Class 1d

Two motorists experience road encounter in rural Louisiana.

Report#
04080019
Occurred May 30, 1994
(Submitted July 21, 1999)

Witness Observation

My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I were driving back to Dallas from New Orleans. We had started out at 9 pm. I was driving my 1991 Isuzu Amigo, and the top was rolled up because the weather was nice. We had been traveling between 2 1/2 to 3 hours at 75 mph. We were approaching Alexandria. At this point, we were on an unlit 2-lane highway. On both sides of the road, there were wooded, swampy areas 25 to 30 feet from the edge of the road. As we were driving, we saw a figure off to our right in the headlights. We both saw it as we passed and exclaimed simultaneously, "Did you just see what I saw?". We both agreed that we had and I asked her, "What did you think that you saw?". She said, "It looked like a Bigfoot." I wanted to immediately turn around and go back. She did not as we were in an open convertible. There was a friend of ours asleep in the back seat, who slept through the entire incident.

As we passed it, it never seemed to detect our presence. At least that's the way it seemed because it never turned or even flinched as we went by.

We saw the backside of the creature, as it was traveling in the same direction that we were. We estimated its height at 7'. It was covered with hair and in the illumination of my headlights, it appeared to be gray in color. It was walking and it was slumped over in the front.

Physical Evidence

N/A

Sounds

N/A

Additional Observations

N/A

Time and Conditions

12:00 am - weather was nice

Investigator's Comments

Daryl Colyer

This report was published as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 1994.

I know the witnesses well and have discussed the incident with them numerous times. Their experience cannot be easily explained or dismissed. It is plausible and probable that they indeed had a visual encounter with a sasquatch.

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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.