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COUNTY: Jackson County
LOCATION DETAILS: Footprints (two pair) were moving from the north out of the swamps to the south following at least four deer moving during the early morning hours. No hair or feces were found just footprints ball of heels were ten inches and the other was smaller about eight inches the foot prints were not totally depressed into the hard dirt. Just the outlind on the footprint and the other part was obscurred by vegetation.
NEAREST TOWN: Horton Michigan
NEAREST ROAD: Moscow rd
OBSERVED: I went out to check for deer tracks to see if the deer herd was growing. While checking the ground I found two sets of human-like foot prints twice the size of my size feet. The ground was hard and the footprints were coming out of the neighbors swamps trailing four to five deer from the north to the swamps in the south. I noted the size and direction they went. This was the first of twenty foot print encounters I had since then. My assumption is that they were tracking deer.
ALSO NOTICED: Deer and other animals were nervous. No animals were making noise unusual since the animals are use to human presence in the wooded area during this time of the year.
OTHER STORIES: Just rumors about sitings dating back for at least twenty years. Just sitings during July and in November coinciding with farming and hunting.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Daytime, good light and visability.
ENVIRONMENT: Woodland and swamps prordering the woods. Pond to the east and river and man made channels to the east an west.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness has had many instances of seeing foot prints. He has not mentioned this to anyone else outside of the immediate family, but he has heard the local stories for some time. The last time he saw prints was in May of '01. We will continue to monitor this area, and will help the witness put together a print casting kit in preparation for the next encounter.