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Submitted by Marc A. DeWerth on Saturday, October 31, 1998.
Evening sighting by Columbia Station resident
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COUNTY: Lorain County
LOCATION DETAILS: Lorain County, Ohio in the town of Columbia Station on West River Road between State Route 82 and the Medina County border.
NEAREST TOWN: Columbia Station
NEAREST ROAD: West River Road
OBSERVED: On a warm summer night in the summer of 1981 witness went outside to take the garbage out to the fire pit in the back yard. It was just after dusk and getting dark fast. As she tried to light the fire to burn the garbage (dinner scraps), she noticed the sound of something coming toward her from the tree line some 80 feet away. She stood up to look in the area of the intruder and noticed a set of green eye's moving toward her and the fire pit. As the thing got closer she noticed how big it was. At a distance of 65 feet away, she realizes the object in question was not a deer or any type of quadruped, but some sort of bipedal individual. (Investigator note, She is an avid hunter) At that distance, the object in question was at least as tall as her and looked to be getting bigger as it approached. This is when she decided to high tail it back to the house to tell her husband and guests (Investigator note, they all laughed at her when she mentioned what happened). The men went outside to check out the area and didn't see or hear anything. To this day she know's that whatever it was, it was big, walking bipedal, at 65 feet away bigger than her (Investigator note, she is 5 foot 5). It scared her very much.
ALSO NOTICED: The day before the incident, she notice four very large blueberry stands knocked over at the back of the property. She thought initially that a large group of teens pushed them over. They require four men to move because they are very heavy. After the incident, she thinks maybe the individual in question might be responsible.
OTHER WITNESSES: She had company over for dinner and was starting to clean up the kitchen.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: The summer of 1981. My best guess was in July because of the warm temperatures; just after dusk.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavily wooded around the property line with a big marshy area on the back side of her property. The property in the back includes an 2 acre blueberry farm which she still operates. The West Branch River is across the street from her property. She mentioned the state was trying to turn the marshy area into a wild life refugee. When I was there this summer, I saw white tailed deer on her property. The property owner said that back in the early 80's the area was very wild. Now unfortunately, development is occurring and the animals must retreat farther away.