Stukenholtz, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, investigated a reported sighting of an unidentified “hairy” creature in late July on a country road that parallels the Platte River. A hair sample found at the site was still being analyzed.
A 15-year-old reported seeing the creature, which he said stood about 7 feet tall on two legs as it ran in front of the vehicle the youth was driving about 5:30 a.m. The creature then disappeared into the trees along the river.
Stukenholtz, who became county sheriff six years ago after a long career with the Nebraska State Patrol, said he has no reason to believe the report was a hoax. His office is awaiting a report about hair gathered from the scene, between Morse Bluff and Linwood, about 60 miles west of Omaha.
No tracks were found, according to Conservation Officer Mark Luben of Game and Parks, who investigated the Bigfoot report.
Luben and Stukenholtz both said the teen who reported the creature sighting does not want to be identified or interviewed.
Hair sample? Cool. Should be interesting. Although, it could also come back inconclusive. Inconclusive does not mean “bigfoot”. As even Dr. Meldrum notes in the piece, we need more corroborating evidence than just one person’s testimony. This is a pretty tall claim to accept.