Viewing Report

Sighting Year
1997
Category
Sighting
Nearest City
Midway
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Country
United States
State
Utah
County
Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
I was a Security Officer on the Walt Disney Production of Meet the Deedles which was being filmed in the Mountains of Utah.
Describe what you heard / found / saw
Myself(a former Deputy Sheriff) and My Partner(Know a Police Officer for the University Of Utah)where doing security on two sight up Snake Creek Canyon Near Wasatch Mountain State Park.We were supposed to be one Officer at both sights(about a 1/4 of a mile apart) but we figured that we were in the middle of nowere so we stayed together and just patrolled back and forth between the two sites in a 4x4 truck. We were working 6pm to 6am. We kept hering noises on the northside of the base camp, but when we went to investigate we would find nothing. About midnight we heard noises on the northside again. This time wefound that someone had unsnapped (dog leash style snaps) about 1/2 of the Canvas wall of the Caterers tent. I really thought that this was strange whe I tryed to resnap it. I am 6'4 and could not reach high enough to resnap it with out finding a chair. After resnapping the tent wall. We drove to the other site (the set)and checked it. We patrolled back in forth for a time, then at approximatly 3am we drove back into the basecamp. In the headlights we saw a manlike form standing in the edge of the woods. We exited the trick and gave chase on foot. As I got to the edge of the woods i noticed that where the creature we chasing's head brushed against an overhanging branch was approx. two feet over my head. Once into the woods we could hear at least three creatures circling us. We decided that descetion was the better part of valor and made a hasty retreat. We related the nights event to our Sgt. when he relieved us at 6am. He was a former Utah State Game Warden and had had a few strange experiances in the woods himself. He belived us even though he told us not to write a report as no one would believe us. He went into the woods in the daylight and could find no tracks in the dry hard ground.
Describe the time of year and the environment
t was late summer, We had had no rain. We were in a clearing used in the winter for parking for snowmobilers. the woods on the northside of the clearing were mostly dense maples.
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
I had spoken earlier with a Utah State Park Ranger assigned to the ajacent Wasatch Mountain State Park. Concerning the absense of game.Two weeks earlier we had had numerous Mule Deer and even Moose in the area. He speculated that a large preditor, most likely a couger had moved into the area. But no recent reports of Sasquatch activity.
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