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STATE: New York
COUNTY: Wayne County
LOCATION DETAILS: East on Route 104, near town of Huron.
NEAREST TOWN: Wolcott
NEAREST ROAD: near Route 104
OBSERVED: My family had moved from the city of Rochester to Wolcott, a small town about 50 miles east of Rochester in July 2003. We were living in an old farmhouse on approx. 77 acres of woods & creeks near Lake Ontario. This incident happened sometime between the 18th-20th of September. My sister's birthday is the 20th and I recall a small group of family and friends were visiting the house for that occasion. My future-stepfather took a small group, including his brother, my four sisters, and a few other friends out for a "tour" of the property. I was not present, I had stayed behind at the house. As the group returned to the house, my stepfather lingered behind in an area of the property where a strip of woods runs between two fields. My stepfather was in the field closer to the house, we'll refer to it as field #1. He noticed to his left something in the woods and turned to see a tall, white, hair covered creature standing just off the path in the woods. He ran ahead and told his brother, but did not tell the rest of the group. His brother rushed into the house to get me, telling me that something was in the woods and I should come see. I followed him outside where my stepfather relayed the story to me and the three of us walked back to the area of his sighting. As my stepfather showed me the spot where the creature had been standing, we all noticed that the creature was still present, but had moved further back, to field #2. At this point, the three of us were standing in field 1 and looking through a small strip of trees at the creature in field 2, maybe 200 yards away or so. My observations of the creature are as follows: It was approximately 7' tall, covered in hair, white but with a dark area on the face, think and lanky, with a head that came to a slight conic shape. It was too far to distinctly see its face but there was a definite darker colored area where the face would have been. The creature was clearly observing us, as it paced back and forth, looking around trees, standing up taller, ducking down, etc. to get a better look at us. After approximately 45 seconds, the creature retreated to an area where we couldn't see it clearly. I walked through the trees into field 2 to get a better look at it, but it had disappeared. The area where it had been walking was matted down, but there were no distinct prints. Judging by nearby trees, I estimated its height to be 6.5 - 7 feet.
ALSO NOTICED: Myself and other members of my family frequently heard odd noises, i.e. screams, hoots, howls, coming from the woods on and near our property many times.
OTHER WITNESSES: Three witnesses: myself, my stepfather, and his brother
OTHER STORIES: I do not know of any similar reports in the Wolcott area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: sometime in the early to mid afternoon, between 1pm - 4pm. Sunny, clear weather, no precipitation or noticeable wind.
ENVIRONMENT: The environment is a large wooded area on the outskirts of civilization. At the time, my family owned approx. 77 acres of land, most of which was woods and fields. My family's house and barn were approximately 500 yards from the sighting area. Lake Ontario is within walking distance (on a clear day it is visible from the sighting spot) and there is a large creek (Mudge Creek) running through the area. There is a vineyard across the street. There are other houses scattered on the street but nothing particularly close. The area is rather isolated. The nearest town is a 10-minute drive and the nearest highway about 15 minutes.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mary Ross:
I spoke with the witness at length by phone and he seemed very sincere and knowledgeable about what he saw that afternoon.
His description of the creature was that it was approximately 6 1/2' to 7' tall, lanky build, covered in whitish hair - except in the face area. The face area was dark in color, but since the creature was about 200 yards away, not much facial detail could be added.
The area in which the incident occurred was surrounded by woods, orchards and farming fields. There is also an abundance of wildlife and fresh water nearby.
About BFRO Investigator Mary Ross:
Mary is originally from the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York and currently resides in Western KY. She has 10 years of military experience and loves the outdoors.
Expeditions attended - Georgia, Tennessee, Vancouver Island South,and Oklahoma Fall 2009. North Carolina, Georgia 2010; Georgia, Colorado 2011, 2012; North Carolina 2013 and several private outings.