February 28, 2010
Image swiped from Mr. Jacks Facebook page, per his permission.
Forestville resident Toby Jacks was electrocuted yesterday at his mother’s home while adjusting some electrical wires. He was released from the hospital early this morning. According to his mother he is home resting comfortably.
This is the latest in a long line of injuries for Mr. Jacks. You may remember that he was struck by lightning while jousting with Kenneth Snipps in the field behind Green Hills School two years ago. And last year Toby broke his coccyx when he fell off the roof of his mother’s home.
Mr. Jacks is a member of the Save the Forestville Sasquatch movement, a group of local residents that believe there is a Bigfoot creature residing in the village of Forestville during the summer and early fall. In addition, he is a member of the Forestville Polar Bear Club.
We wish Toby a safe recovery.
A tough day for Toby Jacks
December 20, 2009
Center Street around 4:30 today, prior to your arrival
Winter Storm Albert, welcome to Forestville! We have been expecting you. I believe you will find our industrial looking village very accommodating.
Forestville is located in the southeastern section of Bristol, Connecticut, and borders the town of Plainville. While here you should visit the antique shops on Center Street, and the eating establishments on Pine Street.
Speaking of Pine Street, you must check out Pine Lake for recreational purposes. There is a challenge course in the back and there are reports of a ghost in the woods along the lake. Enjoy.
If you seek adventure, you have come to the right place. Forestville has several taverns in the west end of the village (they actually might be in Bristol but let’s keep that between us), but don’t drink and drive because we have a full service police department. And we have a dominatrix as well. Oh yeah!
One more thing, we might even have a Sasquatch! I am not kidding. The rumor is that he lives under Nuchie’s Restaurant on the Pequabuck River. Personally I believe this proves my point about drinking and driving in Forestville. But what the heck there are those that swear to it. If nothing else you check out his area along the river.
And because you are only visiting, it would be appreciated if you limited your destruction. We have a Blight Committee and they do not take kindly to unsightly and unkempt areas.
Well, I hate to say it but I must run because I need to rest up for all that shoveling I will have to do later on this morning. So, enjoy your stay you big lug.
September 10, 2009
The Broad Street Pump Station, Forestville, CT
Following my story last week about the Forestville Sasquatch, I was approached by several residents with varying personal accounts. Some village dwellers, who wish not to be identified for fear of being ostracized by Forestville‘s ruling class, have heard strange intermittent noises over the last month, mostly at night. They also complained of a strange smell that has wafted through the air of late. A few others stated they saw what appeared to be a dark object lurking within the wooded area behind the pump station along the Pequabuck River on Broad Street.
So, Monday evening about an hour before dusk, I made a preliminary trip to the area just to check it out. I walked east along the railroad tracks and slowly crossed the small wooden bridge that goes over the river before navigating my way down along the dried rocky, river bed. There are several paths for hiking near the edge of the river, and they did look recently traversed. However, although there was no evidence of large footprints which are generally associated with a Sasquatch sighting, the forested area did show numerous snapped branches and canopies for something to sleep under.
Rain is predicted for later this week and hopefully my schedule will permit me to investigate the area in more detail this weekend.
Due to credibility issues for some of the eyewitnesses, I must admit this story intrigues me even if I think it is BS.
Here is a satellite link for the area in question.
September 3, 2009
Is there a Bigfoot roaming in the Pequabuck River?
Is there a Sasquatch in the Forestville area? Well, in recent weeks several residents told me they saw a hairy creature in the Pequabuck River near the Broad Street Pump Station that stands about six feet tall. The unidentified creature was seen traipsing through the Pequabuck River early in the morning over the last few weeks. However, a volunteer with the Forestville Department of Forestry stated off the record that it in all likelihood the creature in question is probably a bear. But Dewey Jasper (the only person willing to go on the record) who works near the Pump Station doubts it, “I hunt and I have seen bears up close so I know what a bear looks like. The thing I saw was not a bear.”
I don’t know what to make of this.
More to come.