Geographical Index > United States > Kansas > Montgomery County > Report # 10617|
Submitted by witness on Sunday, February 13, 2005.
Youths have daylight sighting while fishing near Duck Creek.
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COUNTY: Montgomery County
LOCATION DETAILS: I think it is north west of Elk City.
NEAREST TOWN: Elk City
NEAREST ROAD: KS 160
OBSERVED: One time when I was 8 years old some friends and I went fishing and swimming at Duck Creek.
There was about 8 of us kids some older some yonger. When we got threw we started home and realized that we forgot our fishing poles. So my older brother told my little bother to go get them. He was gone about 30 minutes or so.
So I went to go look for him. I was running down the banks of the river. Never seeing my little brother I found the fishing poles. When I got back my little brother beat me to the others. He was crying and realy scared. He said he seen a big harry animal on two feet about 7 ft. tall. It never tried to make contact it just kept watching him. We thought he was crazy but all of us was standing by the river when we heard a loud screem. I never heard nothing like it before but we turn and look to the other side of the river and there he was big harry standing on two legs about 7 or 8 foot just watching us. It scared us and we started runing a cross this field when we got to the other end the gate was locked. It scared one kid so much he ran threw the bobwier fence and got a bunch of stitches. Me and my brothers have told this storie to alot of our friends and I know the other kids probly told there friends too. Iíll never for get it and I know they wonít either.
ALSO NOTICED: Dead spoiled smell.
OTHER WITNESSES: All together about 8 kids ages 7 to 16 years old.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was later in the day after 6:00 p.m. clear weather and hot. The river had lots of trees and tall grass and rocks.
ENVIRONMENT: River banks, brushy, lots of trees, rocks, creek bottoms.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with all three brothers by phone. The youngest told me that he was about fifty feet from the animal. He said that it was seven or eight feet tall and about four feet wide. It was so hairy he could not make out any facial features. He stated that the animal just stood and watched him. The boy quickly panicked and hurried back to his brothers.
The two older brothers stated that as they were leaving one of the kids spotted the animal across the river. It was at a greater distance and they could not see it very well.
The oldest brother was in the same area two or three days later and saw what he thought was the same animal at a distance of about 150 feet. He said that it was reddish-brown in color and about seven feet tall. It walked away when it saw him. He was impressed by its large size and that its arm hung down close to its knees.
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