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STATE: West Virginia
COUNTY: Marion County
LOCATION DETAILS: USA, West Virginia, Marion County. Two miles west of the town of Mannington on Route 250 commonly known as Whetstone Road.
OBSERVED: During the winter of 1978-79, My family and I heard strange howels/screams around our rual home during the hours of 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM. During this time several drain pipes around our home were knocked down and what ever did this left many large, human-like footprints. These prints were seen by myself, brother, Mother and Father. My father, after the screaming ended, went outside and destroyed the prints. To this day, we believe that this was to keep us from being frightened. At this time I had read several books on the Bigfoot/Sasquatch mystery and was familure with the creature. My mother, to this day will not talk about the incident. I strongly believe that this was a Sasquatch passing through our area. These sounds contiunued for several days and then stopped.
ALSO NOTICED: Several large manlike tracks were seen and destroyed by my father. This was, as I was told earlier, to keep us from being scared. We were then told that the screams were from a black panther. (what is the lesser of the two?)
OTHER WITNESSES: Sleeping
TIME AND CONDITIONS: During the winter of 1978-79. Hours of 11:30 PM and 1:30 AM for several weeks.
ENVIRONMENT: rural, several small homes along a one mile streatch of road, rolling hills, small, low-lying farm land. Evelvation unknown