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COUNTY: Beltrami County
LOCATION DETAILS: we live on a dead end road
NEAREST TOWN: Bemidji
NEAREST ROAD: county rd 7
OBSERVED: I have heard sounds that I have not heard before.My son woke me up and said listen,i didn't know what that was.he never heard that before. woke up the boyfriend and he heard it ,he never heard that sound. had him puzzled?We smell skunk smell never see them .But we (boyfriend)seen one walking down the middle of the rode.we just sat there watching, for about 5min.I called my son and he called his friend.which he took pictures of the print. That was the short version. but you got most of it. but i will tell you it was big tall and black. that was just a sighting.had a something hit the the door, with a stick. it was fall time.went out to check all you could smell was stink.
ALSO NOTICED: went looking and found a print.the ground is clay and sand? He's got the picture.I seen what i seen. i aint crazy.
OTHER WITNESSES: boyfriend,just watching it .he was asking me if a car was coming ? from my side he kept looking at something walking down the middle of road. cause i seen it too.he asked is that someone walking?i said who would want to walk in this?we watched it walk in the ditch, you could see his head and shoulders.
OTHER STORIES: No i have'nt.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10 min. to 10 in the morning.it was alight drizzle.
ENVIRONMENT: lake, near by river near by,trees around open field some what.swamp like across from lake.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim H:
I spoke to the witness (boyfriend in the background) for about an hour. The conversation started out by recounting the history of occurrences around their home over the previous few years. They stated that there were numerous times that they heard a variety of vocalizations, everything from screams to howls. On one occasion they heard what they described as talking (but not understanding the words) from behind their garage. When her boyfriend and son went outside to try to record the sounds they quit. She told me of another time they heard something hit their door. They went outdoors and found a branch from a poplar tree about three feet long. Two odd things about this is that they do not have any poplars in the immediate area, and the branch had not been broken off but appeared to have been twisted off. They stated that there were many other things that happened over a couple year span that they couldn't explain. As well as the behavior of their dog at times. She then told me of the morning they had a sighting as they were leaving their home. She and her boyfriend were in the car and were pulling out of there driveway on to a dirt road to head to town. The morning was overcast and slightly foggy. As they got to the end of their drive her boyfriend asked her if the coast was clear. That is when she seen what she described as a tall, black, hair covered, upright creature walking on two legs heading down the road to their right away from them. When they first noticed it it was around 35 - 40 yards away from them and they both watched it walk away. As it did so it would walk down into the ditch then back up on to the road and then into the ditch again as it continued into the woods and out of sight. They said that they watched it until it was about a hundred or so yards away. They could not believe what they had just seen. They called her son who came out there with a friend. They were able to find a number of footprints where what they seen had walked down the road. The friend of her son had taken a picture of the best track which clearly showed five toes. The track was estimated at around 16.5 - 17 inches long. They estimated the height of the creature at around 7 - 7.5 feet tall. At no time did they see the face as it did not turn around. But they are convinced it knew they were there and was just trying to get away as quickly as possible in a steady stride. They have told me they would try to get a copy of the photo of the track, will update this report when I receive it.
They live just outside the very vast Chippewa National Forest.
About BFRO Investigator Jim H:
A business owner for 20+ years, he has been researching the subject of bigfoot ever since his son had a daylight sighting in 1994. An avid hunter, spending most of his life in the woods of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, having seen and heard every animal native to this area. Active member of hunting and shooting clubs. He also has a background and interest in biology.
He attended the 2008 Minnesota (private) expedition, the 2009 Wisconsin expedition, 2009 Minnesota expedition, 2010 Minnesota Mini Excursion, 2010 Minnesota Mini Expedition, Minnesota Expedition 2011. As well as many field investigations (on site). Have personally seen three BF. Two daytime and one nighttime through a thermal.