Bigfoot hunter thought his ears would pop as he was tracked and messed with by 'mysterious force'
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A prolific Bigfoot hunter has opened up about his latest expedition, saying that he thought his ears were going to pop as he and his brother were messed with by a 'mysterious force'.
As many of you will know, Bigfoot - also commonly referred to as Sasquatch in Canadian and American folklore - is a large, mythical, ape-like creature said to roam the woods of various regions.
Hundreds of images and videos claiming to show the lurking figure have emerged over the years, and Erich James is one person who has contributed plenty of evidence of his own, including the compilation above which he shared on his TikTok page.
While his latest encounter in a forest in eastern Washington State, US, is anecdotal, the dedicated Sasquatch researcher is convinced of its authenticity.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Erich said he had been with his brother Todd and their friend Bear when they ventured out into the woods with a 'backpack full of apples' to give to the creature.
However, things took a dark turn as they continued on their trek.
“As we moved I could feel the energy of the place," he said. "It didn't feel right. It didn't feel like it has before."
Erich continued: "The best way I can describe it is like your ears feel like they are going to pop but they don't and there is a ringing in my ears that goes away when the energy is done shifting.
“Also, it can feel like there is a weight on your chest and you can feel it with your body."
Though the area in question is one he frequents on his quest to find Bigfoot, Erich chooses to keep it schtum in order to protect whatever it is he believes lurks there.
Erich continued: "As I walked down the short rocky hill to where the ground flattened out I heard my brother Todd hit the ground behind me.
"I turned to see him grimacing in pain lying eight to 10 feet from the top of the hill that's only about three feet up an incline from the flat ground. He didn't roll, he just made a thud.
"I heard what sounded kind of like laughter as I approached him, but my first initial thought was I had imagined it."
But after Todd got back up, all three of them claimed they heard the laughing again from the trail to their right - but when they looked, there was nothing there.
They continued to discuss what had just gone down, with Todd saying he felt like he'd been 'pushed'.
When Erich returned to the same spot a few weeks later, he said he 'could feel the presence' of something behind him.
"I continued walking after I turned a couple of times to look," he added.
"As I made my approach I felt a shift like I described earlier on with my ears feeling like they were going to pop and ring. It felt just like it had before the last time we came.
"I stood there by the fire pit. I felt nervous and exposed. I could still feel the presence of something to the right and rear of me.
"I turned to look again and when I turned back to look the other way I saw movement two feet away from me.
"The movement looked like a fog or mist I guess. It's very hard to describe. It's translucent and just as soon as I saw it... it was gone.
"The feeling like they were very close by didn't change though."