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COUNTY: Fremont County
LOCATION DETAILS: When you come in from Pueblo headed towards Canon City you will see a sign on the right that says Phantom Canyon and It is also I short cut to Cripple Creek and the back way to Colorado Springs.
NEAREST TOWN: between Florence and Canyon City Colorado
NEAREST ROAD: I think HWY 87
OBSERVED: My family and myself were in Colorado on vacation. We we going down the Phantom Canyon between Florence and Canon City Colorado. We were probably 5 miles into the canyon when we made a curve in the road and I noticed out the right side of the car several cows standing around and a large black furry thing, kind of bent a little in the knees walking around the cows. He looked maybe 7 to 8 foot tall. He was swinging his arms really fast like he was trying to get away in a hurry.I never saw his face he had his back to me. I was shocked at first and could not really say anything but about 5 minutes later I told my Dad and he turned around and went back to the place where I had saw him. There was nothing there by then except the cows. We drove back a couple of miles and some people were camping but they were packing up to leave. My Mom and Dad did not believe me for a long time, but a few years after that they had went back and had heard that someone else had seen such a thing around Colorado and that something had tried to get into someones house not far from there and had found some fur on their back screen door. This was back in 1985. Noone had ever really believed me but on 8-7-03 I watched a special on Discovery Travel and they had some reachers on there trying to track a Bigfoot sighting in Oklahoma, so I looked up your web page when I got to work today.
ALSO NOTICED: It just seemed like we were not bothering it that it was just trying to get somewhere else, kind of walking briskly but not running.
OTHER WITNESSES: No my mom and dad were in the front seat and I was in the back they were looking forward towards the mountains and I was watching out the side of the car for any squirrels, rabbits, bears, mountain lions. or anything I could see.
OTHER STORIES: My mom told me a few years later after I had got married and moved away that there had been some more sightings around Colorado - I don't remember where - and that on the back screen porch of an old shack that someone lived in that they had found some fur, could not figure out if it was human or animal.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was in the afternoon maybe around 2 P.M. I was a beautiful clear day, sun shining, a little chilly
ENVIRONMENT: In the canyon is like a mountain on one side and someplaces it is a large drop off but where I saw him I was only a few feet maybe 50 feet from the road and the incline from the road was maybe 2 foot. There were trees some large boulders laying around places (all over the canyon really) and the only other things were grass and the cows.
A & G References: CO A&G P 62 D-2
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dennis Pfohl:
Interviewed witness by phone, the following comments are added from the interview.
It was around 12 p.m. when Tammie, who was riding in the back seat of the family car, saw a large black figure walking on two legs, hunched forward, with long hair covering its body. It was walking through a field passing by some cows who did not seem concerned with its presence.
It appeared to be heading towards a treed, rocky area beyond the field. She was astonished at how the arms were swinging wide and at the long steps it took, but also how gracefully and quickly it was moving. Her dad turned the vehicle around to go back, but on return, they saw nothing else.
Her mom also saw something dark but only caught a fleeting glimpse from her seat.
Tammie is a stay at home mother.
About BFRO Investigator Dennis Pfohl:
Dennis Pfohl is a business owner in Colorado and an avid Outdoorsman. He attended the 2004 New Mexico Expedition (Mescalero IR), 2005 New Mexico Expedition (Mescalero), 2005 California Sierras Expedition, and 2005/2008 Oklahoma exp. 2008 Texas Expedition. Organizer of the first Colorado
BFRO expedition in 2005, and organized the 06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and( non public) Colorado Expeditions.