Submitted on September 8, 2001
Man remembers visual encounter as a boy near home. Read more...
Very close friends of a NAWAC investigator, a mother, father and son, had a particularly close encounter. The son reportedly had a visual encounter.
The family was sitting at the kitchen table when all five dogs began barking as if extremely alarmed. The son went outside to investigate with a flashlight and a 12 gauge shotgun. The dogs on the west side of the house were facing west, towards the garden patch. The garden patch was not being cultivated at the time and was overgrown with tall grass and weeds. A plum tree was approximately 50 yards from the house at the northwest corner of the garden, near the fence. The son approached the plum tree, stopped, and began to scan area with flashlight 180 degrees from left to right. The son glimpsed a large figure beside a tree, and quickly shined a beam of light on the figure (as in a "double-take"). The figure turned around quickly, appeared to look at the son briefly, then turned and ran quickly.
It was large, between 8 and 9 ft. tall, dark colored, human-like.
Long hairs, covered with gooey substance were found on barbed wire fence where sighting occurred. 1 set of very large footprints and what appeared to be impressions made by buttocks found on pond dam approx. 300 yards from sighting location. Father and son obtained samples of hair and photographs of prints. I have verified their possession of hair and photos. No livestock was being kept on this or adjoining property. The hairs found on the fence had very bad odor.
In 1985, Father and neighbors found large footprints going under US Hwy 67, East of Mt. Pleasant, TX after something had shaken and beaten on the outside of someone's trailer house near the Hwy. Tracks led to large box culvert under Hwy. 67, where a deer carcass was found and appeared to have been eaten. Prints were easily followed under culvert, as it was fairly muddy. Father said distance between prints was too great for any man to have made, especially while having to duck down for head clearance. Father heard loud, unexplainable cries coming from deep woods northwest of house at various times during 1990s. Described as similar to railroad air horn.
around 10 pm - The May 1995 sighting was during a flood period when White Oak Creek was majorly flooding. Many animals were seen around the house. Semi-wooded agricultural land near heavy woods. Several large cattle ranches, 1 watermelon farm and several vegetable gardens.
This investigation was conducted as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Titus County, Texas in 1997.
The witnesses are extremely familiar with surrounding woods and bottomland and with local wildlife. The father and son frequently hunt and fish on the property. White Oak Creek is subject to heavy flooding, usually in spring and fall. Wildlife often migrates to nearby hills, such as the encounter location, during flood periods.
There is rich, diverse habitat in the area, including upland pine forests, grazing/pasture land, clear cuts with heavy underbrush, and deep, very old bottomland hardwood forests. East Piney and West Piney Creeks, tributaries of White Oak Creek flow through property. Habitat supports several edible-leaved and frugivorous plant/tree species including dewberry, greenbrier, muscadine grape, plum, persimmon, wild onion, walnut, hickory nut, and several species of oak (acorn) trees.
The area supports diverse animal species. I have personally seen these species: deer, feral hogs, Eastern wild turkey, mountain lion (panther), bobcat, foxes, coyotes, beavers, otters. I recently found a track appearing to be that of black bear. Reports of bear sightings in White Oak Creek and Sulphur River Bottoms of Titus County, while not common, do occur. The area seems to be capable of supporting large mammals.
The sounds described by the subject do not seem to be comparable to owl, feral hog, or wild cat. While growing up in the area, I heard many stories of large human-like creatures in White Oak Creek, Sulphur River, and Big Cypress River bottoms.