Geographical Index > United States > Ohio > Summit County > Report # 12157|
Submitted by witness on Sunday, July 24, 2005.
Motorist sees hairy biped crossing road by Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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COUNTY: Summit County
LOCATION DETAILS: This Rd. is off of St. Rt. 8 obtainable through Northfield Ohio
NEAREST TOWN: Sagamore hills
NEAREST ROAD: Sagamore Rd.
OBSERVED: Well, this is kinda weird because I have been wanting to see a sasquatch for many years now and I believe I had a brief look at one about a week and a half ago. I was driving east on Sagamore Rd. in Sagamore hills Ohio at about 10:33 am to be exact. It was a very Hot muggy day with tempetures in the 90's. As I was driving east on this rd. their is a jogging trail that crosses the road and is actually part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park system. The trail area was about 100 to 150 yds ahead of me when from the right side of the road I seen a dark figure come out onto the road with such speed that their was no way it could have stopped to look for cars before crossing, this thing was dark brown or black from head to toe. It crossed the road and the open area before the road when I first seen it in 3 strides and it was gone. This thing had the speed of an animal and it held its forearms up high kind of reminds me of the memorial day footage. I also seen a flash of silver or gray color by the forearm and head/face area like it looked my way in the last stride it took. When I first seen it I thought heck it had to be a jogger. The more and more I thought about it I felt that it couldnt have been a jogger for a few reasons, 1 it was 90F + and I couldnt imagine someone dreesed in such dark colors from head to toe, 2nd is the speed this thing had was not humanly possible, if I had blinked my eye I would have missed it, if I would have had a camera I would have missed it anyway because of the speed. 3rd is I am 5'10'' and it took me 5-6 strides just to cross the road in that area which does not include the area that is viewable to the right of the road where the creature first stepped out into.4th is since I have seen this I have driven that road many times to and from work, I have been at about the same distance in my van and have seen joggers cross the road and their arms look like toothpicks compared to what I had seen on that day, as far as guessing a height of the creature I would say it was well over 6ft. but cannot be any more sure than that because their is nothing their to have compared it to but it looked stocky for sure from that distance.
ALSO NOTICED: Not really, just a quick look at what I believe to have been a Bigfoot
OTHER WITNESSES: None other than myself
OTHER STORIES: Yes, I know a Sagamore Hills police officer who had a sighting 2 years prior while on duty over on Highland Rd. by Brandywine Ski Resort. His sighting was a road crossing sighting as well. My friends wife is a police officer here in Northfield where I live and allegedly an old house on Sagamore rd. that is under renovation was said to have a big hairy creature seen in the yard by one of the workers a few years ago.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10:33am to be exact as I remember looking at my digital clock display on my vans stereo
ENVIRONMENT: Hardwood forests, pine groves, swamps and fields,Thickets, Berry bushes. all part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mark Maisel:
After the witness and I investigated the location I can add the following information to his report:
The witness saw the animal crossing the road before the hike and bike trail. The area is heavily wooded on both sides of the road. Besides the hike and bike trail there are several deer paths and one path that has open clearance of about three feet on each side with no ceiling. A small park nearby has stream access the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Upon examination of the sighting distance I was able to clearly see people crossing the road on this path. They were small to the naked eye, yet readily visible. I was able to cross the road in five large steps, compared to the three steps taken by the animal. This is consistent with the witness' statement that the animal was large.
Abundant food was in evidence. I noted raspberries, wild grapes, deer and apple trees nearby. This area has had reports of sightings in the past. I am labeling this as class B because of the sighting's duration.
About BFRO Investigator Mark Maisel:
Mark Maisel is employed in the medical field in Ohio. He has attended the following expeditions: West Virginia, New York Adirondacks, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Carolina. Expedition organizer of the 2009 Ohio expedition and assisting with both of Eastern Ohio's in 2012 and Michigan UP 2012.