Two hunters reported
a sighting in Cooper Canyon during the fall sometime in the early
1970s through their hunting scopes. They could not determine if this
creature was an animal or human. Because they were concerned that it
might actually be a human, they elected not to shoot it.
In 1973, in the Big Rock Canyon
area, numerous sightings of huge apelike creatures were reported.
In March 1973, three
U.S. Marines reported a sighting of a large, bipedal, hairy creature
in Lancaster. Later that month, a young woman mistakenly thinking she
was responding to one of her whimpering dogs, reported being surprised
and frightened when a large, bipedal, hair-covered creature stood up
from the tall grass and ran off.
In May 1973, a search
party in Lancaster attempting to follow up on several "Big Foot"
reports was forced to take cover when another party on the same sort
of search panicked and started shooting when they thought they were
being approached by a large creature. Fortunately, no one was injured.
22, 1973, three men from the San Fernando Valley
reported seeing an eleven-foot Sasquatch near Sycamore Flats Campground.
Six months later, something left
21-inch tracks with a 12-foot stride at South Fork Campground.
Other sightings of Sasquatches
were reported in 1974, 1975, and 1976 around the Big Rock Campground.
In October 1974,
two men reported a sighting of a large, hair-covered bipedal
animal in Quartz Hill backyard.
In the summer of 1976,
two brothers doing late night fishing at Morris Dam encountered an
erect, "human-like" creature on a deer path.
In September 1976, a
hunter reported a sighting (and very frightening scream) of a large
animal near the West Fork River. No, he did not think this animal was
In 1978 a truck driver reported a sighting of a
large bipedal creature crossing the road near Lake Hughes.