Man searching for Bigfoot fires gun in national park

A couple camping at Mammoth Cave National Park were disturbed in the middle of the night by a gun-toting stranger who said he was stalking a Bigfoot creature that had destroyed his campsite.

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The man, who was with his son, flashed a gun and told the couple "it was Bigfoot country," WBKO reported.

"We asked them what was going on, and they said their campsite had been completely destroyed, their tent and everything, and they were following the yelling 'whoops' to figure out who destroyed their campsite," Brad Ginn told WDRB. "We started hearing some of the 'whoops' again, but they sounded closer this time. They were also in the same direction that he went."

Moments later Ginn and Madelyn Durand heard gunfire several feet from their tent, WDRB reported.

"He was just like, 'Oh my God! There it is! I see it,'" Durand told WDRB. "Our rain fly was off our tent, so we could see out the screen and saw the gunshot flashes."

The stranger said the creature was right by Ginn and Durand’s campsite.

"He said he saw Bigfoot emerge from beside the brush near our tent," Ginn told WDRB. “There was absolutely nothing there though. He shined a flashlight, and yeah, there was nothing."

After the shots rang out around 2 a.m., the couple trekked five miles through the Kentucky wilderness back to a parking lot to their car and called 911.

While having a gun in the park is legal, firing it is not, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

No arrests have been made. Officials said the incident remains under investigation.

Officials said the park is safe and there is no ongoing threat, WBKO reported.

Park officials told WDRB they do not keep a log of purported Bigfoot sightings.

There have been nearly 400 suspected sightings of Bigfoot throughout the state, according to the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization.

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