Class 3a

Night time road side observation.

Report#
01980002
Occurred December 1996
(Submitted July 29, 1998)

Witness Observation

Two winters ago at around 9:20p.m. I was coming back from dropping off the person I was dating at the time. The conditions were sleet and ice and I shouldn't have even been driving, but there were news reports that we would be iced in within mere hours. I didn't want to be trapped with this person at my home so I ventured forth into the night. He lived approximately thirteen miles away. To make a long story short, on my way back into my subdivision ,which is VERY rural, I came around a curve in the road. I was moving quite slowly because of the horrible weather when I slowed down even more because I saw a large ball of hair about the size of a large deer on the side of the road. I had my bright lights on the animal when it stood up, took two big steps, went over onto it's knuckles and lunged into the woods. I screamed to my son "Did you see that?!!!!!" But he was sitting slouched down into the seat. I went to the house to get my father, his shotgun and his large truck. I made him drive back to where I had seen the- I will say animal. We drove all the way around the lake and around the entire subdivision in the sleet and ice because I just knew that he would see it too and I would have another witness. No animal. No witness. Just me. I was in tears. I was being told I'm stupid and all I saw was a deer or something. We were iced in for three days. I went back with someone else after the ice melted. THERE WAS ONE SINGLE SOLITARY FOOTPRINT. I SAW IT!!!!! I touched it!!!! I placed my own foot in it. Then I smashed the print underneath my own.

Additional Observations

There had been incidences of strange screaming noises here and here during the summer month and there were strange almost like some kind of mutated owl sounds coming from behind my fathers storage building at night around 10pm. My father has lived in the woods all of his life and he wouldn't leave the porch to find out what it was-he told me to take the flashlight to find out what it was.

Time and Conditions

9:20 PM - Three days or so before we were completely frozen in our house. Rural subdivision-Dodge TX Dogwood subd.

Investigator's Comments

Craig Woolheater

This report was published as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Walker County, Texas in 1996.

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