Near Platina, Shasta County California
Horses killed, later found dead but terrified riders unhurt!
In 1968 we were logging just out of Hayfork, California and on the weekends a group from the Bay area would come up to hunt old Bigfoot. One weekend we camped at Stuart Gap near Platina. There was 16 of us; we had finished dinner after a long days hunt and was just setting around discussing the next days plans when a couple dropped by riding horses heading to a small lake about 4 miles north of us.
We lit a fire and set waiting hoping to see what was making all that noise. So just past daylight we crossed the road and a small creek looking for sign. What we found was around 160 tracks, each 21 inches long by 7 inches wide and part of a fresh killed deer. It appeared it had been ambushed with one creature standing behind a large yellow pine on a deer trail the other creature following behind. It appeared the creature just stepped out and grabbed the deer. Most of this doe was taken but the head to just behind the front shoulder was all that was left. It looked as if she had been ripped in two the spinal cord was twisted in two.
I have several stories from the Stuart Gap area; will send another in a day or two. We found a great deal of evidence over the years in that area. Some of these can be found in John Green’s books On the Trail of Sasquatch. I have a friend who is hunting that area every summer. It’s hard for me to get out much now I’m 60 and have under gone 8 major back surgeries. I know they are in that area a family of them and have seen them on 4 different occasions.
Hope you all enjoyed that story I have many more from over the 26 years I worked in Trinity County; many years a logger from Anderson, California and involved with John Green in his research. I now live in Indiana but still fast to the research. Anyone who wishes to contact me at my email address feel free
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