Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving and the Pukwudgie Connection

"The First Thanksgiving" by Jennie A. Brownscombe, 1914
Alternate version of "The First Thanksgiving"
Tall, black hats with big, silver buckles? Check! The smell of turkey roasting in the oven? Check! Cornbread stuffing and pumpkin pie? Check! Mysterious cryptids lurking in the background? Double Check! It’s the end of November and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for Thanksgiving and Bigfoot! And maybe something more!

Though Bigfoot didn’t exactly set down for the first Thanksgiving celebration, the area near Plymouth, Massachusetts where the Pilgrims started the Thanksgiving Dinner tradition with the help of the friendly Wampanoag Indians has a long tradition of unexplained sightings of tall, hairy monsters (Bigfoot?), ghosts, UFOs, and other incredible creatures. These encounters are especially thick in the nearby area known as the Bridgewater Triangle which includes a 5000-acre swamp known as the Hockomock Swamp and an 8,000 year old Indian burial ground.

Central to the mythology of the Wampanoag Indian is the Pukwudgie, or Pukwudgee, which is their version of the Irish leprechaun. This two-foot tall, light-skinned “little man of the woods” is a dangerous and tricky forest inhabitant. A Pukwudgie is just as likely to help forest travelers find their way home as lead them off a cliff to their death. If you meet one, it’s best to ignore them so they ignore you. Otherwise watch out for their malicious tricks! Even today there are many unexplained suicides at a cliff on the Wampanoag reservation that is credited to the dangerous Pukwudgies. When it came to the Wampanoag Indians sharing their knowledge of how to grow corn and getting along in the new world, you can be sure they warned the Pilgrims about the Pukwudgies, too!


  1. Dang Hermon! How do you do it? One thing is for sure, everybody here at BLC is thankful for you being on our team!

  2. Now having been publishing my first book "Puckwudgie Legend of Sunset Hill" with Dorrance Publishing my non-fiction chronicle of encounters with actual puckwudgie creatures plans are on for a tracking expedition into the forest this October. If anyone is scientific interested, namely looking for sponsors I would like to start a reality television series called, "Hunt for the Puckwudgie" documenting my research and what is involved to encounter a living breathing maniacal puckwudgie. With confidence and careful planning video of these creatures is the goal here to prove to skeptics beyond a doubt here is a puckwudgie now be careful in the forest, will you at least warn the children!
    Looking for donations for this science project as well, all are welcome and will be recognized on the show credits when aired unless otherwise informed, needs are infra red video cams, high resolution video camera's, motion detecting trail cams, this may be a chance for a new cam technology company to test and promote camera gear.
    Looking for defensive weapons tazers and hand guns in cases of attack by larger male Puckwudgie / clan group. This is a great opportunity for all out-door sports camping type companies to help study these amazing creatures in hopes of understanding what it will take to protect the species and other cryptozoological creatures in the study and documentary. Contact me Ralph S Hutchinson on face-book at "Puckwudgie Legend of Sunset Hill" Thanks for all inquires and comments I will reply when available. The book will out next spring 2014 a very great story.

    Ralph S Hutchinson
    Cryptozoological Field Research Scientist / Author

  3. Thanks to everyone at Bigfoot Lunch Club and editor Guy Edwards for allowing me to post here. This is a great site and I have a lot to offer for the future, feel free to contact me anytime involving cryptozoological science and again Thanks to everyone here at Bigfoot Lunch Club!

  4. Puckwudgie Legend of Sunset Hill is now edited and ready for production. Orders may be placed with Dorrance Publishing Company Inc. or look for it soon at Barns and Nobel Book Stores. The book describes my personal story of actual encounters with numerous Puckwudgie creatures, Little Foot, Big Foot, Mothman and the Black Bird of Doom. I hope everyone here at Big Foot Lunch Club enjoys this book of amazing true stories.

    Ralph S. Hutchinson


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