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STATE: New Jersey
COUNTY: Sussex County
LOCATION DETAILS: It's a big Campground with lots of animals. There is a petting
zoo on the grounds.
NEAREST TOWN: Sparta, NJ
NEAREST ROAD: Pleasant Acres Campground
OBSERVED: I was camping with my family and went frog catching at a tiny lake with my friends. There was a lot of trees and tall grass around the lake area
All of a sudden I hear a branch being snapped or broken
I looked back and there was a large brown hairy "figure"
With long dropping arms and a smaller figure next to it
My friend also heard the sound but did not look back
There was a horrible smell and one of them made a
really loud scream. Nothing like I have ever heard
I was able to see the face of both , their eyes were yellowish
And they had very large foreheads and their hair was about 5 inches and very dirty knotty
The tall one grunted as it left and the smaller one let out a scream
Then they took a really long step and were gone
I never went back to that area again
I tried to tell my friends dad who was with us and he
didn't believe me
But I know what I saw and heard ..
ALSO NOTICED: My granddaughter saw this incident with her friend
Katie is now 9 yrs old and does not have a vivid
If she saw this, she saw this .. She was very upset
by what she saw, but has now gotten very excited
OTHER WITNESSES: my friend heard the noises
OTHER STORIES: on google and BFRO. Episodes
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was in early afternoon, very sunny skies were clear
ENVIRONMENT: Wooded mountain area
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Paul Kotch :
I interviewed the witness and her grandmother for 25 minutes, and performed a follow-up interview with her grandmother the following week.
Based on conversations that she had with her granddaughter, the grandmother of the witness estimated the heights of the creatures observed as one being between 6.5-7 feet, and the taller one at approximately 8.5 feet. She estimated that her granddaughter had observed the creatures from an approximate distance of 50 feet.
She described her granddaughter as being extremely levelheaded for her age, and not one to exaggerate or "make up stories", stating "if that's what she says that she saw, then that's what she saw".
It was noted that the smaller of the two held a rock in its hand. The witness described them as having wide shoulders and long arms. She remarked that they looked "angry".
Many farm animals are on the grounds including small horses, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks. High Point State Park is close by.