Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti etc., most of us have heard stories of their sightings. Let me tell you up front, they are real, very big, very hairy and much nearer than you think. I began with an attitude that they were in the same classification as flying saucers. After traveling around our nation and meeting with people who claim to have seen them, my opinion started to change. Then having a near experience myself on a mountain camping trip, it brought this topic home to reality. I pursued and talked with people who claimed they did see a hairy beast that stands in excess of eight feet tall. My travels took me to the mountains and an Indian tribe involved with the beasts. At this point I obtained verification that the hairy beasts do exist. I was drafted to assist in confidentiality, capturing and returning some of the roaming beasts back to their community safe haven. My assignment sent me to Idaho, then east to Iowa and onto Minnesota. Risking my life at each turn to bring back the escaped hairy beasts the Indians called "Sanscatchawanie". The search trail included broken into farm with barns, small towns along the highway with stores damaged, trash containers tossed around like toys and a confrontation between a bar patron and two of the Sanscatchawanie at closing time. The search was long, exhausting and involved two dedicated semi-truck drivers and their eighteen wheeler who helped with my task. Keep one thing in mind the hairy beasts, or better called "Sanscatchawanie", are real, alive and roam the mountains today.