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COUNTY: Schoolcraft County
LOCATION DETAILS: Not sure of the county.Michigan's U.P. M-28 east of Munising.
NEAREST TOWN: Seney
NEAREST ROAD: M-28
OBSERVED: When I was stationed in the U.P.of Michigan's K.I Sawyer air force base,I travelled sometimes to see my family in the Detroit area.This was 1977-1978.A friend and I were driving on M-28,east of Munising.They may call it the Seney Stretch area.This was after an afternoon shift,so leaving the Marquette area at midnight or so would put us in the sighting area at around 1:30 am.This was winter time and quite cold.as we were driving,we both were looking down the road straight ahead.A mile or so up the road was a slight knoll or small hill and we could see the glow of headlamps from the other side highlighting the top of the knoll.Between us and the headlamp glow,we observed what we first thought was a bear crossing the road.It was at least 1/2 a mile up the road,but the headlamp glow from the other side of the hill outlined this thing quite clearly.It walked sort of hunched over until it reached the center of the road and then it stood upright and we could make out broad,manlike shoulders and arms.Bear shoulders are tapered downwards.These were broad.It then shlouched over a little and crossed the road.We just looked at each other with our jaws open.We slowed down near the area.It was cold,there were no houses or lights in the area and there was no reason for a man to be in this area in that weather at that time of night with not a house in sight.I don't remember if there was a bright moon or not,but we looked for tracks.We didn't look for long due th the temprature and the unknown in the middle of nowhere.
I have mentioned this to people over the years and always wondered what it was that I saw.I never thought there may be interest in this subject in that area.
ALSO NOTICED: None.
OTHER WITNESSES: Ed from Ohio and we have not talked since that time. (last name removed)
OTHER STORIES: Never.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Above.
ENVIRONMENT: Do not remember,except there are many creeks,rivers and streams that cross under this highway.There are also areas where water runs along the side of the road,similar to a canal.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke to the witness by phone about this incident, which still remains very vivid to him. He and his friend were Air Force police driving home late at night on M-28, and near Seney they seen what they initially thought was a bear crossing the road. This was around 1:30 AM, in the middle of winter. There was an oncoming car illuminating the road in front of them, allowing them to witness the creature. It stopped in the middle of the road and stood up to its full height and looked towards one of the cars (they couldn't tell which), and they noticed that it had extremely broad shoulders and a clearly defined head, arms and torso. The witness estimated it stood around 6-7' tall. It then continued walking off the road into the wetlands/forest. When they drove past where they thought this creature was, they slowed and scanned the area for prints, but never left the car because of the cold; they were also a little intimidated by what they seen. Nothing else was noticed.
This area was described as being 'the middle of nowhere', and is near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
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