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COUNTY: Delta County
LOCATION DETAILS: Big desolate bog
NEAREST TOWN: Escanaba/Rapid River
NEAREST ROAD: Brapton 27.5 Road
OBSERVED: I was going out early morning fishing with my friend Ross and we live up by Escanaba, MI and we were out on a pretty remote road Brampton 27.5 road by the Days River. We got out to check out an area, see how the river is, all of a sudden we hear a real heavy sounding animal moving through the thick Tag Alders and brush on the non riverside of the road but right as that goes silent we hear another big creature on the river side, it goes from just making enough noise for us to notice that there is 2 big animals that seemed to be traveling together and it seems like we had interrupted them crossing the road so the one that was like 30 to 40 feet away suddenly does what I can only imagine was a bluff charge through the thick brush just knocking every Tad Alder and branch down with authority. Then after about 20 feet it stops and a few seconds later we both hear a tree getting just ripped down with force. It then like went silent on us, I was trying to see in the thick brush to get a visual but i never did get to see it, but i could hear it trying to hide in the straw grass. I could hear it swaying I believe I threw some rocks to try an illicit a response but there was no rocks it could of thrown back and that pretty much it the river had prevented me from just going in after it. Ross wanted to leave and I didn't swim across and investigate like I should have, its been a big regret. We were supposed to go fishing so we left. It seemed too intelligent to just be a bear and if I had interrupted a bear and cub I would think my aggressive attitude I used for that investigation would have gotten me attacked, had it been bear. It was 40 - 50 feet away tops.
ALSO NOTICED: We did see a deer kill but that was not unusual but there were food sources and prime squatch habitat the steelhead run was in motion then to
OTHER WITNESSES: Me and my friend Ross we were just getting out the car randomly to inspect that area of the Days River when this went down
OTHER STORIES: Everyone around here really hushed about it or just totally full of it. I've tried to get together with the UP BFRO, I'd like to get together and help get to the bottom of this.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10 am sunny nice spring morn
ENVIRONMENT: Its basically a gigantic bog thats totally uninhabited and thick but does have thinner trees too and it had been in the season of the big steelhead run so it had a motive for being there.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Rich Meyer:
I have talked with Matt on and off since this experience happened. Matt has kept up his own research in the area. The area where this happened is great habitat for a Bigfoot or small family group with abundant cover, food and water in uninhabited State Forest.
About BFRO Investigator Rich Meyer:
Avid outdoorsman, grew up in the woods all over Michigan.
Worked with a Hunting Guide service for many years as a guide, scout and tracker.
Attended the 2013 Michigan UP Expedition, 2014 Wisconsin Expedition and many private expeditions.
Co-organizer 2015, 2016 and 2018 BFRO Michigan U.P. Expedition and 2018 BFRO Northeast WI Expedition
Co Creator of the U.P. Bigfoot Conference est. 2016
Researched Bigfoot on his own before becoming a BFRO Investigator. Creator of the Upper Peninsula Bigfoot/Sasquatch Research Organization Facebook Page