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Report # 514  (Class A)
Submitted by witness Sherry B. on Wednesday, October 25, 2000.
Early evening sighting by motorist near Sorrento

YEAR: 2000


MONTH: October

DATE: 10-23-2000

STATE: Louisiana

COUNTY: Ascension Parish

LOCATION DETAILS: From Sorrento, La. heading East 2 miles on Hwy 61

NEAREST TOWN: Sorrento, La

NEAREST ROAD: Airline Hwy ( Hwy 61 )

OBSERVED: I was driving home from work and it was about 7 o'clock in the evening. I had my headlights on. I live in Sorrento, La. off of Hwy. 61 (Airline Hwy) About two miles from home (driving west) on 61 I saw a creature. I always look at this time for deer, armadillo, possum, dogs, etc.. While I was looking off the passenger side of the road, this creature sprung up from the ditch. My headlights shined right on the front of it. It was somewhat like a sloth. Hairy all over, but a light gray color. It had a small round head with a brown nose. The eyes did not glow, but were white around them. It had extra long arms and a very thin body. It was at least 6-7 feet tall. I couldn't believe what I had seen. I wanted to turn around, but there was no turn crossing. Alone, I just kept driving. It stood upright and seemed to be leaping up out of the ditch. Its hair was not long and bushy, but sleak and close to the body. It seemed smart. Unlike the sloth, it was man-like.

OTHER WITNESSES: Just one witness. I was driving home from work.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: 7 pm in the evening. Just getting
dark, needed headlights

ENVIRONMENT: There is a canal that runs along Hwy 61. It is swampy and there are cypress trees. Alot of alligators, snakes, and turtles.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:

On the Ohio Sound & Sketches page (see sounds section of the BFRO site) there is a composite sketch which likely illustrates what witnesses are refering to when they describe some sasquatches as looking like a "sloth". They're refering to a South American three-toed sloth, which has a primate-like face. They don't mean the body is sloth-like.

Another witness described this face type as "hyena-like". The 1955 William Roe sketch from British Columbia depicts the same face shape on sasquatch that is clearly female.