David Turner's Chilling Bigfoot Encounter in 1940s Kentucky

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2024

By Squatchable.com staff

A fascinating account of a possible Bigfoot encounter has recently emerged on YouTube, and as a Squatchable editor, I couldn't help but share it with our fellow Bigfoot enthusiasts. The story comes from the YouTube channel Squatch-D TV and is titled "A White Bigfoot - The David Turner Incident." The video is a first-hand account of a man named David Turner, who encountered a large, white, bipedal creature in the 1940s in Marone, Kentucky. David's nephew, who also happens to be the video's narrator, shares the story as it was passed down to him by his grandfather, BR Raymond Bransford Turner. According to the story, David was walking home late at night after being dropped off by his friend's car. As he passed a large tree near a creek, a white creature stepped out from behind the tree and grabbed him in a bear hug. David struggled to free himself, and after what seemed like an eternity, he managed to escape. He ran home, terrified, and told his family about the encounter. At the time, the term "Bigfoot" had not yet been coined, so David assumed he had encountered a polar bear. However, his family and community were skeptical, and many dismissed his story as mere imagination. Despite the skepticism, David continued to take precautions when walking home at night. He started carrying a pistol with him and hid it under the roots of the tree where the encounter occurred. He would retrieve it each night when his friend dropped him off, ensuring he was always armed in case the creature returned. The video's narrator notes that there were multiple reports of a white specter or something white seen in the woods near the Turner family's home, leading some to believe that the creature David encountered was not a polar bear, but something else entirely. As a Squatchable editor, I find this story intriguing and worth sharing with our community. While we cannot confirm the validity of David's account, it is a fascinating tale that adds to the rich tapestry of Bigfoot lore. If you're interested in learning more about this story, be sure to check out the video on Squatch-D TV's YouTube channel. And as always, happy Squatching!