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COUNTY: Arenac County
LOCATION DETAILS: (edited)
NEAREST TOWN: Standish
NEAREST ROAD: "edited"
OBSERVED: I was coming home from hunting and I looked down the side of a field. I then seen a big, black thing walking down the side of the field and I went back to check it out. The creature seemed to be afraid of me as it jumped in the weeds leaving only its legs exposed. I then got my binoculars out and seen that its legs were hairy. The creature seemed too big for a human being or a bear.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes, other people have seen something mysterious before.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was in the middle of the day, it was a very cloudy day and kind of foggy.
ENVIRONMENT: There are marshy area's all around the region and the sighting location was a creek bottom.
Follow-up investigation report:
This report was assigned to a local associate researcher. It has been edited for location / witness confidentiality and for space available. KC
Associate Researcher, Report Follow-up, 11/24/03:
"When I called and identified myself, the witness hung-up on me. I called again and was able to talk to his father. He said his son was very nervous about talking to me so I agreed to hear the story from him.
(Note: I do not generally post a 2nd hand report - however, I'm making an exception because the son was physically in the room, and because the site is relatively close and we will be doing further follow-up with the witness. If there are any significant updates, we will post them immediately. KC)
On Nov 15th, 2003, approximately 10am, the witness was heading east on (edited). The creature was sighted on the south side of the road. He had passed a field and saw a large black creature walking on two legs on the far side. He stopped and reversed his car to get a better look. The creature immediately went into some brush next to the field and laid down in the brush as though hiding, but its legs were still exposed. He was able to view the creature through his binoculars as it lay there. He could see the legs were hairy and says they were too big for a human being or bear. When he started to leave he noticed the creature getting back up - he saw the creature walk deeper into the brush. He then lost sight of it and drove on home.
The witness did not exit the car at anytime. There
was no other traffic. There are homes approximately a 1/4
mile away from the sighting location."