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1986, Masardis, Maine: Burt Poland’s Great Grandson Reveals Note
On August 8, 1897, six year old Lillian Carney wandered into the woods near her home in Masardis, Maine. She was missing for 48 hours. A man who lived near her, Burt Poland found her almost 3 miles from her house.
In 1986, Burt Poland’s great-grandson, John Poland shared a handwritten note that his grandfather wrote the night after he found little Lillian.
In the note, Burt claims that when he found little Lillian, she was wearing a cape of fur and a crown of flowers. She was slightly dazed, but kept repeating that she wanted to stay with her friends because they thought she was a princess. Burt said that Lillian kept talking about the “lights in their eyes.” When he asked Lillian about that she said, the “hairy people had sunlight in their eyes.”
According to John, Burt spent the rest of his days wandering those woods at night searching high and low for the hairy people. Burt was convinced they were a tribe of Bigfoot and was intent on proving it.