Huge Bigfoot reported on Big Triton Island, Newfoundland

A Newfoundland woman describes her encounter with a huge Bigfoot while traveling on Highway 389 at night. Bigfoot reports from Newfoundland have increased in recent years.

I received the following account:

"Hi, I have seen something strange at night driving home and I can't for the life of me figure out what it was. Some people say it was a Newfoundland Bigfoot and I decided to look it up since I haven't heard of one here before. That led me to your site and the story of the boys from St. Johns. I'd love to share my story.

On my way home (in February 2017) we had a week of warm weather and my boyfriend and I were driving home on Big Triton Island on Hwy 389. We came around a turn off one of the bridges next to a mussel farm and in the distance, I saw something so big that it scared me. It was far enough away that the headlights couldn't shine a light on it, but close enough that the rays of light highlighted it just enough for me to see its outline, and its eyes lit up like two big saucers. When it heard the car, it turned its head to look at us. That's when its eyes flared up and I saw just how tall it was. At first, I thought it was a big moose because of its size, and then I knew it wasn't when it ran off the road so fast the headlights didn't even touch it and I got to see just how huge the limbs were. Anyone who's anyone knows a moose has skinny little legs, but this one had huge muscular ones, similar to a bear's but also different because its paws were different, like large human hands. It was perhaps maybe a second or second and a half flat for it to get off the road and go completely out of sight.

I slowed down as I neared where I had seen it and tried to look around the ditch which had a huge clearing before the tree line. There was a small cluster of about 5 trees in the middle where it was recently cleared and the animal was nowhere in sight. Normally I'm naturally curious and would stick around to try to see an animal, but I felt threatened and very much in danger. So I drove on.

I know there are a lot of bears in the area but I have NEVER seen one that big and I have seen and photographed many bears since they are so common. It took up most of the road and its reaction to seeing the car and ever so stealthy retreating off the road was so creepy because you could see it was intelligent, not fearful of the car. It didn't want to be hit by the lights so it can remain in the shadows. It simply didn't want want to be seen. It struck me as so smart, so big, so unlike anything I have seen on the island. I thought perhaps it was a bear up early because of the warm weather. But it was the biggest mofo I have ever seen, and it's WINTER. I mistook it for a freaking full-grown moose. I don't know what I saw, but it's the first time I've ever seen anything like that and it was by far the biggest thing I have seen on the island. I was really frightened and normally I'm excited to see wildlife.

My boyfriend didn't see it, but he's night blind, and I have to keep an eye out for moose when he drives and let him know if I see them because my night sight is really good." RB



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