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Submitted by witness on Sunday, November 17, 2002.
Nighttime sighting by motorist near Sandy Creek
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DATE: can't remember
STATE: New York
COUNTY: Oswego County
LOCATION DETAILS: Heading north on county rt 22 its a right hand turn onto center rd. The sighting was somewhere between a mile and a half to two miles up center rd, right around where the fields become thick woods.
NEAREST TOWN: Sandy Creek
NEAREST ROAD: It was on Center Rd but Interstate 81 is about 2 miles away
OBSERVED: I was driving from my grandparents house to my girlfriends house one night in early fall at about 10 pm. The area I was heading to is up in Tughill plateau which is a very dense wooded area. I was about 2 miles outside my hometown of Sandy Creek and had about 3 miles of woods to drive through to reach Boyelston, where my girlfriend lived. The road I was traveling on was very narrow with steep banks on both sides. I had just made a left turn around a corner where the road begins to get steeper and head uphill for about a mile when I saw something beside the road out of the corner of my right eye. I started to slow down out of instinct because people are always hitting deer around this area when this thing just jumped out into the road in front of me and began to quickly cross to the other side. I slammed on the brakes and skidded to a stop, which gave me just enough time to see some of it in my headlights as it finished crossing the road and up the bank into the woods and disappeared.
I only really saw it from the side and the back so my description isn't really any different from any you may have heard. It was somewhere between 6 1/2 and 7 feet tall and very strongly built. Its head seemed to be attached to its shoulders directly because I couldn't see a neck. But it had very long dark hair, mainly black with patches of brown. I can't believe I originally thought it was a deer.
ALSO NOTICED: Thats all I can remember, I wanted to go back and look for footprints but it was late, dark and my nerves were shot after seeing what I saw.
OTHER WITNESSES: Unfortunatly I was alone at the time
OTHER STORIES: My friend once told me that when he was young he and his sisters were sledding in the field behind his house by the woods and all three of them saw what they thought was a big hairy gorilla looking at them from behind a tree just at the woods edge. They had no idea at the time what the creature might have really been. This happened about 10-12 miles from my sighting.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 10 pm at night, a very dark night with complete overcast, it was raining slightly but so light it was almost like a fine mist.
ENVIRONMENT: Its a pine forest, lots of trees, moss, ferns, there are a few houses scattered here and there along the road heading all the way into the next town.