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YEAR: 1980 or 81
COUNTY: Jefferson County
LOCATION DETAILS: From Wintersville going west on State Route 22 until you see the Reedsmill/Broadacre exit. Then you turn left. The next left is (edited) Drive. That is where my parents live.
NEAREST TOWN: Wintersville
NEAREST ROAD: Rt. 22
OBSERVED: I am curious how far back you keep records. I lived between Wintersville and Bloomingdale, Ohio, when I was growing up. One night when I was about 15 or 16 (around 1980 or 1981), I heard a cry and a loud sound by my bedroom window. I was terrified, so I went up to the old part of the house and got my dad. When he got his flashlight and went out to see what was happening, he saw a huge hairy thing on two feet running away. The next morning when we got up, we saw that our down spout had been twisted around and then folded in half. Now ordinarily I wouldn't have thought anything more than a prank, but the down spout was made out of steel. We have woods all around us where our house is. It is in the Broadacre/Reeds Mill area, off of Old Highway 22. I was wanting to know about the history of that specific area and also if there is any place where I can go to hear the sounds of Bigfoot. I know at one point, a few years ago, I read stories of the area and also heard the sounds. Any help that you can give me would be appreciated. I have been haunted all these years.
ALSO NOTICED: Just what I said earlier about the down spout.
OTHER STORIES: Just stories from kids, but you don't know if they were fooling around or not.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was almost night time out and the weather was damp and cool. It had just rained out.
ENVIRONMENT: There is woods in Belevadere (subdivision behind our house) and our house had trees all over the lot. There is also two bridges fairly close to home and a creek that goes through it.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness added that after her dad saw the creature run away from the house he came back in the house and told them what he just witnessed. The look on his face was of concern for his family. The bent steel downspout was photographed and will be sent to the BFRO to post on the website sometime in the near future.