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COUNTY: El Dorado County
LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy US 50 between Silver Fork and Twin Bridges.
NEAREST TOWN: Silver Fork
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 50
OBSERVED: Tonight me and my husband were driving on Hwy 50 and we noticed a 8 to 10 foot hairy creature on the side of the road just standing there looking at us while we were driving home... We have driven that Highway enough to know that this was not usual thing to see.
We have seen several deers only, but I couldn't believe what we just seen... I will never drive that Highway at night ever again... It really scared me... I am just curious if any other drivers noticed this big creature on the side of the road.. The time was between 10pm to 10:30pm on July 11th, 2009. It was on the side heading toward Sacramento, CA. It was 3 to 5 miles between Silver Fork and Twin Bridges..
ALSO NOTICED: We had just noticed a small herd of deer about a mile away.
OTHER WITNESSES: Two, I was a passenger and my husband was driver.
OTHER STORIES: My husband has heard of other sightings in this same area. But I never did. This is the first time I have ever seen this for my own eyes..
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10-10:30pm
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest and Highway 50.
A & G References: Northern California DeLorme Atlas, Page 89, Index of B-5/6
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Richard Hucklebridge:
I called the wife tonight, the 14th of July 2009, who is the witness that turned in the report. We discussed her very brief visual sighting that took place on the north side of highway 50 where this creature was just standing, and seemed to be watching the cars and trucks moving along this highway. She usually spends most of her time looking for deer while they are driving down through the mountains and this tree lined highway; sort of an early warning system. She and her husband's total viewing time was just a few seconds. This creature was standing about 20 to 30 feet off of the road in a vehicle pull out area from where their vehicle was moving down the road at least 55 mph traveling towards Sacramento.
This witness said that it was the hairiest creature she had ever seen, plus it was big and scary, and it seemed to be a very dark brown to a blackish color. The witness did view the eyes on this creature's face, but no other details. I asked her if she noticed any other distinguishing characteristics like what might be its gender? She stated that she never noticed any type of gender, but that she did notice its humanistic features like its head, legs and its height for sure.
I asked if I could speak with her husband who might corroborate her story, and she introduced him to me and we spoke for quite some time on this subject and several others. He was a second witness for sure, describing a very thick and massive creature standing there looking like a large tree that just looked out of place in that pull out area. He further stated that it was as at least three feet thick from its shoulders down to its feet.
This witness said that he had his high beams on which illuminated this creature as their vehicle passed by and he thought it may have jumped as the lights hit it, and that's how he may have first noticed this creature. The husband's first impression was that a tree was growing in a vehicle pull out section, and that was just plain wrong. His viewing time was very short. He also described its color as being a very dark brown to black.
In summary, we now have two more confirmed believers, which know for sure that these creatures are out there for real. One reason that I took this report is the fact that I have an extensive report that I am working on that takes place in the same area.
About BFRO Investigator Richard Hucklebridge:
- Four years in the United States Navy, 1955-1959 (Combat Air Crewman on P4M Mercator Patrol Aircraft)
- 37 years in the aerospace industry: 33 years with General Electric at Edwards AFB; More than 5 years with the Northrop Grumman Corp. at Edwards AFB (Flight Line Mechanic on the B-2 Bomber).
- During 20 of those years at Edwards he was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the County of Los Angeles.