Geographical Index > United States > California > Nevada County > Report # 12649|
Submitted by witness on Sunday, September 25, 2005.
Man recalls daytime sighting in a canyon outside Nevada City
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COUNTY: Nevada County
LOCATION DETAILS: its some thing id have to go back to find
NEAREST TOWN: nevada city
NEAREST ROAD: zion or old downieville hwy
OBSERVED: In late summer of 1987 my friend and i were riding our bicycles down an old mine road sw of town. The road went down to a creek.We went down to the creek and on our way back, we pushed our bikes back up the road because it was steep.The road goes up along side a canyon,and was old asphalt turned light gray and crumbling.We were maybe a third of the way back up.It was quiet ,then suddenly a crashing breaking sound came from across the canyon.There was something running like a man,covered in dark hair, face humanoid ,right towards us, down the other side of the canyon.It was breaking small trees about 1 to 2 1/2 inches in dia. on its way down like they were made of balsa wood. We both saw this at the same time.It was making a bee line towards us.It scared the hell out of us and we ran as fast as we could trying to bike up the hill but it was faster running in the end, until we got nearer the top.There was no way it was a bear.It was clearly running like a man and the head was small like a man, with dark eye sockets .It was moving fast as it was a steep grade it was coming down.Whether it was running from something or at something, i dont know.
ALSO NOTICED: i went back a couple of times through the years and there is no signs of anything
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 walking
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: overcast about 10 in the morning
ENVIRONMENT: thick pine forest canyon north side
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Withers:
The witness who submitted this report is now a truck driver in his middle thirties. At the time of this sighting, he and his friend were around twelve years old. They were on an abandoned mining road coming up from Deer Creek when "everything went cold and silent" right before their sighting.
For three or four seconds they had an unobstructed view of a bipedal creature, approximately 100 to 150 feet away, running down the side of the canyon. While the witness didn't get a good look at the face, he did see that the creature was seven to eight feet tall, covered with dark brown hair, and had big shoulders and no neck. There were leaves stuck in its hair from the small trees it smashed through as it ran.
After frantically pedaling and pushing their bikes uphill for about a quarter mile, they stopped and looked behind them. At that point they could no longer see or hear the creature.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Withers:
Kevin Withers is a website developer, database application developer, and entrepreneur in Southern California.