Sheriff closes out
Clark County Press, Neillsville
- April 12, 2000
In a press release last Thursday, Clark County Sheriff Dale
Olson stated that he does not feel that any further
investigation was needed into the reported sighting of a
"Bigfoot"-like creature north of Granton on March 28.
"No further sightings have been reported."
Olson stated. "From the information gathered, it does
not appear this creature is a threat to anyone."
According to Olson's press release, James Hughs was traveling
east on Cty. Hwy. H just west of the intersection of Cty. Hwy. K
near the Panther Creek Bridge at about 5:15 a.m. when he
observed what he described to be a large creature, approximately
eight feet tall and covered with grayish-colored hair, step off
the roadway and go into a ditch. He estimated this
creature to weigh in excess of 500 pounds and walking on two
legs. Hughs also told investigating officers that it was
carrying something in its arms, possibly the carcass of a goat.
A sheriff's deputy later went to the site with Hughs; however
no physical evidence, in the form of tracks or otherwise, was
able to be obtained, Olson stated.