Class 3a

Large bipedal subject observed squatted by a creek.

Report#
02080023
Occurred October 31, 1996
(Submitted August 3, 2001)

Witness Observation

It was Halloween night in 1996. I was taking my brother to the lake so he and his friends could sit and see if the stories of the "lady of the lake" were true. I dropped him off and started back towards the house. As I crossed a low-water bridge I looked to the west down the creek and on the north bank I saw it. At first I wrote it off as a Halloween prank. There is no way I just saw a bigfoot. Especially not in Oklahoma. So I turned the car around and came back to the bridge. I parked the car sideways across the bridge where my headlights were shining down the creek. The creature was squatted on the balls of its feet with its hands in the water...possibly washing something, trying to catch a fish, or simply trying to get a drink. As I sat there amazed the creature stood up to what was at least 7 1/2 feet tall. It never even looked at me. It simply walked across the creek, up the south bank and into the trees. There is a nursing home less than the length of a city block from this location. I kept this a secret for many years telling only my wife. The animal was approximately 7 1/2 feet tall, very broad in the shoulders and narrow in the hip. I would guess the weight to be within the 500 to 600 pound range. It was dark colored, probably dark brown or black. I could not tell due to the lighting. It was covered in hair. Long on the head and shorter as it went down. Since I only saw it from a profile angle I couldn't tell much about its facial features. The head had a large crest on it similar to that of a gorilla. The creature walked upright on two legs the entire time.

I did not try to find any evidence of the creature's presence. At the time, just seeing it was proof enough for me.

Sounds

I didn't hear anything because the window was closed.

Additional Observations

None that I am aware of previous to my sighting. Since then have heard several stories.

Time and Conditions

11:00 am

Investigator's Comments

Alton Higgins

This report was published as a result of sighting that allegedly occurred in Murray County, Oklahoma, in October 1996.

There are no additional details to add to the report.

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A sasquatch/bigfoot specimen has been collected (alive or dead).
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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.
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Class 3a
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