Geographical Index > United States > Alaska > Prince of Wales County > Report # 2917
Submitted by witness on Saturday, July 28, 2001.
Family observes large biped from car
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COUNTY: Prince of Wales County
LOCATION DETAILS: Between the sort yard and the garbage dump, on Saltery Road.
NEAREST TOWN: Hydaburg
NEAREST ROAD: Saltery Road
OBSERVED: I was going for a drive. I had 3 kids with me, my daughters and one of their cousins. It was starting to get dark. I decided I wanted to turn around and not go all the way down to the sort yard. So I pulled into a turnaround. I had the car lights on. Just in the bushes on the other side of the road, I noticed some movement. I thought it might have been a deer, so I stopped the car. The first thing I really saw was really bright blue eyes. Then I noticed how far up they were, the thing had to be about 8-9 feet tall. The rest of the thing was real dark, might have been black or dark brown. My daughter saw the feet....they were huge. When I realized it might be a bigfoot, I freaked out and tore out of there. I've never been down there after dark again. I rarely go there at all. It didn't move after the initial movement we saw, it just stood there looking at us.
OTHER WITNESSES: There were 3 of us who saw it. My oldest daughter was 12, and her 11 year old cousin.
OTHER STORIES: There are local legends about a wild man in the woods.
Recently there have been a rash of sighting. Some of them pretty close to town. The people who claim to have seen it are pretty believable people. Their stories are quite convincing.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was starting to get dark, we needed the lights because of the trees on both sides of the road. I think it was about 5-6 in the afternoon.
I don't recall the weather conditions. It was cold, though.
ENVIRONMENT: Beach on the right side, with brush. A small mountain on the left, pine forest.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
The local name for the sasquatch is Guugiit, a Haida name. See also Report #7963.