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Media Article # 9
Article submitted by John Moore
Wednesday, January 30, 1980
Bigfoot Sighting Reported in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (UPI) - Is Bigfoot vacationing in the southern Nevada desert?
The legendary creature, whose activities are normally confined to the Pacific coast, was sighted by a worker in the Nevada Test Site 95 miles north of Las Vegas recently. Department of Energy spokesman Dave Jackson said a worker saw the creature walk across a road in the forward area of the test site. It was reported heading east toward Yucca Flat, site of numerous above- and below-ground nuclear tests.
The creature was described as more than six feet tall, covered with hair and walking upright, taking long strides like a man.
Jackson said when the unidentified worker reported the sighting, "he took quite a bit of ribbing."
Jackson said security officials stationed in Mercury investigated, but were unable to find any footprints or other evidence.