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COUNTY: Tuolumne County
LOCATION DETAILS: Its about a mile from the turnoff for beardsley lake and about 9 miles from the lake itself.
NEAREST TOWN: Strawberry
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 108
OBSERVED: The town of strawberry is about 10 miles from Beardsley Lake. Myself, my ex, both of her parents, and some friends (who happened to be in another car ahead of us) were on our way up to Beardsley Lake to go camping.
It was just after dark and our friends (who are very catholic) had just crossed the bridge saw something cross the road from left to right just ahead of them. We (in our car) were just behind them maybe like a minute and as we got to the other side of the bridge I was facing my ex talking to her and just over her should I saw something about 9 or 10 feet tall walking like it was walking through the brush.
It turned and looked right at the car and I got a very good look at it and realized it was a Bigfoot. I wasn't scared. I instantly got excited and grabbed my camera and start telling my ex's mother, who was driving, to pull over so I could get pictures. She refused. We continued up the highway following our friends and I watched as they pulled over. I though maybe they missed the road to turn off to go to the lake so we pulled over too. Our friend's husband rolled down the window leaned out and screamed, "What the hell just walked in front of my car?" What I saw was about 9 or 10 feet tall, covered in dark (like black or dark brown) hair, long arms ( longer then a normal mans) its face was like every picture i have ever seen and it walked down towards the river and up into the woods. It walked like it was moving the brush out of its way. And when it looked at the car its eyes were red. I think that was due to the headlights and other few lights around.
We then finally got to the lake our friends and myself talked about it and I told them what it was. Nobody else in my car saw it but both people in the other car saw it.
The next day we went into strawberry to get a couple of things and found that bigfoots have been seen around there quite a few times.
OTHER WITNESSES: There was a car head of the car I was in that a couple of friends were driving.
OTHER STORIES: The general store has a wall or rather had a wall of ppl that have seen bigfoots in that area in the past.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was after dusk, sky was very clear and there was a restaurant with a couple low level lights like maybe 40 or 60 watt bulbs. And a general store on the other side with the same.
ENVIRONMENT: There is a river with a bridge over it. As ur driving towards Beardsley Lake there is a restaurant on the left and a general type store on the right.
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