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COUNTY: Jackson County
LOCATION DETAILS: Black River Falls is off Interstate 94. Turn off to Hwy 54. Drive east on 54 for 6 miles then turn left on Hwy K. Hatfield is about 6 miles. The sighting was about half way there.
NEAREST TOWN: Hatfield
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy K
OBSERVED: I work up to 2 a.m. in the morning. I drive home on Hwy K that goes threw some good wooded area near Hatfield WI. Anyway there are some sharp turns and you can't drive too fast on this Highway. As I was coming down the road I saw a dark figure half in the road crossing into the other lane. My head lights had hit about half way up it's body. I first thought it could be a deer, but deers are light brown and this was a dark brown. It was walking upright. On two legs. As my van was getting closer the head lights was moving up it's body I could see more that it was walking. Now it was in the ditch and went into the tree line. As I said it was 2:15 at night and I was alone. I wasn't going to stop or slow down.
ALSO NOTICED: None
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: I told my kids the next day, and they said they hear stories at school about out at Wazee Lake. Which is outside of Black River Falls WI.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 2:15 a.m.
There was snow on the ground
ENVIRONMENT: Lots of trees on both sides of road.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone.
He stated that the animal was at least seven feet tall and walking upright. It was in a definite hurry to get out of the road and into the woods. He was unable to see any facial features and the arms were held close to its side.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org