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COUNTY: Marquette County
LOCATION DETAILS: CO RD 557
NEAREST TOWN: GWINN
NEAREST ROAD: CO RD 557/CO RD SW
OBSERVED: I WAS WITH MY FRIEND RICK. HE WAS DRIVING US DOWN COUNTY RD SW IN WELLS TOWNSHIP, HEADING WEST TOWARDS COUNTY RD 557. WE HAD BEEN MOVING ALONG SLOWLY TOWARD 557. I COULD SEE THE PAVEMENT AND THE SUN WAS SHINNING BRIGHT ON IT. THERE WERE SMALL TREES THAT HAD GROWN TALL ALONG THE ROAD BEFORE YOU GET TO THE PAVEMENT.THEY KIND OF TURNED IN TOWARDS THE ROAD AND CASTED A SHADOW ON THE ROAD. THE ROAD WAS WIDE ENOUGH FOR TWO VEHICLES TO PASS EACH OTHER IF YOU WENT SLOW. THE SUN LIGHT ON THE ROAD HAD ALL READY CAUGHT MY ATTENTION WHEN I SAW A TALL, MUSCULAR, HAIRY,BROWN,HUMAN LOOKING THING WITH A BIG HEAD. IT CAME OUT FROM THE SMALL TREES BETWEEN US AND 557, THERE WAS ABOUT 200 YARDS BETWEEN US AND THE ROAD. THE THING WAS ABOUT HALF THAT DISTANCE. IT CROSSED THE ROAD IN ONE STEP! IT LOOKED TO BE ABOUT 9-10 FEET TALL! AT THE SAME TIME IT WALKED ACROSS THE ROAD RICK HAD SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES IN HIS PICK-UP TRUCK. WE DID NOT EVEN LOOK AT EACH OTHER AT FIRST, THEN HE STARTED MOVING FORWARD AND WE WERE BOTH A LITTLE SCARED .WE TRIED TO LOOK FOR TRACKS WHEN WE WENT BY THE PLACE WHERE IT CROSSED. BUT HE WOULD NOT STOP AT THE PLACE WHERE THE THING WALKED ACROSS.
ALSO NOTICED: NO
OTHER WITNESSES: WE WERE BOTH 17 YEARS OLD WE WERE COMING BACK FROM BAITING OUR DEER BLINDS. WE WERE BOTH SOBER!
TIME AND CONDITIONS: EVENING,SUNNY WITH SHADOWS,IT WAS A COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE SUNSET.
ENVIRONMENT: POPULAR TREES ABOUT 4 INCHES ACROSS, NOT FAR FROM THE RIVER,STATE LAND,
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke to the witness by phone about his experience. He recently revisited the location of his sighting and corrected his estimate of how close they were to the creature (about 50-75 feet). They were slowly driving down a narrow, dirt road looking for animals and birds when they noticed this creature come out of the forest to their right, cross the road in a total of 2 steps, and enter the forest on the other side of the road, where they lost sight of it. What they seen had a gigantic torso, large thighs, was brown in color (with an almost orange-like tinge to it), and had long, 'flowing' hair.
The driver did not stop at the point where it crossed the road, so nothing else was found. The area of the sighting is very remote, swampy, and near the Escanaba River.
About BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
Eric Lester is a medical professional and has been investigating possible Sasquatch sightings since 2004.
BFRO expeditions include:
- 2005 CA Redwoods Expedition
- 2006 Ohio Expedition
- 2006 Wisconsin II Expedition
- 2006 West Virginia Expedition (Pocahontas County)
- 2007 Michigan UP, Utah, Arkansas
- 2008 Texas, W. Virginia, Michigan U.P.
- 2009 Tennessee, Wisconsin, Michigan U.P., Oklahoma
- 2010 private expeditions in Illinois/Iowa
- 2011 Minnesota, private expeditions in Illinois/Iowa
- 2012 private expeditions in Indiana/Iowa
- 2013 private expeditions in Indiana
- 2014 Iowa, Kentucky expeditions
- 2016 Iowa expedition