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Another Alaska Bigfoot sighting?

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published January 28, 2013

Looks like the legendary "Alaska Bushman" is at it again. According to the Delta Discovery, a family out egg hunting in the spring of 2012 have come forward to say that they may have seen the elusive Bigfoot during the trip.

The family, unnamed in the story and from the small village of Kasigluk, described the creature as large, dark and hairy, and its arms hung to below its knees. At first, they said, they thought it was another person returning from egg hunting. From the Delta Discovery:

They -- two teenaged brothers and their mom -- were on the outskirts of the village riding their 4-wheeler when they saw it. It was approximately around 3pm, and the weather was beautiful, although slightly cloudy. School was out for the summer and the date was May 29th, 2012.

The story includes a rough sketch of the purported sasquatch. Also reporting the incident is, with a purported account from the mother who initially spotted the Bigfoot:

Upon reaching the lagoon my older son got off the four wheeler and ran off to see if anybody was in that area. He ran to the edge of the hill and soon ran back saying that somebody was already there. So we decided to go check somewhere else when that "somebody" started running at an incredible amount of speed. No human person would have gone from down there by that flat land to already towards us up the hill.

That "somebody" was all black from top to bottom, kind of hunchbacked, like it had no neck and its head was cone-shaped. Its long arms went past its knees and it was incredibly tall.

At first we all asked each other, "Who is that?" Then after about 10 seconds as it was walking with long strides it would occasionally look towards us. The way it walked was fast and no human could cover that amount of tundra in the same amount of time.

Bigfoot sightings are no rarity in Alaska, and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has been a hotspot for reported encounters in the past. But that doesn't mean that the cryptid doesn't get around: other sightings have been reported in recent years, including one in Ketchikan that later turned out to be a likely hoax, and a report of multiple sasquatches not far from Barrow in the Arctic. The latter sighting came in fall of last year.

Read more about the most recent sighting, at the Delta Discovery.

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