Suquamish, Washington - July 2000
Forest manager David Mills reported seeing a creature in late June.
Suquamish police told him there have been several similar reports lately.
a forestry manager with the Suquamish Indian tribe, Mills knows his way
around the woods. So he's positive that what he saw was a sasquatch, a
large, mysterious ape-like creature also known as bigfoot. He was checking
out some young trees and kept hearing a noise in the woods. But when he'd
turn, he wouldn't see anything.
Then the hair on the back
of his neck stood up. "I watched this hairy thing on two legs," he said. "It
used its left arm to lift up a branch and walked about 50 feet. He turned in
my direction and saw I was watching him, and ducked behind a tree." Mills
snuck into the tree line and moved closer to the creature. It started
screeching and pounding on the back of a tree with what sounded like a rock,
he said. He kept trying to get closer, but the sasquatch would make a
ruckus every time he took a few steps.
Then he heard the woofing and jaw-smacking he recognized as a bear to his
left. As he moved, he realized he'd come within six metres of its cub. The
mother bear came out of the brush, but she ignored Mills an odd move for a
bear with a stranger between her and her cub. "Her anger wasn't directed at
me, it was...to the right, at the noise it(sasquatch) was making behind the
tree," he said.
With two bears and a sasquatch nearby, Mills decided it was time to leave. "I flew down that hill. Then I just hopped in my truck and locked up the
gate and left the area." The creature was nearly three metres tall and had
black, shiny fur all over its body, Mills said. The screeching sounds it
made matched those he's heard of a sasquatch recorded years ago on the Lummi
Indian reservation near Bellingham.
It also looked just like the other one
he says he saw while working in the Olympics for the National Forest Service
in 1995. It was kneeling by a creek when he and another worker came upon it,
and it took one look at them and disappeared in two steps. When he reported
his June sighting to the police in Suquamish, a village 20 kilometers
northwest of Seattle across Puget Sound, an officer said he wasn't the only
person to see a sasquatch in the area lately.
When Patrick Julian heard
Mills' story, he went to see for himself. Julian is a volunteer field
investigator with a group called Bigfoot Central. "David was very credible,"
Julian said. "
He sees bears back in the woods, he knows the difference
between bears and bigfoot." Plus, there was a partial footprint in a muddy
patch where Mills said he saw the creature. The track was 18 centimeters
wide, which would make the foot about 40 centimeters long, Julian said.
Published © THE PROVINCE Newspaper, British Columbia, Canada - July 14,
2000, article courtesy George Raitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
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