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DATE: August 15th
COUNTY: Tulare County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was about 50 yards north-west of the Giant Forest Museum and about 20 yards north of the Bear Hill Trail.
NEAREST TOWN: Lemon Cove
OBSERVED: Hello. My family and I took a trip to the Sequoia National Forest and were walking a trail near the Bear Hill Trail. I was taking pictures and videos of my children when I noticed a couple of footprints up the side of the hill. The toes and heel indentations were very noticeable, very large and very deep into the dirt. The stride between the prints were approximately 6 feet apart. I also took photos and videos of the prints and with my foot next to them. What was very intimidating was that I am 6'6" and weigh 380 lbs., so I'm no small guy at all. I wear shoe size 13 extra wide. These prints made my foot look childish. I tried my hardest to dig my foot into the dirt as deep as the prints were, but to no avail. Whatever made these prints had to be a considerably large animal. I then went back to the entrance of the Bear Hill Trail and walked up that trail and matched the area where I found the original prints, but higher up. It was there I found a third print and took a couple of pictures of that print as well, with one being my foot next to it to get the size. I have always been an avid believer in the Sasquatch animal, but I never thought that I would ever find anything like this.
ALSO NOTICED: As I watch watching my kids, I heard a snap as if someone was walking up the hill and stepped on a twig, but I saw no persons or animals.
OTHER WITNESSES: My children and wife. My children were playing by an old tree and my wife was sitting down at a bench.
OTHER STORIES: I read on the BFRO app that campers had rocks thrown at them in 2001 at the Sequioa National Forest.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3:30 pm. Sunny. Cool weather. Around 87 degrees.
ENVIRONMENT: Dirt and dry. Surrounded by the giant Sequoia trees.
Follow-up investigation report:
This is a very recent report. It was posted before the witness could be interviewed in order to alert Park staff about potential tracks in the area.
Witness contact information available to BFRO investigators.