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COUNTY: Webster Parish
LOCATION DETAILS: THIS HAPPENED ON LAKE BISTINUE NEAR STATE PARK NUMBER 2.
NEAREST TOWN: DOYLINE, LOUISIANA
NEAREST ROAD: STATE PARK HIGHWAY
OBSERVED: THIS HAPPENED IN 1976 IN DOYLINE LOUSIANA ON LAKE BISTINUE.
LATE ONE AUTUM EVENING OUR NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET CALLED MY DAD AND TOLD HIM TO GET HIS WORK TRUCK IN THE YARD AND GET TO HIS SHOP BECAUSE SOMETHING WAS HEADING THAT WAY. HE WAS VERY UPSET. HE STATED THAT HE WAS COMING HOME FROM WORK , IT WAS DUSKY DARK, WHEN HE PULLED IN HIS DRIVEWAY AND STARTED UP THE HILL TO HIS HOUSE HE SAW SOMETHING VERY LARGE AND HAIRY AND DARK ON HIS PORCH. WHEN THE HEADLIGHTS HIT IT,IT TURNED AND TOOK OFF RUNNING. IT STOPPED AT THE REDWOOD FENCE ALONG THE DRIVEWAY RIGHT AHEAD OF HIS CAR. THIS FENCE WAS 6 FT TALL , AND BEFORE DONALD COULD GET HIS CAR STOPPED IT CLEARED THE FENCE , ONE LEAP FROM A STANDING POSITION. HE PARKED THE CAR AND RAN IN THE HOUSE AND FOUND HIS WIFE SITTING IN FRONT OF THE DOOR POINTING A PISTOL AT THE DOOR, SHE WAS CRYING AND SHAKING. SHE STATED THAT SHE HEARD SOMETHING JUMP UP ON HER PORCH AND BEGAN TO PULL ON THE SCREEN DOOR, MAKING IT POP. SHE SCREAMED AT IT TO GO AWAY BUT IT CONTINUED TO PULL ON THE DOOR. IT ONLY STOPPED WHEN HER HUSBAND DROVE UP. MY DAD LEFT AND RAN ACROSS THE STREET TO OUR PASTURE TOWARD HIS SHOP, HE SAW A LARGE THICK MAN-LIKE CREATURE RUN AND LEAP THE CREEK, WHICH WAS A LEAST 10 FEET ACROSS. THE ONLY SOUND HE HEARD WAS A GRUNT WHEN IT LANDED ON THE OTHER SIDE. HE CAME BACK AND GOT HIS TRUCK TO DRIVE TO HIS SHOP BUT HE NEVER SAW IT AGAIN. MY DAD OR OUR NEIGHBOR WOULD NOT TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY HAD SEEN IN LATER YEARS. OUR NEIGHBOR JACKIE AND GLENDA LIVED BEHIND US AND THEY REPORTED NUMBEROUS ENCOUNTERS WITH WHAT THEY CALLED THE BOGGY CREEK MONSTER, THEY HAD A LARGE PINE THICKETT BEHIND THEIR HOME AND SAID THAT THEY HAD SEEN AND HEARD IT MANY TIMES AND AT TIMES IT WOULD RAID THEIR RABBIT HUTCH.
ALSO NOTICED: NO FOOT PRINTS OR HAIR FOUND.
OTHER WITNESSES: MY FATHER AND DONALD AND PHILISS GRAHAM
OTHER STORIES: LOTS OF REPORTS OVER THE YEARS IN THIS AREA. IT WAS JUST ACCEPTED THAT SOMETHING WAS THERE.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: DUSKY DARK, SUMMER EVENING. SKY WAS CLEAR. NO CLOUDS
ENVIRONMENT: LOTS OF CYPRESS TREES AND PINES. CLOSE TO OPEN PASTURE WITH CATTLE
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
According to the third-hand witness, her father was notified by a neighbor that 'something' was seen on the neighbor's porch. The neighbor had been driving up to his house when he saw 'something big, and not an animal on his porch. That is was very large and hairy' and when his headlights hit it, the 'unknown creature' ran from the porch, heading towards the property of her father's shop, easily hopping over a six foot fence. The neighbor then called the father, who then got into his truck and sped towards his shop. He reported that he saw 'a large man-like creature' run away from the shop and leaped over a ten foot creek that made a 'grunt' sound when it landed on the other side.
The neighbor found his wife, who was at home at the time, crying and shaking and pointing a pistol towards the door. She stated that she had heard something large jump onto her porch and was trying to pull on the screen porch door, making a 'popping' noise on the door. She screamed at the intruder to go away, but it continued to pull on the door until her husband's headlights appeared, then it left, running off towards the witness's property.
About BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
Cathy has been a nurse for over 27 years and currently works in a busy ICU. An amateur naturalist, Cathy has been intrigued by the bigfoot phenomenon from an early age.
Attended the following expeditions:
- The 2006 Florida Expedition
- The 2007 North Carolina Expedition
- The 2008 South Florida Expedition
- The 2008 North Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Central Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Utah Expedition
- The 2010 TN Survey Expedition
- The 2011 East Texas Expedition
-The 2012 North FL Expedition
-The 2013 Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition
For more information, please see the Florida BFRO