In honor of the Sundance Film Festival, which is happening in Park City, Utah, right now, I am posting a Special Edition of Bigfoot Sightings. This week we visit Utah for our Bigfoot encounter. The sighting took place in January 2008 in Millard County, near the town of Scipio.
I talked to the witness on the phone for about an hour and he described what he called “a hell of an experience.” He told me he used to drive truck all over the United States. He told me that when he had his experience he was carrying a load of potatoes from Idaho. He was on I-15 southbound toward Saint George, Utah. At around 1:30 to 2:00 a.m. the witness was going up an incline on the road and drove into a small patch of fog and turned his fog lights on. The fog wasn’t heavy at first, but as he reached the top of the hill and dropped from tenth gear down into ninth gear, the fog got heavy. At about this time he noticed the reflection of something’s eyes – he thought a deer – off to the side of the road, and he turned his bright lights on.
At this point in our conversation the witness told me he had always been skeptical about bigfoots. He’s an avid hunter and spends about eighty percent of his free time hunting and fishing, but had never run across a bigfoot or any evidence of one – and thus didn’t think they existed. But, the witness said that when he put his lights on bright, even though he didn’t want to believe it, he was seeing a “bigfoot, sasquatch, or whatever you want to call it.” It went striding across the road – from the witness’s left to his right – with big, long strides. The witness almost hit the creature and had to swerve to the middle of the freeway to miss it. He somewhat lost control of his truck, and almost wrecked the truck. He managed to get his truck back under control and, after about another 200 to 300 yards, pulled off to the side of the road and came to a complete stop. He kept looking back in his mirrors – not wanting to believe what he had just seen. He says “it scared the hell out of me” and he says his thought at the time was “I’m getting the hell out of here.”The witness then drove away from the scene, scared and shook up. He says, “I was probably one of the biggest skeptics.”
Thanks to the BFRO, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Here is an excerpt from the investigator’s report.