Bigfoot Encounters


May, 1999 -- A story in the Redding (Calif) Record Searchlight newspaper of May 20, 1999, says that several witnesses have recently reported Bigfoot sightings around the community of Hayfork in Trinity County, northern California.

The area has seen many Bigfoot reports in past years as well. According to Bob Everett, head of the Northern California Bigfoot Organization, the latest sighting occurred on May 18, 1999 when a man spotted a huge hairy creature crossing a dirt road between Hayfork and Hyampon, two small towns on Hayfork Creek in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Everett says this was the third Bigfoot report in recent days.

All occurred within ten miles of each other, he said. "This is the time of year they (Bigfoot) start to move," he told the Record Searchlight. Everett, who describes himself as a decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, tries to visit the location of each sighting to see if there is any physical evidence, including tracks. In the first two instances, there was none. He had not yet visited the third site as of May 20.

On the morning of May 9, 1999, a 25-year old woman known in the area as a volunteer firefighter said she saw an 8-foot tall Bigfoot apparently trying to catch fish in Ewing Reservoir, north of Hayfork. The woman said she got within about 70 feet before the creature saw her and disappeared into the woods. "Her story sounds pretty credible,"

Everett said. Last October, a man named Tim Ford from Redding, California was camping with family and friends in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest when he reportedly spotted a Bigfoot. His sighting attracted statewide attention when he reported it to the Department of Fish and Game.

Copyright: The Redding California Record Searchlight newspaper
For Bigfoot Encounters courtesy Vance Orchard

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