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Geographical Index > United States > California > Mendocino County > Report # 7860
Report # 7860  (Class A)
Submitted by witness L. W. on Saturday, January 24, 2004.
Hunter has daytime sighting near Dos Rios
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YEAR: 1974

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: September

STATE: California

COUNTY: Mendocino County



NEAREST ROAD: Laytonville Road

OBSERVED: I was deer hunting in Mendocino County in Northern California near Dos Rios close by to Covelo where there have been continual sightings.

I was walking down canyon and noticed a human walking about 1300 yards below me, so I checked it out. The human did not have any clothes on, and was not carrying a rifle, and was coming my way up canyon. I watched the bigfoot as he came nearer, to try and figure out what it was. As the bigfoot became almost even with me across canyon, it disappeared into the manzanita, about 80 yards away. I then heard a jeep on the above dirt road. By the time I looked back to where the bigfoot was, he already had come back out of the brush and was walking uphill. He was about 7' tall and had a slender body like a basketball player with big strong shoulders, and a real skinny waist. The legs were really muscular, and strong. The arms were long, as were the fingernails, and fingers. He had no clothes on whatsoever, and the bigfoot’s body was covered with about 2" of hair with a few bald spots showing skin. Its hair was black, and cut off about even with the upper neck. Its forehead was gunpowder gray with the temple area being purple red down the side of the face partway then dark tan. The face was flat with a flat nose. It walked hunched over with his arms at a dead hang as he walked.

After I made this sighting I went back the following weekend to look around some more for what I had seen. I walked up the same trail bigfoot walked up, and found a steer skull laying in the trail. I picked the skull up and looked at it, and it was completely clean underneath without a cobweb or a speck of dirt. I sat it down exactly how I found. I went back two weeks later and the skull was gone. Maybe it was a migration route, and others were following.


OTHER WITNESSES: None, just myself.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Occurred at mid morning. It was completely clear and there was no wind.

ENVIRONMENT: manzanita patches, oak trees (acorns), and dry wild oats, bottom of shallow dipping canyon.

Follow-up investigation report:

I talked with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report:

--Location: East of Laytonville off of Laytonville Road, about 4 or 5 miles before Dos Rios, in the Holmen Ridge area.
--The witness sat there and watch as the creature walked toward him. The witness watched the creature through his riflescope until it came within 120 yards, then the witness watched it with his naked eye. Closest point was 80 yards.
--The creature’s body was trim and strong, with well defined muscles. Shoulders were very wide. The witness reemphasized that the waist was very tiny compared to the shoulders. The neck appeared human.
--There were several bald spots on the creature: on the back, shoulders, and arms. The entire back of calves and feet were bald. The rest of the hair was just long enough to cover the skin.
--The creature never appeared to notice the hunter at all.

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