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COUNTY: Nevada County
LOCATION DETAILS: The sighting was near Grass Valley.
NEAREST TOWN: Grass Valley
OBSERVED: After reading report 7804, I suspect that my son may have seen a bigfoot in early December, 2003. His mother and I are divorced and where she lives outside of Grass Valley. There are houses out there that are close together but also big areas of wooded lots. He told me that he thought he had seen Bigfoot while walking home from his bus stop.
Normally, my ex-wife picks my son up at the bus stop, but he had asked to walk home this day. It is about 1/2 mile from the bus stop to his house. As he was cutting across the woods, about 100 feet from the bus stop and 20 feet off the pavement, he jumped up onto a stump. Below him he saw a black figure, taller than 5'10" (my height). It was about 15 feet from him and breathing very heavily. It had its arms to its side and was rocking slowly, side to side. My son was afraid, but didn't want to scream in case the animal reacted badly to the noise. He just slowly backed up the hill, keeping his eyes on the creature and when he got to the pavement, ran home. He said the creature turned its head to follow his movements, but otherwise didn't move.
When my son got home, he immediately told his mother and then later, me. Neither of us believed it at first, but after seeing report 7804, which was in the same area, I thought I should submit the incident.
ALSO NOTICED: No
OTHER WITNESSES: Just one
OTHER STORIES: Yes, I may have seen something in the 1985 near Pike, California.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: around 3:00 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest
Click here to read Report 7804.
Follow-up investigation report:
I talked with the father of the witness by phone. Some details
of that interview were incorporated into the report. The BFRO
does not normally post reports for the public where the
witness was not directly interviewed. In this case, because of
the age of the child, I felt it was best for the father to conduct
the interview with his son before talking with me.
Because the child’s sighting occurred so close in time and
location to Report 7804, we are hoping this report encourages
others who may have seen/heard something in this area to
come forward. Please contact either myself or Robert Strain if
you would like to report a sighting from this area or if you
have other pertinent information. You can use either the
“Submit a report” or the “Submit a comment” links shown at
the bottom of this page, or you can contact me using the
provided email address.