Sasquatch in Hollis, New Hampshire
"I saw it face to face. It was all hairy, brown colored and eight or nine feet tall with long arms, long hair." Gerald St. Louis - May 1977 - Sasquatch is more often associated with the Pacific Northwest of North America and in the Canadian Providences. But, there have been some reports from New England. These are two of them.

Hollis, New Hampshire is a relatively small town of 4700 people in 1980 and 43 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. But, in May of 1977 something strange occurred that left witnesses startled. On May 5, 1977 a woman named Regina Evans had her camper shaken by something. The next day footprints 16 inches long by 8 inches wide were found starting at her camper and heading down an old log road.

Two days latter on May 7, 1977 Gerald St. Louis was staying at the site of a local flea market. He woke up and witnessed the creature responsible: "I saw it face to face. It was all hairy, brown colored and eight or nine feet tall with long arms, long hair. Thank God for the lights, for it apparently startled the creature and it ran towards a fence, about 4 1/2 feet high and jumped over it with ease. I could see it standing there in the distance, just looking at us." Again tracks of 16 inches long by 8 inches wide were found.

Both sightings occurred within a half mile radius of the local flea market. This market occurs every Sunday for the summer (and still does). There's a local state route 122 that runs by this market, and continues through Hollis into Massachusetts. There are several small ponds off route 122, Rocky Pond and Hayden's Millpond, as well as a State Park called Silver Lake. Most of the area is populated, there are some wooded areas by Rocky Pond and Haydens Millpond. This tome has now grown to a population of close to 7,000 people, with no new sightings reported. So if the creature was there it was only passing through.

1978, Bigfoot All Over the Country, Marian T. Place
1982, Bigfoot: America's Number One Monster, Daniel Cohen
1993, Bigfoot on the East Coast, Rick Berry

Source courtesy of Craig Heinselman
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