Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2008
The New Brunswick Bugle-Observer reports on a possible Bigfoot sighting a few miles east of the Maine-Canada border near Skiff Lake, NB:
It was shortly after 7 p.m Sunday evening, Aug. 17  and [Dale] Tompkins and his wife Valerie were travelling in the Skiff Lake area, heading home from a visit with friends at Second Eel River Lake. That’s when they spotted it – the creature they both firmly believe to be Bigfoot.
“We were a half to three-quarters of a mile from the Skiff Lake sign in a densely wooded area when we came around a turn and saw a huge figure on the edge of the road. It looked down towards us then it walked across the road ahead of us just about 250 meters away.”
What is being seen in the area is a “Black Sasquatch.” Specifically, it is described as a “pitch-black, sleek, hairy, approximately 8-and-a-half foot [tall] Sasquatch.”
There was another set of witnesses in a separate car who confirmed the Tompkins’ account when contacted by the newpaper, but they wished to remain anonymous.
The following disclaimer was expressed, which may become an oft-heard refrain in the coming months.
“We don’t want to be involved in what we feel people will only think of as a hoax.”
Valerie Tompkins considered someone may be playing a hoax on them and the couple from Saint John.
“If it was just someone dressed up, they sure did a good job,” she said.
Then she added in a firm tone.
“We believe we saw Bigfoot”.
Read the full story here.
Thanks for the tip from QuatchWatch.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.