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Submitted by witness J. L. on Friday, December 15, 2000.
Car passenger has nighttime sighting near Lake Tahoe
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COUNTY: El Dorado County
LOCATION DETAILS: We where traveling back from the Washoe Indian Reservation, turned on to hwy 50, in dense forest
NEAREST TOWN: Lake Tahoe
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 50
ALSO NOTICED: no.
OTHER WITNESSES: one, son was looking out the window of our car and spotted the bigfoot or large hairy man as he called him.
OTHER STORIES: no, but my daughter (who is 20 years older than my son), saw a similiar creature at about the same age in Newtown N. Dak. in 1982. Again it was at dusk at the edge of town near a canyon that has a lot of trees. She and my niece saw a large hairy creature peeking out of a barn window, they became histerical and ran home. The creature had reddish brown hair according to my daughter and black hair according to my niece. It was watching them play catch. Their uncle came out to check almost immediately and found nothing but some indents in the soft dirt in the barn below the open window. He said the creature would have to be couched down in order to look through the window but for some reason the girls said he was large, maybe the size of his head and shoulders was large. Our tribal people are split between whether bigfoot is a spirit creature or real. Their uncle felt they saw a spirit creature because their were no footprints and why would the creature brush his footprints from the soft dirt?
TIME AND CONDITIONS: dusk, full moon, clear weather
ENVIRONMENT: Dense forest on hwy 50, in the mountains, my son age 9 was very afraid because he saw a large hairy man with fur standing in the trees along side the road. He felt he was looking at him, he was upset until we got home.
Follow-up investigation report:
Talked with the witness and his mother by phone. The following details can be added to the report:
--his mom was driving, and they were in an area of very tall trees;
--the creature was standing on the side of the road, just watching the car drive by;
--the creature was brownish-black, and had its arms to its side;
--its face was that of an ape, with a flat nose and wide lips; and
--it was estimated to be between 7 to 8 feet.