Class 3a

Man walking his dog encounters a tall hairy animal.

Report#
02080022
Occurred September 1, 2004
(Submitted September 4, 2004)

Witness Observation

I was walking with my dog down a dirt road near my grandparents house. It was about 8pm and still light out. We were about 1/2 mile down the road when my dog started barking and going crazy. She would just stand between my legs and growl and bark, this is a big dog, a German Shepard. Finally I got her to calm down. I heard some grunting and moving around in the woods to our right, I figured it was a deer or wild hog. As I moved closer, I saw it raise up from behind a fallen tree. I couldn't move, my dog was going crazy trying to stay between me and what ever it was. It was only there for a flash. I know it turned and ran off and my dog gave chase to it, and I turned and ran home. About 30-45 minutes later, my dog came home, panting, but unhurt. I have heard all kinds of noises at night there all my life. They sound like a "whoomping" sound, kinda like a howler monkey I've seen on the Discovery Channel.

I'd say it was a roughly 7' tall. I would guess it was 300-400 lbs, kinda reddish brown hair covering its body. Its face looked like a monkey in a way.

Sounds

It made a kind of whoomping sound, like a howler monkey. We hear weird howls and that whoomping sound all the time. We have coyotes out there, but I'm used to their howl. They can be howling at night, and when the other howl or whoomping starts, all the coyotes and other noises stop.

Additional Observations

It smelled like road kill (that's the best way I can describe it).

Time and Conditions

8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Fair, sunny & hot.

Investigator's Comments

Alton Higgins

This investigation was conducted as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in McClain County, OK, in September 2004.

The witness was walking his dog near his grandparent's home, located about two miles south and one mile west of Newcastle, OK. He said his large two-year old dog, described as a good watchdog, started acting frightened, "going nuts," and trying to hide between the witness's legs. He said he couldn't calm her down.

The witness then said he heard a low, deep pitched, sound. He could not imitate it. Staring in the direction of the sound, into the woods on the west side of the road, he said he noticed an extremely large head, "as big as or bigger than a basketball," looking over the exposed root system of a downed tree. He estimated the distance at thirty yards, and guessed the height of the root ball at six feet.

The witness said a sasquatch-like creature moved out from behind the roots and retreated into the woods. The witness said he saw the subject's entire body. He said it "walked like a mall walker" with swinging arms and a very fluid motion. It was described as having very broad shoulders and huge hands, and he said he could see its muscles moving under its hair. The estimated height of the subject was "seven or eight feet." The witness also said he noticed a "strong road kill" smell around the time of the sighting, but he didn't know if it was related to what he saw. The witness described the hair as being "rust-colored."

Speaking of the subject, the witness said, "It scared the hell out of me. I was frozen." When asked if it could have been a bear, the witness shot down the possibility and described being very familiar with bears, having seen and hunted them.

The witness works as a loan officer. He appears to be very excited about learning everything he can about sasquatches and said he wants to buy a couple of game cameras to place in the woods near his sighting.

Visits to the area revealed the presence of plenty of suitable habitat for concealment associated with the South Canadian River, which is just a few miles away.

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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.