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COUNTY: Bexar County
LOCATION DETAILS: Outside I-10 between the Silverado theatre and Bandera Rd. at the far back of a newly developed housing area with light residential activity. The road that lead through the are had populated houses then unoccupeid houses followed by homes under construction before becoming wooded and finaly getting to the clearing where the trailer was at the bottom of the hill.
NEAREST TOWN: San Antonio; Helotes
NEAREST ROAD: I-10
OBSERVED: My wife and I had been working as the cleaning crew for a new housing development displaying various model homes on the edge of the city for a couple of months. As part of our contract we were required to clean a trailer used by the construction workers as an office, the trailer itself was at the bottom of a hill at the back of the development with a road coming down to it and turning to the right making a wide U. One night my wife and I had just finished cleaning and were getting ready to load all of our equipment back into our car, when my wife walked out of the trailer carrying supplies and looked off to her right to a shallow clearing near the trailer. She claims she saw a tall hairy figure with a pointed head watching her from behind a tree with Y shaped arms surrounded by small brush in the middle of a small clearing about 25ft. from us. She immediatly froze and watched it for 2-3 min. where she claimed it leaned to the side to look at her from around the tree, she then got upset and ran back in. I was rolling the cord to a vacuum when she told me of what she had seen, we turned off the lights because she felt we were being watched and I walked outside looking at the area she described but saw nothing so we ran to our car which was parked an equal distance in the other direction facing the area and turned on the headlights. We saw nothing when we did so we left the lights on and ran back in to finish locking up and then got back in the car, before we left we turned the car off and sat in the dark for about 10 min. hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever she saw. The following day we showed up early while there was still daylight and looked at the area, we were quite familiar with the immediate area and could not find anything nearby that she could have missidentified, nor did we see anything that may have been placed there the night of, the tree itself was about six feet up untill the arms split, and what she saw was a good shoulder profile. We followed several paths in the area that all lead into a thick wooded area with no housing behind it but found nothing before turning back.
ALSO NOTICED: We have heard strange whistling like birds chirping, not like bats, at odd hours coming from inside the woods seeming to move around us, as well as hearing brush moving.
OTHER WITNESSES: It was my wife who had the sighting, she had been cleaning with me prior to the incident.
OTHER STORIES: A few reportings in the newspaper as well as on websites with locations of reportings.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around midnight, we had a full moon and the sky was clear so everything was illuminated nicely, other than that there was no outside lightning.
ENVIRONMENT: It was a football field sized clearing surrounded by woods with one road leading down to it from atop a hill that turned and went back up. The trailer was next to the road with a smaller clearing on the other side.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Sybilla Irwin:
I spoke with the witness on September 9, 2008. These details can be added:
The couple had been cleaning the office trailer for several hours. During that time they had heard brush popping and movement around the trailer but had attributed it to deer because deer were plentiful in the area. The witness stated that the blinds were open on the windows and on at least two occasions something banged on the side of the trailer. She turned off the vacuum cleaner and they both stood and listened but heard nothing. Then she started it again and it happened a second time. Her husband stepped outside thinking it was possibly a branch banging against the trailer. He returned saying that there were no branches close to the trailer. They continued to work and had nearly completed their cleaning when the witness stepped outside to take trash to the dumpster. The dumpster was twenty five feet from the trailer and the tree where her sighting occurred was five to ten yards away from the dumpster.
The witness had the feeling of being watched so she turned to her right. She looked at the tree and saw a tall silhouetted figure standing behind it, looking at her. She froze in her tracks and stared at it. As she stood there staring at it, it leaned to the right side of the tree to look at her. Terrified, she ran inside the trailer.
The witness could see the top of its head, shoulders and its arms. She estimates the height of the figure to be at least 7ft. She could not see any facial features. She reports that the hair appeared to be black. The hair on its head was relatively short and became longer as it reached the neck and shoulder area. The hair on the arms was three to four inches long. It was shaggy and messy. The body was stocky weighing approximately 350 lbs. There was no odor associated with her sighting.
Before leaving the area they sat in the car and heard a strange chirping or whistling in the bushes. Her husband whistled back and was answered by more whistling. The witness stated this occurred at least four more times along with rustling in the bushes. Her husband got out of the car and investigated but did not see anything.
This area is very close to the Government Canyon State Natural Area, 8622 acres of protected wilderness.
About BFRO Investigator Sybilla Irwin:
• Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas A&M University
• Self employed Artist
• Professional stained glass artist and teacher.
• Professional event Photographer
• 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.