It was late June or early July in, I believe 1999. I was invited to stay with some former neighbors on their farm. They had just had a house put on their farm. I thought it was great that I was going to get to spend some time on my neighbor’s farm for a few days. I loved hunting, fishing and roaming the woods. The farm consisted of about 20 acres and woods surrounded the entire area with a couple of ponds and two abandoned houses (shacks) in the woods. An electric barbed wire fence surrounded the farm to keep the cows in, and their yard was also surrounded by a 3-foot high electric fence to keep them away from the house. It was pretty hot at that time of year and they didn’t have their air conditioners working yet, so we had to sleep with the windows opened. I was sleeping in the room on a couch fold out bed with windows behind and a little to the side of the bed. At around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning I was awakened by a deep loud raspy breathing outside the window. It continued for at least 3 to 5 minutes, but at the time seemed like an eternity. I believe that the uninvited visitor was watching me sleep. This was the most terrifying moment of my life still to this day. I was paralyzed with fear and did not want to move or breath. I managed to force myself to slowly inch my way to the side of the bed away from the window. I did not want the intruder to notice me moving. I did my best not to move my head and breathed as shallow as I possibly could, as I was too scared to move. I kept trying to see what it was by looking out the side of my eyes but I couldn’t see anything. I was so terrified that this thing was going to break through the screen. At that point the mantle clock on the other side of the house chimed and almost gave me a heart attack, but also frightened this thing away. That clock seemed so loud. I felt like that clock saved my life. I didn’t hear anything, no footsteps or anything else; it was like it just wasn’t there anymore. About 30 seconds later I began to hear a night bird chirping and the neighbor’s 6 to 7 month old Labrador crawl out from under the house. As soon as I heard regular noises outside I jumped up and look outside, but saw nothing. I know nobody was playing a joke because I could hear my old neighbors snoring in the other room.
At that time I was interested in Bigfoot, but had no idea they were in this part of the country. Their house was a wooden framed house and the windows were at least five and half feet off the ground. The dog was a pretty good-sized hyperactive Labrador puppy that normally barked at people and chased animals. I know that he was hiding from whatever it was outside. I don’t know what it could have been other than Bigfoot. As a side note: I’m a very heavy sleeper and I snore very loud. I’ve even woken myself on several occasions. I believe my snoring may have attracted Bigfoot that night.