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Media Article # 746
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Tall Hairy Creature Startles Fisherman
By Ken Allsup
Barnes City, Iowa – According to one Mahaska County fisherman, there’s something tall, fur covered and running on two legs at Lake Hawthorne.
New Sharon police officer Kevin Lamberson took a report this past week stating, “There is a gentleman living in the city limits of New Sharon that advised me that he had seen an unidentifiable object, person.”
Lamberson continued that the reporting party was unsure if it was a person or possibly a bear.
According to Lamberson, the person making the report said, “He had seen this thing on an opposite bank of the lake and it swam across the lake and proceeded to follow him as he left in his truck. He was unsure what the thing was, a person or animal.”
“He said it was approximately six-and-a-half feet tall and very large. Very, very hairy,” said Lamberson of the report. “It was covered in black and brown hair, and you couldn’t even see a face, it was so hairy.”
The reporting party said they spotted the object between eight and eight thirty in the evening, so there was some visible light yet.
Lamberson has alerted the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa DNR about the report.
Lamberson said that through his discussions, there have been no other reports of anything unusual.
Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem had no comment or additional information on the report.
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