Class 3a

Truck driver has late night encounter.

Report#
01050016
Occurred February 28, 1991
(Submitted April 22, 2005)

Witness Observation

I was a truck driver at the time for a huge retail chain. I was driving down Hwy 287 between Chester and Woodville about 1-2 o'clock in the morning. There was no traffic so I had my high beams on. Then I saw this thing standing along the side of the road, it was huge covered in dark fur, and it just walked (on two legs) across 287 in 3 steps. Now that highway is about 25 feet wide. As it crossed it looked at the truck and its eyes reflected in the light, like most animals...but the color was not like any I had ever seen before. Once it got across the road it stopped, looked in the other direction and then just slipped off into the woods. I was about even with it as it got to the edge of the tree line. It just kept going until I lost sight of it.

It was tall...approximately 7 feet tall, covered with dark brown/black hair, with an odd-colored eye shine.

This is the first time I've said anything about this to anyone except my wife and my two daughters.

Physical Evidence

I didn't stop to see if there was any.

Additional Observations

This was between Chester and Woodville, Texas. The Angelina River is just north, but the whole area is low and swampy.

When I asked a guy at the truck stop if anyone had ever seen anything weird in the area before...he said, "Do you mean Bigfoot?, heck yeah people around here have been seeing him for years."

Time and Conditions

1:00am - 2:00am - It's wooded and swampy.

Investigator's Comments

Mike Hall

This investigation was conducted as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Tyler County, Texas in 1991.

I interviewed the witness at length; my perception of him was that he gave a true and accurate account of the events of 28 February 1991.

After speaking with the witness about this incident many times since he first told me about it, his recollection of the event has remained the same; he recalled seeing a large bipedal subject almost seven feet tall cross the highway in front of his truck in the early morning hours between Chester and Woodville, Texas in the spring of 1991. The witness's description of the subject matches most descriptions given by witnesses purported to have encountered a bigfoot or sasquatch. The witness said to me, "That's the only thing in the world it could have been."

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Class 1a
A sasquatch/bigfoot specimen has been collected (alive or dead).
Class 1b
A report investigation results in a sasquatch observation or the documentation of clear tracks or other forms of physical evidence by an investigator.
Class 1c
An investigator determines that a visual encounter with a sasquatch/bigfoot by a very reliable observer is a distinct possibility, tangible corroborating evidence is documented, and all other sources can be reasonably ruled out.
Class 1d
A visual encounter with a sasquatch/bigfoot is a distinct possibility involving two or more reliable observers, and all other sources can be reasonably ruled out.
Class 2
Investigator determines that a visual encounter with a sasquatch/bigfoot is a distinct possibility, the observer is exceptionally trustworthy, professionally trained, and experienced in the outdoors and/or is accustomed to looking for and recording details (e.g., biologist, anthropologist/archaeologist, ranger, trapper/tracker/seasoned hunter, bird watcher, game warden, naturalist, law enforcement), and other explanations can be reasonably excluded.
Class 3a
Investigator determines that a visual encounter with a sasquatch/bigfoot is a distinct possibility, the observer is credible, and all other sources can be reasonably ruled out.
Class 3b
Unidentifiable vocalizations were reported and there is accompanying tangible evidence to possibly indicate the presence of a sasquatch/bigfoot, the observer is very reliable, and other sources can be reasonably ruled out.
Class 3c
No visual encounter occurred, but physical evidence was found to indicate the presence of a sasquatch/bigfoot (tracks, hair, scat, etc.), the observer is very reliable, and other sources can be reasonably ruled out.