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COUNTY: Le Flore County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near Highway 144, outside the Kiamichi Mountain town of Honobia
NEAREST TOWN: Honobia
NEAREST ROAD: 144
OBSERVED: We were hiking up a ridge above a friends cabin. We had stopped to catch our breath and check out some stone formations. After about 10 minutes waiting for one of my friends to come back from a possible stone formation, I was looking uphill and saw a head peaking around a hickory tree and brush. It was moving back and forth from around the tree. There was a lot of dead tree fall and vegetation between us but it appeared to be sitting on the ground.
I could see a face, head and shoulder of what appeared to be of a primate. I asked the friend closest to me to come behind me slowly and look over my right shoulder. I pointed in the direction of the animal and he about fell over.
The eyes were dark and the face appeared to be covered in hair/fur. The head was crested and covered in fuzzy hair. The hair came down the head and became longer as it transitioned into the shoulder area.
The hair was an Irish Setter red. There was a very short neck area. It was100 to 125 feet away from me. It appeared to be smaller than me. I am 6 feet tall 280 pounds.
After watching it for about 5 minutes (as it watched me), my other friend started to return and it started walking back away from us. I lost sight of it, but it reappeared a short distance to the left of the previous position and began peaking at us from over the top of the vegetation it was hiding behind. This time the peeking was very quick with a minute between appearances. We watched this for about 15 more minutes and then did not see it again.
ALSO NOTICED: We heard movement along two ravines on either side of us.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes 2. But the second witness could only see part of the body.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, on the BFRO website.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: This occurred about 1:30 in the afternoon.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavily wooded, hardwoods and ground vegetation. A lot of dead fall and some rock outcroppings
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Sybilla Irwin:
This observation happened while some BFRO investigators were scouting the areas around Honobia prior to the 2008 Oklahoma expedition, which took place near Honobia. The witness, Texas BFRO Investigator Jerry Durand, called me while he could still see the animal.
The following details can be added:
Two people were able to observe an apparent juvenile bigfoot, in daylight, just outside the Kiamichi Mountain town of Honobia.
The figure appeared to be less than 6 feet tall, but it had very broad shoulders. Its hair color made it stand out in the daylight. Its hair was reddish and spiky in places, and was a couple of inches longer around the head and neck area.
Its face was rounded and flat with hair covering the cheeks and chin area. Its eyes were big, round and dark. There was not a prominent brow ridge. Some of the features were obscured by hair.
The arms were 36 to 38 inches in length and were lanky and lean. It was sitting or squatting behind rocks, trees and brush that were roughly 3 feet tall.
The length of observation was 15 to 20 minutes.
Impressions and a possible wood knocking "station" were found 50 yards from the spot.
Both witnesses are experienced in tracking and field investigations.
Several other incidents occurred within a few miles of this spot during the 2008 Oklahoma Expedition.
Comments from witness added on 11/07/08:
"No there are not any photos.
Yes I had a camera, I always carry a camera.
However, the camera was on the bottom of my pack.
Background-As I saw the creature, what I believe to be a juvenile, I did not want to take my eyes of of it. After I called TH over to see it, I removed my pack and began to search blindly for the camera. I couldn't feel it so I radioed my wife to look in my truck and make sure I didn't leave it there. (She turned the radio off because of static). I refused to take my eyes off of Nubbie, as we are referring to it. I concentrated on observing every detail I could so as to file a report. Plus you never know how long you will be able to see a sighting of this nature. When we finally lost sight of Nubbie for good, I searched my pack and my camera was there. I was hot, fit to be tied."
The artist sketch below was created using the witnesses description.
About BFRO Investigator Sybilla Irwin:
• Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas A&M University
• Self employed Artist
• Professional stained glass artist and teacher.
• Professional Artist
• Fine artist. (Oils, pastels, & watercolor) Wildlife, Portraiture, Landscape, and sketches of Sasquatch for investigators and witnesses.
• Attended Texas Expedition 2008, Colorado Expedition 2008, Oklahoma Expedition 2008 and numerous private expeditions. She has attended: Michigan UP Expedition 2009, Utah Expedition 2009,Wyoming Expedition 2009, Colorado Expedition 2009 attended the Oklahoma Expedition 2009. In 2010 she attendee BFRO 'Investigator Only' expeditions in Texas and Colorado. She attended the
Colorado Expedition 2011. She Co-lead the BFRO's first all female expedition held in November Texas Expedition 2011. She lead and organized the recent Texas Expedition 2012.