In 1986, my Father was in the U.S. Navy, while in the Navy, he spoke to a man who claimed to have seen Bigfoot.
The man was out walking at night, when he looked up a hill, and saw the cryptid known as Bigfoot. This Bigfoot was crossing the road, or going from one side of the road on the hill to the other side. The man ran to his house.
He told my Dad, "They're real, and I saw one!"
This sighting took place in Washington State, in the late 1970's.