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COUNTY: Ashtabula County
LOCATION DETAILS: I was on route I-90 east bound half way between the Ashtabula/Lake county border and the Geneva exit.
NEAREST TOWN: Geneva ohio
NEAREST ROAD: route 90 east
OBSERVED: I was simply driving east on route 90, I had just passed the Lake County/Ashtabula County border and I was looking around as I usually do and I look over at this woodline hoping to see some deer or turkey and to my surprise there was what looked to be a Bigfoot walking through the woods about 100 yards from the roadway. At first I thought I was imagining things but other drivers slowed to look as well. It was about 3:10pm and the weather was partly cloudy, the temp was about 33 degrees and there was a dusting of snow on the ground. The Bigfoot was tall about 9-11 feet if I had to guess and it had broad shoulders and it was brownish grey in color. It was walking east then turned south toward the Grand River. I told others about this and some think I'm crazy and others believe me. I do hope to see it again, I was amazed yet unsettled at the same time.
ALSO NOTICED: The way it walked and was upright was not like a bear and it was way too big to be a human. It was a brownish grey in color.
OTHER WITNESSES: There were other drivers on the highway and some slowed down to look as well
OTHER STORIES: Only one and I wasn't sure if it was true or just someone joking around.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3:10pm partly cloudy about 33 degrees
ENVIRONMENT: I saw it from my work van it was about 100 yards away walking through a wooded area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mark Maisel:
I spoke to the witness by phone and have the following to add.
He was traveling east at approximately 65-70 mph. The total duration of the sighting was about 10 seconds. He noted several other cars behind his van slowed down also. He thinks that they were looking at the same thing as he was.
There was a field with a wood line, and the animal was just inside the wood line. He could see it between the trees. He is not sure of the size but it was larger than a person would be. He describes the animal as thick. He did see arms and legs on the animal. He did not notice any distinguishing features of the head, except to say it was cone shaped.
The animal then proceeded to the south which is towards the Grand River. The area has farms, orchards and wineries.
About BFRO Investigator Mark Maisel:
Mark Maisel is employed in the medical field in Ohio. He has attended the following expeditions: West Virginia, New York Adirondacks, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Carolina. Expedition organizer of the 2009 Ohio expedition and assisting with both of Eastern Ohio's in 2012 and Michigan UP 2012. Attended WV 2013