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YEAR: 1997 -98
COUNTY: Adams County
LOCATION DETAILS: The nearest town that shows on a map is West Union, we actually live some 8-10 miles easterly
from there off State Road 125 in the Brush Creek
Township in the community known as Lynx.
NEAREST TOWN: West Union near Lynx
NEAREST ROAD: Tobe Lewis Road
OBSERVED: The sighting occured around l0 pm at night, we
live in a very rural area of Adams County, Ohio,
we have a house on 60 very wooded acres. My wife
was sitting a watching TV, as were we all, we have
a back window near the TV some l0 feet from where
we sit, my wife suddenly said that there two eyes
staring at her thru the window. I first thought
she was joking, but she wasn't, I got up and went
to the window, which was closed, as it was cold,
and opened the window and could not here anything
or see anything, but it was dark. At about the
same time as my wife said she saw the eyes, my
oldest son was getting up to go outside on our
front screen deck porch, as I was at the window,
my son had just gone out the sliding glass door
to the porch and was lighting a cigarette, as I
turned away from the window, my son, opened the
door and was yelling for me as he was pointing
out the porch to the separate garage building
that is next to our house, he dropped his cigarette and stood there looking for a few
seconds and then quickly came into the house
saying that he had just seen a big hairy thing
looking around the corner of the garage in his
direction. This got us all excited and somewhat
scared, I had just had a knee operation so I did
not go outside to investigate, I did however get
a gun out and load it. I went onto the porch but
I did not here or see anything. I was convinced
that my wife and son had seen the samething, as
it could have walked across the back of the house
and garage and come around the corner within that
time frame. My wife described the eyes as very
close together and a glowing green color and
larger than a humans eyes. My son described the
creature as being very dark in color, with the
hair very long and hanging down over its face,
he couldn't make out any facial features. Our
deck/porch is some 4 feet raised off the ground
with the garage on the ground, based on my sons
description of the height of the head in relation
to the basketball hoop that was on the front of the garage, the thing was in the 7-8 feet tall
range. The next day I went out looking for any
signs, I found nothing at the window or behind
the house and garage area at the corner, I walked
across a grass field that extends out from the side of the garage and did find what appeared to
be a faint impression of a very large foot in a
hard clay/sand non grassy spot. I measured and
copied the imprint the best I could, I have it
somewhere in a notebook, but do remember it being
some 16 inches in length and some 10-12 inches
in width across the top, the impression was made
along the weight bearing area's with a large arch
area that left no impression, the toes appeared
to be small with all leaving the same type of
impression. This sighting occured in late
December, around l0pm at night, and I feel that
the year was l997 or l998.
I also, a year or so before this sighting, being
on the rear deck porch off our master bedroom,
also later at night, hear a strange howling sound
far off in the distance, sounding like it was
near the top of the ridge some l/4 mile up the
hill behind our house. I don't think it was a
coyote or dog.
OTHER WITNESSES: Two witnesses, my wife and son, I saw the foot
print impression the next day and I heard the
howling noise. My wife and son were watching TV
in our living room.
OTHER STORIES: No, I mentioned it to the neighbors, but they
didn't say anything.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 10 pm at night. It was a
good weather night and cold, but
ENVIRONMENT: Very wooded and hilly terrain.
Follow-up investigation report:
I spoke with the son who saw the animal. He described it as
being "a big hairy thing." His impression was that the animal was standing upright, as a human would, that it was very tall, and that it was "peeking" at him from behind the family garage.
The sighting occurred at nighttime but a yard light was on and provided illumination. The witness saw what he thought was the head and shoulder of the animal as it leaned out from behind the building. He was unable to make out any facial features, however, and said he could not even be certain that the animal was facing him, but the "peeking" behavior made him think it was. He described the head as round and thought the animal was covered with "hair."
The sighting frightened the witness and he immediately withdrew into the house and so he did not see the animal leave.
The witness was quite sure that what he saw was not a bear. He said he'd never seen a bear in the area, that the very tall, upright posture was un-bear-like, and that it just didn't look like a bear. At the time of the sighting the witness said he didn't have any idea of what he was seeing. That unknown
quality seems to be what made the experience so frightening to him. Only afterward, when the family members discussed the episode, did they arrive at the conclusion that it must have been a bigfoot.
The witness is now a serviceman. He seemed absolutely truthful and I have no doubt that his experience was real.