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COUNTY: Wood County
LOCATION DETAILS: The storage building was on Eagle Road near the Newpage Mill in the Village of Biron
NEAREST TOWN: Wisconsin Rapids
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 54
OBSERVED: I was riding in my mom's van, at 7:13 pm, as she drove past the recently built storage facility on Eagle Road, I looked out the right window and saw a black or brown (it was really dark outside and I could see it clearly so it had to be brown) human-like shape move around the far corner of the facility, and I didn't see it come around the other end. It wasnt a person because of its height.
I dont know what I saw, but I'm certain it was not a person or a bear.
ALSO NOTICED: It was too long ago to see any footprints.
OTHER WITNESSES: My mom was driving, and she and I were the only ones in the car.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was a clear night, a couple street lights overhead.
ENVIRONMENT: A little cold about 30-35 degrees
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Robert Barhite:
On 1/24/2013 I spoke with Jeremiah. As he stated in his report he was a passenger with his mother, who was driving north on Eagle Road which is on the outskirts of Biron, Wisconsin, and close to the Wisconsin River.
Google map of the area:
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The surrounding area is wooded. They were passing a newly constructed storage facility when Jeremiah clearly observed a large, shadow-like object which appeared to be lighter in color than nighttime darkness quickly move between the buildings and in the same direction that Jeremiah was traveling - north to south.
Close-up satellite image of the location:
There were a couple of street lights which provided enough illumination for Jeremiah to determine that the shadow seemed to be brown in color, and was approximately eight feet tall when using the storage facilities to gauge height. Also, he clearly remembers seeing that while it was walking upright that it didn't have the same stride as a person walking. It was a fast, smooth stride, and he also remembers seeing the left arm swinging as the creature was striding. He asked his mother to slow down in order to see if the creature came out around the other side of the facility, but it never did.
Jeremiah lives about a mile from the facility and in late summer/early fall 2012 he has reported hearing distant howls and wood knocks in the vicinity. See report #38662 .
I found Jeremiah to be a very credible witness who never varied from his story. At no time did he embellish his report or waiver from what he initially reported.
Wood County is in the central part of Wisconsin. As of the census of 2000, there were 75,555 people residing in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/kmē). The lumber industry is still a major employer in Wood County. The northern two-thirds of the county is largely covered in drift from early ice sheets. There are no lakes and few swamps.
About BFRO Investigator Robert Barhite:
A native of far northeast Iowa, Robert has always had an intense interest in Bigfoot and exploring the great outdoors.
His first expedition was the 2012 BFRO Iowa Hill Country Expedition He the 2013 Iowa Big River Expedition, 2013 Oregon Cascades Expedition, 2013 Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition, 2014 and 2015 Wisconsin Expeditions, 2014 Iowa Expedition, and the 2015 Iowa Spring Expedition. Since 2012 Robert has participated in several private expeditions in Iowa and in Wisconsin. In addition to expeditions, he has conducted numerous solo research trips in Iowa and Wisconsin throughout 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. And for the last two years has been a guest lecturer at the request of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Robert led the 2016 Iowa Spring Expedition and is assisting with the 2016 Iowa Fall Expedition and is scouting locations across North America for 2017 expeditions, and continues to monitor activity in a long-term study location in the Midwest.