Class 1d

Two men witness bipedal subject carrying a carcass.

Report#
02080027
Occurred April 2000
(Submitted April 4, 2004)

Witness Observation

A hairy bipedal creature carrying a calf or deer carcass over its left shoulder crossed the road from East to West, approximately 150 yards in front of my pick-up truck during a brief rain storm. A part-time rig hand with me in the truck also witnessed the creature. The following day we found several partial footprints along the creek bank on the West side of the road. We lost the tracks after 10-15 yards in the dense undergrowth.

About 7-8 feet tall, thin and lanky weighing approximately 400 pounds. It was covered in what appeared to be dark brown or black hair, it was carrying a deer or calf carcass over its left shoulder which obstructed a clear view of its face. I had a sighting about thirty years ago in Nebraska which is posted with the BFRO. This creature was much thinner and not as robust as the creature I encountered in Nebraska. The stride was distinctly non-human.

Physical Evidence

Yes the next day we found several partial prints in the mud and gravel of the creek bank.

Sounds

None.

Additional Observations

No odors.

We had been working on my oil well servicing unit pulling a well, I had a part-time rig hand with me and we were returning to Tulsa, we avoid working on the rig during storms and lightning.

The usual country "hocus pocus" and local boogieman folklore, although there is a posting on the BFRO website for Muskogee County, Oklahoma, that incident is within a few miles and on the same Cloud Creek drainage basin, in Western Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

A creek where the creature crossed the road and a Federal WPA water impoundment a 1/4 mile to the West.

This is a mature oil field in a sparsely settled agricultural and ranching environment, there are lots of coyotes, bobcats, badgers, owls, whippoorwills, snakes, and assorted country critters. The entire area is composed of small working cattle operations around a half section or so in size. The area is rolling hay meadows with section line roads every mile or so, with the occasional blind section. The area the creature came from is owned by one of the larger landowners (now deceased), and is less developed than the adjoining acreage. The area it crossed into is perhaps the most inaccessible acreage in the region.

Time and Conditions

4:00 pm. Gusty winds with a squall line of brief heavy rain.

Investigator's Comments

Daryl Colyer

This investigation was conducted as a result of a reported incident that allegedly occurred in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, in April 2000.

I spoke to both witnesses involved in this encounter at separate times. I found both men to be very credible and they were both seemingly honest and factual in their account of the event.

The witness who submitted the report had actually had a previous encounter in the state of Nebraska back in the late 1970s. Even so, the encounter he had in Oklahoma was no less spectacular to him, even though it was at a greater distance and for a shorter period of time.

Both witnesses described the encounter as lasting only "two or three seconds." They both described the subject as coming out of a ditch, quickly crossing the road, and disappearing into a creek bed. Later, at the area of the crossing, they looked for tracks. They saw where the subject had gone into the bed and left some tracks, albeit not totally distinguishable.

Both men dismissed the possibility that the subject was human, coyote, cow, bobcat, dog, etc. Both men said that if they had to choose an animal, a sasquatch would be the creature that they saw that day.

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