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DATE: June 15, 1987
COUNTY: Columbiana County
LOCATION DETAILS: On a dairy farm [ between Calcutta (Ohio) and East Liverpool]
NEAREST TOWN: Calcutta
NEAREST ROAD: SR 170
OBSERVED: Somehow I was fortunate enough to stumble onto this website. I can only give you sketchy details about this incident. My brother lived on a dairy farm between Calcutta and East Liverpool. He was sitting in his home with his infant son shortly after dark when his Doberman began to bark and whine. He went to investigate. The dog would not come out of the doghouse and continued to cry out. My brother got a gun and turned out the lights in the mobile home. He sat listening and waiting, thinking there was a prowler on the property.
He waited for while. Then a tall figure approached the window of the trailer. It was breathing heavily. My brother was so stunned he froze in his chair. Eventually the thing walked away.
The following morning my brother found what seemed to be paths of broken down brush leading toward the creek bottom.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Dusk or shortly after dark, warm clear evening.
ENVIRONMENT: wooded area, a mobile home near a creek bottom
Follow-up investigation report:
I spoke with the submitter. She is the sister of the witness and she spoke with him about it the day after it happened in 1980. She says many people in the area have their own stories.
This part of Ohio has several deep gorges. The gorges were created by creeks running off the higher elevation "un-glaciated plateau" of eastern Ohio, down to the Ohio River.
About BFRO Investigator Steven P:
Chief administrative officer of a unit of local government, a consultant and community faculty member.