The Bigfoot Chronicles
by Mike Palecek
Copyright 2013 Mike Palecek
I’ve been looking for Bigfoot since the late ‘90s.
I’ve searched in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.
I started at Stone Park, which is just north of Sioux City,
Iowa. We lived in Sheldon, Iowa at the time. I drove the
hour from Sheldon many times and just walked around the
park. I had read reports from the ‘60s and ‘70s about
sightings at the park.
I spent time at the park off and on, for about ten years, I
suppose, until we moved to Minnesota.
Some of the things I observed:
Found one track, had knocking returned, had a big branch
broken, cracked, right by me immediately after I yelled out
a whoop call, had a whistle returned, heard a tree braking
sound on a recorder left overnight, found maybe a half
dozen tree, branch formations that were interesting. Also,
on an overnight campout heard bard owl sounds close to the
tent that I was certain were not really bard owls. That’s
probably the most interesting part of the years of the many
Stone Park trips I took.
Started going over to Newton Hills State Park maybe around
2008 or 2009. This is just over the Iowa/SD border, about
twenty minutes beyond Rock Valley, Iowa.
Had quite a few things happen there. Sounds, vocalizations,
found a blind or hiding spot made out of evergreen
branches, had two knocks returned and once had something