Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2006
Word-of-mouth news is coming out of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota that there’s been at least a couple new sightings of Sasquatch there. None of these have been reported in the local or national media.
Reports in late July 2006, tell of police responding to sightings of a large individual (like Bigfoot) peering in windows. One officer saw the thing himself near a creek and wanted a camera to take a photograph, but no camera was available.
Then on July 28, 2006, another report of a large individual (like Bigfoot) is heard on a police scanner, peering once again in the windows of the same buildings, around 11:30 pm. The officer interviewed the reporting party, and was told the creature’s head was even with the gutter of the building. There appears to still be activity in the Pine Ridge Reservation area as I type these words.
Thanks to Donovan Lone Hill, a resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, for bringing this breaking news to my attention.
The region has a long tradition of Bigfoot encounters. In recent years, since the mid-1990s, this Oglala band of the Lakota Sioux area has been visited by at least one specific Bigfoot, said to be seven to nine feet tall, with footprints measuring 18 inches long and 7 inches wide. It walks upright with a slight bend in its back.
Among the Lakota, the Sasquatch is called “Chiye-tanka” or “The Big Man.”
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.