Class 3a

While hiking in the woods, boy and friend are chased by upright animal.

Report#
03080031
Occurred Fall 1998
(Submitted April 29, 2000)

Witness Observation

My friend and I were in the woods near my house hiking when my friend fell and hurt his ankle. I wanted to see something ahead of us real quick before heading back to my house so he sits down while I go ahead. I walk about 50 feet, not quite out of sight of my friend when this HUGE, tall hairy creature was kneeling. I turned to run and it chased me! I caught up with my friend. I didn't have to tell him what I saw. He saw it and ran with me. We got out of the woods and turned around and it was gone. No noises or nothing. We didn't bother to tell anyone. We were both white because my mom asked what was wrong but we said nothing and went on about our business. We never forgot it though.

Time and Conditions

2:00 pm - Sunny clear, getting close to fall.

Investigator's Comments

Jerry Hestand

This report was published as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Saline County, Arkansas in 1998.

The primary witness was interviewed and offered no deviation from the original submitted report. The secondary witness was unavailable for interview.

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