During the dawn of the Internet age, I discovered videos posted by a man who searched Minnesota for bigfoot.
The man called himself “The real Billy Jack.”
The real Billy Jack carried a video camera as he hiked through thick wooded areas, buggy swamps and vast open fields. He narrated the videos in real time, discussing locations, weather, sounds and thoughts on his search. It was fascinating.
I could watch for hours if I had the time. It was like hiking in the woods with a knowledgeable, slightly obsessed friend without having to carry water or worry about impending darkness.
Sadly the real Billy Jack never documented a bigfoot on camera, at least I never saw it. But he certainly found some strange and curious things in the woods.
One thing he stumbled on frequently were “stick structures.”
A stick structure is a collection of large tree branches loosely arranged in the form of a tepee or lean-to. Stick structures were constructed in random areas and used as shelter by bigfoot.
Who else would build something so primitive and functional deep in the woods miles from civilization?
I’ve seen my own stick structures on hikes in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Maine. Every time I see one, I think of bigfoot.
So I was amazed to find a HUGE stick structure during a recent hike on Minnesota Point in Duluth.
The stick structure was made of very large tree branches and looked as big as a six-man tent. It was perched above a beach overlooking Lake Superior in front of a thick wooded area. The Superior ship canal could be seen in the distance.
I gave Jen my camera phone and we quickly documented the scene. Bigfoot hunters all over the world would be interested in this discovery.
It might even be worthy of a real Billy Jack investigation.