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YEAR: 1996 or 97
COUNTY: Gladwin County
LOCATION DETAILS: knox rd to m30 south to esty east to martin turn north
NEAREST TOWN: Beaverton
NEAREST ROAD: MARTIN rd
OBSERVED: In 1996 or 97 we were spotlighting for deer. When i turned the light on there were two very big objects in the field. both were black with red eyes. watched them for aprox.3 to 5 minutes.They didnt move only blinked.Suddenly got a wierd feeling turned the light around didnt see anything shined back they hadnt moved. Felt like it was time to go. There were no deer in field which was very unusual.
OTHER WITNESSES: 3or4watching for deer
OTHER STORIES: Several
TIME AND CONDITIONS: aprox.8to9 oclock in evening
ENVIRONMENT: open field surrounded by woods
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Don Peer:
I spoke for quite some time with the witness by phone. He started out by telling me about his encounter while shining deer. He and his ex-wife and child were driving and shining for deer in open farm fields. He stated that there would normally be anywhere from 75 to 100 deer in the fields at night. On this night there were no deer seen. He hit the two animals mentioned with the million candle power spotlight. The two creatures were described as absolutely massive and very tall with one being around 7 ft and the other being 8 1/2 to 9 ft tall.
The eyes reflected a very bright red and the witness could see the animals blinking. They never moved, just stood side by side and watched the vehicle. Their coloration was jet black. After a few minutes the witness got a strange feeling and felt they must leave and did so. The animals were not all the way across the field, but he could still not make out details such as hair length, facial details or muscle tone.
About BFRO Investigator Don Peer:
Don Peer lives in northern Michigan and has studied the bigfoot phenomenon all his life. He has attended numerous Michigan expeditions and co-organized the 2011 Michigan BFRO expedition. He is an avid outdoorsman and works for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Don Peer may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org