Sheriff’s department investigates Sasquatch sighting

2012-09-04T16:48:00Z Sheriff’s department investigates Sasquatch sightingBy Matt Johnson | Vernon County Broadcaster La Crosse Tribune

STARK — Sheriff’s deputies investigated a possible Sasquatch sighting last week near a campsite at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department received the report from just one person, who was driving near South Jug Creek Road in the town of Stark.

“The person who called it in was driving down the road, and they saw what they described as a dark-haired… Sasquatch,” Sheriff John Spears said. “It looked like it was hiding in the ditch line. When they went by, it jumped.”

Spears sent a patrol car to the area, but the deputy turned up nothing.

While all calls are taken seriously, Spears said the the Sasquatch sighting has led to a few giggles around the department.

Reading from the report on the incident, Spears said, “All that they could tell us was it was a large figure that was dark in color, black-brown in color, with no clothes and it looked like it was just fur.”

The person calling in the report said, “There’s no way it could have been a wolf,” Spears said.

The department released details about the incident Tuesday among the 22 reports of suspicious activity it fielded last week. The alleged Bigfoot sighting occurred Thursday.

“That same day we had some peacock problems in the county, so it was one of those things where you never know what you’re going to get on any given day,” Spears said. “After I signed the press release, I figured I’d probably get a few phone calls.”

While the department was unable to confirm the sighting of Sasquatch, it did confirm the sighting of two peacocks in the town of Christiana.

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(14) Comments

  1. lmbass
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    lmbass - March 13, 2015 3:31 pm
    Hope I didn't startle anyone last week. Was just passing through. And certainly didn't mean to bring out the constabulary . . .

  2. northside mom
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    northside mom - March 12, 2015 10:37 am
    I want to see the sashquatch! Is their a fee to view there in Stark?
  3. perkred
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    perkred - September 05, 2012 11:31 am
    Iv'e seen it --and it looked just like a guy in a judges robe--just sayin
  4. grammy8
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    grammy8 - September 05, 2012 11:30 am
  5. brevels
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    brevels - September 04, 2012 10:50 pm
    Was he carrying 30 bag lunches?
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    - September 04, 2012 10:11 pm
    Of course there's a Sasquatch in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve! And I don't care what any of you nattering nabobs say -- of course the sheriff's department checked it out. That is their job! And it sounds like they did a fine job. So Shadup!
  7. Richy
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    Richy - September 04, 2012 9:11 pm
    What did it say? Vernon county sheriffs dept received the info from one mentally incompetent drunk of their azz individual. OMG using tax dollars and police time to look for a monkey that does not exist. Ye we have a problem LOL. I see one every morning when I look in the mirror..
  8. FUBAR
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    FUBAR - September 04, 2012 8:05 pm
    Oh boy, Bugs Raplin is going to start with this sighting was composed by our Government so it would keep us busy and stear us away from the fact that our Government flew the planes into the Trade center, we didn't kill OBL and the first moon landing was a hoax filmed in a movie studio in Vegas.
  9. LaCrosseBadger
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    LaCrosseBadger - September 04, 2012 7:32 pm
    Judge Rosborough gets to drinking and this is what happens...
  10. David Jarzemski
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    David Jarzemski - September 04, 2012 7:19 pm
    Sasquatch? Not unless the creature has BIG FEET!
  11. whyme
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    whyme - September 04, 2012 5:40 pm
    The Deputy and his quarter horse Leon are the first mounted unit to be deployed with the Vernon County Police force. Deploying a mounted patrol unit gives the Vernon County Police force an advantage when responding to sasquatch rescue operations in isolated areas.
  12. whyme
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    whyme - September 04, 2012 5:23 pm
    Hi o silver away. after that sasquatch. um wait a minute. we need to stop and refresh in that field of you know wacky tabacky.
  13. ryeguy
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    ryeguy - September 04, 2012 4:57 pm
    Most sasquatch sightings are bears. There be bears there.
  14. David Lee
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    David Lee - September 04, 2012 4:55 pm
    Saw him myself, left the saloon on 3rd about 3 in the morning heading for the river. Hope he's ok.
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