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Submitted by witness Mark on Thursday, November 5, 1998.
Witness noticed something out of the corner of his eye
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DATE: During Wyoming Elk Bowhunting season
COUNTY: Carbon County
LOCATION DETAILS: In Medicine Bow National Forest
OBSERVED: A friend and I were gathering firewood around 5:00 p.m. in the evening, there was maybe an inch of new snow on the ground and a moderate fog had settled in on the mountain side. We were maybe 200 or 300 yards from camp up on the mountain side. As we gathered small sticks and branches from dead trees I noticed something out of the corner of my eye, and a huge hairy like animal, maybe 7 or 8 feet tall ran infront of us. The creature was maybe 10 or 15 yards ahead of us in some thicker timber. The creature ran in front of us for maybe 30 or 40 yards but because of the fog we lost track of him. The creature ran or moved quickly on two legs for the entire time we observed him.
There is no doubt in my mind that the creature was not a bear, but something else, such as a Sasquatch.
Two days later while hunting I heard a terrible scream like nothing I had ever heard before, it wasn't a sreech owl or coyote or elk, it was increadibly high pitched and echoed off a canyon wall. Just the thought of it still makes my hair stand on end.
OTHER WITNESSES: The witness that observed the visual sighting was looking for firewood at the time. The witness that heard the scream or wail was elk hunting with me at the time.
ENVIRONMENT: The creature was sighted on a mountain side, in a dense patch of forest in the Medicine Bow National Forest in Carbon County Wyoming about 10 or 15 miles from the Colorado border. The elevation is around 8,000 to 9,000 feet. The creature was sceen about 500 or 600 yards from the Roaring Fork branch of the Little Snake River. The screams or wail was heard about 3 or 4 miles from the visual sighting. The screams came from somewhere in some very dark timber off the side of a small canyon or gorge. The elevation here was aproxiamatley the same as the visual sighting.