May 14

Two campers take photos of what they see in the trees

I live in the “Bay Area” of California. My visual sighting is at the bottom of this report. I have photos of that I want to send. I enjoy hiking and camping on a regular basis year round. I have been considering submitting a report for my encounter over the last few months and finally I am doing it. My encounter happened about 4 months ago in July. My girlfriend and I were “dispersed camping” (which is where campers can legally set up a tent in the national forest for free for up to 14 days) in El Dorado National Forest off of Hwy 50, about 6 miles east of Bridal Veil Falls. We have a secluded spot we always return to on the bank of a 10-15 foot wide, 4-5 feet deep (at the deepest) river.

Some time in the night, probably 1-4 AM, my girlfriend woke me up saying she heard someone jumping into the river about 50 feet away, and it sounded like the person’s legs were sloshing against the water the way it would sound if you were walking fast through thigh-deep water. Sure enough, a few seconds after she whispered this to me, I heard the noise too. She was accurate in her description of the sound. I guess my protective instincts kicked in because without hesitation I unzipped the tent with my large mag-light in hand, (the type police officers use) and stood outside my tent, spotlighting the river bank and the forest around us. I saw nothing, so I called out that there were people and please go the other way, still heard nothing. After that we didn’t hear any more unusual sounds. What struck me as odd was, why would anyone be walking in FREEZING cold (likely glacier run-off) water in the dark morning hours, not anywhere near any trails, and not anywhere near any roads…? (We had to hike to this spot and it’s a mile from our car, down a very steep heavily forested hillside full of underbrush, which is why this spot was so hard to find and it was an accidental find, and why it stays secluded.)

It had me pondering for the last few months and even brought me to considering maybe it was a bigfoot because it sounded like two legs, not the way a bear would sound trudging through the water. Plus, there was nothing in the river I could see so whoever or whatever would’ve had to be farther than we thought and therefor very large to make sound seem so close…

The next morning we went for a long hike as it was our last day camping. We had just gotten back to the car when I looked back at the treeline we had just came out of a, sort of, for a last glance, I will miss you, type of look, and I saw what I first thought was a black bear in the very top (the literal tip) of a 60-70 foot pine tree, it was staying still but I could see it was wiggling a little, almost like it was positioning itself comfortably, and it looked like it was hugging the tree like a bear. But then I saw the second “bear” in the SAME spot as this one in a tree right next to it. At this point I’m about 500 feet from these things and the trees they were in. I was able to take many photos of these “bears” and I have them on my phone and will send them to anyone who wants to see. On closer inspection, these were not bears. I showed a few friends and family and they all see what I see, it appears there is a UNIFORM Jet Black sillouette of a large, lean human man. When you see these pictures you will get an off/odd feeling. I know they weren’t bears and I know they weren’t humans. I’m not sure what they were, but I know what they were not. After viewing them for about a minute my girlfriend began to get a bit worried they might come down, so we left. And we didn’t talk about it much as she isn’t interested in the subject. However I cannot forget this, or write it off.

ALSO NOTICED: Yes, I have had many strange occurrences in different parts of California.
I decided to call the us forest service and spoke to a woman answering phones for El Dorado national park, when I asked if anyone had reported anything in relation to bigfoot, she chuckled and said, “yes, but not at this low elevation.”
I will never forgot the way she said that, and I can reply in my mind to this day.


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49 Responses to “Two campers take photos of what they see in the trees”

  1. Andre E

    WoW… Great pictures. It appears to be knees and its rear end as it is clinging to the tree to get a better look at the campers as they leave. Being high they probably feel unnoticed and safe.

      • David R

        This one would be good for thinker thunker to view! Big bears don’t climb that high. Twin juvenile BIGFOOT could do that in seconds. I always think they are in the trees, or under ground. That’s why they hide so well. Trees in the PNW are perfect for them to watch game!

    • Christopher c

      HAS ANYONE NOTICED THE TREE BREAK IN THE TREETOP? ,in the full report there are some photo’s if you scroll down to the second photo, dead center is a 60-70 ft. tree with it’s tree top broken like a Squatch would do ,I’m gonna go ahead and bet my chickens that these are Squatch hiding in the treetops or maybe that’s how they broadcast their vocals farther, I had no idea that they do territorial markings up in the tree tops too! I guess it all makes territorial sense whether on the ground or in the treetops.

    • Jay Carlsen

      I do believe the ” Cloaking ” & the ” Disappearance” of these things could very well be do to Just That . They may use the Trees as another Route of Travel ? When People Say they just Vanished ! I always wonder if Trees are in the Area ? It would also led credit to their Massive Size . ( Though i do not think a Large One would make it to far up in a scrawny little tree ) Who Knows for sure ?

  2. Matt f

    Thanks for sharing,great encounter and pics.I can definetly tell what this isnt just like you.It would have to be straddling two branches with the butt in space between branches with each leg over a branch to support weight.Surprised the forest employee even aknowledged there is such a thing when u asked.Most times its a blank stare of “your nuts Man”

  3. Jeffrey H

    Great story and the pics are very good! I guess from this we learn that the juvies know that we do not look up thus its a safe place for them to observe us from. Between these pics and the video of Survivorman Les talkinng about his experiences in the woods while what loooks like a Sasquatch juvie is moving around in the tops of a couple trees behind him that we are not observing our whole enviroment. This action had been caught by a tv viewer. As Debbie C mentions that it a good idea to look up at the trees, I would have to agree with her on this. Its something not done enough as seen in many videos. So the moral of the story is to always look up as you would look to your right and left when crossing a road or stream! This has been a public service announcement.

  4. greg d

    Very interesting story and photos. I live 30min from El Dorado forrest and camp in Desolation Wilderness all the time. There have been many reports of people having encounters in the area. My only issue is how you could possibly leave after only a minute of seeing these mysterious tree blobs. Crazy stuff!

    • Chris B

      Nancy…at the bottom of the report, the BFRO follow up states the witnesses felt they were around 4′ tall and around 100 lbs. Therefore not that big as they are suspected to be juvie bf’s…so there isn’t really anything the “Hmmmm” about.

      • Christopher c

        The diameter is sufficient looking to support the subject in the treetop however if you move that same subject to the tree in the center at the same height it would without a doubt snap.

      • Christopher c

        Chris B. dude! take a look at the full report and scroll down to the pictures -on the second picture there is a tree in the middle that has it’s treetop snapped! ,I knew these creatures routinely snap trees at the 5-8 ft. level but this is a first as for snapping treetops at 50′-70′ up that’s a new thing to look for this makes Squatching that much more clear- awesome!

  5. Melodie P

    Think of all the search and rescue people relative to a lot of the Missing 411 cases..,maybe all they needed to do was look up… Creepy to think about.

  6. Carol S

    Totally off topic, but has anyone tried to sign up at Bigfoot Forums? I think I have been blocked. I tried to sign up a couple of times since ~March and can never get in/approved. Strange since I never posted there before.

    • Mark B

      Carol S…Carol S…, I know that name, but from where? AHA I remember her now. She’s from over there at Sasquatch Chronicles.
      BLOCK HER! We’ll have no strong opinions around here on my watch. LOL.
      Carol, I think that’s how it probably went down over there. We’re famous around here, or make that infamous.

    • Tristene M

      Where are the forums? I can’t seem to find them. I’m technologically challenged in the worst way! I can keep you alive in the mountains for months but I can’t navigate technology to save a gnat.

  7. Kay S

    I know I’m getting old and the eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but is there another one in the right hand tree in the first picture? There seems to be a black shape there too.

    • Mark T

      What about the big silverback in the far right tree between the two black ones off to the left?

      It is sitting in a limb and facing away from the camera… and “mooning” the camera. You can see its shoulders, part of the top of the head and two round well-muscled buttocks reflecting the sunlight… look for the two round head light looking things and then enlarge the picture… you’ll see it. 😉

  8. curtis v

    The pics kinda reminds me of the video on utube when a viewer points them out in the trees on an episode of survivorman bigfoot.les just walks right past them and don’t even notice.

  9. Tyler D

    Wow, that’s pretty fascinating. They had to be pretty agile to get all the way up there without being noticed. And I could be wrong but it seems that one of the figures clearly has a knee sticking out there. You rarely hear encounters where people see sasquatch in trees let alone 50-60 feet up one. It makes me kind of curious, maybe they do this more than we’re aware of. I mean how many researchers are goin out looking for these things 60 feet up an oak tree, ya know? Whatever it is it’s pretty interesting

  10. Scott M

    Odds are good of two porcupine, just saying. That is their domain as they eat tree bark. Without an actual size of the objects it hard to determine anything. When one is in the tree ant the quills are hanging off the lower back area it looks just like the pictures.

  11. Mark T

    How come no one is commenting on the other three sasquatches in the photo?

    The most obvious individual is just below the one clinging to the top of the far right tree… it is on the horizontal limb to the left, looks like an older adult, and is leaning and facing away from the camera with only its shoulders and two very well-muscled & rounded butt cheeks reflecting the sunlight. A big silverback male maybe? Those two round silvery buttocks jump right out at you… take another look.

    I also believe that there might be two more younger blacks… one even lower on the far right tree… looks like a profile of a tconical head and shoulder leaning forward out of the boughs and facing left.

    There also might be another profile facing right in the middle tree a little lower down.

    It might be a family of at least five, but I know there are at least three… the third one is mooning us all.


    • Mark T

      The guy said that he was 500 feet awaym.. I don’t have the best cell phone and whenever I take a photo of a full moon it looks tiny… much smaller than I see with my own eyes.

  12. Patrick F

    Tree blobs are an embarrasment to this study. No disrespect to the guy who took them and thanks for posting but if u really have a chance to take a photo of a sasquatch it needs to be alot better or people will
    continue to scoff.

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