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COUNTY: Vernon Parish
LOCATION DETAILS: In a wooded area just outside of a housing complex for military residents and their families of Fort Polk (near Leesville)
OBSERVED: I was in the woods walking around and turning to the deeper recesses of the forest, I saw a rather tall figure coming toward me on two legs. It was hard to discern at first what it's appearance was but as it got closer, I noticed it was covered from head to toe with a thick coat of dark hair. Needless to say, I didn't stick around to find out what it wanted. I turned and ran until I got to the neighborhood and into the comforting environment of my house.
ALSO NOTICED: I had heard no unusual sounds as is common with bigfoot(s). When I did notice it, it was running toward me at a normal rate but also at a constant rate despite the numerous amount of brush and trees in its path. It continued to run towards me until I had retreated from the forest. After I had left the area, I don't know if it had continued out of the woods for I was already in my house.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was playing on this fallen tree, and earlier I had seen a family of possums.
OTHER STORIES: I just wish to say that this not a 'prank' story and to the best of my knowledge, it happened. Like I had said earlier, I was the only witness, and I was only five years old at the time. I hope you believe my story. I currently live in Virginia, and have not been in that area for years, so I'm not sure if the area is the same as it was then.
Keith R. Knudsen
ENVIRONMENT: The area was a pretty dense forest that of course tapered as it came closer to the community. There was a stream where I was at and I was playing on a fallen tree that created a bridge across the stream. Some sort of construction was being done off to the right, maybe another housing complex of some sort.