change of pace in his life. So, when a coworker at his new job suggests they two of them head out on a paranormal investigation in search of Bigfoot, Padilla is quick to agree —sounds fun. But this trip tuns out to be anything but fun when the first-time paranormal investigator comes face to face with a 9-foot creature that he believes to be the infamous Bigfoot. Subsequent investigations at the same location uncover compelling evidence that there is something, possibly a group of these creatures, lurking in the forest of the Sam Houston National Park.

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  1. Kimberly David

    It’s real!


  2. Kimberly David

    I have the scariest story you’ll ever here and it happened to me in Bandera County in the summer of 2015. And I had lived there for years and I’d heard the stories and scoffed at these stories myself. However, I’d read Dr. H.A Millers account of what they’d found years ago…The Indians were afraid of what they called Sasquatch said he disappears and it does!
    I was in the riverbed a little after dark and it entered the water with me less than 20 feet away…with every step it disappeared the next step reappeared!!!!! I wasn’t the only eye witness to what happened that night either.
    It exist !
    The Following was written by Dr. H.A. Miller
    (Now deceased)
    Born in New England, December 12th, 1909… I was the first and only child of Christiana and Arthur Miller. My mother died in child birth and I was subsequently raised by my father until re-married to a French woman when I was 12 or 13 years of age. Soon after their marriage she bore a baby girl. I finished my high school education while living with my father, step-mother, and half-sister.
    [There is an entire section here that I could not transcribe- Handwriting was illegible]
    I remained in New England for my undergraduate work. I thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean and forestry. My under-graduate studies focused on forestry and land management. While in my junior and senior year, I was employed by the Federal Government.

    I worked at Lockwood Farm (part of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station). I learned about hybridization in agricultural and enjoyed the hard outdoor work in the corn fields. I began to find great interest in the scientific workings happening with corn seed at the time.

    I completed an additional year in Forestry science and graduated in 1930 with an A.B. from Yale University and an M.F. in 1931 (M.F. is a Master of Science in Forestry).

    I labored at Lockwood Farm for a few years and gained great interest in science and medicine; by this time and I did hope to attend Medical School and become a physician. I expeditiously applied for Medical School and was accepted to Harvard and began my medical training in 1938.

    Graduating from Harvard medical school (Harvard) in the early 1940s and I completed residency and fellowship at Harvard and began a very specialized career at the time in Orthopedic Forensic Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.

    Because of my previous work with the USDA, I was quickly employed by the federal government. My early years as a physician related mostly to providing medical support to various employee types (fire fighters, etc.) within the USDA/FS.

    I also became the forensic expert and anatomist for the USDA and was called to examine most major accidental deaths of USDA/FS servicemen. Due to my interest in genetics and early experiences in agricultural hybridization, I was assigned to scientific teams, which investigated the physical nature of genetics.

    Our early experiments determined that DNA is the component of the chromosomes where genetics should be studied; this, along with the efforts of several other scientists, lead to the discovery of the double helix structure in early 1950s.

    It was at this same time that several of our team members were called to Bandera County, TX where the forestry scientists/biologists assigned to Edwards Plateau reported the dead bodies of a strange type of human. The first reports I received were speculating that they were feral humans from the local Comanche Indian tribes. The bodies were supposedly found in or around one of the massive caves within the Edwards Plateau area.

    When I arrived in Texas, I was surprised to find 3 bodies; one adult female and two female juveniles. I examined them as I typically would any human subject. But to my dismay–one of these creatures still seemed to be alive. I became quite upset with the local scientists–but they reassured me that they confirmed all 3 were deceased.

    After further investigation, I found that these creatures were not human. They, in fact, had a remarkable rapid reparative process (hence the reason one of the creatures seemed dead–but in fact was regenerating to a degree). Unfortunately the restorative abilities of the creature were not enough to keep it alive. They were massive in size and distinctly a new primate species unknown to science at the time.

    I spent years studying these creatures (which are scientifically known as Cebidatelidae), confirming that they were most certainly not human; they were definitely of Primate origin, but with traits seen in various species of primate – most of which were New World monkey.

    Cebidatelidae found in the San Antonio Texas area very much “howl” like a howler monkey (quite frightening to hear at night). At one point early in my analysis, I found a great deal of similarity between these bigfoot creatures and the Howler Monkey- that was until 1962…..

    In late 1962 early ’63 I was notified of a large human like creature by the Redding forest service folks in California. I arranged for transport of the body to my primary location in Colorado. It was reported to me that the body was found under a large tree that had been violently struck by lightning and blown to the ground, apparently killing this large creature.

    During my investigation- I found the animal to be very similar to those I had studied in the Bandera County area of Texas, with some marked differences. This northern version of Cebidatelidae seemed to have the same new world monkey attributes I notated in the Texas animals (known today as Cebidatelidae texicanus or C. texicanus).

    However, there were unique traits found in this Pacific Northwest animal (known today as Cebidatelidae nerteros pacificus or C. nerteros pacificus) including thumbs that are not entirely opposable, as we see in modern humans. C. nerteros pacificus entire hand was truly designed for grip, including proximal pads; making the hand somewhat hooked like, having flattened nails resulting in my theory that these northern creatures developed an evolutionary arboreal nature while the Texas sub-family developed a trogloxene nature.

    This Pacific Northwest (PNW) creature found in 1962-63 also had scent glands on her forearms. This is more evidence that C. nerteros pacificus is arboreal to some extent, leaving sent marks up and down the tree while climbing. Not only was this creature smashed by the large tree, but she was also badly burned with areas of lightning prints on exposed skin. I notated in my Medical Examination report of the body that it seemed as though lightning struck the animal passing through the body and into the tree; subsequently weakening the tree and causing it to fall to the ground.

    It did seem as though the animal had fallen to the ground first, with the tree falling on top of her afterward- but the evidence as to whether the animal fell first or with the tree is inconclusive. However, it is clear lightning struck the tree at a decent height of over 20 feet; therefore this animal must have been clinging to the tree at the time of the lightning strike…. more evidence of the arboreal nature of C. nerteros pacificus.

    C. nerteros pacificus also has additional medial padding on the feet, which it would use to climb trees by clinging to the tree with its hands and support its weight.

    Both the C. nerteros pacificus and C. texicanus have oversized lower jaws, including massive sternocleidomastoid musculature. This must have been due to their rugged diet and, moreover, their need to crush bones. Their lower dentum at first looked as a second row of molars. But after years of research and examining the dead bodies of these animals, I have found that the lower molars are simply oversized or fused resulting in massive, bone crushing tools.


    • LS

      WHAT is this transcript from? A book? This is incredible. Never heard of this scientific name. If you look it up, nothing but monkeys come up.


  3. Native Lady

    I remember that big story in Jonesboro, Georgia when Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer caught Bigfoot in 2008. Their pictures were very convincing before they thawed it in the freezer. Then the government got involved and all of a sudden the “bigfoot” looked like a halloween costume. To this day I still think it’s a cover up and they did actually kill one.


  4. Cody

    In April of 2022 Me and my friend were walking back to his house and his house is back in the woods we heard this very deep and very very loud cow like bellow that you hear in the podcast episode and there wasn’t any cows in that direction and the wind was blowing the opposite direction it was way to loud to be a cow anyway


  5. AmmaRD

    I was in the woods of Roane County WV in 1992 and had an encounter with big foot. I was at the mouth of two electrical rideaways. I look up on one mountain and saw a black bear. We decided to go up the other pipeline it was a 15 min walk to the top. The forest was very quiet considering it was squirrel season and they were usually everywhere. After walking in the woods for another 15 min that’s when my sighting happened. We saw a big foot 50-75 yds ahead of us walking away from us with his back turned towards us. This creature was 8-8.5 ft tall with shaggy brown fur. His steps were massive and he made very little noise. To this day I try to analyze if this could have been a man, but too many things would have had to been in play and this was 92. I would love to take the BFO to this place and show them my sighting. This land used to be in my family, but is no longer. I am a believer!


  6. This is Berk

    So…no video evidence? Thermal imaging? Night vision device? Didn’t have a biologist sample/test the pile of poop?


    • Joe

      When Walter had his encounter, it was the last thing on his mind. Hindsight is always 20/20. They did not have thermal at that time.


      • Alexis

        Is this the same Joe featured in the podcast?


        • Nick

          I think OP is referring to the fact that the Bigfoot hunter is only doing audio recordings to try and find “proof” of this monster. That’s highly suspect. This incident happened in 2017, the technology exists to set up reliable video recordings. You can purchase decent trail cams off Amazon for under $200. Game hunters are better prepared to hunt for bigfoot than this stooge.


    • Susan

      Exactly right! Did no one attempt to get touch DNA from the objects thrown? Hair samples? Footprints? All of that would be incontrovertible proof of a cryptid’s existence yet there’s not one single sample?


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