It was only a couple of years ago on a family outing to the PNW. We had hiked almost 5 miles into the woods. The trees were so tall you couldn't see their tops and the light had a difficult time making it to the ground in anything less than a shadow.
We were told to be on the look-out for bear and coyote but not for this creature. At first we couldn't believe our eyes; if there weren't 5 of us to confirm the sighting we ourselves would never have believed it.
We counted all eight appendages moving in a chilling pattern that moved it across the tree as if it were submerged. It made no sound unless you allowed your imagination to give the creature's movement some kind of slithering vibration as it hugged the various types of bark as we gazed at it's movement.
Someone said it was the Great Pacific North West Tree Octopus and that they were rarely ever seen and they were endangered. We followed the creature for what seemed to be miles when suddenly we saw it. At least 10 feet tall with hair and claws that looked as sharp as swords, it was Sasquatch. How could this be possible? It's not. So I would do the same for the Octopus as I do for Sasquatch.....nothing.