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1959 -- In Bluff Creek area, Lawrence Omeg sees a Bigfoot outside his shack after work on a logging job. He quits his job and leaves the following day. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Byrne and Brian Byrne interviewed Omeg that same year.

In the 1960s, in Quartz Hill (at the west end of the Antelope Valley), two men reported to L.A. County sheriff’s deputies that they had seen a dark, giant biped silhouetted against the sky on a hill.

Two hunters reported a sighting in Cooper Canyon during the fall sometime in the early 1970s through their hunting scopes. They could not determine if this creature was an animal or human. Because they were concerned that it might actually be a human, they elected not to shoot it.

In 1973, in the Big Rock Canyon area, numerous sightings of huge apelike creatures were reported.

In March 1973, three U.S. Marines reported a sighting of a large, bipedal, hairy creature in Lancaster. Later that month, a young woman mistakenly thinking she was responding to one of her whimpering dogs, reported being surprised and frightened when a large, bipedal, hair-covered creature stood up from the tall grass and ran off.

In May 1973, a search party in Lancaster attempting to follow up on several "Big Foot" reports was forced to take cover when another party on the same sort of search panicked and started shooting when they thought they were being approached by a large creature. Fortunately, no one was injured.

On April 22, 1973, three men from the San Fernando Valley reported seeing an eleven-foot Sasquatch near Sycamore Flats Campground, the campgrounds are near Rock Creek Road in the Angeles National Forest..

In October 1973 something left 21-inch tracks with a 12-foot stride at South Fork Campground; the campground is a major trailhead for exploring the north-facing desert slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains, open May to November.

Other sightings of Sasquatches were reported in 1974, 1975, and 1976 around the Big Rock Campground, which is in Wrightwood, California in the Angeles National Forest... .

In October 1974, two men reportedly observed a large, black hair-covered bipedal animal in Quartz Hill backyard...which sits between Lancaster and Palmdale, California.

In the summer of 1976, two brothers doing late night fishing at Morris Dam on the San Gabriel River encountered an erect, "human-like" creature on a deer path.

In September 1976, a hunter reported a sighting of a large animal near the West Fork River. No, he did not think this animal was a bear because of a very frightening scream.

In 1978 a truck driver reported a sighting of a large bipedal creature crossing the road near Lake Hughes due west of Lancaster, California

Citation: Mike Marinacci"Mysterious California: Strange Places and Eerie Phenomena in the Golden State" Paperback - October 1, 1988 and various other reports from Peter Guttilla and Sanderson Mosley...

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