Class 3a

Motorist has 3:00 a.m. encounter on dirt road.

Report#
03080015
Occurred January 1997
(Submitted March 9, 2001)

Witness Observation

I was driving on a dirt road and as I was going into a turn my headlights were shining into the edge of woods. And it was standing about 30 ft. from the front of my car. I actually saw it for a matter of seconds before it turned and left at a speed that I couldn't believe for its size. It was probably about 7 ft. And the color of its fur was like the color of cardboard box just a little darker. The length of the hair was probably about 3 in. long. And it seemed to look right into my face but I know it couldn't have because of my headlights.

Sounds

I have heard the screams which are unlike any animal I've heard. And it would send my dogs into frenzies.

Additional Observations

There have been a few unexplained incidents in this area going back as far as 20 years back. Few people will admit to this if any. We had also found a cave in this area that when we went into it that after we got a ways up in it the smell was horrible. And the dogs that were with us didn't want to go any farther in. They start whining and their hair stood on end.

Time and Conditions

3:00 am - Clear starry night.

Investigator's Comments

Jerry Hestand

This report was published as a result of an investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred in Madison County, Arkansas in 1997.

I interviewed the witness at length 21 March 2001. There was no deviation from the original report and the witness offered no additional details.

She has remained reticent about the incident and has told very few about it. She was certain that the subject was large; no less than seven feet tall. She described its color as a grayish color almost like cardboard.

She mentioned that there have long been rumors of such things in the area, but that it is difficult to get anyone to discuss it for fear of being perceived as foolish. Even after her experience, she refuses to discuss the incident except with a very select few whom she trusts, which includes the NAWAC.

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