Arkansas Bigfoot: Norfork Man Talks About Encounter
Norfork, Arkansas. 73 year-old Clifford LaBrecque stands in front of the replica 8 foot-tall Bigfoot ( it cost him $9,000), which was modeled after the real life beast that he encountered decades ago.
Mr. LaBrecque is talking to the press about his close encounter with the elusive creature and claims that he’s not the only person in his household to have seen it.
“Then it dawned on me that my woodpile is this high and what we were seeing is much, much taller than the woodpile. I got my wife to look and she saw it.
“We couldn’t believe it.”
What’s more, he claims to have video of the creature in its “natural habitat”. Mr. LaBrecque refuses to show the video publicly for he’s afraid of the ramifications that such a controversial video could bring upon his life. He’s shown it privately to a few people. The article from the BaxterBulletin doesn’t give much information on what exactly is on the video. Time for Mr. LaBrecque to upload the video on YouTube for us to examine.
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But it was not until 1977 that his eyes gave him all the evidence he needed to believe in Bigfoot.
“Our neighbors had a big black lab. One night I heard the dog barking around the woodpile. I looked out and saw what I thought was the dog on the wood pile. I remember thinking: ‘That (dog) is going to knock my woodpile over.’
“We couldn’t believe it.”
An inspection of the woodpile the next day and after subsequent sightings found bark pulled from the split wood and the inner surface of the tree bark gnawed away.
That first sighting set in motion a series of sightings that would lead LaBrecque to spend night after night in the woods hoping to see the Bigfoot party traveling to the woodpile. He even conducted surveillance from settings in trees, but did not see the migration.
LaBrecque understands the skepticism some people may bring to his story. At 73 he can do without it, along with the skepticism the public would bring to a videotape of what he says shows a Bigfoot in its natural habitat.
He has shown the video privately but declines to show it publicly because of the ridicule that some people have for those who claim to have had unusual or paranormal experiences.
“I’m not going to listen to anyone who doesn’t know crap telling me I don’t know crap,” LaBrecque said. “Right now if one of these creatures walked across the back yard and I called and tried to tell about it, people would say, ‘Oh. That’s the guy with the Bigfoot model in his house.’
“You are done before you start. You’re not going to win that one.”