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COUNTY: Marinette County
LOCATION DETAILS: heading east on rader road towards county BB
NEAREST TOWN: Marinette
NEAREST ROAD: county BB
OBSERVED: One evening my girl friend and I went for a ride to look for deer. We would take rides three or four times a week mostly riding the back roads. One evening as we were driving down a road (Rader Road towards County BB) I noticed someone walking in the ditch on the right side of the road. At the time I kept my eyes on him because I thought he was walking on the roadway, as I drove nearer I noticed that he was walking in the ditch. About this time my girl friend ask me what that was walking on the roadway, I told her that it was not walking on the roadway but in the ditch which was about 5 feet below the roadway. I knew the depth because my brother and I went smelting there a few times. I explained to her that what ever was walking there had to be about 8’ or 9’ feet tall. She wanted to turn around and drive by it again to get a closer look I told her no that we would go around the back way which would take about 30 minutes, I wanted it to be gone when we came back.
OTHER WITNESSES: My girl friend.my wife now.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 9:30 pm after dark
ENVIRONMENT: thick woods
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Rob Lowery:
Spoke with the witness on 5-1-2011. He was 19 years old at the time and recalls it like yesterday. I also spoke with his wife and she also gives the same account.
Additional information that can be added:
The witnesses guessed the height to be 8-9 feet, possibly weighing in excess of 300 lbs, wide shoulders and uniformly dark in color. The animal was walking west while they were driving east, moving easily through the ditch.
I find both to be credible as to what they saw.
This was in the same vicinity that he had his first encounter with a large creature, Report #27630.
About BFRO Investigator Rob Lowery:
Rob Lowery is an Inspector in the Fire Service.
- Served 10 years in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Divison.
- Attended the 2009 WI Expedition, 2011 So. IL Expedition