Viewing Report

Sighting Year
1978
Category
Sighting
Nearest City
Truckee / Stampede Lake
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Country
United States
State
California
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Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
Sleeping in a tent with five friends
Describe what you heard / found / saw
I was asleep in the tent with my friends late at night, and woke up hearing the tent flap open. I grabbednmy flashlight and shone it towards the door.nStanding in the doorway, holding the flap open, was a young bigfoot approx. 4 ft. tall, looking in.nWhen the light shined in it's face we both screamed, waking everyone in the tent. The bigfoot droppednthe tent flap and ran away.nWe woke up our fathers and looked around some and could not find the animal.nThere were some footprints, although they were only about 11 or 12 inches long. Much wider than anhuman foot.nThe next night while we were in our tents after putting out the campfire, we all heard the same shriekingnscreams that we had heard the night before, coming from down by Stampede Lake. We did not go downnto investigate.nWhen we went down to fish the next morning, we found tracks from what we assumed were the samenanimal. Identical tracks to what we had seen in camp.nOur fathers told us not to tell anyone about it, so I have never done so until now.
Describe the time of year and the environment
April, camping at Stampede Lake near Truckee, CA.
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