Feb 25

1987, Barrow, Alaska: Hunter’s Car Attacked By Shadowy Creatures

Tony Sara, an oil rig worker, was hunting on his day off.  While the day was fairly cold, he did manage to bring down several small elk.  He had secured them in the bed of his truck, having recently purchased a meat rack, but neglecting to properly install it.

abominable-carWhile he sat in his truck eating his bag lunch and listening to the radio, he claims the truck started to rock back and forth.  At the same time, he heard growls and snorts and all sorts of heavy breathing.  Thinking that a polar bear was outside, Sara grabbed his rifle and started to open the door.

Since all the windows of his cab were steamed up, he could not see outside before cracking the driver’s side door.  That is when he claims to have seen several tall shadowy creatures.  Over ten feet tall and covered in really thick, dark hair but with bare skin patches here and there.

One of the shadow creatures pushed down on the back end of his truck bed, while the other pawed and grabbed at the elk carcases.  Sara yelled at them to stop and step away from the truck.  But the creatures ignored him.  Once they had grabbed the elk, they bolted off together, toward the ocean.

Sara attempted to give chase in his truck, but both his back tires were blown out from the creature’s attack.

16 Responses to “1987, Barrow, Alaska: Hunter’s Car Attacked By Shadowy Creatures”

  1. Kris W

    Might be a good way to catch a sasquatch… Deer or elk carcasses on the back of a truck elephant tranqualizer guns ready and boom turn the tables have a ten men near by with a cargo truck and haul them off to the zoo while keeping them under tranquilizers

  2. Joel M

    Good idea hypothetically. The only problem is finding a volunteer to be in this guys place and bare witness, if he survives, as to what transpires in the time between him shooting the tranquilizer and these things going absolutely ape shit and beating his brains out with his own arm…….I’ll pass!

  3. Jeffrey H

    I have always wanted to go to the town of Barrow, now I really want to go to Barrow! I wonder if a pig leg would be a welcoming gift and I’m talkin all the way up to the hip pig leg too! Or should I just bring my girlfriend whom I gettin tired off and offer her up to them? Decission, decissions, whats a guy to do!! I wonder which one they would perfer. I better not let BF’s talk to her beforehand.

  4. Dave T

    I got 2 problems with this story. First there are no elk in Barrow, Alaska. There are caribou if that is what the person in this encounter. Have a hard time believing they would confuse the two in that they are very different animals. There are elk in Alaska but on couple of islands in SE. Next, most of the area around Barrow is artic tundra. Just not much there for cover or food unless the squatches have a constant taste for caribou 12 mos of the year. They would have to follow those herds constantly hundreds of miles in their migration throughout the year. I question the possibility of artic tundra BFs.

  5. tom b

    Yeah I call BS on this story. Just does not sound right. He had shot “several small” elk?
    What were they babies? If they knew anything about elk they would know elk are not a small animal………..Jeez

  6. Janetta V

    What lunatic would want to give chase to creatures that are ten feet tall, and what did he think he would do to them if he did catch up to them? I agree no elk in Barrow. Maybe his first name was Sara. ha.

  7. Heather G

    Yup, no elk in mainland AK, let alone Barrow. I find it very difficult to believe any wild primate could survive, especially undetected, north of the treeline. It’s sort of like living on the dark side of the moon. I could see them maybe venturing out on the tundra in summer now and then, but not as far north as Barrow.

  8. Eddie M

    Some of clearest video is of a caribou herd being chased by King Kong on all fours. I believe filmed while filming wild life documentary. It does appear to be a very large Gorilla and he can fly as in “haul ass”. Thinker Thunker did a really good breakdown.

  9. WindshieldSquatcher

    Where is Life Below Zero filmed, that woman that lives out there by herself? There are bear, fox, wolves, birds, all kinds of things because she hunts them, right? Isn’t that tundra or not? Seems pretty desolate from the scenery they show. Plus, couldn’t they eat fish, seals, whales, etc. ? I really don’t know what the hell I’m talking about here. I don’t know if there are places to fish on the tundra but it looks like it on the show. I’ve seen polar bears kill baluga as they come up to take a breath. Maybe a BF could do something like that.

  10. Robert D

    No elk in Barrow, windows conveniently steamed up (was he making out with himself?) AND his rear tires were conveniently blown out by the two creatures…..Yep, call BS!

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