Alaska: Bigfoot Follows Women at Night

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 18th, 2013

Illustration by AI
A mysterious creature standing upright was seen along the road between St. Mary’s and Mt. Village by a traveler in the fall of 2011.

Bigfoot follows women during night ride

The thought of what she saw gives her the creeps even today, she says. “I believe in them – Bigfoot.”

This lady is from Bethel. Years ago in the 1990’s, she and her younger sister were traveling by snowmachine to Bethel from one of the tundra villages. The sister was driving the snowmachine and she was riding in the back in the sled.

It was nighttime and the moon was full and bright, illuminating the frozen tundra. Stars shone in the sky and there was not a cloud in sight. One could see a long way on a night like this.

The lady riding in the sled had been wearing glasses but took them off because they kept fogging up so she tucked them away. The two women were about halfway to Bethel when suddenly her sister stopped the snowmachine and said to her, “Look!” Her sister was looking at something.

She looked in the same direction and saw a person, or someone, yaqiurluni, (waving its arms) from a distance away. Thinking it was their brother, the lady in the sled said to her sister that they should go to him. She didn’t say why she thought it was their brother.

But no, never, the sister said. She told her to put on her glasses and take another look. “And I saw a yugpall’er!” (A very large, tall, person-like creature.)

Aakegka, her heart flooded with the pain of fright and shock. She yelled to her sister, “Ayii!” (Go!) And off they went, fast.

The lady in the sled was so creeped out that she got a hold of some of the sled’s rope and wrapped it around her wrist, securing herself just in case. Her spine was crawling from the sight of the Bigfoot-like creature, which began to follow them. “Qungvagyupaillruunga, I had the shivers,” she said.

The creature was much less than half-mile away from them and they could see it clearly in the moonlit night. However, from their story, it seemed much closer than what they say. And even as they went at near or full throttle speed, it ran in pace with the snowmachine with ease.

Read the entire article from The Delta Discovery here.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “Alaska: Bigfoot Follows Women at Night”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Craig, it would be helpful (or at least not harmful) to give more of a place name like “Bethel”? Most of us are puzzled as to where the story is from; I know I am.

    I know the hed says Alaska, but for those unfamiliar with that state, it would be good to pin the area down a little better.

  2. Goodfoot responds:

    Sorry, but there was more to my comment, and it wouldn’t post – I had to delete it:

    “I know the hed says Alaska, but for those unfamiliar with that state, it would be good to pin the area down a little better.”

  3. Goodfoot responds:

    So NOW it posts, as if to make me look like a complete fool!

  4. DWA responds:

    And yet another report of yet another kind of sasquatch encounter that is not exactly alone in a genre.

    From some of these recent reports from Natives, I can only surmise that European civilization has been pretty thorough in expunging almost all aspects of traditional culture. They’re encountering anew something their elders have always expressly known was there.

  5. DWA responds:

    I did have to ask something.

    A 1990s date is given for this sighting in the narrative. But the caption of the illustration – which appears to be of the sighting described – says 2011.

    Two different sightings?

  6. DWA responds:

    For those who haven’t, click on the link and follow around. There are a number of other sightings to read about. Without exception, they are classic, guidebook-consistent sasquatch sightings.

    This statement from one of the entries – a compendium of sorts – is interesting:

    “The sightings seem always to be a natural occurrence, and not supernatural ones as in the magical Ircinraat or Little People stories.”

    Natives have long explicitly maintained that this is a real animal, not a story they tell their kids. One would think more attention would be paid to that.

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