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COUNTY: Bell County
LOCATION DETAILS: Located in bell county near parrot lake across the road from the smith farm on the hill side
NEAREST TOWN: Chenoa, ky
NEAREST ROAD: Rt. 190
OBSERVED: Eyes were glowing red..........eerie.....
ALSO NOTICED: Many sightings were in the local area by the community. A root cellar was broken into..door torn off its hinges...two men were chased down from the mountains and their pack of hunting coon dogs were whipped by SOMETHING! The creature chased the dogs down the mountain screaming...these dogs had killed a bear before! It chased them running...and breaking trees as it went...one of the men was a two term vietnam vet and it scared him so bad he threw his gun down and ran! It took them two weeks to find their dead dogs or recover the ones still alive!
OTHER WITNESSES: yes...friend of mine was walking with me and he saw it first and asked me what I thought it was
OTHER STORIES: already told
TIME AND CONDITIONS: dusk and the sun was just setting
ENVIRONMENT: creature was peeking from behind a tree approximately 15 feet away on the edge of the tree line by the road
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Harold Benny:
I talked to the witness by phone and found him to be credible. His short narrative hints at his story. About dusk, the witness was walking home with a friend after playing basketball. Fifteen to twenty feet off into the woods and standing behind a tree was an eight foot tall creature with both human and ape characteristics. Even though it was not yet dark, the animal's eyes were glowing red. Watching for twenty or more seconds the witness noticed several things:
1.) Most of the face was covered in dark fur, but
black skin surrounded the deep set eyes.
2.) Ears were visible and were lighter in color.
3.) The long arms hung down to the knees and
ended with large black hands about five times
the size of human hands.
The witness got the feeling that this impressive creature could not be harmed.
About BFRO Investigator Harold Benny:
Harold Benny holds two degrees in Zoology and was a Biology teacher for several years. He participated in the following BFRO expeditions: Michigan UP 07, Arkansas I 07, Arkansas II (Oklahoma) 07, N. Florida 08, Missouri 08, Tennessee 09, and Ohio 09. Harold has organized several private Illinois expeditions and in 2006 recieved the IDNR Volunteer Of The Year Award as part of the Montgomery Co. Hunter Education group.