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DATE: saturday 10/17/2015
COUNTY: Windham County
LOCATION DETAILS: We were heading east on Route 9 heading into Brattleboro
this happened just after the Dollar General. There is a large swampy area there. This area is very close to Green Mountain National Forest
NEAREST TOWN: Brattleboro VT
NEAREST ROAD: Route 9 east-west
OBSERVED: About 5:30 am on Rte 9 heading east in west Brattleboro VT my husband and I saw a small (I don't know what) running across the road. It was about 3 to 4 feet tall, long dark brown to black hair, running on 2 legs. I caught the animal in my headlights very clearly. The one thing we both said was that it was fast. Faster than any animal we have ever seen. It was crossing the road into the swampy area near the small whetstone brook. There were tall reeds there and it disappeared into them. We did not stop. in retrospect, I wish I had. It might have answered some questions we both had.
OTHER WITNESSES: There was just my husband and I. We did not see any other cars on the road at this time.
OTHER STORIES: For the last month or so, we have been hearing strange hooting and screams at early morning.
We are early risers (between 3 and 5 am) and most mornings we have jokingly said to each other "I wonder if that was Bigfoot" we have not seen anything until today.
Thank you for listening.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: partly cloudy morning
the sun was not up yet but caught it full in my headlights
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:
The couple was heading to the local gym, as they did every morning, on a crisp October morning. The figure that ran across the road was about 3 to 4 feet tall, long dark brown to black hair, 10+ inches long, exceptionally long arms and running on 2 legs, smooth and crazy fast.
They caught the animal in the headlights very clearly, the one thing they both said was that it was fast. Faster than any animal they had ever seen. It was crossing the road from the Dollar Store side of the road into the swampy area near the small Whetstone Brook. There were tall reeds in the swamp and it disappeared into them.
Being Vermonters all their lives and living in the Green Mountains they have seen all the known critters that call Vermont home, this was none of them.
About BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:
Tim Vogel is the owner of Tekoa Mountain Outdoors, an outdoor, adventure education business. Located in Western Massachusetts. (www.tekoamountainoutdoors.com).
Tim is a BFRO Northeast Investigator, and has assisted in the BFRO MA. Expeditions 2015-16. Attended and taught tracking, casting and provided a demo on FLIR units at the Vermont BFRO 2016, Pennsylvania 2017. Western MA 2017 and The BFRO Bridgewater Triangle area 2017 Expeditions. A member of Team Squatchachusetts and interested in Bigfoot since 1976 when something with big feet went through his family’s back yard one winter's day.