Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yucca Flats, Nevada

Even though the title of the project is 'Utah Bigfoot', I might...occasionally...include images from other states that I frequent. I lived in Las Vegas for 2 years, and last summer returned to visit with friends. While I was there I just so happened to find out about Bigfoot in Southern Nevada.

Sighting At Yucca Flat Reported To Security At Mercury, Nevada, 2009

Written Account:

January, 1980

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - A "reliable" employee at the Nevada Test Site says he saw a large, hairy, man-like creature wandering along a road in the desolate nuclear testing ground, a Department of Energy spokesman said Monday.

An Employee of Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Co., one of the prime contractors at the sprawling test site, reported he saw the creature about noon last Wednesday while driving along Tippipah Highway.

DOE spokesman Dave Jackson said the unidentified workman ; "considered to be a reliable person" - was driving along Tippipah Highway, which runs from the Area 12 camp at the northern end of the test site, which is as big as Rhode Island, to a command post near U.S. 95 at the time.

He described the creature "as a being, somewhere between 6 and 7 feet tall, standing erect and walking like a man, with dark hair completing (completely? ed.) covering it's body." Jackson said.

He said the workman stopped his truck about 30 to 50 yards from the creature and "observed the being cross the highway going in a northeasterly direction toward Yucca Flat. He watched it until it disappeared out into the sage brush."

Over the years there have been numerous reports of sightings of a large man-like creature in the Pacific Northwest, where it has been named "Sasquatch." Similiar reports of a "Bigfoot" have been made in Northern California. This is believed to be the first in Nevada.

- The Victoria Advocate, Victoria Texas, January 22, 1980 - 5A

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