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DATE: July, 29 2001
COUNTY: Cleveland County
LOCATION DETAILS: Rural Area.
16 Miles South of rison, in a small community called Herbine (pronounced Her-bean).
NEAREST TOWN: Herbine, Arkansas; Rison Arkansas
NEAREST ROAD: Goggans Road (County Road) U.S. Highway 63
OBSERVED: It was about 1:30 am on Sunday, July 29, 2001. I was up watching television. My dogs started to bark, so I went to my door to see what was going on. I turned on my porch light, and called my dogs. When my dogs got to the porch, I smelt a strange odor. The air was filled with an odor of raw sewage and rotting meat. I went on out in my yard about 10 feet and looked around. Just over a fence that was about 5 yards from me, I noticed what I thought might be a bear up on two legs. I yelled for it to "get out of here". Then I noticed that instead of walking on all 4 legs, it walked like a human, upright. It was about 8 feet high and long, ape like arms. It had long hair on "his" body.
Upon telling my grandmother this, she told me that she had been awakened by a strange deep growl.
OTHER WITNESSES: 1 was watching television.
1 was waken from sleep be strange noises.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1:30 at night. A 150w outside lightbulb, and an outside nightlight (the kind the electrict company puts up).
It was a clear night. Slight breeze from the south.
ENVIRONMENT: Pasture Land. Across the feild is a 10 acre pond.
Follow-up investigation report:
Witness relates further details:
-The creature was behind a barbed wire fence.
-When the creature ambulated away its gait was upright. "It walked like an upright ape."
-Later, the witness and his grandfather walked along the fence row for three hours in an attempt to find tracks or sign, but nothing was found.
-The grandmother said the sound she heard was distant. She thought it was a panther, but lower and deeper; not of the same pitch as a panther.