Geographical Index > United States > California > Plumas County > Report # 65862|
Submitted by witness on Friday, July 31, 2020.
Night time sighting by motorist in Feather River Canyon near Hwy 70 & 89 intersection
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COUNTY: Plumas County
LOCATION DETAILS: 1/4 mile south on hiway 70 from the intersection of 70 and 89. There is a house on the turn and i though the animal might have come out of the driveway.
NEAREST TOWN: Greenville
NEAREST ROAD: Hiway 70
OBSERVED: This event took place 1992 in the Feather River canyon in Plumas County California. I and a good friend of mine were traveling north on hiway 70 just south of the hiway 89 intersection known as the Greenville Y. The time of year, if I remember right, was fall or spring. I remember it was not cold but not hot either and because it is heavily wooded with evergreens i can't place which season it was. It was dark, roughly 930 or 10pm.
We rounded a left turn at 45 mph and half way through the turn the headlights caught an animal standing in the right hand lane. I had time to react because of the slower speed we were traveling at so i turned into the left lane to avoid hitting it. I was very awed at the animal because neither of us recognized it for something we knew. It was roughly 4 seconds from sighting to passing it.
I saw a large animal on all 4's. It was facing left toward the left lane. Dark brown or black fur that was medium length. It was almost the size of a horse. As we rounded that corner I noticed the rear of it first then scanned across it's body toward it's head. As i was seeing it the legs were fairly long and then I got to the head. This is where I was surprised because the face was flat like a person face. No extended mouth or snout. As we passed it, it lowered it's head to peer in through the passenger side window of the 1987 Dodge Caravan I was driving.
I live in the area, Susanville, and actually grew up here in Lassen County, but did live in Roseville California for 22 years and traveled through the hiway 70 feather river canyon to and from Susanville to visit with my folks. I have never seen anything like this creature again.
ALSO NOTICED: My friend still remembers this as well.
OTHER WITNESSES: 1 witness. My friend in the passenger front seat. He was watching the road just as i was.
OTHER STORIES: A friend of my mom's saw something in that general vicinity although I don't know who that friend is. My mom passed away in 2019 so i lost that resource.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Fall or spring. It was in evergreen forest so i can't remember which. It was 930pm or later. It was very dark except for my headlights. The night was clear.
ENVIRONMENT: The driveway of a house. Evergreens on west side of 70 and oaks and willows on east side. Also on the east side behind the house in the feather river.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Location of figure: 40.037282, -120.985118
Witness contact info available to BFRO investigators.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO