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COUNTY: Lemhi County
NEAREST TOWN: Salmon ID
NEAREST ROAD: HYW 93 North
OBSERVED: During an evening hunting trip the two of us were driving up a fairly rough patch of road looking for deer sign, it was the last day of the season and was pretty late, around 4 pm or so. The weather was a little foggy with a light rain.
I had stopped the truck to look up a small ridge about 300 or so yards away. I saw what looked like a very large Bigfoot standing at the top of the ridge near a tree. I told myself that it was probably just a large stump that looked like a silhouette of Bigfoot on the ridge. I even pointed it out to my 12 year old son, that that stump looked just like a Bigfoot. We both laughed and agreed that it did.
We continued up the little road for less than 100 yards, and found that it was a dead end. We turned around and on the way down I looked back to where I saw the stump, and it was gone!. Less than 3 minutes had gone by. I stopped the truck and told my son that the stump was gone. We searched the skyline and couldn't find it again.
To this day, I really do not know what that was on the skyline, and I am not convinced that it was in fact a Bigfoot (I am a beliver), but it was something that I can not explain.
OTHER WITNESSES: 12 (now 14) year old son. Riding in my truck looking for deer
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Late afternoon around 4 pm
ENVIRONMENT: Light rain and light fog
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness by phone:
He does not remember the day but it was mid October.
It was lightly raining but he could see several hundred yards. He stopped to watch a hillside and ridge for deer for about five minutes. He and his son did not get out of the truck. As he mentioned, a black outline that he thought was a stump remained motionless while they watched for deer. It was next to a medium sized tree and the witness admits it was difficult to judge height at that distance. There were game animal trails throughout the area.
The figure or stump had a round head with no neck. He said it had square shoulders like a Bigfoot statue. He could not see arms. He did not have binoculars. But it was not there two to three minutes later when they came back to the location.
The windows were up in the truck so they did not detect any odor. He is aware of abandoned mines in the area but they are sealed with steel bars. He has hunted all his life. This "disappearing stump" very much reminded him of a Bigfoot statue.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
Kevin has camped, fished and hunted in Eastern Washington all his life. His interest in Sasquatch began when he was 10 years old and saw Roger Patterson present "the" film. He lives in Eastern Washington.
Recently retired, he was a veterinarian since 1984, after graduating from Washington State University.
He attended Washington BFRO expeditions in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Oregon in 2015 and 2018, Montana in 2017 and 2018. He was co-leader of N.E. Washington 2019, Washington 2020, 2021 and Montana 2020, 2021expeditions.