This is awesome! If I had $80,000, this thing would be mine. This is a statue that Clifford LaBrecque had built about 35 years ago. Clifford allegedly had an encounter with his friendly (or not so friendly) neighborhood Bigfoot in 1976-77. He observed a few for about 2 months in Des Moines, Iowa, and things were fairly amiable until Clifford decided he was going to shoot one.
That night LaBrecque decided to shoot the creature. “It was about 25 feet away from where I was parked in my pickup truck.” LaBrecque said. “Two of the creatures walked up from behind a hedge. One stopped but the other went to a woodpile, bent down and started to eat with its back towards me. I stayed in the car and waited for it to turn around but it just kept on gnawing at the wood. Finally I decided to shoot it from behind. When the animals turned and saw me, I got buck fever and couldn’t shoot. As it came towards me, I couldn’t get the window rolled up fast enough. It was really close.” LaBrecque was petrified with fear as the creature advanced. He tells what happened next.
“It loomed over the car. It was about 8 feet tall. It reached through the window, grabbed me and shook the daylights out of me. It was terribly strong. I could feel its face about 6 inches away from mine and believe me I was in a state of tremendous fear. I could feel my whole body shaking. I felt a sensation of being twisted around and pushed down onto the floor. The creature’s eyes were burning with fury. It was angry, very angry at me for trying to shoot it. Then I passed out. When I regained consciousness it was gone.
Clifford insists it is accurate to the last inch. He had the thing built for around $9,000, so he is trying to turn a nice little profit, but hey, why not? It’s cool. If you want to own a piece of Bigfoot lore, hurry up and get in on the bidding on ebay.
BTW – I’ve gotten a few emails and messages from people concerned that I haven’t done a Bigfoot post in a while. Frankly, there’s nothing new to report. I can only post so much rumor and conjecture before it gets kind of silly. When there is something newsworthy, I have no problem discussing it here.