For the price of a fast-food lunch, Barton Nunnelly serves up a 4-course gourmet dinner at a five-star restaurant with his book, Bigfoot in Kentucky. It’s packed from cover to cover with intriguing and often spooky accounts of incidents gathered from end to end of the beautiful Bluegrass State.
This book provides fascinating adventure for the cryptid-curious but too, for those who enjoy some armchair research of high strangeness. Personally, wow! Knowing where to begin with outlining the reasons I love this book is a challenge because the space is short and the reasons are many!
You can skip the larger part of my reivew content, click the book cover(s) below and go straight to buying your hard copy or Ebook from amazon, OR you can hang out with me a bit (I sincerely hope that’s your choice!) and get my low-down on this awesome-sauce author and his books.
Mr. Nunnelly is a native Briar Hopper, hailing from Henderson County, Kentucky. (Yours truly is quite thankful to also be a native Bluegrass Briar Hopper, although I was born in Campbell County). I learned of him through my sister, Alicia (Nee), of On Story Street.
A soldier and pro photographer who grew up with Mr. Nunnelly stopped by Nee’s booth at an arts fair and while browsing her photography, they somehow ended up on the subject of Squatching. (CLICK HERE for more info on Squatching)
The man told her of Mr. Nunnelly and how to find him on the social network. From there we both found his Facebook page and subsequently his video and literary work.
Here’s a short list of aspects I love about this book.
The accounts are well written and easily followed with much of the content quoted. Mind you, at times the speakers employ a spattering of salty language, but thankfully, none of it proved to be ear-blistering. If that was the case, I can only guess the book’s production team edited it out. However, because the content contains a few expletives, I’m disinclined to recommend this book for young readers. For everyone else, I'm totally recommending it!
Fascination-factor is high in this collection. When you settle into reading your own copy, if you get creeped easily, I warn you to not be reading it by a window after dark or you’ll quickly get a bad case of the hookie-spookies creeping up your spine.
If you laugh at what I’m about to write, I can live with that, so I’m gonna keep typing. I’m 99.9% certain I’ve seen one of these creatures--a huge, white-haired one, while mountain biking on forest trails at Harmonie State Park in Posey County, IN, during spring of 2013. When I say huge, I’m meaning well in excess of 12 feet in height. A lot of excess!
The autumn prior to my sighting, another sighting was reported to my sister from another local stating a similar white creature was seen near here, meaning near our village of Stewartsville, that was also white. There has been yet another sighting in the same area within the last few months, also reported as being white-haired.
As for my own experience, I didn’t want to attract the creature’s attention anymore than I would have wanted the attention of one of the big bears I saw while visiting Vancouver Island with my friends, Bob Scott (author) and Vicki Warner of WarnerWords.
I got off my bike, got very quiet and didn’t move until it passed out of sight in the ravine below me. The adrenaline rush was enough to leave me breathless and my heart pounding so hard it hurt before the thing moved out of the area.
The ravine is massive, over 20-feet deep and about 80-yards long. It moved through it in seconds and never made a sound. I only saw the top of its head and shoulder (its big head looked like it sat right on top of its shoulders--no neck) and lots of long, white hair. Its head and shoulder moved up and down with its stride, but for all the leaves and branches on the ravine floor, I never heard a single twig break or dead leaf crunch.
Not so long ago, I would go mountain biking by myself, churning up the miles on single track dirt trails through the forest and never worried about encountering anything more dangerous than a snake. Since that incident, I can tell you, I’ll not go cycling or hiking alone on a trail ever again, even though I were armed.
This book reminded me, there are lots and lots of other folks who have experienced similar encounters and once it happens, it can’t be undone, whether we’re believed or not.
Mr. Nunnelly’s compilation also serves as an excellent source of education on the subject of Squatch encounters. Whether you believe in these creatures-that-I’m-not-a-fan-of or not, there are many things to be contemplated and learned from the eyewitness submissions. There are consistent aspects that are peppered through loads of the accounts in this book as well as in others I’ve read.
I hope I’ve intrigued you enough to purchase at least one copy of this book and thanks ahead of time for supporting a worthy, and hard-working author.
CLICK EITHER IMAGE to get the corresponding book from Amazon.com. Both are available in Ebook for Kindle and hard-copy editions.
☙ Beautiful Bandannas via On Story Street
☙ A Senior Moment: Glamping vs Camping via Graceful Intentions
☙ Musical Endings & An Announcement via marcoujor’s musings
☙ Going Bananas 2! Via WarnerWords
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