Class 2

Man reports late afternoon encounter near Lake of the Arbuckles.

Report#
02080024
Occurred November 12, 1992
(Submitted July 21, 2002)

Witness Observation

I had gone out looking for my family's homesite from the 1890s. I had only a general idea of the location, near a spring. I had chosen the winter in the hopes that the bushes and trees would have lost the leaves and I would be able to see ruins better. I was looking at some old metal cans and was down on one knee, I heard a twig snap and looked up, I saw nothing and continued my study of the junk I had found. After about five minutes I got the feeling that someone was looking at me. I looked up very slowly and about 30 yards away, standing behind a clump of bushes, was a very large animal. I stood up and just stared at it, I guess I was in shock. It was about 7 1/2 to 8 feet tall, very stocky and was a reddish-grey color, its face was darker. It simply turned around and walked up over a small rise, towards rock creek. I stood there for about another minute or two and walked back to my truck. It made no noise, and I smelled nothing. It was a very still day and I was in a low place between some higher elevated hills.

It was about 7 1/2 to 8 feet tall, very stocky and was a reddish-grey color, its face was darker. Its face was flat looking and its head had a almost gorilla looking cone shape to it.

Sounds

No vocal noises at all, just the one snap of the twig that I heard. When it walked off, it made no sound and never looked back. I watched it until it was out of sight.

Additional Observations

I only mentioned it once to a family member who grew up in that area and hunted there all his life. He looked surprised when I brought it up. He stated that he had seen something just like what I described in the late 80's on the Washita River not far away from my experience, near the town of Gene Autry.

Time and Conditions

4:00 pm - sunny winter day

Investigator's Comments

Jerry Hestand

This investigation was conducted as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Murray County, OK, in November 1992.

The sighting took place about eight miles southeast of Turner Falls, a well-known recreational attraction in southern Oklahoma. The region features plenty of water sources, most notably the Lake of the Arbuckles. The witness recalled a nice sunny winter day with temperatures in the 40s.

The witness felt certain that there was no one else near the location he was visiting at that time. He is a military veteran and an outdoorsman who has hunted wild game all over the world.

The witness said he saw a very tall stocky subject standing on two legs and covered with long reddish hair. He compared the color to an old faded piece of cedar. He said the arms were long and hung between its hips and knees. The subject?s head was described as crested; its face was flat with humanlike features. He said the nose was flat and wide. He said that, overall, the subject?s face reminded him of a Neanderthal.

The witness said that he and the subject stared at each other for approximately fifteen seconds. He thought the eyes were an amber color. The stare was compared to the stare from a gorilla at a zoo; he said he thought he could detect intelligence in the stare. The witness said he did not feel threatened.

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