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COUNTY: Livingston County
NEAREST TOWN: Fowlerville
NEAREST ROAD: Hogback Road
OBSERVED: Livingston county, Michigan, approximately 1978, east of Fowlerville on Allen road, just east of Hogback road. I was about 14 years old and I was with my older sister who was 16. It was early evening we were coming home from a friend's house. We turned east on Allen road from Hogback road and traveled about 1/8 mile when all of a sudden we were stunned to see something extremely unusual run across the road in front of our vehicle. As we stuggled in disbelief at what were were seeing, we both became nearly frantic, shouting at the same time. What we had seen is was what to this day we describe as a "baby" bigfoot. The creature was upright, approximately 4.5 to 5 feet tall, moved extremely fast on two legs, and was completely covered in hair. What I will never forget is the visual sight of it running across the road and then, in one single, seemingly effortless bound, leaping completely across and clearing a livestock fence that was approximately 4 to 4.5 feet tall. To me, that was the evidence that this was no hoax; a human of such stature could never have made such a bounding leap. Somewhat skeptical in nautre, I will never forget that day, and have absolutely no doubt about what I saw that day.
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: There have been sightings in and around the area and also talk of footprints at that time.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Clear weather, early evening.
ENVIRONMENT: Country setting, farms, just outside of a moderately wooded area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke to the witness by phone, who was able to recall the incident like it happened yesterday. Her first impression upon seeing this creature was that it was someone in a suit playing a joke, but when it jumped the fence without breaking stride, it convinced her it was something real. She described the jump as 'animalistic', like a deer would jump a fence - very fluid and quick.
The creature came from the left side of the road (an open field), and crossed to the right (a field leading into a forested area). It was approximately 15 feet away from their car when it crossed in front of them. She described the hair color as brown/black, 'very dark'. She wasn't able to see it's face, for it never turned to look towards them.
She stated this is something she'll never forget.
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