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COUNTY: Alamosa County
LOCATION DETAILS: From I-25 at Walsenberg, take U.S. 160 westbound. Turn right on Co. 150. Go about 2 miles and turn on what is called Lake Como Road. This is the toughest Four Wheel Drive Road in Colorado, and the third toughest in the U.S. You take the road untill it ends at a lake, that is 6.8 miles. It will take you about4 hours.
NEAREST TOWN: Blanca, Colorado 81123
NEAREST ROAD: Colorado Highway 150
OBSERVED: (Witness stated the incident occurred while he was with his mom, dad and uncle four-wheeling on the Como Road in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in the San Luis Valley in Colorado on Sunday, August 20th, 2000.)
We had made it past Lake Como and to the end of the Jeep road, where we fished for a while and ate our lunch. When we left the last lake, it was about 1:30 p.m., with my uncle and me in the lead on our four-wheelers. We had gone about a half a mile when my uncle and I spotted both something that looked like a dead, burned tree stump that was about 7 to 8 feet tall.
We didn't think to much of it until it moved. It stood upright and walked like a man. At first, we thought it was a hiker but it was all the same color, from head to toe. It walked about 15 yards before it walked into the trees. My uncle and both stopped to make sure we saw the same thing. But we drove down the road about 300 to 400 yards before we decided to go look for it. We walked into the trees about 200 yards and came to a small meadow. My uncle was looking the other way when at the other end of the meadow it ran through. I yelled, "There it goes"!. We took off after it, on foot. This time I got a little bit better chance to look at it. The creature was a light to a medium brown and had shaggy long hair, it stood about 7 feet tall.
When we reached the end of the meadow, each of us went in an opposite direction. My uncle went the same direction as the bigfoot, and I went the other way in case it double-backed on us. But we didn't see the creature after that. We did find a few footprints, but didn't have any plaster to make a mold. So we went back down the mountain.
I know what I saw that day and no one can tell us otherwise.
ALSO NOTICED: Prior to the incident, on our way up about 11:30 a.m. and on our way back we smelled what seemed like celery in the exact same place.
OTHER WITNESSES: Only witness and uncle observed the creature. Father and mother became aware of sighting while witness and uncle were searching for it.
OTHER STORIES: The story of these mountains is that Blanca Peak is the sacred mountain of the Navajo, which is guarded by sasquatch.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: When we saw the creature it was about 1:40 p.m. It was cloudy, and starting to drizzle rain.
ENVIRONMENT: It was where a forest opens up into a meadow, it is about 11,000 to 11,500 feet or at about timberline. Where we decided to chase the creature down, there was a big flat rock about 100 feet long and kind of stuck out of the bank.
Follow-up investigation report:
Witness said when the animal crossed the meadow in front of him, it was only 15 or 20 yards away.
He said the animal was swinging its long arms and moving in "either a fast walk or a slow run," but "didn't bend its knees much.''
Witness added the animal's long fur appeared to be matted.