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Report # 49518  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Biped sighted crossing road at night near Lake Bemidji

YEAR: 2013

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: December

DATE: 18 to 21

STATE: Minnesota

COUNTY: Beltrami County



OBSERVED: My 20 yr daughter was driving. I was in the passenger side..going south towards town on Irvine Ave. it was close to xmas..a yr and a half ago. was around 8pm. a upright thing ran in view of our headlights..and in front of the oncoming car headlights. I saw from the waist up and arms pumping. whatever I saw took only 2 to 2 and a half strides to clear shoulder to shoulder. I saw it on the right shoulder.went involuntary reaction by the time I finished, it was gone. I asked my daughter if she saw that..she said she saw something..but thought it was a whirlwind. I told her what I saw. We wanted to go back the next day to see is we could see anything unusual but it was like 30 below and didn't.


OTHER WITNESSES: 2, driving into town


TIME AND CONDITIONS: said in email

ENVIRONMENT: wooded homes not in town near Lake Bemidji

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim & Carol Telenko:

I spoke to the witness via phone interview. She stated her daughter and herself were traveling South on Irvine Avenue when a large bipedal animal crossed the two-lane road they were traveling on. The animal was illuminated in their headlights. It crossed from the right to the left side of the road, East to West. There was an oncoming car in the left lane which also illuminated the animal. She saw it only from the waist up, its arms were swinging as it walked. It crossed the entire road in 2 1/2 steps and was then gone from sight. She stated that "It was huge! Taller than the car!" No additional details seen due to the dark conditions and briefness. Daughter, who was driving, stated she saw something, but unsure of what she saw. Incident happened in a wooded area, few homes in area.