Who is Charles Benton? Oklahoma native tells 'Real Housewives of Dallas' stars he's actually seen Bigfoot
Charles took the housewives on a Bigfoot sighting trip and taught the ladies how to knock on trees as it's reportedly Bigfoots' preferred mode of communicating with each other
The Dallas housewives certainly take a very deep interest in supernatural and spiritual elements. In earlier episodes, we saw Brandi Redmond claiming that she can speak to spirits, and took her fellow housewives to a haunted house, while D'Andra Simmons's interest in spiritual activities with her shaman raised quite a few eyebrows. It looks like the baton has been passed on to Stephanie Hollman to flaunt her strange interests to the world.
Stephanie decided to organize a fun trip to Oklahoma for her fellow housewives and the housewife has added some very interesting activities to the itinerary such as going on a quest to find the legendary Bigfoot. She roped in a local Oklahoma resident, Charles Benton, who made headlines with his claims of having seen Bigfoot. When Charles came down to meet the ladies and told them about his experience of sighting Bigfoot, and shared his knowledge about the beast with the housewives, they had some very interesting reactions to it. But before we get to the housewives' reaction, let us take a look at who exactly is Charles and how he spotted Bigfoot.
Who is Charles Benton?
Broken Bow city in Oklahoma has become a major tourist attraction thanks to rumors of the presence of Bigfoot in the area. For several decades generations of people grew up in Oklahoma hearing stories of Bigfoot and the terror that the beast is capable of causing. Charles made headlines a few years ago when he claimed that he spotted Bigfoot.
He explained to the ladies how a few years ago while hunting for turkeys during sunset he came face to face with the dreaded beast. "Behind me I could hear this moaning, this grunting. And I could feel it almost,” Charles explained. In an interview with State Impact Oklahoma, he described the experience, "I was on my all fours there for a minute. When I got back to my knees and was getting up — see the trees that make kind of a ‘V’? Right there. In between those two trees, down there in that creek.” He says the creature turned and looked right at him. “I Ran up this hill, ran past my blind, my tent and all my camping stuff. Ran to my truck and never came back,” Charles claims.
Charles' equipment is still at the site. Over the years, the colors of the collapsed tent and empty soda cans faded from years of sitting in the sun. But people believed Charles' story and are convinced that there is a bigfoot amidst them.
How did the housewives react to Charles' claims of Bigfoot sighting?
Even before Charles told the ladies about his Bigfoot sighting, Kameron Westcott was instantly intrigued by his 'interesting hairstyle'. While citing the example of D'Andra's shaman who rocks unique sideburns, Kam wondered where Stephanie picked up Charles from, a man with long white hair and a beard that grazes his chest.
When Charles began narrating his story, Kary Brittingham wasn't feeling it. She not only felt that Charles was faking his story, but was also upset over the fact that he was hunting helpless animals. She began humiliating Charles by shaming and judging him for hunting animals and even accused him of having a 'small pee pee'. This led to small friction between Stephanie and Kary as the hostess felt that her guest wasn't being treated with respect. Eventually, Kary apologized and the two housewives made up.
Charles even took the ladies on a Bigfoot sighting trip and taught the ladies how to knock on trees, as it's reportedly Bigfoots' preferred mode of communicating with each other. The ladies aside from Kary were intrigued by Charles' story and were keen on spotting the beast. Unfortunately, they couldn't spot anything and got back to their cabin feeling a bit dejected and exhausted.
'Real Housewives of Dallas' Season 5 airs every Tuesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.