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Report # 15250  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, July 18, 2006.
Possible sighting by child near home outside Arnoldsberg

YEAR: 2006

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 16

STATE: West Virginia

COUNTY: Calhoun County

LOCATION DETAILS: Edited for privacy

NEAREST TOWN: Arnoldsberg WV

NEAREST ROAD: State Route 16

OBSERVED: My grandma went to my uncles house in NC for two week so my wife and I said we would feed her dog and keep check on her house while she was away we only live about 3/4 a mile from her house. well my wife and daughter went over to feed the dog my wife was on the back porch my daughter ran around the house after the dog as soon as she got out of sight my wife heard her scream and come running back my wife run to her and heard some thing going trough the brush my wife ask her what happened my daughter said a monkey growled at her and ran in to the woods later she said it was a little one with its mom I don't know what it was but my daughter was really scared . we live in a wooded area she as see bears and allot of other animals and she said it looked like a monkey

OTHER WITNESSES: Wife daughter

OTHER STORIES: I my self about 5 years ago was riding a 4-wheeler in a big snow and saw big foot prints in the snow going across a field. The snow was about 8" deep, nothing was disturbed around the prints but I could not jump from one print to the other.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was about 3 or 4 P.M.
The light was good - clear sky
Very hot and sunny

ENVIRONMENT: Like I said, very wooded but there is a few houses around my grandma lives on about 80 acres. I live on 54 the neighbor has 1200 acres and there is a hunting club of about 15,000 acres. There is a creek about 200 yards from her house lots of hills

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stephen Willis:

Talked to the witness's father about his daughter's sighting. We discussed other things happening in the area which puzzled him. He has cut several trees from a riding trail which nobody else uses. The trees are pushed over in such a location that its impossible for a horse to walk around them. I asked about deadfall which would accompany windstorms around the downed trees. He reported that there was very few smaller limbs near the road blocks. He has heard unusual cries and screams, not at all like bobcats or mountain lions with which he is familiar.

The child entered a computer room while her father was looking at the BFRO website. She noticed the opening screen and remarked, "Thats the monkey I saw!"

About BFRO Investigator Stephen Willis:

Grew up in central West Virginia. Retired from the US Army in 2003. Small manufacturing business owner. Lived for almost 7 years in Germany and 1.5 years in the Mideast.