TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY! 1976, Six Rivers National Forest, Eureka, California, Cherie Darvell wanders into a resort lodge, disoriented and carrying a bushel of lilies and twigs. She claimed that three days earlier, she was abducted by a large hairy ape creature who she believed was of the Bigfoot Species. Cherie claimed she was grabbed by the creature while she was hiking with an expedition that set out to film evidence of Bigfoot.
Around dusk, she became separated from her group. It was at this point that she was captured by the Bigfoot. She was dragged through the woods to the Bigfoot’s den. Over the next few days, the Bigfoot presented her with berries and dead birds. In addition, the Bigfoot entertained her with small shows of pebbles and rocks.
Cherie managed to escape when the Bigfoot fell asleep. The Eureka County Sheriff’s office deemed the whole story impossible to believe and treated it like a hoax. Cherie sold her story to the Weekly World News for 250 dollars.