Newspaper Article : North Bay Nugget July 27, 1923

COBALT -- Mr. J.A. MacAuley and Mr. Lorne Wilson claim they have seen the PreCambrian Shield Man while working on their mining claims North and East of the Wettlaufer Mine near Cobalt. This is the second time in seventeen years that a hairy apelike creature nicknamed "Yellow Top" because of a light-colored "mane" has been seen in the district.

The two prospectors said they were taking test samples from their ... property when they saw what looked like a bear picking at a blueberry patch. Mr. Wilson said he threw a stone at the creature.

"It kind of stood up and growled at us. Then it ran away. It sure was like no bear that I have ever seen. Its head was kind of yellow and the rest of it was black like a bear, all covered with hair."

The first report of the creature was made in September, 1906, by a group of men building the headframe at the Violet Mine, east of Cobalt. It has not been seen since that time.

From the book Sasquatch, The Apes Among Us by John Green

Posted to the BFRR web site by Ray Gavel (

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