Curse of Bigfoot (1975) - full transcript

A group of high school students on an archaeological dig discover a centuries old mummified body in a sealed cave. Removing the mummy, it soon comes back to life, revealing itself to be an inhuman beast that terrorizes a small California town. - stop by if you're interested in the nutritional composition of food
NARRATOR: It happened
2 million years ago.

In steaming swamps and
prehistoric jungles.

[birds cawing]

The earliest man-like creature
walked the earth, not human,

more beast than man.

A monster of evolution.

It walked across
the eons of time,

slowly changing,
becoming more and more

human, more and more advanced.

Until, in the Pleistocene, just
thousands of years ago, man

himself emerged.

But the change from beast
into man was not a steady.

And sometimes, primitive
man would find his life

threatened, terrified by
the appearance of a monster

from the past.


[dog barking]


Scotty, stop it.

What's the matter
with you tonight, huh?

You're making enough
noise to wake up the dead.

There, now, will
you please finish

that and go back to sleep?

Must you bark at
every jackrabbit?

Scotty, if you're good
for the rest of the night

and don't awaken anyone
else, I'll promise to take

you hunting with me tomorrow.

And you can chase all
the Jackrabbits you want.

[dog barking]


Andy, will you get
the lights, please?

But, God, Mr. Whitmore, you
stopped it at the best part.

Well, you get the idea.

[classroom chatter]

Here we have the classic example
of the Hollywood monster.

The movie studios
turned out films

like these by the hundreds back
in the '50s and early '60s.

Werewolves, vampires, monsters
created by atomic radiation,

creatures from outer
space, they all

did their part to paralyze the
kids at the Saturday matinee,

and to give the girl
an excuse to move

as close as possible to the
boy at the drive in theater.

Now these horror films of
the '50s seem corny today,

and just as unbelievable
as the ancient sea

monsters we've been studying.

But don't get the
idea that monsters

are a thing of the past.

All of you have seen recent
films about the devil,

and demon possession,
even the film

about the great white shark
was a monster story of sorts,

a modern day sea monster.

These films manage
to give all of us

a few genuine moments of fear.

Yes, man has always
had his monsters.

Very real.

And sometimes,
most unexplainable.

Well, class, today, we're
concluding this study

of the supernatural,
of powers and beings

outside the reality of nature.

So I've invited a guest
speaker who should

be arriving in a few minutes.

This man is a science teacher,
as well as a widely read author

and a recognized authority
on the phenomenon

of the Abominable Snowman,
or as this creature's

known in North America,
Bigfoot, of present day, mind.

NARRATOR: The search for these
giant, man-like creatures

started with the discovery
of mysterious footprints,

huge footprints, which
obviously were not made by any

know form of human life.

These initial discoveries
were made mostly

in the snowbound regions of the
world, parts of Alaska, Canada,

most often by mountaineering
expeditions in the Himalayas.

In 1951, the well-known
mountaineer, Derek Stapleton,

was returning from an Everest
reconnaissance expedition.

Derek was waiting out a store
at base camp number three close

to the northern edge
of Menlung Glacier.

Now, this man was a
professional photographer,

as well as an educated
scientific investigator

and mountaineer.

The giant footprints in the
snow photographed by Stapleton

were published by
newspapers around the world.

For the first time, the public
came to know of the existence

of a giant man-like
monster which

actually exists
in the Himalayas,

a monster known as
Yeti, or Bigfoot.

Within two years, the
reports of giant footprints

deep within the wilderness
areas of the world

spread from the Himalayas
into North America itself.

In May of 1956, a man by
the name of James Hunt

not only discovered footprints
along the muddy banks

of the Fraser
River near Alberta,

but Hunt actually
sighted the Bigfoot

monster running into the woods.

Unfortunately, he had
no camera with him.

Many people here in
America said he was crazy,

that the footprints were fake.

But over the next
few years, reports

continued throughout Canada,
Washington state, Oregon,

and even into California.

It soon became apparent that
Bigfoot was not just a hoax.

Something was there, leaving
giant footprints deep

in the wilderness.

Bigfoot was real.

Whatever it was, wherever these
giant creatures came from,

it was obvious that they were
becoming as serious about us

as we were about them.

In many logging camps
throughout the northwest,

workers reported sightings
of huge hairy creatures

watching them from the woods.

Man was invading
Bigfoot's domain,

moving into the virgin forests,
cutting trees, taking over

what had always been
the hiding place

for these mysterious monsters.

As modern man cut
into the wilderness,

Bigfoot was forced to retreat
deeper into the timberland.

And as progress forced
Bigfoot out of his homeland,

more and more evidence was found
which proved beyond a doubt

that there were many
of these creatures

here in North America.

More footprints were
discovered, as well as

strands of long black hair
tangled in tree branches, hair,

which, when examined
by scientists,

proved to have come from
some mysterious creature

previously unknown to man.

Of these discoveries, very
few educated observers

would still deny that
something was really out there.

There was an incredible
man-like monster actually

living in the north woods.

Just a few years ago, in
the wilderness of Oregon,

two employees of a
larger lumber mill

set out late one afternoon to
visit a favorite fishing spot.

As it turned out, these
two men were destined

to become the first unfortunate
persons to encounter

Bigfoot face to face.

John, look at that.

What is it?

Let's stop.

Larry, where are you?


Don't drive him off, John.


You expect us to
believe all of this?

Thomas, Shakespeare once
said, through "Hamlet,"

"There are more things in heaven
and earth, Horatio, than are

dreamt up in your philosophy."

Class, one of the biggest
errors a man might make

is to disbelieve
what he hasn't seen.

To think that there are not evil
powers or fantastic creatures

just because you personally
haven't experienced them,

could result sometime in
a dreadful consequence.

Now, now, save any
questions you might

have until Mr. Mason arrives.

He once had an incredible
firsthand experience

with Bigfoot.

And I want him to tell
you the story himself.

Well, while we're
waiting, let's review.

See if you remember
the names of some

of these ancient sea monsters.

Anne, can you tell
me about this fellow?

Uh, let's see.

That's one of the dragons from
the 16th century, I think.

Um, he was a flesh eater and
supposedly grew to a length

of about 30 feet or more.


Now, who can tell me
about this fellow?

That's a griffin.

It's a flying bird monster.

Back legs of a wolf, front
legs of a hawk, like claws.

And it would swoop down to catch
its victim, usually young kids,

and it would just
tear 'em apart.

And it would just eat
everything except their shoes.


When the griffin got
you, all they'd ever find

was your shoes.


All right, Danny,
that may be true.

But I want you to
tell us is just

where and when did the
legendary griffin its start.


He was invented in the
1400s by the Germans.


I wonder.

I wonder, young man,
if the ancient griffin

was really invented, as you
say, by some demented mad man.

Roger, thank you
for coming today.

I wonder if I should have come.


I want to introduce to you a man
who has spent much of his life

as a teacher and as a
highly respected scholar.

He's written several books
on the subject of Bigfoot.

And his actual
story, experience,

incredible experience, with
the giant man beast of America

is an amazing story
he's so kindly

agreed to tell us about today.

I believe-- I believe I
owe all of you an apology,

especially you, young man.

Your teacher has been very kind
in introducing me as a scholar.

I'm thought by many people to
be nothing more than a mad man,

or a liar, if you will.

15 years ago, in a high
school much like this one,

I was teaching science
to a group of students

not unlike yourselves.

Five of those students,
three boys and two girls,

were especially fascinated
with the study of archaeology.

So I arranged a field trip.

As a result of that field trip--

Three of those students will
spend the rest of their lives

in a mental institution.

One girl cannot
speak to this day.

She can only stare
straight ahead in shock.

She's totally unable to
communicate with the world

outside her mind.


Never doubt that monsters exist.

They do.

Right here, in North
America today--

There are creatures that
are known simply as Bigfoot.

They were known to the
Indian over 100 years ago.

And they're still alive today.

But let me start at the
beginning of my story.

NARRATOR: In museums
and universities

throughout the
world, archaeologists

are learning more each
day about prehistoric man.

Archaeologists are highly
skilled specialized scientists.

They know where to
look, what to look for.

And occasionally,
they make a discovery

of tremendous importance.

This is a story of
such a discovery.

It began a year ago,
not in a museum,

but on the campus of a high
school in the southwest.

Five high school students
and their teacher

met with Dr. Bill Wyman, curator
of the Lincoln County Museum,

an outstanding archaeologist.

These seven people
were planning a trip

to the small town of Ivanpah.

Their purpose, to
help the museum

excavate and uncover the ruins
of an ancient Indian campsite.

Not one of these
seven ever suspected

that they would soon
make a startling,

terrifying discovery.

Well, come on, hurry up.

Come on.

Grab your sleeping bags.

Don't leave 'em here.

Is this where we're
going to sleep tonight?

Here you go, Joey.


Whose house is this?

This belongs to one of the
museum association members.

No one lives here
right now, so he lets

use the place whenever we want.

All right, just come on
in for a few minutes.

Sharon, look at these.


Mr. Wyman, are
these sort of things

you found on your expedition?


As a matter of fact, this is
one we found in some ruins

just last year.

You can put your sleeping
bags out on the floor.

We'll straighten up
tonight when we get back.

Shall we go?

Excavation site out
here, out here some place.

Nice shirt.


DR. WYMAN: This really
looks like Indian country,

doesn't it?

MALE STUDENT: Boy, I'll say.

LINDA: Look at those rocks.

I'll bet you find quite
a few Indian petroglyphs

up in this area.

Yes, this company was literally
dotted with Indian campsites

at one time.

Mr. Mason, what
are petroglyphs?

Oh, well, petroglyphs
are Indian rock writing.


Come on with me and
I'll show you some.

Well, there we are.

Boy, look at those.

These technically
aren't petroglyphs.

Petroglyphs are Indian
writings that have

been scratched into the rock.

These have been painted on the
rock with berry juice stain.

We call these pictographs.

Well, what do they say?

Can you read them?

We've been able to
figure most of them out.

They tell of the
history of a brave

Indian tribe, one that lived
around here thousands of years


There were two chiefs in the
tribe, many, many braves.

They hunted the deer and the
rabbit with bows and arrows.

And they believe tat
the sun and the rain

were powerful gods
who were continually

fighting each other.

Gee, how can you tell all that?

We have to study these
symbols a long time.

Basically, though, this is just
to big primitive history book.

Say, Bill, let me
get a picture of that.

Wonder if you'd
just point at that?

All right.

Then the rest of
you be looking at it.

I'll get it from over here.

That's a rabbit.

The ear there.

Yeah, interesting.

Bob, would you kneel down there
and be looking at the rock?

Now that's good.

Just look at the
rock and hold it.


Got it.

Now I guess we
better get to work.


But where's the excavation?

Right back this way.

This is where we've
begun excavation.

What sort of thing do
you suppose we might find?

Well, that's
pretty hard to tell.

The only thing we've
located so far-- well,

here, I'll show you.

These are pieces of
old Indian pottery.

And these are prayer sticks.

Prayer sticks.

DR. WYMAN: Mhm, at least
that's what we think they are.

Prayer sticks were used by
some of the ancient tribes

as religious symbols.

They actually buried
them with their dead.

You mean we're going
to dig in a graveyard?

Well, that's possible,
though I doubt

if we'll locate any bodies.

These prayer sticks may be
over a thousand years old.

Say, do you think
we'll find any bones?

With everything being this
old, it's very unlikely,

but it's still possible.

Of course, it's also possible
we may not find a thing.

It's sure we won't find
anything if we don't get busy.

What are we supposed to do?

Yeah, what do we do?

Let's start digging.


Say, Bill, look at this piece
of pottery that Bob found.

You just found it, Bob?

Yeah, over there
in the digging.

That's a good pottery fragment.

I want to take this back
to the museum with us.

Keep up the good work.

By the way, what time is it?

20 after 12.

Getting a little late.

Lunch time.

Oh, boy.

You boys ready for lunch?

Boy, you said it.

Good, I'll get us
what' s in the truck.

I'll give you a hand.

All right.

Well, everybody hungry?

What do you know?

I finally made it.

Well, we have sandwiches
here for everybody.


Johnny, this is yours.

All right.

Roger, this is yours.

Oh, good, thanks.

And here's Sharon's
and Linda's.

Oh, thank you.


Well, I suppose you see
now why most people don't

like this part of museum work.

You mean the food
or the digging?

The digging.

By the way, did
we find anything

of value today, Mr. Wyman?

Oh, yes.

For instance, this rock.

This was used to grind up
seed to make flour for bread.

Notice the worn edges on it.

And this pottery, we'll
take it back to the museum

and study it more carefully.

I think we can tell
exactly how old it it.

More prayer sticks?

Mhm, more prayer sticks,

Say, Mr. Mason--

What is this rock?

Why, I don't know.

I haven't seen anything
quite like this.

I found it over there
where we were looking

at those Indian pictographs.

Ask Mr. Wyman about that.

Say, Bill, take a look at
this rock that Norman found.

Where did you find this?

NORMAN: Over there
where you showed

us those Indian writings.

SHARON: What's wrong with it?

Nothing's wrong.

This might be an eolith.

NORMAN: What's that?

A very, very old tool, one
used by ancient people's.

This is by far the oldest
thing we've found here.

Let me see it.

Could you show us where?

Sure, it was right over there.

It was right around
here somewhere, just

lying on top of the ground.

I picked it up for a souvenir.

I collect rocks.

You collected a
good one this time.

Well, I don't
see anything else.

All of these are
just plain old rocks.

You know, it seems funny that
it would be lying just on top

of the ground, doesn't it?


Unless it fell.

Up there.

Maybe it fell from up
there and rolled down.

NORMAN: Yeah, it looks like
there's a ledge up there.

Let's go up and see.

All right.

We'll have to find some
other place to get up though.

We'd never make it from here.

I think I'll stay down.

Me, too.

Need a climbing
rope from the truck.

I'll get it.

The heck of a ways down.


Boy, isn't that a long drop?

That's Sharon and
Linda down there.


Let's see.

Are we above the spot
where the rock fell?

Over there.

Let's look around down here.

Look at these.

It doesn't look as
if we're going to find

any of those rocks around here.

I can't even see that
small ledge from here.

Do you?

No, un-unh.

Let's see.

We were standing down
there, by that thick brush.

Hey, what's this?

It's a stone
tablet of some kind.

Wow, this is
really [inaudible].

Yeah, but what?

Do you recognize
those markings, Bill?


No, those are strange to me.

They look rather
primitive, don't they?

They look older than any
other markings I've ever seen.

Were they made by
Indians, do you think?

No, not these.

These are the types of
markings made by cavemen.


Perhaps as ancient
as Pithecanthropus

erectus, the earliest
known species of ape man.


Seems to be sealed along
the edges here in mud.

Yeah, it's not by rocks.

Try digging it
away over in there.

Be careful not to hit the rock.

How are we going to get
it back to the truck?

We're going to carry it back.

You think we can get it out?

Here's the bottom edge.

All right.


Let's try lifting it now.

Boy, whoever put that in
there wanted it to stay.

Well, this isn't ordinary mud.

Why, it's a clay with
some sort of resin added.

It's really hard.

Maybe if we use the rock
hammer to pry up on it.

All right.

Try it.

I'm sure you won't break it?

No, it won't break.

OK, Bob, pull.

I think it moved a little.

Not much.

Let's try it again.

Maybe if we lift up on
it while the boys pull.

All right.

I'll count to three
and everyone pull.

Ready now?

One, two, three, pull.

What's that?

What happened?

NORMAN: What happened?

Wait a minute.

Hey, there's a hole down there.

Wish we had a flash light.

Can you see anything?

Well, it looks like
it might be a cave.

What are you doing?

I'm going down inside.

So am I.

Me, too.

We can't all go in.

Well, I'll stay up here.

Will you stay up
here too, Roger?

Well, all right,
but you be careful.

All right.

Come on down.

I'll go first.


Now get a good
grip on that rope.

It's pretty solid.

Wait for a minute now.

Let your eyes get
accustomed to the darkness.

What kind of cave is this?

Natural formation?

Probably so.

But it looks as if
these cracks in the wall

have been sealed up.

With what?

Look, pottery.

These are perfectly preserved.

What's inside?


Not ashes of a person?

Somebody cremated?


These are wood ashes.


We'll take these jars with us.

Be careful not to
spill any of the ashes.

Look, this one has
writing or something on it.

Those markings are similar
to the ones on the tablet

up above.

What is it?

What did you find?

There's a body over there.


It's a mummy covered with mud.

What a find.


How can we get it out?

We're going to need some
more ropes from the truck,

and some boards to tie
it and hold it flat.

Let's go.

How'd you like the ride?

Boy, I am glad
that's over with.

Something tells me
Bob doesn't think

much of our new passenger.

Well, it's the first time
I've ever ridden with a mummy.

I'll open the door to the shed.

We'll leave it there tonight.

You mean we're going
to put it in there?

Wouldn't want to leave a
mummy outside, would you?

Suppose it rains.

Be careful bringing it in.

I'll get this end down here.

OK, I'll get here.


Bob, you get that
corner over on that side.

Linda, will you move
that box, please?


Swing it around, Andy.

Can you take it there?

Watch it.

Where do you want it?

Well, I'd suggest you
put it on this trunk.

Be careful.


Who could've thought we'd
ever find any thing like this?

Easy, now.

OK, sit her down.


Are you going to dig
it open and look inside?

I'm afraid if we try opening it
here, we may destroy something.

Yes, sometimes just
exposing a body to the air

will cause it to fall apart.

That's OK.

If that happens, Bob will
sew the pieces back together.

We'll take it to the museum the
first thing tomorrow morning.

There, we can examine
it more closely.

You know, you people have
done a wonderful thing today.

This could prove to be
the most significant

discovery of our age.

I can't get over
how well-preserved

this is, perfectly preserved.

And I think I know why.

Because it was
sealed in that cave?


Not-- not exactly.

Do you remember the vapor
that shot up out of the hole

when we pried the
stone tablet loose?

Do I?

I'll say.

I thought we'd
had it right then.

I believe that some
ancient tribe buried

this mummy, not just
thousands of years

ago, but hundreds of thousands.

They were very primitive.

Their writings and pottery
were a show of that.

And yet, these people
have found the secret

of truly preserving the dead.

But how?

They combined certain amounts
of various woods and resins

that were present on
the earth at that time.

They put them in
those earthen vessels

we found and burned
them in a sealed cave.

The smoke in and the incense
have the power of preserving

whatever was in the cave.

So that's why the jars we
found were filled with ashes.

And that vapor that
escaped from the cave

was a preservative
smoke hundreds

of thousands of years old.

Well, that's my theory.

I could very easily
be wrong though.

Hey, it moved.

What moved?

The mummy moved.



It did.

It moved its hand.

Looks like your story
got through to Norman.

I didn't mean it was
that well-preserved.

I'm not kidding.

I'm sure it really did move.

I was looking right
at that hand and it

just moved, just a little bit.

You'll understand.

Norman watches television a lot.

But I'm not kidding.

Don't tell your story now.

Wait until later
on this evening,

just before we go to bed.

Well, I think, right
now, at any rate,

we should all eat dinner.

Good idea.

I could use something.

But seriously, it
was a great trip.

Boy, it sounds like it.

This day certainly
did go by fast.

I only wish I would
have gone with you guys

when you climbed up those rocks.

That was quite an experience.

And where were we?

Waiting down below.

Well, when I looked
up and saw that ledge

and that sheer
cliff, I always feel

a lot better on solid ground.

So next week,
all the newspapers

are printing big stories
about how we found

a mummy, maybe even magazines.

MR. MASON: Well,
what's wrong with that?


They'll all be asking me
what I did, what happened,

what did I do when I
first saw that mummy

lying there in that
cave, like it has

been for thousands of years.

And what am I
going to tell them?

That I didn't do
anything because I

wasn't even in the cave.

I was too afraid to
climb up on the rocks.

Well, you weren't alone.

I can see the pictures on
the front of the school paper

of you guys prying
up that stone thing

and all my friends
asking me where were you.

Tell 'em you took the picture.



Boy, I'd sure go
for a bottle of pop.

The country store is
open until 9 o'clock,

if you want to walk up there.

How far is it?

If you cut through
the orange grove,

it isn't far, about
a 10 minute walk.

There's a well-worn path,
so you can't get lost.

Want to walk up?

Sure, sounds like fun.

Anybody else want to go along?

So you plan on bringing
in the rest of those jars

for a closer look, don't you?


Well, then, I think
I'll stay here.

I think I'll go outside
too, get fresh air.

Yes, don't feel you
have to stay inside.

The country up here
is pleasant at night.

I'm too tired to go anywhere.

It's sure that
if I go out there,

something important
will happen here.

And if I stay here, they'll
probably find flying saucers.

By the way, you can bring me
back a bottle of orange pop

if you want.

Where's the dime?

Come on, dig it out.

And $0.03 deposit,
unless you want

me to have to drink it there.

Some people are
natural born tightwads.

Are you coming?

No, I'm going to conserve
my energy and stay here.

What's wrong, Norman?

The mummy's in the back.

It's what?

Look, Norman, this
is just about--



It ran into the grove.

What was it?

How could it be?

Come on, Bill, we've
got to do something.

Boy, it sure is a nice sky.

The moon's so bright, you
don't even need a flashlight.

I love the country at night.

Don't you?

Look at the stars.

There must be billions of them.

Living in town all the time,
I guess you never realize

how many there really are.

Wouldn't it be
great to live out

here instead of in the city?

Boy, I'll say.

Shall we cut through
the grove again?

I guess so.

We found our way the first time.

Boy, there's not
much light in here.

If we stay on the
path, we'll be OK.

Yeah, if we can
see it well enough.

You go down to the next
house and warn them.

I'll get Johnny and
Sharon and meet you here.


What's happening--


Thought I heard something.

What's that?

Something's coming.

Let's get out of here.



When you weren't at
the store, I figured

you'd be on the way home.

Is something wrong?


Let's get out of the grove.

Come on.

Oh, yes.

No, the children are all asleep.

What time do you
expect to be home?


Early in the morning.

We're all fine.

OK, bye.

[glass shattering]


Hello, Bill.

Walt, it's good to see
you, especially now.

I just came from
the Mitchell Ranch.

Walt, this is Roger Mason,
a teacher at the high school.

How do you do?

WALT: How are you?

And this is Johnny,
one of his students.

Hi, sheriff.

WALT: Hello, Johnny.

We were up digging at
the Indian site yesterday

and that's where we discovered
the cave and the mummy.

Bill, of all the weird
stories I've heard,

this is the strangest.

If it weren't you boys,
I wouldn't believe it.

How do you account for it?

I can't.

I have only a theory that
the smoke and the vapor

in that cave must
have caused the body

to lie dormant or asleep for
possibly hundreds of thousands

of years.

When we opened up the
cave and let the air in--

I told you I just
came from the Mitchell

where the girl was
killed last night?

I covered the body as
soon as I got there.

But some of the neighbors
had seen it first.

Story's going around
that there's a bear

come down from the mountains.

One of the windows
was badly smashed.

The door of the shed where we
put the mummy was smashed too.

Let's have a look at it.

This mud?

It's like the lab man found at
the body, this funny red stuff.

The mummy was sealed
with mud just like that.

It broke out of its wrappings.

What's it look like now?

We don't know.

We just caught a glimpse of
it as it ran into that grove.

DR. WYMAN: It stood erect,
but was larger than a man.

That's as much as we could tell.

Last night, after it killed
a girl, one of the neighbors

said that he shot at something
running into the grove.

The orange and lemon groves
in this part of the country

are so extensive, the thing
could travel for miles

and never leave the
protection of the trees.

Let's go look at the place that
you say it run into the grove.

It looks as if it's
been along here.

Over here.

Look at the broken branches.

Why, there's blood
on the ground.

Isn't it?


I think we've found
the spot where

the creature stayed last night.

But what's the blood trauma.

Well, my guess is the fellow
who shot at it last night

must have hit it.

What makes you say that?

Because this isn't
ordinary blood.

This is too dark in color.

He told me he had hit it,
but he must've missed it.


Because I saw the
gun that he used.

It was a large caliber.

Three shots from that
would've stopped anything.


Well, it's sure that if a
hunting rifle didn't stop it,

that revolver of yours
wouldn't do much good either.

And it's too dangerous
trying to track

it down through these groves.

You have an idea?

Well, maybe we can lure
it into the open field.

It's worth a try.

That should just about
do it, shouldn't it?

Yeah, un-huh.

Now let's set those
cans of gasoline

around where we can
get at them fast.

All right.

I'll show them where.


Where we can get at them fast.


Now be careful.

Yeah, that'll be good.

I got all the meat
scraps they had.

How are we going to
know when it's coming

so we can pour off the gas?

Oh, we'll situate
someone up the road

to see through the trees and
give the signal went it comes.

We can use the radio
telephone in my car.

And I have portable
unit in the back.


Now let's hook it up down here.

You push this
button down to talk.

And let it up to receive.

That way, you'll be
able to communicate

with the telephone in my car.


See, Walt, you take your car
and station yourself on the road

down here.

Just a minute.

Who's going into the
grove with the bait?

I thought I would.

Why you?

I was going to do that part.

Well, my idea.

That's a mighty
dangerous idea too, Roger.

You don't know where
that thing may be hiding.

All right, let's draw
straws between the two of us

to see who goes in.


The one who gets the
shorter strong has the job.

Why three straws?

I'm in on this too.

Well, looks like I win anyway.

I'll be down by the road.

And I'll be on this radio.


You're more apt to
need this than I will.

We've got this all ready.


Well, I'll be back
in a few minutes.

Be careful.

Sheriff's ready.

He's got a good view through the
grove from where he's parked.

Yes, we've already
communicated with him.


Now all we do is wait here
until it comes out of the grove.

Been a half hour.

[radio static]

This is Bill, Walt.
See anything yet?

Nothing yet, beginning
to look as if this idea

isn't going to work.

wait another 20 or 30 minutes



Yes, Walt?

something [inaudible].

I'm going to take a closer look.

Hold on.

You better be careful.

WALT [ON RADIO]: You'll hear
from me within a minute.

It's been almost three minutes.


Come in, Walt.

Something's wrong.

Come on.

Bring along those
pliers, Johnny.

Better grab that gasoline, too.

There's his car.

Take it easy now.


Wait here.




Put the gas on it.

For God's sake, don't miss.

Get down.