The Bigfoot community has been abuzz the past year regarding a story about Bigfoot individuals, described as an adult and two juveniles, that were shot with at least one presumably killed by two hunters. The event supposedly took place in the Northern California Sierra mountains in fall of 2010. The website Bigfoot Evidence provides a rundown of what has become known as the “Sierra Shooting” or “Sierra Kills” incident.
The figure was standing on two legs with it’s arms above it’s head. It took roughly eight to ten steps toward the vehicle. The arms were moving a little either because it was walking, or it was intensionally swaying them. It was dirty grey in color with some black mixed in. The figure was very large. Hunter 1 decided it had to be a bear…
The shot was fired hitting it’s mark in the chest region. The figure went down. It got back up immediately and started running on two legs, and then on all fours. It went from two legs to four legs a couple of times before it left view.
When they reached the spot where it was standing they noticed movement in the nearby brush. Two smaller figures appeared from the brush and started circling around their position. The smaller ones were totally hair covered, but were much more black in color. They would go back and forth from two legs to four. They were exhibiting some type of chatter back and forth to each other. Hunter 1 and Hunter 2 described them as a cross between a gorilla and a bear…Hunter 1 started to get the feeling he might be attacked. He made a quick decision, turned and fired. The figure went down and rolled right down to Hunter 1′s location. He lifted it up, and then placed it in the brush. They then decided that they needed to leave, now.
It’s a wild story and it gets wilder with additional details about the hunters, the return to the location, the retrieval of samples (but no bodies) and other people involved, as well as allegations of various sorts thrown about. Results of testing of the samples has not been made public.
UPDATE: It’s just gotten even WEIRDER! Latest rumor is that a sample was taken from a fetus of the creature that was shot.
So, what’s the evidence? Tall tales. That’s all so far.
There is big hype regarding “projects” related to finding and proving Bigfoot exists – the Erickson project and the Olympia project are examples. We can be certain of one thing : Bigfoot and its kin are a hot topic all over the world. With so many reports of encounters, expeditions and investigations, if the big story doesn’t break in the next year (with better evidence than mystery hair, footprints, poor visuals, and more stories), that’s solid support for the idea that the creatures just aren’t out there at all.