Sasquatch novel, The Encounter is Book 1
What is the significance of this mysterious creature's presence amongst the human race? Who are these Beings and why is so little known about them? How do they continually escape the Bigfoot hunters and chasers so dead set on videotaping their antics? My close encounters and conversations with Sasquatch may have answers to some of these universal questions. They tell a much different story than a wild man-ape terrorizing campers in the woods. Meet Loquiis, Leeitus, Pureesis and Loquiili, a Sasquatch family living in harmony with nature and undetected right under the noses of those that can't find them.
Conversations with Sasquatch, The Encounter
I have had to readjust my beliefs and rethink many an opinion since I met a Sasquatch while out hunting for morel mushrooms in Lewiston, Michigan. I had no idea that these mushrooms were high on their list of dietary delicacies. They prize and love them.
I would have been afraid and crapped my pants if it hadn’t been for the long outstretched arm that offered me a half eaten morel. There was nothing aggressive or hostile in this gesture. He effused a welcoming aura of curious friendliness.
I took the half-eaten morel and popped it into my mouth. As I shook my head affirmatively, I offered him my paper sack that contained about twenty morels and two or three beefsteaks I had gathered along a cedar ridge beside Big Creek.
It was then that I noticed the pure silence that had fallen over the forest. The crows look-out caws had vanished, the squirrels had shushed their chatter and rattle in the trees. Not even a bluejay or a mosquito was daring a peep.
I struggled to swallow the copper taste that had encroached to dry my mouth.
Sasquatch smiled. He had jaws filled with yellow teeth and eyes that twinkled with delight.
“Thank you,” he said, and jiggled his lips like a horse as it eats a sugar cube off your hand.
“You’re welcome,” I replied with another swallow.
“There’s a storm in the air,” Sasquatch offered with a gesture towards the sky, “the ozone is lifting my hairs.” He proceeded to run his hand a few inches above his upper chest where I could see the hairs stand up as if a magnet were being run over a cache of metal shavings. He abruptly slapped his chest and laughed. It sounded eerily like the shriek of an eagle guarding its kill.
The sky was clear, but I thought I could hear a distant rumble of thunder to the west. I couldn’t remember any rain being in the forecast. I had come dressed only in jeans, a polo shirt and sneakers.
“You humans are such frail creatures,” he said. “I remember when you were more like us, hunters and gatherers of the health and fruits of The Creator.”
I really couldn’t tell if he was speaking to me verbally or telepathically. There was such a sense of otherworldliness. I had a hard time getting a grip on my racing thoughts and emotions. In the absence of abject fear, I felt a combination of elation and serenity. I guess it was what you’d call dumbstruck.
“Not much of a talker, are you?” he asked and popped a fresh mushroom into his mouth.
“I have never met a Sasquatch before,” I managed.
“Not many a human has,” he whispered conspiratorially. “You are the first in many thousands of years I have spoken to. You are the chosen one.”
“I am honored,” I humbly croaked.
“I am not so sure you should be. You humans are blowing it. You are blind to the world of the Sasquatch. You have lost the memory and instinct of your body’s genes and the very essence of your immortal soul.”
A darkness crept stealthily over the ridge. Lightning flashed and a huge clap of thunder reverberated off and rattled my teeth. I began to shiver uncontrollably as Sasquatch melted into the rain with a welcoming gesture meant for me to follow him there to wherever there was going to be.
“This is your planet in Cross Over,” he states. “You will not be able to stay long. There are those in the Council that feel man is undeserving of Sasquatch help. They want nothing to do with your rapid descent away from natural law and your selfish ascent into narcissism. They believe you are committing suicide.”
I am caught off guard and offer no defense to these blunt charges coming from a Sasquatch.
“Some members of the Council do not think that your demise will effect our demise,” Loquius continues, “but I believe differently. I have supplied to the council, indisputable evidences of the technological poisons that have been seeping through at the Cross Over edges. There is evidence that shows that man-made poisons are rapidly eroding and shrinking not only your world but ours. Your human selfishness, pesticides, herbicides, 5G microwaves, pharmacopeia and genetic engineering are rapidly destroying your world and will destroy ours along with it.”
I decidedly want to wake up and get back to a place called Sanity. This is nuts! I am being lectured by a Sasquatch.
“Do you recognize the name Ted Kaczynski?” Loquius asks.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
abhor*- regard with disgust or hate
abject*- experienced to the maximum degree
accosted*- approach and address boldly or aggressively
adrenalin*- hormone secretion from the adrenal glands for extra power and energy in times of fear, excitement, etc.
Al Kaline*- Detroit Tigers baseball power hitter that batted fourth in the lineup back in the 1960's and 70's. He had many homers during that era
Anishinaabe*- Native Americans, ancestors of the Chippewa
attuned*- in harmony or agreement
auras*- the electrical and emotional emanations surrounding a body
auspicious*- a good omen, successful or prosperous
barred*- imprisoned behind bars
beefsteaks*- an edible mushroom similar to the morel but much larger and irregular of shape, reddish brown in color
Beretta*- a brand of handgun
brethren*- archaic plural of brother
cache*- a hidden collection or store of items of some type
chiha tanka*- Native American name for Sasquatch or Bigfoot
circumnavigating*- going around
conducive*- useful and fitting
conspiratorially*- a planning and acting together
crepuscule*- the hour of twilight
cut*- baseball bat swing
delusional*- seeing things that aren’t there or real
disheveled*- disarranged and untidy
DNR*- Department of Natural Resources
edible*- fit to be eaten
effused*- poured out or forth
egress*- action of going out or leaving
encroached*- trespass or intrude
epitome*- having the characteristics or quality of the whole.
Ernie Harrell*- Radio announcer for the Detroit Tigers
ewer*- pitcher-like container for holding liquids
fingers*- here means the elongated leaves
flap-trap*- a lot of talk
Giigooh na*- Native American name for big fish
grimace- facial expression of pain of dislike
guttural*- from deep in the body
hackles*- neck hairs
hallucinated- saw things that were not actually there
harboring*- holding in
heft*- to lift
hookah*- many tubed smoking pipe
idiosyncrasies*- any personal peculiarity or mannerism
incoherently*- not understandable, gibberish
inexplicably*- unexplainable, not understood
juking*- dodging and darting
kenaf*- a variety of hibiscus plant valuable for its fibers and thousands of other useful properties
makwa*- Native American name for black bear
mangy*- shabby and filthy
manifesto*- a public declaration of aim or intent
massasauga rattlesnake*- rattlesnake the north present in Michigan
Mida*- Native American name for a medicine man or sorcerer
mirthlessly*- without humor
morel mushrooms*- an edible fungi with a conical head and deeply pitted crevices
narcissism*- an excessive interest in or admiration of self, selfishness
Nawak'osis*- Native American name for marijuana
oblivion*- state of being forgotten
overwhelmed*- crushed, made helpless
ozone*- a blue gas discharged from lightning.
perchance*- by some chance
penchant*- a strong liking or taste for
periphery*- at the edge of one’s vision
perusal*- a brief glance over
pippsissewa*- Native American name for wintergreen
psychopath*- antisocial personality prone to criminal and violent behavior
pungently*- sharp smelling
racking it up to*- to decide something
redolent*- sweet-smelling, fragrant
rife*- widespread, prevalent
ruminating*- chewing on
schizophrenic*- a person with a mental disorder characterized by hallucinations or delusions
succinctly- clearly and briefly
super-max*- federal prison for the most dangerous of criminals
switchbacks*- winding paths of gradual descent down a steep embankment
telepathically*- from mind to mind without speaking
toss my cookies*- throw-up, puke
traipse*- to walk or wander, trudge
trajectory*- path taken through the forest
trek- a long walk or journey
trepidation*- fear or alarm, dread
tyke*- a small child
unequivocally*- in a way that leaves no doubt
unwieldy*- not easily handled
usurp*- take illegally by force
verdant*- covered with green vegetation
wry*- twisted, distorted