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California dreamin’? Woman suing state over alleged Bigfoot sighting

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One might have to see the legal paperwork to believe it: a California woman said she spotted a sasquatch in the central mountains and has filed a lawsuit against the state and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to make her case, Los Angeles’ ABC News 7 reported.

 "If they wanted to hurt us that day, they could have," Claudia Ackley told a reporter upon filing her suit this month. "We were right there."

Ms. Ackley said she was hiking with her two daughters in March 2017 and her daughters noticed it first.

"They're standing right there frozen, looking at something," Ms. Ackley told the news station of the sighting. "He looked like a Neanderthal man with a lot of hair… About 800 pounds. I was trying to tell it to please not hurt us, and that's when he just stared at me."

She said there were two other sasquatches nearby.

"All I'm thinking is, please don't get near us because I have my children," she told a reporter, adding that she phoned 911 but the dispatcher didn't believe her, telling her that they probably were bears.