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Report # 642  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Monday, November 13, 2000.
Man recalls sighting as a youth, near Bass River State Forest

YEAR: 1970

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: ????

STATE: New Jersey

COUNTY: Ocean County

LOCATION DETAILS: it was at the KOA in the bass river state forest

NEAREST TOWN: tuckerton


OBSERVED: I was a Boy scout in the early 70"s on a camping trip.on a summer night a friend and myself were walking on a gravel road with tall pine trees on both sides ,it was in the bass river state forest.the moon was full and we were getting ready to crest a hill when we smelled something really foul,I thought something was dead ,and nearby,I didn't really think much of it. we crested the gravel hill when we heard gravel being kicked ,mind you the only light we had was the moon light.when we heard this we stoped and I was a little scared cauce I thought it might be some guy in the woods scopen us out. we were froze for a few moments as to not make any noise ,then we both saw a silhouette of a very large thing and what ever it was ,we were able to make out that it was like a giant hair ball running across the road.we were pretty scared at this point and looked at each other and said words like lets get the hell out of here .my guess is that it was at least 7' tall with a heavy stride.we both took off back to camp,when we got back we told our scoutmaster and all he did was laugh and say "ya sure now go to bed".I kinda voided it out of my mind for years always beleving that something WAS there,and i just kept it to myself.Then I found your site and read the siteing of the boy on the bike in manahawkin,N.J
thats about 3 miles from where we thought we seen one.I,m 37 now and to this day I still think about that night and wounder to myself was i dreaming that night or not.I DON'T THINK I WAS


OTHER WITNESSES: myself and anouther boyscout named Marty,we were just walkin on the gravel road doin nothing


TIME AND CONDITIONS: warm summer night with a full moonfairly clear,not many clouds if I remember right

ENVIRONMENT: it was all pine barrens and heavly wooded except for the gravel road going in and out of the campground

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ron B.:

Witness stated that, he had heard of bigfoot as a youth, but he does not know what this animal was. It was, however, too large to be a bear.