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COUNTY: Humboldt County
LOCATION DETAILS: You can see the mountain from on the outskirt's of town. You can basicaly see the peak of the mountain that the sighting occured.
NEAREST TOWN: Winnemucca
NEAREST ROAD: There was a little dirt road. I don't even think it was marked.
OBSERVED: My uncle, my six year old cousin, and I were on one of our little weekly expeditions to explore the surrounding mountains in Winnemucca, Nevada. We were walking up the foot of a mountain on the ridge of a wash and there was still about a foot and a half of snow on the ground when my cousin said that she saw a guy standing on top of the mountain and I said "There's no one up there, it's to far from any civilizations. It's probably just a juniper bush." But about five minutes later, our 95 pound Doberman/Greyhound mix made a mad dash underneath the truck by the foot of the mountain. (And our dog was not one to be scared off easily, it scare's away anything that comes close to the house, and it even took on a mountain lion once, it has the scars on it's underbelly to prove it.) Just about the time me and my Uncle looked up towards where my cousin was pointing, we heard a low, droning howl and what I thought was the juniper bush, was animated now, walking downwards, and swaying side to side slightly. It spooked me and my uncle because on the way up we saw a totally decimated cow carcass! About that time we headed out to the truck because we were pretty shaken up by what we had just seen. We were reluctant to tell anyone in fear of being laughed at and ridiculed.
ALSO NOTICED: The decimated cow carcas.
It wasn't a bear because there was never any kind of bear reported in that area.
OTHER WITNESSES: My uncle, and little cousin.
OTHER STORIES: No, well not that I know of.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about a hour and a half before sunset, it was a clear winter evening. The sun was behind the mountain at the time.
ENVIRONMENT: Snowy, mountainous landscape dotted with numberous juniper bushes and small pines.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator John Salmond:
The witness said they watched the subject for close to five minutes. One of the comments that really struck me was that of the young cousin's, "there is a man up there", noting that the subject was on two legs and moving like a man. It was also noticed that the subject did not have a visible neck and the head sort of sloped into the shoulders. The figure was all black, there were no color variations or clothing lines, and the size reminded him of a very large “Burly Guy”. I found the witness to be credible.
About BFRO Investigator John Salmond:
John Salmond grew up in Utah and is a lifelong outdoorsman and former hunter. His father owned a Motel in West Yellowstone where he would spend summers exploring and taking pictures of wildlife.
He is a Certified Visual Tracker; Level 1 Human Tracker (Sasquatch Emphasis)
Northern California Spring 2008, Washington Olympic Expedition 2008, Northern California Spring 2009, Utah 2009 (Co-organized), Wyoming 2009, Northern California Fall 2009, Co-Organized the Utah 2010 and will be Co-Organizing the Utah 2012 Expedition.