Lewis Peak/Black Snake Ridge Road, morning 2 hours after dawn; raining.
Mountains, steep mountainside, wet footing, slippery, Sasquatch in open sitting.
Notified: Dr. Grover Krantz, Pen Pals, Family, And Other Sasquatch Researchers
Having sighted a Sasquatch previously and seen that they do indeed sit and watch sometimes I could
identify what I saw it was no bear, I observed it for some time before going on and later went
back after it had dried up and found sasquatch prints at the exact area I saw it sitting. Being
able to KNOW nothing belonged in that open meadow or mountainside was very relevant to being able
to spot something that didn't belong.
The creature was very Large, long legged and solid. Brown. My previous experience having also seen
butt prints in the grass across the tree from the large Sasquatch that lay lengthwise I was not
surprised to see one sitting. Good observation point for the Sasquatch, nobody could sneak up on it.
This is the 2nd sighting of 3 I have - copied from a letter I sent to Dr. Krantz.
A Sasquatch sighted again this time on May 27, 1990 on a slope of Lewis Peak. Was a rainy day about 2 hours
after dawn. I was out riding my two horses (riding and leading one), I'd ridden from our cabin along the
Watershed Trail. It was in an open meadow just sitting was directly below Lewis Peak on a slope
facing Walla Walla. Just sitting. When I first noticed it I was curious again as before, nothing
belonged in that meadow especially something big.
We've seen a lot of bears in the last 3 years (as an example of bear population we saw 6 bears in
two days this last weekend) so I know what bears look like on a slope for several hundred yards way
they move, body configuration. This was quite dark brown, not black, just sitting upright. Far too big
for a bear and I don't know how to describe it but it was an animal a VERY large one, sitting upright, not
moving or not that I could discern at that distance. No bear is that large and no bear I've seen can
stand upright or sit upright in that position that long. My first instinct on sighting it was
"a Sasquatch" and I only became surer of that fact.
Not being able to see well enough to suit me as I pulled off several horse lengths from the trail
I continued up (was in the last big meadow before going up the final assent to Lewis Peak gate. I went
through the gate (which was on the ground) and down to the dip between gate and where you ascend to
the top of the Peak itself. I could still see it sitting in the same place, still but an animal. I wanted
to get closer, it was starting to sprinkle, very overcast and if you're aware of our weather it's been
wet for weeks. I thought: "Well, maybe I can descend to a lower area and work closer," but when I
started to descend the ground was so wet and steep my horse started slipping bad and it wasn't in
the worst descent yet, going further down would be extremely hazardous so I gave up getting
closer. I know of no way to get a closer view from there unless you could descend or walk and I
wasn't going to walk down there alone. So I went back to the shed trail, went towards Green
Peak, got almost to the top before I had to turned around due to snowdrifts remaining across
the trail, was sprinkling harder now.
Back at the Lewis Peak gate about an hour from when I'd left it I again went out the gate to where
I had observed it the last time it was gone. I assure you it was no bear but a Sasquatch. I was
reluctant to mention it to anyone until I had mulled it over for a while. I finally told Mike last
Friday as we were again going to the cabin.
I just thought you might be interested to learn of this sighting, it isn't much but it might be of
interest. Isn't worth sending anyone down there I don't think too old. I hope next time I
don't delay mentioning it but I had to mull it over. Last time I had footprints and other people
the day before to help substantiate my sighting, this time only my word. Had to think if I wanted
to stick my neck out. Like Diane you have to "think" about what you saw a few hundred times to
see if you can find any other explanation I kept coming to the first one a Sasquatch.
The wind was going the wrong way for the horses to smell it so they were unable to offer
an opinion. (Postscript I went back where I saw it after the ground dried and found prints.)
Sent to Bobbie Short's Bigfoot Encounters Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:52 PM
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