Bigfoot Encounters

The Salt Lake Tribune - August 9, 1992

Bigfoot Spotted by 8 Idahoans
The Associated Press

SPALDING, Idaho -- Eight Spalding-area residents say they saw a large hairy creature Thursday evening that could only have been a bigfoot. The unidentified creature was spotted descending a hillside southwest of the Nez Perce National Historical Park's visitor center at Spalding. "I looked up and it was just too big and dark to be a man," Becky Johnson said Friday. "It was 6 or 7 o'clock. It was still daylight." Johnson tried to photograph the creature as it walked across a plowed field almost a half mile away. But she said her camera was not equipped with a telephoto lens and the small negative recorded just a tiny black speck.

Frank Walker, the park superintendent, said a park employee also reported seeing a large, dark creature walking down the hillside Thursday. Tony Arthur saw the creature much closer up. He and two other family members spotted the suspected Sasquatch on the hillside from the home of Moffett and Rachel Johnson. Several family members said the animal was walking on two legs, swinging its arms. Arthur said he and two others drove down a nearby road to get closer.  They spotted the creature crouched behind some bushes at the edge of the field. "I'd say we were about 100 to 120 yards away. It was mostly behind the bush and it kind of crouched down," Arthur said. He said others were watching the creature, too, including one man who had binoculars and said what he saw wasa man, "but he wouldn't let us look through the binoculars."

Article submitted by Marlene Trask

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