Class 3a

As a child, witness has encounter at cemetery.

Report#
01970002
Occurred 1964
(Submitted November 9, 1997)

Witness Observation

When I was approximately 10 years old, I went with my best friend Doug and his mother to a small cemetery in the Big Thicket east of Livingston. Doug had had a little brother who died at birth and was buried there. His mom had asked if I wanted to go with them to visit the grave. Just after she had finished putting some flowers on the grave and saying a little prayer, we were turning to go back to the car when we heard something crash at the edge of the woods behind the cemetery. We looked back and saw a large, dark, hairy creature standing right behind the back fence of the cemetery -- maybe 50 yards away. Mrs. Jones screamed and the creature gave a loud grunt and shuffled back into the woods -- kind of a half-waddle, half-trot. Mrs. Jones told us to get in the car quick, which we did. Doug said she never went back to the cemetery again.

Time and Conditions

Mid-morning - Pine Forest in the East Texas Big Thicket. Plenty of creeks nearby.

Investigator's Comments

Craig Woolheater

This report was investigated and published as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Polk County, Texas, in 1964.

The witness was a youngster when the alleged event occurred but he still remembers much detail. During the interview with the witness, there was nothing further added nor was there any deviation from the original report.

The cemetary is no longer there and the estimated map location is not precise.

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