COLORADO HISTORICAL SASQUATCH
TIME PERIOD (AD 1450-1700)
AREA INVOLVED (Southern San Juan Mountains, South central Colorado, North Central New Mexico)
The Pueblo tribe of northern New Mexico have many traditional stories of 8 to 10 foot tall man-beasts that they believed lived in the high mountains in an area of north central New Mexico and extending into southern Colorado. The stories are considered sacred and the contemporary tribal elders will not share the stories because of this. Some stories of hairy giants, considered by them to sometimes kill and eat man, have been leaked. They fear the creatures and many consider them as spirit beings, in spite of the fact that they can be seen, heard and leave tracks.
There is an archeological ruin (ca. AD 1450-1700 occupation) named Gee-tow-ta-own-lay-new"
which is translated "Place where the giant man stepped". This site
is about 60 miles south of
the Colorado/New Mexico border at an elevation of 7650’ in dense ponderosa pine forest. Tribal archeologists confirm that this archeological pueblo’s name is a "direct reference" to the 8 to 10 foot tall hairy man-beasts encountered in the area at the time of the pueblo’s construction and occupation from the mid-14th century through the 18th century.
Credit given to Colorado BFRO member Keith Foster (email@example.com)
Uploaded to the BFRO Database by: Dawn Harrack <Dawn@BFRO.net> and Matt M. <Matt@BFRO.net>.
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