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COUNTY: McPherson County
LOCATION DETAILS: after the s curve and before Dutch Ave intersection
NEAREST TOWN: McPherson
NEAREST ROAD: K-61
OBSERVED: On 3/29/2014 at approximately 9:42 pm (I know this because of cell phone records) my daughter and her friend and I were coming back from a trip to Manhattan, KS on Burmac Road between McPherson and Burrton, KS after the S curve in the road. I remember seeing the lights of a home in the distance and out of the corner of my eye I saw something white. When I turned my head the large white animal was running at a high rate of speed towards my car. It looked like he was going to hit the passenger side of the car. This animal was gigantic, when it ran into the ditch it still looked taller than my car which is a 2009 Dodge Caliber. It looked like this white animal was flying through the air at a high rate of speed. When it hit the ditch we got a great look at the face and the features and its size. It was really fuzzy, especially in the face and it had dark sunken eyes and a mouth that was not visible and the nose was not distinct. The most memorable feature was the eyes....they were very black. It was on two legs but when it approached the ditch it used its front hands/paws for leverage. It seemed extremely muscular and fit. When I first saw it, my daughter and I were talking, she had just said, omg my phone just died....I saw a flash of light and looked and said what the heck is that........? My daughter said I don't know and she started screaming. At this point she said she saw three images the first sighting for her he was on all 4 appendages the second time he was on two legs and the last time he was at the window. We all agree that there was a ton of fur...! When I thought it was going to hit the car I grabbed the steering wheel and jerked to the left. The fur was about six plus inches long and had a weird pattern, I only say this because I am a cosmotoligist and hair growth pattern matters. When I jerked the steering wheel to the left I almost went in the ditch on the left side. I looked back but it was gone.........nothing was in my rear view mirror. I instantly called my ex husband and left a voice mail and that was at 9:42pm he called back at 9:45pm and then told him that what we had witnessed 20 years ago I had just seen again only bigger and without the teeth! He said I was freaking out and he was right!
One of the most noticeable things about what we saw was that right after we saw this creature there was a tractor in a field and after Dutch Ave. there was a fire in a tree line. When I saw the fire in the tree line my first thought was.........now I know why that thing was running. At this point I really never want to see this thing again!
ALSO NOTICED: There was no sound only the wind.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 others, my 17 year old daughter and her best friend who is 16
OTHER STORIES: Yes........20 years ago my ex husband and I saw something similar and lots smaller between Dodge City and Pratt Kansas.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: At 9:42pm I called my ex husband and left a message that I had just seen the same creature that we saw 20 years ago.........call me now !
ENVIRONMENT: After the S curve and before the farm house on the left about 3-5 miles before Dutch Ave.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
I had two lengthy conversations with the witness and obtained the following, additional information. As they were heading north towards home, the creature ran from right to left. There was a farmer tilling his land at night and there was a large fire burning in the tree line. This was not a controlled burn, but a wildfire, as we were in a burn ban warning in Missouri and Kansas due to the bone dry & windy conditions. She felt the creature was fleeing the fire. She saw the fire on the right side of the road, then turned her head back to focus on the road, and then suddenly the creature was upon her. Her daughter screamed first, then she saw it an instant later. She caught a "white blur" out of the corner of her eye, and as the creature approached the right side of her car, she swerved to the left, knowing she was going to hit it, (or it hit her). She saw the head, mostly side profile, through the front passenger door window. The head "filled up the entire window....huge....huge". She noticed the white coloring, and described the hair as " spiked, punkish, teased, or sticking up like it had been gelled". She is a cosmotologist by trade and notices everyone's hair by habit. Eyes were huge and very black against the white hair. By her estimate the creature was at least 8 ft tall at a minimum. As it was running towards the car (crossing the road), it was on all fours, then stood up as it (braced for the impact with the car ?), then went back to all fours as it hit the ditch on the drivers side of the car and went up the incline and disappeared. She, and the girls knew it was going to impact with the car, and just didn't.
Regarding the sighting mentioned that she had twenty years prior. She said the creature was in a ditch by the road next to a dead deer (road kill?). It had blood all over its mouth, face and chest. It never stood up, just looked up, and then resumed eating. This one was also white, but smaller. They kept driving. No report was filed on this earlier sighting.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. BFRO Public Expeditions: 2010 Missouri, 2012 & 2013 Iowa. 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions.