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Submitted by witness on Friday, March 26, 2004.
Young man has midnight close encounter
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COUNTY: Oklahoma County
NEAREST TOWN: choctaw
OBSERVED: This is a story I have been reluctant to even think about. One night me and three other friends were in a storage shed located on the back of my friends property fetching things we needed. We decided to head back to the house after we got what we came for and I was left behind attempting to latch the door because it was very old and hard to get it to fasten properly. My three buddys had walked off at this time leaving me headed towards the house. I was walking the exact same path they were taking actually more of a faster trot when I heard a noise like disturbed leaves to the left of me. Curiously startled I stopped and looked in the direction of the noise and there it was. Now at this location it happens to be at the back of the house and there is a chain link fence and about fifteen feet seperating me and this creature. The thing I most remember is the size of this thing and the silouette of the creatures head to neck and shoulders. Where a human has a visible neck line what I witnessed had not, but I did notice huge shoulder mucles too supernatural to be of anyone I've seen. I didn't notice how dense the hair on the body of this creature was so it could of added to the size of what I saw. I didn't mention this but there was only moonlight for me to see this by. Also this things abdomen was also tremendous and in a well defined v shape atop curvy big legs. I have read some of the other reports and alot noticed a pungent odor but I did not and I believe that there was only fifteen feet at the most between me and this creature. But what I did notice was a deep deep breathing sound and then a deep growl rumble like a cougar kind of intermitent if that makes sense and after that it promted me to slowly walk off out of fear. This occurance only took about thirty to fortyfive seconds but I remember what I saw. I never mentioned this to anyone until about a year later when my friend had told me about something strange that happend in the woods near the property.
ALSO NOTICED: not that I recall
OTHER WITNESSES: not that seen it
OTHER STORIES: I have heard from the friend that owns the property of strange noises of banging, loud constant clacking of branches that come to an abrupt stop, and weird screeching only at night.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: beteen 11pm and 1am, only moonlight and fair skys at least clear enough to have decent moon visibility.
ENVIRONMENT: grassy back yard, next to a creek adjacent to a rich thick forest..
Follow-up investigation report:
In talking to the witness, I found him eager to share his experience with the BFRO. He had been anticipating talking to us for some time.
I asked the witness if he was confident that he saw a sasquatch. The witness told me he was not confident; he stated without hesitation and unequivocally that he knew "for a fact" that he saw a bigfoot at a distance of fifteen feet.
The witness described the low, growling sound that the animal made as "primal," and he took it as a warning. However, even though the witness was alarmed and even "freaked," he was emphatic in stating that he absolutely did not feel threatened. At six feet tall and a weight of 180 pounds, the witness believed that the creature, who was easily a foot taller and only stood on the other side of a fence from him, could have easily torn him apart (his own words) had it wanted to.
The witness said that the animal was dark in color, and since there was only natural moonlight and starlight, he could not make out facial details. He could see enough details of the body to know that the animal had a powerful appearance and was covered in dark hair.
The witness kept the incident to himself for months until during conversation, it came up that his friends had also experienced things they considered "out of the norm." Things like incredibly loud vocalizations during the night and very loud knocking noises in the woods at night. The witness also heard such things and described the knocking noises as sounding like wood being banged loudly on wood.