Class 3a

Young man has midnight close encounter.

Report#
02080028
Occurred July 1999
(Submitted March 26, 2004)

Witness Observation

This is a story I have been reluctant to even think about. One night me and three other friends were in a storage shed located on the back of my friends property fetching things we needed. We decided to head back to the house after we got what we came for and I was left behind attempting to latch the door because it was very old and hard to get it to fasten properly. My three buddies had walked off at this time leaving me headed towards the house. I was walking the exact same path they were taking actually more of a faster trot when I heard a noise like disturbed leaves to the left of me. Curiously startled I stopped and looked in the direction of the noise and there it was. Now at this location it happens to be at the back of the house and there is a chain link fence and about fifteen feet separating me and this creature. The thing I most remember is the size of this thing and the silhouette of the creatures head to neck and shoulders. Where a human has a visible neck line what I witnessed had not, but I did notice huge shoulder muscles too supernatural to be of anyone I've seen. I didn't notice how dense the hair on the body of this creature was so it could have added to the size of what I saw. I didn't mention this but there was only moonlight for me to see this by. Also this thing's abdomen was also tremendous and in a well defined v shape atop curvy big legs. I have read some of the other reports and a lot noticed a pungent odor but I did not and I believe that there was only fifteen feet at the most between me and this creature. But what I did notice was a deep deep breathing sound and then a deep growl rumble like a cougar kind of intermittent if that makes sense and after that it prompted me to slowly walk off out of fear. This occurrence only took about thirty to forty-five seconds but I remember what I saw. I never mentioned this to anyone until about a year later when my friend had told me about something strange that happened in the woods near the property.

Additional Observations

I have heard from the friend that owns the property of strange noises of banging, loud constant clacking of branches that come to an abrupt stop, and weird screeching only at night.

Time and Conditions

12:00 am - Only moonlight and fair skies at least clear enough to have decent moon visibility.

Investigator's Comments

Daryl Colyer

This investigation was conducted as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, in 1999.

In talking to the witness, I found him eager to share his experience. He had been anticipating talking to us for some time.

Just after the interview began, the witness immediately stated without hesitation and unequivocally that he knew "for a fact" that he saw a bigfoot at a distance of fifteen feet.

The witness described the low, growling sound that the subject made as "primal," and he took it as a warning. However, even though the witness was alarmed and even, in his own words, "freaked," he was emphatic in stating that he absolutely did not feel threatened. At six feet tall and a weight of 180 pounds, the witness believed that the subject, who was easily a foot taller and only stood on the other side of a fence from him, could have easily torn him apart (his own words) had it wanted to.

The witness said that the subject was dark in color, and since there was only natural moonlight and starlight, he could not make out facial details. He could see enough details of the body to know that the subject had an extremely powerful appearance and was covered in dark hair.

The witness kept the incident to himself for months until during conversation, it came up that his friends had also experienced things they considered "out of the norm." Things like incredibly loud vocalizations during the night and very loud knocking noises in the woods at night. The witness also heard such things and described the knocking noises as sounding like wood being banged loudly on wood.

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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.