Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2008
The New Brunswick Bugle-Observer reports on a possible Bigfoot sighting a few miles east of the Maine-Canada border near Skiff Lake, NB:
It was shortly after 7 p.m Sunday evening, Aug. 17  and [Dale] Tompkins and his wife Valerie were travelling in the Skiff Lake area, heading home from a visit with friends at Second Eel River Lake. That’s when they spotted it – the creature they both firmly believe to be Bigfoot.
“We were a half to three-quarters of a mile from the Skiff Lake sign in a densely wooded area when we came around a turn and saw a huge figure on the edge of the road. It looked down towards us then it walked across the road ahead of us just about 250 meters away.”
What is being seen in the area is a “Black Sasquatch.” Specifically, it is described as a “pitch-black, sleek, hairy, approximately 8-and-a-half foot [tall] Sasquatch.”
There was another set of witnesses in a separate car who confirmed the Tompkins’ account when contacted by the newpaper, but they wished to remain anonymous.
The following disclaimer was expressed, which may become an oft-heard refrain in the coming months.
“We don’t want to be involved in what we feel people will only think of as a hoax.”
Valerie Tompkins considered someone may be playing a hoax on them and the couple from Saint John.
“If it was just someone dressed up, they sure did a good job,” she said.
Then she added in a firm tone.
“We believe we saw Bigfoot”.
Read the full story here.
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