TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY! 1953, Mary Jane Tuttle reports a horrific story of weekend horror to the park rangers on her way out of the Riverside State Park in Washington. Tuttle says that she and her three children had arrived at the park for an afternoon picnic on Friday evening. Sometime after they finished their sandwiches and lemon squares, a large hairy man emerged from the woods. In one massive sweep, this man scooped up her three children – aged 4, 6 and 10 – then turned and ran back into the woods. Tuttle spent the next night and two days following the cries of her children. Convinced they were being tortured and eaten, she was beside herself with fret. On the morning on Sunday, May 25, the three children emerged from the bushes, unharmed. They reported having a very nice time with the Bigfoot, who taught them to fish with rocks and how to stay warm with leaf piles.