Back in 2016 I was solo camping at Trout Lake, I had the whole lake to myself for the first day. I got out there early in the morning on a Friday and I was rushing to set up my camp because a storm was moving in.
I wasn’t there for more than 20 minutes when I heard a couple of knocks from the hillside followed by what sounded like a tree falling over. About 10 minutes later I heard something falling through the trees and then a thump.
I figured something was thrown at me. Then I heard something larger coming through the brush and I saw a large rock, a little bigger than a bowling ball, hit the hillside and bounced into the creek across from my camp.
That is when I saw a black figure moving fast through the brush. All I saw was a black body and what looked like an arm swinging behind as it moved.
This sighting happened super fast and then it was gone. The one thing that really stood out was that the figure looked shiny, like oily looking, as it moved. I only saw the figure for a few seconds but it never left my mind. So this is just a quick sketch of what I saw.
Q. Have you always believed in Bigfoot?
A. I believed in Bigfoot as a kid. I grew up with stories from my dad. He himself had a sighting back in the 50s when he was a teenager in Northern California. But the older I got the more I became pretty critical. It was not until I found several tracks near our campsite in the early spring several years ago that I began asking more questions.
Q. Do you believe in other Cryptids as well?
A. Do I believe in other Cryptids? Well I think anything is possible, but for me, trying to find answers for one Cryptid is hard enough. I’m still very skeptical and probably will be until I have my own clear sighting of a creature.
Q. Do your friends and family believe in Bigfoot as well?
A. For my friends and family, some of them are believers and others are not, but they are all very supportive of what I do. Some of them have now been keeping an open mind to the possibility of something being out there.
Q. What was going through your mind during the encounter?
A. The only thing that first popped into my head when this all happened was, “why am I camping here by myself!” I was a little freaked out at first but I stayed a couple more days and everything was fine for the most part.
Q. Would you want to have another encounter with a Bigfoot after this?
A. Would I want to have another one? Hell yes! I am a researcher now. Although I prefer to call it more of a hobby than researching. I’ve been doing this about 7 or 8 years now.
Q. Where can everyone follow along with you?
A. I can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @bigfootofstevenscounty or on YouTube as grassman58
Video from his YouTube channel.
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