Teddy Roosevelt Wrote About A Hunter Killed By Bigfoot
Theodore Roosevelt, the Batman of presidents, lived an exciting and varied life. He was an outdoorsman, rancher, hunter, naturalist, colonel, police commissioner, and vice president to William McKinley, who was assassinated, and even survived his own assassination attempt in 1912 (and proceeded to give a nearly 90-minute speech even as he bled freely from the wounds). So when Teddy Motherfucking Roosevelt tells a story about a Bigfoot attack, you sit up and listen. It won't be true, but it will be badass.
In Roosevelt's 1893 book The Wilderness Hunter, he relates the story of a gnarled mountain of German extract referred to simply as Bauman, who ventured out with a hunting partner to trap beaver in a pass near the Wisdom River in Montana. Fun little side note: A man had been torn apart there just a year before. Putting more stock in inspecting quality beav than the death of a random mountain man, they made camp in the valley and proceeded to look for game.
When they came back to their camp, it had been torn up like a rock star's hotel suite. While Bauman salvaged dinner, his partner took a burning brand and went into the woods to follow the tracks. He told Bauman that if it was a bear, it walked exclusively upright. That night, the pair of Hendersons were visited by their very own very violent Harry, only scaring off the creature after Bauman fired wildly into the dark. But it returned and continued to stalk them, destroying their camp again the next day.