Bigfoot or bear? Houma graduates hear growl, see glowing eyes in Louisiana woods

Was it a bear? Or maybe Bigfoot? A group of recent Houma graduates called for help Friday night after hearing a growl and seeing glowing eyes in the Kisatchie National Forest in Natchitoches Parish.
Was it a bear? Or maybe Bigfoot? A group of recent Houma graduates called for help Friday night after hearing a growl and seeing glowing eyes in the Kisatchie National Forest in Natchitoches Parish.

A group of Houma high school graduates had quite the scare in the Natchitoches Parish woods, but deputies made sure they made it out safely.

A group of graduates had traveled to the Kisatchie National Forest to camp about a mile-and-a-half off the Backbone Trail in the southern part of the parish near the communities of Derry and Gorum. They intended to camp out in the area, according to a Facebook post from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.

But one of the group, all 17 to 18 years old, called 911 call around 9:20 p.m. Friday. The caller was frightened, reads the news release.

The caller asked for help "because they reportedly heard a growl and saw what appeared to be an animal that had glowing eyes and stood about 5 feet tall."

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Two deputies were sent to the area "and began to walk towards the camp site looking for any suspicious activity or glowing eyes," it reads.

The group whistled for the deputies, who found them all safe.

But, as the post stated, it could have been Bigfoot or a bear, so they escorted the whole group out of the forest. Deputies found nothing growling and no glowing eyes, it reads.

The post signed off sending congratulations to the graduates, good luck in their futures and thanks for visiting Natchitoches Parish.

This article originally appeared on Alexandria Town Talk: Did Houma kids hear bigfoot in Louisiana?