The Wind River Shooting - Man Claims He Killed A Sasquatch With An Arrow
The Wind River Shooting. A story in Bobbie Short’s unreleased book, “The De facto Sasquatch”
P: No m’am, we turned him over. The ear I saw was smallish for as big as he was; the ears were (pausing) like any, not pointed like Spock or anything like that… (laughter) I thought his ears were smallish; to me the ears were small, yes and shaped like mine.
B: …you’re kidding me Paul, you turned the body over?
P: yes m’am, we did – had to get the arrow out…
B: Oh…God Paul, you pulled the arrow out?…. so then, what? He was face down at that point?
P: crumpled kinda… on his right side…it was tough; we were just kids and you think you know everything when you’re eighteen, invincible and full of that macho shit; I never saw a man die before. I thought about what my people told me about the Northern Cheyenne tradition that we shouldn’t look at the figure of the Big Man…but too late,
B: what do you mean too late?
P: at seeing him so human looking…yet his features were distorted somewhat… Like uh…
B: you mean exaggerated?
P: ..that’s it, the brute was BIG, I mean shockingly BIG, everything exaggerated.
B: So you down him with one arrow?
P: Yes m’am, do you know about archery?
B: No, nothing. … a back shot?
B: ..at what distance?
P: …don’t remember exactly, maybe 15-20-yards through willows maybe more…not bad considering I thought I was taking a bead up the ass of a bear, (laughter)
B: one arrow?
P: yes, M’am
B: For a kid, you were some shot I take it.
P: A shot I regret. I guess I grew up that day alright.