Exclusive: Pine Ridge Bigfoot Update

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 31st, 2006

Black Feet Bigfoot

At left, Bruce Schildt’s kids stand near a line of tracks their father believes might belong to Bigfoot. The tracks were discovered Jan. 1, 2006, when the elder Schildt notified Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife and had them investigate. The best track is the one above. Schildt reports the tracks are about 18 inches long and 10 inches wide, and the stride is around 39 inches. There were 30 or 40 tracks, said Schildt, including one very clear print. This all happened at Kiowa Camp, on the reservation of the Blackfeet First Nation, Montana, just east of the Glacier National Park, south of the Alberta border. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, in South Dakota, there is new Bigfoot activity among the Pine Ridge Lakota.

Here’s an update from Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, regarding the Bigfoot happenings occurring there right now, following the earlier Pine Ridge sightings from July 28, 2006. These new ones, below, are incidents that have occurred on July 29-31, 2006. This is nearly realtime data transmission, from the sources, there.

Here’s what is being conveyed….

The officers on duty no longer are referring in their reports to an “individual.” They are straightforwardly saying “Bigfoot.”

When officers attempt to get close to the Bigfoot, it escapes into the creek and the pine-covered hills.

One new report mentions that the Bigfoot’s eyes are glowing red from the police unit’s headlights.

Police scanners are picking up that another officer said to other officers: “You guys should see him. Man, he’s big.”

This is a series of sightings brought to you, via this blog, versus it being screened through the news media 24 to 48 hours later. More info will be passed along as we hear about this one….


Please note the comment below that a forest fire is occurring near the Pine Ridge Reservation right now…

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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.

30 Responses to “Exclusive: Pine Ridge Bigfoot Update”

  1. Sky King responds:

    Real-time Sasquatchery! Gimme that old-time Bigfoot!!

    No, really… this is exciting stuff!

  2. TemplarKnight21c responds:

    This is from the actual reservation? Interesting…Anyone know the ratio of Native American sightings as compared to us white folks?

  3. Illuvatar responds:

    yes it is. I might drop by to check it out.

  4. lastensugle responds:

    kool …sasquatch isn’t cryptid anymore.

  5. Sky King responds:

    I forgot to mention that I liked the second drawing – very much owed there to Maurice Sendak. “Wild Things”, indeed!

  6. sausage1 responds:

    Are the police reports recorded? If so, where can we hear them?

    Yes, nice illustration, Sky King (used to be an illustrators’ agent so I know my stuff!). As a city dwelling Englishman, I find reports of cryptids right in amongst civilisation far more intriguing than repoets from the ends of the Earth.

  7. sschaper responds:

    I wonder if the drought and the heat is driving them towards humans in search of water, or if they are like me, and don’t think straight when dehydrated.

    Hard to imagine somebody in a gorilla suit in 100 degree temps, with the heat index way up, not even cooling off at night.

  8. shovethenos responds:

    I don’t think a guy in a gorilla or wookie suit could (a) fool police for an extended period of time; and then (b) elude them. And escaping in a creek in a suit? Not very likely, I would think the suit would be ruined and the wearer would risk drowning. I would imagine there is also a risk of heat exhaustion as well.

    These reports seem pretty credible – fingers crossed. I wonder if any of the police cars have the dashboard cameras? I hope they’ve started carrying video and still cameras as well.

  9. Ole Bub responds:

    Good afternoon Loren…

    Thanks for the real time updates…First Nation folklore is more respectful and tolerant of the big folks…than most folks…JMHO

    seeing is believing…

    ole bub and the dawgs

  10. harleyb responds:

    Pretty exciting news, I just hope the police don’t get too scared and take shots. It would be a shame if a huge creature was hurt or killed just for trying to get water or food in this messed up society, yes I’d be scared too, but c’mon and give the big guy a chance to live.

  11. Toirtis responds:

    If the reports are accurate, this could get very interesting very shortly, I should think.

  12. mordred responds:

    For the record, there is a forest fire going on by Pine Ridge as we speak, caused by the lack of rain. Maybe that is what is driving he/she/them out. Anyway, I’m a newbie, tis a great site, I love the intelligent conversation here.

  13. Lee Pierce responds:

    The heat and drought angle may just be dead on. Bears and mountain lions are venturing into civilization more frequently now for that reason. Why not Bigfoot? This is exciting.

  14. sschaper responds:

    Exactly. On a day like today here in Minnesnowta, a person foolish enough to wear a gorilla suit, let alone try to run around in one, would have heat exhaustion or heat stroke in minutes.

    This weather can kill -animals-, not just people used to air conditioning.

  15. shumway10973 responds:

    I have always loved the reports by credible people, some even in important positions such as these, yet even they are dismissed (usually). I do hope this will be the time things get proven. Course, then there comes the next question, then what?

  16. Illuvatar responds:

    I wonder what the police are planning to do. I hope they don’t intend to shoot it. Someone should go up there with tranq. gun. Nuff video I say we need a live specimen.

  17. P.S.Anderson responds:

    What’s to be done? Snap a couple of out of focus pictures and leave the big people alone, if there is any mercy in this world.

  18. LordofShades responds:

    I’m not a huge Bigfoot fan, but this one has me on the edge of my seat. Police are involved, highly trained, observant, logical people. And not a Biscardi anywhere to be seen.

  19. oldbutnotstupid responds:

    Do police uniforms come with free truth serum injections? Hope this is real, but who really knows. Its that season again and there has been so many fakes lately. it’s gotten to be like a disease.
    Police are human and can be fooled, Also they like to have fun and play jokes like everyone else.
    I don’t see positve proof of anything in this report but coming directly from cryptomundo,it deserves to be watched more closely. So lets wait and see.
    Native people ,I believe, can hunt year round, if so maybe the proof will come in with a bang. and we can stop speculating.

  20. harleyb responds:

    It’s sad that a creature of such size has to be elusive in fear of us puny humans.They must be scared,wouldn’t you be?

  21. windsage responds:

    I lived on the Pine Ridge reservation last year. You would be hard pressed to find a single person there who doesn’t believe in the existence of bigfoot. I personally heard police on the scanners, talking excitedly about sightings and pursuits of bigfoot. No one in their right mind would dress up in a bigfoot costume for fear of being shot and killed. Lots of hunters around there, lol, Lakota are well armed. Also, nobody has the money to be wasting on gorilla costumes…it’s the poorest county in America. Two of my relatives out there have seen bigfoot. It’s existence is commonly accepted.

  22. DGroup responds:

    Caption to the Bigfoot cartoon: “And they say they’re the more advanced species!”

  23. oldbutnotstupid responds:

    DGroup I love that caption. probably more truth in it then joke. good thinking

  24. Ole Bub responds:

    Good morning Bloggers….

    A few comments…I have never met a Native American who did not accept Sasquatch as a real creature….with respect to hybrids….many folks are convinced there was a sasquatch in my family woodpile…LOL

    These creatures have not survived for millenia…being stupid…a wary respect for man’s hostility and aggression is probably instinctive….rightly so as evidenced by some of the BS touted here…JMHO

    seeing is believing…

    ole bub and the dawgs

  25. Mnynames responds:

    Lord of Shades- Not a Biscardi anywhere to be seen…yet. But you better believe once he gets wind of this he’ll hurry off and have a looksy (By which I mean he will wave his arms about until someone in the media has a look at him).

    I’m trying to remain reserved, but I admit this situation is very intriguing. And if belief in Sasquatch is so high in the region, perhaps potshots will be low. From what I get out of what’s been reported here, the police seem to be more observers than pursuers. Makes sense. Think about it, if you believed they were spirit entities of some kind, or lived in a society where many other people held this belief, would you want to be the one who harms one? Bad mojo, all around.

    As for dashboard cams, this is a very poor reservation, so I wouldn’t expect the local police to have the latest gear. I hope I’m wrong, though.

  26. twblack responds:

    This is very interesting I hope they do not shoot one.

  27. Jason responds:

    It is interesting to note: According to Native American folklore, Sasquatch sightings happen during times of trouble, or are a sign of trouble to come. This sighting being by a reservation and all..

  28. Sky King responds:

    sausage1 Says:
    As a city dwelling Englishman, I find reports of cryptids right in amongst civilisation far more intriguing than repoets from the ends of the Earth.

    I couldn’t agree more, Sausage1. I am apparently dealing with occasional visitations myself, in a sizeable NM town. I SAID “APPARENTLY”; don’t all pack up and come here with your stuff!

    Just interesting whistling and vocalizations, and some quite close by. I live alone, and I haven’t worked up the courage to go out and investigate at 3 or 4 a.m….

  29. lastensugle responds:

    We all hope they don’t shoot a Sasquatch.
    …but I think this is the time for realising Sasquatch is real.
    You too sceptics.
    What to do to now in order to protect this amazing North American Ape (a North American Ape!)?
    Not only us, but everyone else soon, will know they’re here.
    This could be a good thing; treat your new species well!!

  30. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    Ok, I know how everyone feels from the “no-kill” school, and we would all hate to see someone in a suit get shot (no matter how much hoaxers irk us all), but am I the only one willing to admit that I’d be excited as a kid on Christmas morning if a police officer could offer us a body to study?

    I’m always excited by reports from law enforcement as well, not because they are any less fallible than any of the rest of us, but because society as a whole lends them (and their observational skills) more credibility. I know I come from a small town, and the police there don’t have the police academy training that big-city police have, but we still hold them to a higher standard of truth (plus the fact that they could potentially put their careers in jeopardy by claiming sightings of what are largely believed to be “mythic” creatures). Despite the fact that I know small town/rural police don’t always have the same training, I’m still more willing to offer law enforcement the benefit of the doubt.

    As for cameras on the dashboards of the reservation police cars, let’s just hope these particular reservation police were able to take advantage of some of those post 9/11 homeland security grants, the way other small departments were, to upgrade their equipment.

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