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COUNTY: Oscoda County
LOCATION DETAILS: East of Grayling and south of Lewiston in the Red Oak area
NEAREST TOWN: Luzerne
NEAREST ROAD: 489 and Griffin Road
OBSERVED: Back in the early 90's I was deer hunting and watched one for over 15 minutes. It appeared to be a young one and less than twenty yards from me. It was about five feet tall, its fur was kind of greenish grey/ black. There was also a smell that I did not recognize, not bad but also not good. It looked at me also and seemed to be hiding behind a tree watching me in my tree, kind of like hide and seek maybe. It showed no fear of me whatsoever and almost seemed to smile at me. After watching one of your shows last season I realized that what I saw was not too far from where you were when you were in Grayling, MI. I believe the guy you talked to was only a few miles from where I saw mine. I also heard an unfamiliar sound that I have never heard before or since, but hard to explain. After the sound he/she turned and slowly walked away. I know every animal in the Michigan woods and this was not one of them. There is not enough room here to explain everything I saw and heard.
ALSO NOTICED: Too much
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: yes I have
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 5:30-6:00 pm
ENVIRONMENT: Aspen, cedar swamp with oak and pine
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kim Fleming:
The interview with this witness was very interesting, as he described his experience in graphic detail. While sitting in a tree stand, the witness heard something moving toward him and out of the woods came a Bigfoot. The creature stopped behind a tree and then began to peek out from behind the tree at the hunter. The hunter said, "It was like he was playing peek-a-boo with me! Like a little kid would!" He was surprised, although not frightened by the incident. He watched this activity for what seemed like an hour, although he realizes it was probably only about 15 minutes. The distance from the tree stand to the creature was only about forty feet. He described it as 4 to 5 feet tall, covered with green-gray hair or fur with black eyes and a face very similar to a human face. "I could see a glint in his eyes while he was playing with me and it almost seemed like it was smiling!" He described a chimp like mouth with a mischievous little smile. The face was covered mostly with hair or fur, but there was no snout or prominent nose like a bear would have. It kept his hands on the tree the entire time he peeked out from behind it. The hair on the body was described as long, like a raccoon's fur. After about 15 minutes, the hunter heard a low toned sound he compared to a deer snort. "It made a sound similar to a deer snort, but not, but similar in that it was like wind being pushed out his mouth or nose." Then the creature turned and walked away. The gait was similar to a human.
Throughout the entire conversation, the hunter made several references to this creature being human-like. He did not draw his bow on it, nor was he threatened by the situation. However, he did leave the tree stand and did not continue to hunt the rest of the evening, because the incident did shake him. He did return to the same spot the next day, but saw no sign of the creature again. He checked for prints, but he was unable to find any.
The sighting area is located in and near a wilderness area with plenty of game available for food. There is an abundance of water available as well, including a cedar swamp.
About BFRO Investigator Kim Fleming:
Kim is a high school science teacher and uses Bigfoot research techniques to teach about scientific method. She has been interested in researching Bigfoot since 2008 and her husband experienced a sighting in Florida in 1976. Her interests include hiking, being outdoors, birding and working with young adults. Kim attended the 2012 and 2013 Michigan UP expedition and has done research in northern Michigan.