Geographical Index > United States > Montana > Silver Bow County > Report # 25662|
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.
Hiker spots a bigfoot in the mountains east of Butte
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COUNTY: Silver Bow County
LOCATION DETAILS: On the East Ridge, south of The Lady of the Rockies. About in the middle of the hill.
NEAREST TOWN: Butte
NEAREST ROAD: I-90
OBSERVED: I live in Butte, Montana. This is a city mostly on a hill, but stretches down into a valley. On the east side, there is a great stretch of mountains known as the east ridge.
This is where I was when I saw a sasquatch.
In the middle of the hill, south of the Lady of the Rockies, there are two smaller hills jutting out of the middle of the hill. I was on the northern side of the southernmost small peak, heading down to go back to my vehicle.
I was heading through some trees when I looked to the north at the other hill.
This hill comes up further out from the main mountain than the hill that I was on. The peak is therefore more west, and then heading east it slopes down, flattens out, then heads back up the main mountain.
I was looking through these trees I was heading through up at the flattened part of that hill. I was looking right at this tree. I'd say it was a good ten feet tall. I'd say I was about 200-300 yards away from this tree.
He must have seen me, because when he walked out from behind that tree, I could tell he was looking right at me. And something about the way he timed it tells me he wanted to scare me.
I'd say he was about 8 feet tall, judging from the distance, and he walked just like the saquatch in the old video of him walking through that small clearing in the forest. You all know the one. Probably the most popular one out there.
His arms swayed back and forth, hanging limply from his shoulders.
He walked about 15 feet then disappeared behind another tree.
I have no doubt in my mind of what I saw.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was alone.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest and open fields. Very rocky in some areas. In the middle of the mountain.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Todd Strong:
After interviewing the witness, the following can be added to his account.
The witness is familiar with the area and hikes there regularly. When he first saw the animal, he was surprised by how easy it was to see, and assumes that the size of the animal made it easy to spot. The animal had well groomed, dark brown hair. It had a steady walk with long swinging arms. Although he never saw the animal look directly at him, he is certain the animal knew he was there. The witness felt the animal had timed its movement into the open so that he would see it, possibly as an intimidation attempt. However, the witness never felt threatened or frightened; instead he was excited by the sighting.
Sometime after the sighting the witness returned to the area and investigated the tree the animal had been hiding behind. The tree was ten feet tall, which led the witness to believe the animal was eight feet tall.
This witness is familiar with the area and local wildlife. He is believable and sincere. The sighting was during a clear day with no obstructions. I believe that this was a Class A sighting.
About BFRO Investigator Todd Strong:
Todd Strong has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and is self-employed.
He is a Certified Visual Tracker; Level 1.
Todd has been an avid outdoorsman since childhood. Attended the following BFRO expeditions:
Utah 2007, Northern California Spring 2008, Olympic Peninsula Washington 2008, Northern California Spring 2009, Northern California Fall 2009, Wyoming 2010, Olympic Peninsula Washington 2011.
Todd was the Expedition Organizer for the Utah 2010 expedition and is organizing the Utah 2012 expedition.