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COUNTY: Webster Parish
LOCATION DETAILS: about 2 miles behind my old home place on bayou bodcaw
NEAREST TOWN: sarepta louisiana
NEAREST ROAD: hiway 2
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 WITNESSES: none
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
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:
- 2006 Central Florida (Lake County)
- 2007 Central Florida Private Expedition
- 2008 South Florida Expedition
- He helped organize the 2008 North Florida Expedition and is assisting with the organization of the upcoming 2009 Central Florida Expedition
He helped organize the 2011 & 2012 North Florida expeditions.