A fearless encounter! Tim Peeler says he saw a male Bigfoot standing in his backyard and had the temerity to poke it with a stick and order it to leave, because he was concerned that the creature meant to harm his dog!
Thanks to TylerS500Lorinser for posting the video!
Tim Peeler of Cleveland County, North Carolina, has become a bit of a celebrity after calling 911 to get help with a Bigfoot prowling around his yard just over a year ago, on June 5, 2010. Now if you do the research at Google and YouTube you’ll see dozens of articles, interviews, and videos about him. If it was attention he wanted, he got plenty! And if this story is 100% factual, you have to admire him for standing up to a Bigfoot and ordering it away.
When we encounter any animal we need to make it clear who is the alpha… who will give the orders. So long as the animal knows who the boss is (you, of course) it is satisfied and can be subservient. It just wants to know the rules. If you show fear or run, then it knows you are giving up the alpha role and then it is in charge, and that could lead to your injury. The same rule applies to a Bigfoot as to an animal. If we approach a Bigfoot fearlessly it will respect us. If we whimper, step back, cower, or show any other sign of fear, it will know it has an advantage over us.
Tim’s Bigfoot was probably seeking a meal of dog meat, so Tim’s decision to protect his dog may have saved the animal’s life. In 2005 I went to an incident location at which two goats had been snatched from their chains in a small farmyard. The thick (very thick!) links of their chains had been broken, leading the owner to believe it was more likely a Bigfoot than anything else. Remains of the goats were found on a hillside nearby.
Sorry if I sound slightly distrusting of this story, but I can say I’ve reached the plateau of “once burned twice shy”. People whose Bigfoot sighting reports generate a lot of publicity tend to send up red flags for me. On the other hand, Tim Peeler seems like a genuine and friendly kind of fellow I’d like to meet.
In any case, his attitude of fearlessness toward the Bigfoot is what impressed me. He didn’t feel threatened and was able to take charge in the situation.