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Media Article # 87
Article submitted by Kyle Mizokami

Thursday, October 16, 1958

We Saw the Thing With 16-Inch Feet

San Francisco Chronicle

EUREKA, Oct. 15 (AP) - Two sturdy construction workers insist they have seen "Big Foot", whose 16 inch tracks have been spotted recently in the Northern California woods.

"He -- or it -- bounded across the road in front of our car Saturday evening," said Ray Kerr, 43. "It ran upright like a man, swinging long, hairy arms."

"It happened so fast, it's really kind of hard to give a really close description. But it was all covered with hair. It had no clothes. It looked 8 to 10 feet tall to me."

COMPANION -- His report to writer Bill Chambers and photographer Neil Hulbert of the Humboldt Standard was confirmed by Leslie Breazale, 35, who was riding with Kerr.

"I saw it as it leaped into the brush," said Breazeale. "I had been dozing as we rode along and woke up when Ray hit the brakes."

Kerr and Breazeale said that what they saw crossed the wilderness road about 40 feet in front of the car. The place is about 45 miles northeast of Eureka and just over the Humboldt-Del Norte county line. The two men were driving 1.5 miles from the Wallace Bros. Construction Co. camp near Bluff Creek.

Their description tallied with that reported by Ray Wallace, one of the company owners. Wallace didn't see it but said one of his employees did.

Bibliographical Information:

From the files of Ron Schaffner ( Newspaper article about two construction workers who thought they spotted the "Big Foot" creature that made the 16-inch long tracks described by Jerry Crew in the first "Big Foot" newspaper article.

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