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COUNTY: Cass County
NEAREST TOWN: Union
NEAREST ROAD: US 12
OBSERVED: My late Aunt once told me a story that may be of interest to you. In the late 60's she and her sisters were summer camp horse instructors for camp Bellowood of Union, Michigan in Cass County. My aunt was riding late one evening and notice that the horse seem to be really spooked about something. She was having difficulty controlling the animal so she just let it run on its own. While the horse was running she looked to her side and observed a large white colored figure that was keeping place with the horse for a short time. The figure was close to her height on a mounted horse. She was understandable spooked herself for some hours afterward.
ALSO NOTICED: None
OTHER WITNESSES: Other than the horse?
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Late Evening
ENVIRONMENT: deciduous forest
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke to the nephew of the witness by phone, and there aren't too many details to add to the report. He was able to tell me what his aunt told him and other family members about her encounter. While working at Camp Bellowood she decided to take an evening horse ride down a trail that was forested on both sides. Her horse got spooked by something, so she let it have its reins and run on its own; it didn't want to stop running. This is when she noticed 'something' paralelling her in the trees. It was close enough that she could tell it was about as tall as her on her horse and white-colored, but she couldn't make out specific details because of the trees. It kept pace with her running horse for a short time. The incident scared her badly and she didn't talk about it much.
Camp Bellowood is near the Three Rivers State Game Area and the St. Joseph 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