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COUNTY: Miami County
LOCATION DETAILS: State Route 202 heading south to Ross road then to Wildcat Road.
NEAREST TOWN: Tipp City
NEAREST ROAD: Wildcat Road
OBSERVED: I was with my friends at one of their houses. We were spending the night in a tent in his back yard and we had a small fire going. We had been hearing strange noises, like some animal grunting or snorting for about 15 minutes when we noticed a 10-12 foot tall hairy creature walking upright along a tree line at the edge of a corn field. We could see it since the corn was recently harvested down to the stalks. The creature appeared for about 20 seconds and then looked in our direction and took off into the woods. We could hear tree limbs falling and we could hear some more noises as it ran off. It was the scariest moment of my life, and I am not scared easily.
ALSO NOTICED: My friend Kevin (who lived on the property) said that he had heard noises a few nights before.
OTHER WITNESSES: There was three other people there. We were all sitting around the fire talking.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, there is rumor of one incident about three miles away by the Little Miami River.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 10:30 at night and the moon and stars were plainly visible. Our visibilty was about 50 yards.
ENVIRONMENT: A corn field that was harvested. A rather large woods with a lowland swampy area.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness noted that the noises sounded like a loud commotion in the woods almost "like people slamming into each other". After the sighting they were very frightened and went inside to sleep (they stated they didn't get much). The next day they found some brush and shrubs pushed down. They were on the edge of the woods bordering a corn field in the location the alleged creature had walked. The ground was too dry for tracks. The creature was dark brown in color. After it looked in their direction it started to jog away toward the woods.