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COUNTY: Portage County
LOCATION DETAILS: Four miles south of Hiram right on State Route 700.
NEAREST TOWN: Hiram
NEAREST ROAD: State Route 700
OBSERVED: I was driving my car up a hill at about 60mph when up ahead at the top I saw what I thought was a man carrying a bundle of sticks (about eight feet tall overall) across the road. I reached the spot very quickly and was quite surprised to find nobody there. I actually slowed down to be cautious and decided that nobody could have moved away that quickly, especially someone carrying a heavy load of sticks. I am a person who likes answers and this has bothered me for seven years. It was when I found out about Bigfoot sightings in Ohio that I actually put the incident and Bigfoot together. I must admit that I never believed in Bigfoot, but taking into account all the hair samples and an endorsement by Jane Goodall I must say I think I saw one from a distance of about 200 feet. This is the only logical conclusion I can find.
ALSO NOTICED: The subject was bold against the sky and dark grey or brown in color.
OTHER STORIES: Your map has made me a believer. I have some friends that have told me some interesting things they have seen in the Carrollton and Tuscarawas Counties.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 9:00 AM. The weather was warm with overcast and a light rain.
ENVIRONMENT: Mostly wooded with some farmland and swampy areas.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness JB said whatever he saw was very tall with a strange shape. When he drove up to the area he expected to see a man carrying a bundle of sticks but to his amazement there was nobody there. The area where it crossed was extremely wooded on both sides of the road with large culverts on both sides. Whatever crossed the road had to jump over the culvert to get into the woods and out of sight.