Woods Canyon Lake, Payson, Arizona
Witnesses were Greg and Charlene Eairheart. The Eairhearts
were hosting a gathering near Cook Campground near Woods Canyon Lake. A
visitor from England was hiking on the Rim when he encountered a creature
that fit the description of Bigfoot. The man was terrified and left the
A short time later the Eairhearts and another man went target shooting. While
Charlene was "answering a call to nature," she, "had a feeling someone
was watching... I looked up and that's when I saw it." "It" was very
large, human in appearance with extremely long hair of a "burnt orange
color" that fell well below the waist. The men searched the area and found
footprints and pods of chewed, bark-type food. Tracks were described as 19
and 22 inches long, and 8 inches wide, human-like in shape. One footprint
seemed to show a disfigured foot. The Eairhearts drove to Payson and bought
plaster to use for casting the prints.
This story was also published in the Payson Roundup and the Bigfoot Co-Op Newsletter.