The News Tribune
September 18, 1997
Sasquatch watch: The last time I spoke with Cliff Crook, director of Bigfoot Central in Bothell, I asked him to let me know when next he received a credible sighting report. The call came earlier this week as Crook described a report that included "some finer details that aren't very well known or a matter of published record." It's one of 12 reports - eight from Washington - Crook has received this year.
It seems Jeff Bradshaw of Monroe-25, stable, the father of three - had been panning gold on Ruby Creek near Blewett Pass in the early morning of Aug.22. That's when he saw it. Eight feet tall, hairy, light tan, 60 feet away. Bigfoot.
"I was scared for my life," Bradshaw said,over the phone. "It was definitely looking at me."
Bradshaw ran to a tree and began climbing. He sat on a branch for 45 minutes, watching, being watched. Knees weak, he finally climbed down and gathered his gear. The thing watched him leave.
Before, when it came to Bigfoot, Bradshaw didn't care one way or the other. "I wasn't even interested," he says. Now - the next time he goes into a forest - he says he'll take a camera.
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