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COUNTY: Teton County
LOCATION DETAILS: We rented cabins just a small ways from the Grand Canyon. There were lots of cabins for rent. I believe it was at Teton Lake. The mountains with snow were around the lake. A big lodge was just up the road with Moose eating grass in the water behind the lodge.The sighting was a short ways from the cabins headed towards the Grand Canyon. It is the only field with tall green grass and water running through it before the canyon. You drive into timber and climb uphill out of sight of the water just past the water. Not far from cabins up the road.
NEAREST TOWN: Colter Bay Village
NEAREST ROAD: John D. Rockefeller Parkway
OBSERVED: On 6-94 we visited Yellowstone National Park and rented a cabin near Teton Lake. My wife and two sons were with me. We left one morning just after dawn to visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and see the sights. A short ways up the road I looked to the right and there was a big open flat field with a body of water running through it about nine foot wide. Tall green grass about waist high was growing --it was a beautiful sight. About sixty yards out or so I saw a tall, dark, hairy figure standing close to the water. It stood seven foot or so tall with it's back to us and it's head turned to the left. Its features were massive and very powerful. It was no bear because it heard our van and saw us and took off walking like a man. Its stride was long with it's arms swinging as it walked. My entire family all saw exactly the same thing. The light visibility was quite good. I told all family members to keep their eyes on this creature and to look at nothing else. We finally drove our car through some trees on the road and could no longer see the creature.
ALSO NOTICED: There was no other traffic on the road. It was just a short time after dawn and we seemed to be out and about before anyone else.
OTHER WITNESSES: Counting myself, there were four witnesses.We were in our van headed for the Grand Canyon to do a day of sightseeing.
OTHER STORIES: After returning to my hometown in Washington State, I spoke to a car salesman that use to pack horses in the Yellowstone.He told me there have been lots of sightings in the Yellowstone but he had never seen one.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: The lighting was good and weather clear.
ENVIRONMENT: Open flat field then dipping down to the east running up to line of timber. Also, a channel of water about nine feet wide running through field with waist high green grass.
Road bent uphill and west into timber shortly after sighting occurred.
Follow-up investigation report:
Witness age 51, elaborated on the creature's physical characteristics during an interview.
The man said as he stared at the creature, he resolved more details. "It had almost human facial features, a big thick neck, a massive skull, big huge arms like a gorilla, a big back, kind of dented in -- I don't know how else to explain it -- massive legs, a big butt. Its head was cocked to left, and it was staring out across the water, not moving.''
He stressed that the animal could not have been either a bear or fisherman.
"I got a good look at that thing and it was massive. It was no bear. It was no fisherman. This thing was hairy from head to toe. There is absolutely no way that's a fisherman. My first thought was it was a grizzly because of the size and coloration." (The witness said he has bear hunted before.)
"I've seen pictures of sasquatch on TV. This looked like that, although it might have been even bigger around.''
"This thing is real, and it is a big ape. It's got arms on him like a tree trunk.''