Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 10th, 2013
My good friend Tom Yamarone interviewed this eyewitness about his recent Bigfoot encounter.
Russ from Santa Clara, CA recounts his bigfoot sighting. He backpacked with two friends to the Cottonwood Lakes Basin in the Golden Trout Wilderness. They were at South Fork Lakes. We met on October 9, 2013 to tape this conversation in Santa Clara.
Tom’s narrative of the encounter:
Three friends were fulfilling the first item on their bucket list: catch and release California’s state fish, the endangered Golden Trout. They enjoyed a full day of fishing in the spectacular Cottonwood Lakes Basin at South Fork Lakes in the Golden Trout Wilderness. This high Sierra wonderland of granite basins, small lakes, ancient & rare Foxtail Pines and Golden Trout was everything had anticipated. They retired to their tents after a backpacker’s meal of ramen noodles and slept well after their high elevation hike and day of fishing. No campfires above 10,500 feet in the Golden Trout Wilderness – this location was approx. 11,400 feet above sea level.
One of the three got out of his tent at 11:30 p.m. and surveyed the moonlit basin around the lake. It was a bright, full moon night on September 19th beneath the Harvest Moon. He found a nearby tree to relieve himself and that’s when the encounter of a lifetime began. Unknown to Russ, our eyewitness, he was about to check off a 2nd item on his bucket list – one they had not originally written into the script. He was about to witness an 8 foot tall, bipedal, hair covered creature striding right by his camp on its way to the lake. Here is his report.
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.