Class 1d

Young hunters have night time encounter north of Red River.

Report#
02080017
Occurred Fall 1995
(Submitted June 25, 2003)

Witness Observation

My cousins and I were spotlighting one night to find coyotes. We were driving alongside a treeline when we spotted eyes shinning in the light about 150 feet away next to the trees. I had binoculars and one of my cousins had a 22. magnum with a scope. We had a very good view of a large biped covered with brown hair, except for white patches on the pecs (chest) and one of its arms. It was about 8' tall or more. It tilted its head down because of the light, but stayed in place for about 5 minutes then stepped across the fence on the treeline and disappeared into the woods. The face was like a man and an ape.

Physical Evidence

Photos of tracks.

Additional Observations

It's not the first around here. It was my second sighting and I have pictures of footprints, somewhere.

Time and Conditions

8:00 am - Clear, calm night. 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Investigator's Comments

Daryl Colyer

This investigation was conducted as a result of a reported incident that allegedly occurred in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1995.

I spoke to the witness who submitted the report and one of the cousins about this encounter.

The witness told me that the incident happened on private land that is located approximately fifteen miles north of the Red River. To the south across the Texas state line is Pat Mayes Lake.

The witnesses stated that the animal was dark in color, probably brown with a large white or light gray patch across the chest area up to the shoulders and onto the arms.

The witnesses felt neither threatened nor particularly alarmed or frightened. They said that the animal was not in the least bit aggressive and just seemed to be momentarily curious about them. The felt no inclination whatsoever to shoot the animal.

The submitter of the report had an earlier encounter in the same vicinity when he was younger. He and another cousin found several footprints that seemed to be from several different animals, perhaps a family. He took photos of the tracks, but has not seen the photos in a while. He will attempt to find the photos and forward them on to me. He said the photos are of a good quality.

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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.