Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) —They haven’t seen anything yet, but a group searching for proof of Bigfoot is alert for reports along the Missouri River, where they believe heavy flooding could disrupt the legendary creature’s normal comings and goings.

“We’re definitely going to keep our eye open for more reports that might come in, because the creatures might be a little displaced from all that flooding,” said investigator Rachel Luffman with the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, “They might be venturing into areas where there are more people, and more people might be seeing them.”

An online community of some 400 Bigfoot researchers nationwide,  the BFRO investigates sightings and looks for patterns.  One pattern, Luffman says is clear — where there’s water, there’s Bigfoot.   

“Over the years, we found that it really does seem like sasquatches do tend to use river systems and creeks as roadways,” Luffman said, “They tend to stick close to fresh water and they stick close to those rivers.   If the rivers start flooding,  they might be moving out of their comfort zone.”

Luffman admits her field of research suffers from hoaxes, jokes and shakey videos.  But she insists there is something real about it that can’t be dismissed.  Her own father, she says, went from Bigfoot skeptic to believer, after attending a night time expedition with her in 2009 in the Shawnee National Forest.

“We were out there.  We went up a trail and cooked some bacon, hoping that might attract something,” Luffman said, “And we had done some calls, and on the way down, we had our lights on because it was dark and we had to see, and my Dad just happened to turn his head off the trail and saw two huge eyes looking back at him from about 30 feet away.

“And when I came back, I looked and with both of our lights shining on this creature we could see his eyes, the shape of his head.  It was just amazing,  He took a few steps away from us.  He sounded enormous.  He was obviously walking on two legs.”

With floodwaters rolling down the Missouri River,  Luffman says hikers, campers and motorists should be circumspect for possible Bigfoot sightings — anything from a road crossing to a face-to-face encounter.    

“Do stay calm.  Remember that they’re not as a rule aggressive animals . They’re pretty quiet. They’re curious about people.

“And don’t try to shoot it or anything like that. Don’t run after it.  Just try to stay calm and show it some respect and you’ll have an experience that is incredible.”

LISTEN: Kevin Killeen’s Whole ‘nother Story “Bigfoot & Big Flooding”

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Comments (19)
  1. Brad says:

    Kevin is the best news guy in the entire STL!

  2. Hugh Askew says:

    ooooooh! scary………………………………..or not.
    Drink enough moonshine, you can have the same experience sittin at home on your front porch.

  3. idoubtit says:

    Wow. I guess rampant speculation makes interesting news. Where is your data?
    Bigfoot researchers making big leaps:

  4. Cody says:

    Many think the creature is interdimensional, If that is true they won’t get their feet wet in that flood.

    1. Hugh Askew says:

      many are unaware they have wormholes in their skull, thus allowing brain cells to leak out indefinitely.

      1. Cody in Indiana says:

        We’ll carry on the “many” routine. Many visit each day. Many listen to Coast to Coast AM each night. Many don’t have leaks in their skulls. Many…..oh yes! Bout forgot! Many have actually seen Bigfoot.

  5. J Rob says:

    Classic Kevin Killeen. Brilliant!

  6. Naughtys E says:

    They keep Towing my car Big Foot

  7. Jack Sprat says:

    They tend to stick close to fresh water and use streams as byways? You mean like MOST ANIMALS? How about using all that personpower to help the displaced animals we do know exist? Oh well.

  8. Cody in Indiana says:

    My reply is still awaiting moderation! LOL

    This is page is now linked to this exact story found at Unexplained Mysteries over in Scotland. Hello to the UM members! Don’t crash the CBS St. Louis KMOX website!

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