A witness named Jeremy (last name withheld) recently submitted an interesting bigfoot sighting report from California to my online sighting report form.
On July 14, 2016, a man in his mid-sixties was driving west on Highway 299 at approximately 3 am on his way to Crescent City, CA. He was travelling quite fast, upwards towards 75 mpg on the twisty, dark road. Somewhere shortly after Del Loma, but before Hwy 299 crosses to the south side of the Trinity River, the man accelerated out of a right curve the man swerved into the oncoming lane in order to avoid hitting a huge object laying smack in the middle of his lane and partially in the left lane as well. The witness observed the object as best he could while his headlights swept across the figure lying a full six feet across the lane.
The witness described what he saw as black, but not shiny black. His first thought was that it was a very large tire from a front end loader lying in the lane, but there were no treads on it and it was one uniform color from one end to the other. It was very large, being almost as high as the hood of his Toyota Prius. The witness then realized that he saw from the shoulders to the buttocks of a large figure lying in the fetal position across the lane.
Lying fetal in the middle of the road seems like a strange thing for a bigfoot to be doing, but this behavior is not unprecedented in bigfoot reports. Charlie Raymond from the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization recently shared a presentation in which he details several reports of just this behavior from other credible witnesses. Remembering this, I contacted Charlie and he was generous enough to do a follow up interview with the witness. Below are excerpts from his notes with the witness’ name removed.
I called the witness and left a message. The witness promptly returned my call. It was immediately apparent the witness was excited, highly intelligent and very articulate. He’s an ex-Army helicopter pilot and has been a special education teacher for 26 years. I asked him if it could have possibly been a black bear hit by a car? He adamantly denied it by saying, “This was much too wide at the shoulders and much too huge to have been a bear! From its shoulders to hips was at least 5-6 feet, not including the neck, head or legs! I have 20/20 vision. After passing the creature, I was totally flabbergasted…stunned!”
Because the witness was in rush to reach his destination, he was travelling close to 75 mph. As he entered a long curve, the creature was ‘already’ in the fetal position. It never moved a muscle. The witness swerved to his left into the oncoming lane just in time to miss it, coming within 2-3 feet from its shoulders. The witness estimated the shoulders at about 30” in height, which was the same height as the hood of his car. It had solid black hair. When I asked him how long was the hair, he said, “I don’t recall. All I know, it was uniform in color from its shoulders to its hips.” He added, “The shoulders and hips were more rounded, not squared-off like a huge tractor tire and no noticeable tread. It definitely had black hair. This was no doubt an animal. The shoulders were much wider than the hips.”
In regard to it lying in the fetal position on the road:
This rather peculiar behavior happens more often than one would think. In some cases, it’s in the cold winter on an isolated country road. In that case, perhaps the Bigfoot was benefiting from the warm road? In the above case, something else seemed to have caused this behavior because it occurred in July.
Here are some related encounters involving Bigfoots lying in the road.
- Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization report of an elderly woman driving up on a Bigfoot lying in the middle of the road.
- BFRO report of witnesses coming upon TWO Bigfoots lying in the middle of the road. It also mentions how quick the one creature sprang up from its lying down position.
- BFRO report of a Bigfoot standing in the middle of the road, then laying down in front of the approaching car.
- Oregon-Bigfoot story of a car coming upon a Bigfoot sitting in the middle of the road.
- Oregon-Bigfoot report where a truck driver comes upon a Bigfoot lying in the center of the road. Read his description of it….“in a fetal position, lying with its back to him.”
- Weird-USA reports someone coming across a Bigfoot lying in the road.
Follow up report by Charlie Raymond, Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization
A huge thanks to Charlie Raymond for following up with the witness, and to Terry Thomas for an excellent artist recreation of what the witness reported!