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COUNTY: Medina County
LOCATION DETAILS: Poe Rd., between River Styx Rd. and SR 57. Near Medina, Ohio.
NEAREST TOWN: Medina
NEAREST ROAD: Poe Rd.
OBSERVED: A strange creature was sighted at the side of the road in the Fall of 1978. I was taking a friend home about midnight. We both sighted what appeared at first to be a large, standing bear. It did not look like a bear about the face and was about 6 feet tall. We both saw it very plainly and it looked directly at us and did not move. We didn't think anyone would believe us, so we never talked about, except once, about 5 years later. I bought it up to my friend (to see if maybe I just dreamed it or something), but he remembered all the details of the scene as well. I never told anybody else (not even my wife.) It still gives me goose bumps as I type this.
ALSO NOTICED: Nothing
OTHER WITNESSES: Just riding in the car.
ENVIRONMENT: It both wooded and swampy in the area. There is a nearby branch of the Rocky River and an over train trestle in the area. The area is full of white-tail deer and other indigenous wildlife. There is a freeway overpass near the area. It is about 25 miles west of Akron, and 35 miles south of Cleveland.