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Report # 8797  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Friday, June 4, 2004.
Two boys find footprints on Harris River bank
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YEAR: 2001

SEASON: Spring


DATE: Mothers Day

STATE: Alaska

COUNTY: Prince of Wales County

LOCATION DETAILS: From Klawock drive southeast on the Klawock -Hollis Road to the Harris River campground, approximately 4 miles west of Hollis.


NEAREST ROAD: The Klawock - Hollis Road

OBSERVED: I and my cousin were walking down Harris River from the Harris River camp ground. We were walking about 30 to 45 minutes when my cousin thought he saw something standing in front of us about 100 feet or so away. When he asked me if I could see what it was, I told him I couldn't see because I didn't have any contacts on or glasses. So he told me it was just a stump so I was like ok.. Then we went over to where we thought the thing was and in the sand about an inch deep there was a footprint like a man's. In shoe size it looked like it might have been like a size 13 or 15, There were 3 foot prints and about a minute later we ran for about ten minutes and we started walking and then we got to the road, about a mile away from the picnic area, where we were having a Mother's Day picnic We started to race each other to the picnic area where our family members were. Then we told them about it and we just kept it to ourselves for some odd reason.

ALSO NOTICED: The feet were human-like 5 toes, heel,bridge in the foot,and was really big

OTHER WITNESSES: There was just I and my cousin. We were trying to figure out what might have been looking at us.

OTHER STORIES: No other incidents that I know of.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: It happend in the daytime and if I was to guess it might have been 2 or 3 pm.

ENVIRONMENT: There were 2 bridges nearby and we were on a river bank when the incident occured. Mountainous and forested terrain.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:

The witness mentioned that the footprints were approximately 15" long or slightly shorter. The three prints were not walking footprints but were close together. Since he personally could not get a good look at the initial sighting, the report has been classified as a function of the footprints.

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