This is a fascinating tale that happened in January 2000. It’s really bizarre!
Bigfoots had been harassing a family who lived deep in the sticks in Honobia, Oklahoma for some time. The family had planted a lot of Austrian snow peas, a crop that deer loved to eat, so deer congregated on their property. The family then hunted the deer for food, mostly by spotlighting at night. They stored deer meet in a freezer in a shed outdoors.
The Bigfoots were coming around the house mostly at night, attacking the house with rocks, banging on windows and doors, screaming and yelling, stealing deer meat from the freezer, damaging property, and just in general raising Hell. The family contacted law enforcement but were laughed off since Bigfoots don’t exist. Bigfoots had been seen by all family members on multiple occasions.
The family members, especially the females, were terrified of the Bigfoots and were almost ready to move. In desperation, the family contacted the Bigfoot Researchers Organization (BFRO). The BFRO came out at first to study the Bigfoots, but the family wanted no part of that. They were tired of the harassment and they wanted the Bigfoots gone. So a few BFRO guys went out to the house with guns.
That night, the Bigfoots came around again, and all Hell broke loose. The male family members and the BFRO guys were all armed. They spent most of the night spotlighting the woods and shooting at the Bigfoots. The Bigfoots threw rocks and screamed and carried on. They seemed to have lost their fear of guns and spotlights because they had seen the family spotlighting deer so much that they did not associate guns with harm, because all the guns ever did was shoot deer.
At one point, a Bigfoot was apparently shot and killed, but the other Bigfoots came to grab the body and retreated with it. After that, the problem was pretty much taken care of, and the Bigfoots stopped harassing the people. The residents were told that they were attracting the Bigfoots by creating a deer sanctuary on their land by planting all of that deer food – the Austrian snow peas. The residents did not want their name released, and they did not want any publicity. They wanted no part in the study of Bigfoots; they just wanted to be rid of these pests.
The Honobia region in southeast Oklahoma has a lot of Bigfoot activity. It is heavily forested and wild and gets a lot of precipitation. Many of the residents have seen Bigfoots.
The Siege of Honobia was a watershed event for the BFRO. There was huge controversy over this action, especially the use of guns against Bigfoots and the possible killing of a Bigfoot. About half of the organization left after this. Afterward, Matt Moneymaker turned the BFRO into a glorified Bigfoot tour guide focusing on $2,000 expeditions into the woods to go looking for Bigfoots.