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Report # 23227  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Friday, February 22, 2008.
Daylight sighting by squirrel hunter outside Sarepta

YEAR: 1971


MONTH: November

STATE: Louisiana

COUNTY: Webster Parish

LOCATION DETAILS: about 2 miles behind my old home place on bayou bodcaw

NEAREST TOWN: sarepta louisiana


OBSERVED: While squirrel hunting on Bayou Bodcaw on a clear and sunny morning, I heard dogs running what I thought was a deer on the west side of the creek. I was standing on the east side appx. 20 ft from the bank looking for squirrel in cypress den trees. The creek was about 30 to 40 yards wide with banks 10 to 12 ft high. As the dogs drew closer I put a 12 ga 00 buckshot in my shotgun. I then saw what I thought was a person break through some bursh and slide down the bank almost to the water. It then crawled back up the bank and turned and looked my way. This creature had reddish brown hair all over its body about the length of a deer's hair. It stood appx. 6 to 6.5 feet tall. Due to its hair I could only make out its nose and eyes features. After a few seconds it turned north and jogged up the creek until it was out of sight. The next day I told my dad about this. He asked why I didn't shoot it. I told him it looked too much like a man.

ALSO NOTICED: After getting close, the dogs never followed the trail to the creek so I never saw them. They seemed to quit trailing and quit barking after they got close to the creek


OTHER STORIES: yes a man named Velan Butt saw this same creature in the same area. It was only before his death I learned of his sightings and determined I was not crazy

TIME AND CONDITIONS: clear early morning bright sunshine mid 30s

ENVIRONMENT: a hardwood cypress swamp/forest game reserve

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:

Witness is a 53-year-old male and is a Major with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. He was watching the entire episode down the barrel of his shotgun and was prepared to shoot if the creature started to head his way. During the interview he stated that he saw the creature very clearly and offered some additional observations.

Not only did he see its nose and eyes, but also its ears.
Its face was incredibly human-like.
Its hair was of uniform length, coarse and looked just like
deer hair.
It was entirely covered in hair.
Genitalia were not exposed.
Its body was proportioned just like a human and not huge
and muscular like he has seen them portrayed on television.

Witness quite possibly observed a juvenile sasquatch.

About BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:

Kevin Smykal is a mechanical contractor in northern Florida.
He attended the following BFRO expeditions: