This story is about my brother Alec. Our mom had married a man that spent his time in
Florida and West Virginia. Six months in Florida and six months in West Virginia.
My brother was still in school, he was fifteen when this happened to him. Currently, they
were in Florida. Alec and our brother Andrew went to school together. They were
playing ball on the playground of the school. At the playground and behind the school
was a forest. Andrew said, “Alec you smell that?”
Alec looked around and tried to see if he could see anything in the woods. Being from
West Virginia, you train yourself to be able to see animals walking about in the woods, or
in the trees. Alec didn’t see anything and said, “I smell it, but I don’t see it.” Andrew
said, “Let’s go in and find it.”
Alec was five foot, six and Andrew was five foot. Neither one of them had stopped
growing yet. Alec was a bit of a coward and Andrew was a bull in a china shop. Andrew
didn’t care if it killed him or anyone else.
Alec kept looking in the forest to see if he could see the animal. He was sure it was
probably just a skunk. But Alec had smelled a skunk before. There was a skunk at their
Alec and Abigail accidentally scared the skunk and it sprayed them. It took a long time
for the smell to go away. But the smell in the forest wasn’t quite that smell. It was a
skunk, that rolled in a pile of sick manure and the throw up too.
The other kids in the playground started to complain about the smell. The teachers that
were out on the playground started to take notice. Alec and Andrew were at the edge of
the forest looking.
Then the two of them saw it. Goosebumps went all over their bodies. Their hair was
standing up on their arms, as if they had been electrocuted. Alec and Andrew were frozen
to their spot. They were terrified.
One of the teaches came over to them and put their hand on their shoulders. The teacher
had not seen what they were looking at. The creature was looking straight at them.
Fight or flight hit Alec and Andrew when the teacher touched them.
Alec said he jumped at least a foot in the air. Alec said he was crying and so was Andrew.
They turned, at the same time the teacher saw what they were looking at and started to
The teacher was frozen in his tracks. Alec went back and grabbed the teacher and was
pulling him. The teacher finally came around and started to scream, “Everyone in the
Everyone heard the fear in his voice and no one asked any questions. They all ran as fast
as they could into the building. The teachers lock the school down and called the parents
to come and pick up their children.
The school was out until they build a ten-foot wall between them and the forest. Life was
scary enough without having to face a creature like that at school.
The next time Alec came across one was when he was with his wife in Ohio. Alec was
about twenty-four, and living in a tent in the woods, near Lake Erie. Alec and Debbie, his
wife decided to smoke a joint and go to bed early.
Around two in the morning Alec had been waking up. He laid there trying to figure out
what had woken him? Then he smelled it. He rolled over and patted Debbie and said in
a quiet voice, “Debbie, wake up.”
Alec knew he had made a mistake by doing that because Debbie started to moan in her
sleep. Alec knew it was a Sasquatch or Big Foot. It was the same putrid smell he had
smelled in Florida.
Alec said the thought hit him. Was the thing following him? Could there be that many of
them? There was no way it was in Ohio also. He tugged at Debbie again and
said, “Please be quiet, we have to get up.”
Debbie opened her eyes and said, “What’s going on? What’s wrong?” She smelled the
smell and said, “What is that?”
The next thing they knew a razor-like claw slit the back of the tent. Debbie screamed, Alec
jumped up and grabbed his wife. They ran and jumped in the truck and took off for the
Alec didn’t look behind, but Debbie did. Debbie said the creature lifted the tent up and
tore it to shreds. She said she was glad Alec shielded her from looking at it because after
she saw it all she could do was cry.
Alec said he didn’t look at it that time, he knew he would freeze. Alec said he couldn’t
understand why the creature picked on them. There were other campers out there. They
had more food than him and Debbie.
Alec even ask if anyone had ever heard of Sasquatch stocking people? So apparently be
careful out in the woods, Sasquatch is in the eastern part of the United States as well.