I don't want anyone to shoot Bigfoot. He's far too important a piece of American folklore. That, however, wasn't a concern for a Mammoth Cave camper last weekend.

There may be no more tempting a location to pitch a tent, start a campfire, and veg out in Kentucky than Mammoth Cave National Park.

That was the plan for Brad Ginn and Madelyn Durand this weekend. I'd imagine, however, that the sound of gunfire ringing through the trees was NOT part of that plan.

WBKO/Bowling Green says the couple were awakened by noises outside their tent late Sunday night.

When they investigated, they encountered a man who said something had destroyed his campsite and that this was "Bigfoot country."

Ginn and Durand returned to their tent (how could they sleep after that; I couldn't) and that's when they heard the shots and called 911.

Rangers responded to the couple's call. They said they'd also made contact with the man with the gun.

Mammoth Cave's public information officer says that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Mammoth Cave also issued a statement saying the park was under no "ongoing threat" and that is safe to visit.


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