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COUNTY: Anne Arundel County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near Severn Run, go up 301. It was Hwy 301 at the time & now I think it's Hwy 97. About 1 mile towards the Anne Arundel police dept., turn right on Old Benfield Rd. & go 1 mile. As you start coming up hill, just before the Ben Oaks sub-division there is a small stream at the bottom of the hill.
NEAREST TOWN: Severna Park
NEAREST ROAD: Old Benfield Rd.
OBSERVED: I was raised in Maryland and moved to South Carolina in 1984. I remember an event in 1981 or maybe 1982. I can't be sure of the year, but I can recall the time of year--it was late Fall, about 4-5pm in the afternoon. I grew up in a sub-division called Ben Oaks on the Severn. Theres a steam that runs by Shipey's Choice and Ben Oaks across the road. At that time Shipey's Choice was a new sub-division where homes were being built. The steam was at the bottom below two hills. I recall playing around the steam and following it back to Ben Oaks. I was alone and remember feeling like I was being watched. I looked up the hill in the area of the new sub-division about 250 ft. away and saw a bigfoot maybe 7-8 ft. tall. I didn't know what it was at first. It was dark brown and big. I didnt have time to think. I was 13 yrs. old and running like hell. It just stood there looking. I put it together later and never told anyone. I didn't think anyone would think I was telling the truth and kept it to myself.
ALSO NOTICED: Never went back to the location.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me.
OTHER STORIES: No, I never heard of any incidents like that the whole time I lived in Maryland.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 4-5pm. Clear & sunny.
ENVIRONMENT: Woods & stream.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ron B.:
The witness further stated that the sun was behind the animal, such that he couldn't make out its details. Also, because the witness was running away, he didn't look back to see what the animal was doing.
The witness also noted that the animal was swaying side to side slightly, and that its hair color was a dark brownish, medium length, and not shaggy or stringy.