Bigfoot has been hanging out, eating Fritos, and drinking Coke in Lake Arrowhead, according to a woman who is now suing the state of California to recognize that Sasquatches are real.
Claudia Ackley, of Crestline, says that she spotted the mythical creature while hiking with her two daughters in the woods near Lake Arrowhead. She says that Bigfoot was about 30 feet up in a tree, appeared to be about 800 pounds, and a head about three times the size of a person’s.
“He looked like a neanderthal man with hair all over him,” Ackley told the Sun. “He had solid black eyes. He had no expression on his face at all. He did not show his teeth. He just stared at the three of us.”
Video was recorded by Ackley’s daughter of the encounter (which you can see here), but it’s, well, it’s not what you would call conclusive evidence.
Ackley, a self-proclaimed Bigfoot enthusiast, now returns to the site and brings item for Bigfoot:
Near another tree sits a discarded tire, where Ackley leaves snacks for Sasquatch – apples, oranges, Fritos and a can of Coca-Cola – along with a voice-activated book with pictures inside, made by Ackley in an effort to communicate with Bigfoot. Ackley recorded words such as “candy” and “fur,” along with pictures or samples of each taped to the pages.
“We think they have language, as people have recorded them actually speaking,” said Ackley. “I’m trying to teach them a little bit of our language to communicate with them.”
Ackley says when she reported the encounter, forest rangers told her it was just a bear. So now, she has teamed up with professional Bigfoot hunter Todd Standing, best known for the Netflix doc Discovering Bigfoot, and filed suit against the State of California to force it to recognize the existence of the Sasquatches.
In the lawsuit, Ackley alleges that the state’s actions have damaged her reputation and endangered the public. She says that she intends to introduce evidence to prove the existence of Sasquatches, during the trial which has a hearing set for March 19.