© Randy Fobister

Randy Fobister's pictures have been circulating through Grassy Narrows like gossip this week. They are of a 15-inch long, six-toed, "big" footprint. Driving to a blueberry picking site Tuesday, about an hour north of the reserve, Helen Pahpasay and her mother saw something they've never seen before.

"I seen a black, um ... thing," Pahpasay said. "It was tall and lanky and it was walking towards our way... I thought I was seeing things, so I didn't say anything," she said. "I looked over to my mom and she was rubbing her eyes."

About eight feet tall. Slender. Black as night. Bigfoot was out for a walk.

"It was just walking casually," she said. "I know it wasn't an animal, cause it was upright. It was human like, like the way we walk."

Scared, the women drove back to their community. Pahpasay told her family, who turned her right around for the hunt. What they found is six-toed footprints somewhere in the woods, near a beaver pond. It appears it leaped over a dam, into the pond, Fobister said.

"Sort of like one big-foot jump."

Fobister made a cast of the print that afternoon and plans to send it out to be analyzed. The story of the creature isn't new to the community. Tales circulated through history speak of a tall, creature-like thing, screaming loudly in the same area. No one was ever brave enough to try to confront it in the past, but Fobister was ready.

"We were just excited," he said. "I kept hearing about this thing, I've been hearing about it since I was a kid, so when I got the chance close by here I jumped right on it."