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Monday, October 31, 2022

Fisherman Startled By SASQUATCH ENCOUNTER Along Lake Oroville, California Shore

A fisherman comes within 25 feet of a Sasquatch while at McCabe's Cove on Lake Oroville, California. It seems that the creature was watching him until it realized that it had been seen.

The following account was recently forwarded to me:

"I once came within 25 feet of a Sasquatch deep in McCabe's Cove on Lake Oroville, California. It was spring 1976 and I was fishing along the shore. The water level was up very high into the brush so I had to hike around several dense areas. As I was making my way around some thick brush I was focused on the ground in front of me and testing the grass with my fishing rod because I was nervous about rattlesnakes. I came into a small clearing where the heavy brush began to give way to small tan oaks and larger trees, and there I happened to look up to get my bearings before going further. It took me a couple of seconds to process what I was seeing.

Standing in front of me at about 10 o'clock I saw a large hairy creature standing as still as a statue. I guessed it was about 7 feet tall, very heavy set, with somewhat sloping shoulders. I sensed immediately that it was hiding among the backdrop of the forest waiting for me to pass unaware. As soon as it realized that I saw it, the creature bolted upright, turned, and ran through the dense forest. I was in shock and awe, my heart was racing. I quickly ran to where the beast had been standing. Looking around I could see several indistinct tracks, and in the direction where it ran, it had blasted a whole right through the forest.

At the time I didn't think about trying to gather evidence. I was pretty frightened and my adrenaline was high, so I ran a 1/4 mile up the steep hillside to the road and then back to where I'd parked. Later I researched some old news clippings at the Oroville library and discovered that there had been other sightings in the region going back to the 1940s, in particular a case on Table Mountain where an entire family was frightened away from their homestead.

In 1976 the area where I saw the Sasquatch connected to a much larger section of a very remote and dense forest of maybe 100 or so square miles. I don't know what the lay of the land is these days, but I've often thought about going there on a backpacking adventure. I've only recently started checking out Bigfoot videos, and I discovered that one of the common warning behaviors is to stomp their foot. When I described how the Sasquatch "bolted upright." Now that I think of it, it was more of a sudden stomp with one or both feet before it turned and ran. I recall how it kind of shook the ground. There were a lot of tracks all in about a one-meter spot where it had been standing. I think it had been standing in that same spot for several minutes watching me, maybe curious about what I was doing. I had been casting along the shore, and then I was testing the grass with my fishing pole. The Sasquatch might have considered my behavior interesting." NG

NOTE: In recent years, Lake Oroville has been devastated by the drought. Lon


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CHICAGO / LAKE MICHIGAN MOTHMAN UPDATE - Tobias Wayland, Manuel Navarette, & Lon Strickler (Host)

Phantoms & Monsters Radio welcomes Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team investigators Tobias Wayland, Manuel Navarette, &  Lon Strickler (Host)

Tobias Wayland is a passionate Fortean who has been actively investigating the unusual for over a decade; the first several years of his investigative career were spent as a MUFON field investigator, and following that he investigated independently prior to becoming the head writer and editor for the Singular Fortean Society. Tobias is a frequent guest on various podcasts and radio shows has contributed to several books on the paranormal and is often invited to speak at paranormal conferences and events. He was also featured in the Small Town Monsters documentary 'Terror in the Skies' and the series premiere of Expedition X for his work investigating Mothman sightings around Lake Michigan. He and his wife Emily have been involved with the Lake Michigan Mothman investigation since its advent in the spring of 2017, and recently published a book chronicling the experience, 'The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest.'

His years as an investigator have served him best by illustrating that when it comes to the anomalous, the preternatural, and the paranormal, any answers he's found are still hopelessly outnumbered by questions.

The Singular Fortean Society - www.singularfortean.com


Manuel Navarette is the founder and curator of UFO Clearinghouse and an active paranormal investigator. He is currently one of the chief investigators of the Chicago / Lake Michigan Mothman phenomenon (along with Lon Strickler and Tobias Wayland) and a member of the Phantom and Monsters Fortean Research Team. Manuel has been interested in the paranormal since the age of 17 and has had multiple sightings of UFO’s and recently of a winged humanoid at Chicago O’Hare Airport. The website he founded, UFO Clearinghouse is a website dedicated and committed to providing the most up to date information on recent UFO sightings, reported alien abductions, and cryptid sightings. It is designed as a place where information can be freely exchanged and accessed by paranormal researchers and investigators for the reason of furthering the search for the truth.. 

UFO Clearinghouse - ufoclearinghouse.wordpress.com

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