Bigfoot of Harrison County: Stonish Giant
The fourth season of Mountain Monsters opened with the team in pursuit of the Stonish Giant in Harrison County, Ohio. Another Bigfoot clone, the Giant stands at a height of nine to ten feet, and weighs in at around 1,000 lbs. First seen by Native Americans in the 1500’s, the Iroquois found the coat of the giant impervious to their arrows; it seems he rolls around in the clay and such, this layering adding resistance to primitive weapons.
Following their familiar formula, the team interviewed an eyewitness, John, who had an encounter while hunting deer. The ground shook under the weight of the creature, and he heard a cry emitted that combined a roar and a snarl. The hunter later saw tracks following the encounter, unusual in that one of the legs appeared to be dragging to a degree. In their first night’s investigation, the team saw broken off trees, found a 22″ footprint, and thought that they caught a glimpse of the creature. They also found a “tree structure,” and an area where the Bigfoot was thought to have bedded down.
The next day, trap maker Willy and “Wild Bill” constructed a super-sized snare trap which would later be baited with road-killed deer. A taxidermist, Russ, was interviewed who related an encounter of a friend who was approached by the Bigfoot from behind and supposedly hit him with a shot. Going to that site, the team found blood in the vicinity on vegetation, and assumed that the Bigfoot had indeed been wounded, which explained the apparent dragging evidenced by one foot on tracks earlier seen.
In the final night’s hunt, the team split into two components with the intent of driving the wounded Stonish Giant towards their trap. Blood was found in several locations, as was the slug apparently dislodged from the creature’s wound; growls were also heard. While in pursuit, the team heard gunshots ahead of them; another group was apparently poaching their Bigfoot! Blurred images were presented of at least four men dragging something off in a tarp, and hastily leaving in a truck. Arriving at that area, the AIMS team found yet more blood, and deduced that the other armed group in advance of them had nailed the Stonish Giant but good, and made off with the body. They were not amused…
…and who could blame them? Don’t ‘ya just hate it when someone absconds with a rare and disputed cryptic animal that you’ve been chasing?!