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Report # 961  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Monday, January 6, 1997.
Motorist confronted by hairy, man-like creature on roadside

YEAR: 1997

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: January


STATE: Alabama

COUNTY: Washington County

LOCATION DETAILS: Washington County, on Alabama Highway 56, between Chatom and Wagarville. At the top of the hill about two miles west of Wagarville.

NEAREST TOWN: Wagarville

NEAREST ROAD: Highway 56

OBSERVED: I stopped my car to go to the bathroom because I had to go bad and in the woods next to the road there was a horrible hairy man-like creature. It walked toward me and snorted. I was so scared. It had what looked like a small limb or something in its hand. It came up to three feet of me, grunted and walked off. I ran back to the car and got away. I saw it standing in my rear view mirror as I drove away. It was at the edge of the road. I think this monster is dangerous.

OTHER STORIES: There have been stories of animals with glowing eyes in those woods but I always thought they were deer.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: The weather was warm for Jan. about 50 degrees F. It was overcast.

ENVIRONMENT: There is a water tower about a mile back at the edge of Wagarville. The landscape is pineywoods in the Red Hills section of Southwest Alabama.