Jun 4

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing

Interesting report from 2007 just North of Cloverdale, California. This report is from a police officer:

“I am a law enforcement officer. I have no reason to lie about what I saw and frankly I don’t care if anyone believes me. I have heard of these kind of things here and there but never paid close attention to it or laughed it off. It’s not that I didn’t believe, I’d just believe it when I saw it.

It was a very warm, almost hot evening just after or before labor day in 2007. It was dark, around 8:30 or 9:00 PM but the sky was still a little lit up in the West that time of year. I was on patrol, driving W/B on Hwy 128 out of Cloverdale going to an alarm call out at some ranch property. Those calls are very common.

As a law enforcement officer, you notice things out of place. A car here that wasn’t parked there yesterday, a person walking along the road in a desolate area, lights on in a closed business….things like that. Things just catch your eye that other people don’t notice. Like I said, I was driving W/B and saw someone coming up out of the ravine onto the roadside. I can’t describe it…I just saw the movement in the brush and knew it was someone. People run from us all the time and I thought I may have surprised someone who might be growing marijuana in the woods or something like that. It happens a lot here. I saw the outline of a body, the reflection of my headlights in it’s eyes and it ducked back into the scrub brush before I passed it.

Thinking it was someone trying to avoid or hide from me, I hit the brakes and backed up quickly. That’s when I saw it in my headlight beams. It was about 6-7 ft tall, thick matted brown fur and walking upright. I did not see the face, it was walking away from me but slowly. Like everyone else says, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was definitely something I was not gonna put out on the radio. There were a lot of branches and overgrowth in the way, but there was no mistake on what I saw.

I specifically remember two things. One was that it had small leaves and grass matted into its fur all over its back. I saw that as it walked away from me. I remember that vividly. Second, I remember that it used slow, deliberate movements. It walked away and used its arm to swipe small limbs and twigs out of its way. I saw it from the backside for a good 4-5 seconds before it disappeared into the overgrowth again. I then got out of my car and stood there for about 2-3 minutes with the engine off. I could hear the same slow movements and crunching of leaves and sticks for a while. I could hear it down there making its way into the creek area. Every time I stopped hearing it and would start to walk back to my car, I’d hear a “Crunch” in the distance and I’d listen a bit longer.

There is a creek down in that ravine which is probably where it went back to.

Needless to say, I told no one. This wasn’t something to bring up in briefing or to put in the patrol blotter. That would make for an extremely long and uncomfortable career for anyone.

I almost contacted one of our Fish & Game Officers up here but he knew too many of my friends, so I just kept it quiet. I read a lot of other postings on here and it’s nice to know I’m not alone. I’ve never seen a ghost, UFO or anything like that, but this really makes me wonder now what else is out there that we laugh off from time to time.”



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9 Responses to “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing”

  1. Glen K

    (New Jersey) Always nice to get a report from law enforcement. However- and I may be alone on this- I found his reasoning, although predictable, kind of sad. The implication is had the officer run across some kid growing pot in the woods, THAT would be something to report. Call the Sergeant, file a report, contact the newspapers!! But come across an unknown primate, whose very existence is denied by many?” No, better keep it quiet. Don’t want to ruin my career. ” Again, I understand his reasoning. It’s just kind of a shame. We Need More reports from police, the military- Any and All reliable sources- to make the truth known.

  2. pam purple rose

    Feel especially bad for law enforcement folks after a sighting. They REALLY don’t dare tell anyone.

    • Glen K

      (New Jersey) I do as well Pam. I sure understand not wanting to jeopardize their livelyhoods. However, reports from police, FBI, military,etc. sure add credence to the subject of Bigfoot.

  3. Christopher c

    I know Cloverdale Ca. I broke down there in the middle of the night once and it is so quiet out there and pretty desolate if you don’t have a friend or family member you might as well have been dropped off on the moon -throw a Squatch into the matrix and presto you have a nightmare on your hands!

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