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Geographical Index > United States > Ohio > Gallia County > Report # 3767
Report # 3767  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, February 13, 2002.
Late night sighting in Wayne National Forest, off Hoadley Road
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YEAR: 1998

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: September

DATE: labor day weekend


COUNTY: Gallia County

LOCATION DETAILS: this occured in wayne national forrest,off of hoadley road on private property.

NEAREST TOWN: town of hoadley

NEAREST ROAD: hoadley road

OBSERVED: i went camping with a friend on labor day weekend in 1998.we were camping in wayne national forrest.on the third night of the camp out,i kept hearing twigs snapping out in the woods.i would shine my flash light out in the woods 3:30 am i finally caught a bigfoot in light with it's back to was about 50 feet out in the was about 7 foot had fur that was about 3 inches long.the collor was that of a cockerspaniel off collor of blond and brown.after a minute and a half,i thougt bigfoot would take off running because it was noticed by the light!but what it did next freaked me out,it crouched down and went to a deffensive mode.i then ran to get my gun.but when i arrived back to look for it it was gone.after the encounter i went out in the woods to look for foot prints or evidence .but i did not find any.

ALSO NOTICED: no.just twigs being snaped,like it had a branch with it , walking around and snapping the twigs on the branch.

OTHER WITNESSES: two of us.camping out.relaxing.

OTHER STORIES: just the one about a father and daughter encounter.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was a warm night.a little humid.dark under the canopy of trees.

ENVIRONMENT: this sighting occurd in old growth forrest.thick with lots of vegitation.on a hill side.out in the middle of no wear.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim Osborne:

This is the second incident by the same witness in the same area. The previous one was during a camping trip on Memorial Day weekend of the same year. See Report #3686.

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