Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages!
As always, I hope all is well with all of you.
Winter is here. I have snow on the ground and daytime temperatures in the low teens. Nighttime temperatures are always below zero now and the daylight is shorter and shorter every day.
I have a new encounter to share with all of you. This one is of particular interest because it is a daytime sighting near an established community.
At approximately 12:25 PM on October 22, 2018, a student at Galena Interior Learning Academy (in Galena, AK, N64°44’26” x W156°53’80”) was on a bus traveling to the Sidney C. Huntington High School. The student looked out the window and saw what he thought was a man on a sand bar on the south side of the Yukon River. Intrigued, he continued observation of the figure and suddenly realized that it was not human. The witness described it as being all black and having a cone shaped head. He further described it as “…the creature seemed to be squatting.”
Follow up investigation with the student revealed that he considered the possibility that he was looking at a log (driftwood) or some other debris because upon his initial observation, the object was stationary. However, he was able to quickly rule that possibility out when he looked back towards the “object” and saw that it was no longer there.
Further follow up discussion with the witness showed that he believed he was within 1700 feet at the time of the sighting. (Distance was calculated via Google Earth.) He estimated his sighting lasted an estimated 3-5 seconds. The sighting occurred on a sandbar on the northern bank of an island on the southern side of the river. Most of the time the sandbar is under water. When this sighting occurred, the water level in the Yukon River was low enough to expose the sandbar.
Godspeed, loyal readers…