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Report # 8633  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, May 9, 2004.
Trucker has nighttime sighting on Denton Hill east of Coudersport
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YEAR: 2004

SEASON: Spring


DATE: 9th

STATE: Pennsylvania

COUNTY: Potter County

LOCATION DETAILS: 6 mi. east of Coudersport PA. on US 6. I was coming up Denton Hill, just past ski slopes.

NEAREST TOWN: Coudersport

NEAREST ROAD: On US 6 appox. 6 mi. east of Coudersport.

OBSERVED: Driving tractor and trailer on US 6 appox. 6 mi east of Coudersport Pa. on May 7th at appox. 10:30 pm. Going up Denton Hill just past the ski area, there was a car in front of me appox. 100 yds. There was lightning to the west of my location but not yet raining where I was at. The highway going up the hill has a passing lane. The car in front of me was in the driving lane and then swerved into the passing lane as if to miss something. After he swerved I noticed a large black figure beside the road. It was standing upright on the shoulder of the road on my right about to go up a steep incline to the woods. Just saw it for a second then it disapeared. Took a second for me to make out what it was. The car in front of me did not stop or put on it's brake, so I'm not sure if I really saw something or it was my imagination. Appeared to be appox. 7 to 8 feet tall. using the car as a reference point for height. Total black with long arms and legs.

ALSO NOTICED: I saw it for a second in my headlights then it disappeared. If I saw something then the car that was in front of me would have had a good look. They would be the one's to make a good report

OTHER WITNESSES: Not sure there was a car in front of me about 100 yds. He swerved to miss something that's when I saw it.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: Appox. 10:30 pm. night time. lightning flashes in the west of my location. But not raining where I was at.

ENVIRONMENT: Wooded both sides of road. To my left was a guard rail and down hill slope on my right was a steep uphill slope.


Follow-up investigation report:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

He stated that the roadway was well lit because of the headlights of the car in front of him and from his own truck.

He said that the animal was upright and very large. He also stated that it was slender and its arms reached down to its knees. It appeared that it was getting ready to leap off the side of the road.

The witness watched the local newspapers and was surprised that it wasn't reported. He was certain of what he saw and he assumed the people in the car ahead of him would have made some type of report as well.

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