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Submitted by witness Sherry B. on Wednesday, October 25, 2000.
Early evening sighting by motorist near Sorrento
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COUNTY: Ascension Parish
LOCATION DETAILS: From Sorrento, La. heading East 2 miles on Hwy 61
NEAREST TOWN: Sorrento, La
NEAREST ROAD: Airline Hwy ( Hwy 61 )
OBSERVED: I was driving home from work and it was about 7 o'clock in the evening. I had my headlights on. I live in Sorrento, La. off of Hwy. 61 (Airline Hwy) About two miles from home (driving west) on 61 I saw a creature. I always look at this time for deer, armadillo, possum, dogs, etc.. While I was looking off the passenger side of the road, this creature sprung up from the ditch. My headlights shined right on the front of it. It was somewhat like a sloth. Hairy all over, but a light gray color. It had a small round head with a brown nose. The eyes did not glow, but were white around them. It had extra long arms and a very thin body. It was at least 6-7 feet tall. I couldn't believe what I had seen. I wanted to turn around, but there was no turn crossing. Alone, I just kept driving. It stood upright and seemed to be leaping up out of the ditch. Its hair was not long and bushy, but sleak and close to the body. I seemed smart. Unlike the sloth, it was man-like.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just one witness. I was driving home from work.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 7 pm in the evening. Just getting
dark, needed headlights
ENVIRONMENT: There is a canal that runs along Hwy 61. It is swampy and there are cypress trees. Alot of alligators, snakes, and turtles.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
On the Ohio Sound & Sketches page (see sounds section of the BFRO site) there is a composite sketch which likely illustrates what witnesses are refering to when they describe some sasquatches as looking like a "sloth". They're refering to a South American three-toed sloth, which has a primate-like face. They don't mean the body is sloth-like.
Another witness described this face type as "hyena-like". The 1955 William Roe sketch from British Columbia depicts the same face shape on sasquatch that is clearly female.