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Media Article # 98
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Article prepared and posted by Matthew Moneymaker

Monday, June 21, 1982

'Bigfoot' Sighting Reported by Ranger

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.(UPI) - A Forest Service employee says he saw a tall, reddish-brown "bigfoot" creature with a "rank odor" wandering about in a closed-access watershed area.

Paul Freeman, a watershed rider for the government, reported he had sighted the creature on Friday in the Tiger creek area 25 miles north of Walla Walla, a Forest Service spokesman said.

Footprints left by the 'bigfoot' measured 14 inches long and 7 inches wide, the spokesman said. He said Freeman had reported noticing a rank odor as the creature approached. The employee said the creature was ape-like, was covered with reddish-brown hair, except for its face and walked on its hind legs.

(Alleged sighting occurred on Friday, June 10, 1982)

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