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Report # 26868  (Class A)
Submitted by witness Freddie on Sunday, November 8, 2009.
Elk hunter has late afternoon observation near Sanchez Reservoir

YEAR: 2009


MONTH: November

DATE: wed, nov 4

STATE: Colorado

COUNTY: Costilla County

LOCATION DETAILS: south east mountain at reservoir


NEAREST ROAD: dirt road by reservoir

OBSERVED: i was looking through binoculars scanning for elk and saw what i thought was a man walking down the path on the mountain . Thought it was unusual he didn't have on any hunter orange on. It then turned sideways and I noticed it was bigger than a normal man walking with a long gate and was brown, almost the color of elk fur, was walking on two feet rather fast. It walked to the ridge and looked over valley , then walked up same path it came in. It was clearly visible because of snow in background, then it disappeared


OTHER WITNESSES: just myself


TIME AND CONDITIONS: evening time around 5:00p.m cold and snow on the ground just finished snowing.

ENVIRONMENT: snow on mountains late afternoon right before sunset altitude appx 9,000 ft

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dennis Pfohl:

I spoke to the witness, Freddie, over the phone and have added the following to the original report.

Freddie is an experienced dozer and heavy equipment operator in the coal industry and lives in Alabama. He has been to Colorado twice in the past few years to hunt elk and deer during rifle season, and he stated he is a life-long experienced hunter.

On November 4th of 2009 he was in Colorado hunting with some friends on private property near the Sanchez Reservoir in south central Colorado. It had been snowing most of that day and about six inches of snow had accumulated on the ground.

While glassing the surrounding area with binoculars in the late afternoon hours, approximately one half hour before sunset, and while looking for elk, Freddie noticed a tall figure walking along a ridge line below him and to his southeast. It was approximately 300-400 yards from his location. He thought it was an elk at first and then realized it was walking on two legs like a man. To him the figure looked large and tall, and was covered in light brown, long, flowing hair. He watched as it moved along the ridge line, all the while facing away from his direction and acting as if it was looking for something towards a clearing to its east. It never left the tree line. He stated that he thinks the distance it covered while it approached and left was between 50-60 yards each way and it covered it quickly. It then turned back walking in the direction it approached and quickly disappeared back into the trees.

He then thought, "What kind of idiot would be out walking in this area without hunters orange on and to possibly get shot?" Freddie stated that despite his thoughts, he knew that it was not a man.

Freddie did not want to trespass on the surrounding private property to get a closer look, instead he chose to go back to his group.

About BFRO Investigator Dennis Pfohl:

Dennis Pfohl is a business owner in Colorado and an avid Outdoorsman. He attended the 2004 New Mexico Expedition (Mescalero IR), 2005 New Mexico Expedition (Mescalero), 2005 California Sierras Expedition, and 2005/2008 Oklahoma exp. 2008 Texas Expedition. Organizer of the first Colorado
BFRO expedition in 2005, and organized the 06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and( non public) Colorado Expeditions.