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Submitted by witness on Friday, March 5, 2004.
Nighttime Sighting on County Road
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COUNTY: Shelby County
LOCATION DETAILS: Shelby Co. Road 43 north, off State Hwy 280. After approximately 1/4 mile, there is a man made lake on right, with houses on left and up behind lake.
NEAREST TOWN: Chelsea
NEAREST ROAD: Co. Rd. 43 near 280
OBSERVED: I was coming home from work, turning off a major 4 lane hiway. After aproximately 1/4 mile, near a new subdivision, I saw something moving very fast, as it ran across the hiway in front of my car.
It appeared to be 8 to 10 feet tall, with reddish-brown looking hair. It didn't look at me, but I noticed long hair from its arms, legs and also shoulders. It moved across the road, it appeared, in 4 to 5 strides running.
ALSO NOTICED: No
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me.
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Approx. 11:45pm. It was cloudy and my car lights were on hibeam. There was also a full moon visible through clouds.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest with hard wood near small man made lake, between 2 new subdivisions.
Follow-up investigation report:
During my phone conversation with this credible witness, he added some details. The most striking quality of the animal was its speed. The witness stated that the animal's feet were moving so fast that he could hardly see them. He described the motion as almost "blurry." He stated that the animal's arms were swinging, and that hair was flowing from the arms as the animal ran. He estimated the hair length at 6 inches.
He described the animal as "taller than a road sign," and being very muscular. The animal was running from a new subdivision that was under construction, across the county road toward a red house. Behind the red house are many acres of woodland along Double Oak Mountain. When he realized what he had just witnessed, he said that the hair stood up on his neck.