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Report # 1615  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Friday, February 2, 2001.
Motorists have nighttime sighting near Grimsby
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YEAR: 1978

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 19



LOCATION DETAILS: I remember driving up Park Road.



OBSERVED: In July of 1978, my then boyfriend and I were out for an evening drive up the escarpment. It was about 9:30 p.m. and the sun as I recall had gone down, because we were using the headlights. We were leisurely driving along, don't really recall being engaged in conversation at that moment, because we were both looking ahead in front of us. All of a sudden this "THING" just ran across the road infront of our car. My boyfriend had to slam on the brakes otherwise we would have hit it dead on. We swerved and missed it by about 6 inches and almost ended up in a ditch. As soon as the car came to a complete stop, we just looked at each other in total disbelief and said "What was that!". As stupid as this might sound, this thing was a bigfoot. There is no other way to describe it. As it ran across the road, it turned to its left and looked directly at us, and as the car swerved, it ran into the forest. I mean, we got a clear view of it. This thing was right in front of us running across the road.

Actually, I think we had our hi beams on, because where we were driving, was all farm country and wooded area, and didn't have any street lights. I've never talked to anyone about this, other than my then boyfriend, who I've lost touch with over the years, and my husband. I think if I tell someone, they'll think I've completely lost it. I can't believe it myself. I mean, how do you tell someone, you just saw a bigfoot, and then getting a response like "Go one, you're joking, right?" And although we were both young at the time, we were stone sober. Not one ounce of alcohol, or drugs of any type. So, that's my story. The only reason I'm telling it, is that I saw a special on the other night about bigfoot, and wondered if there had been any sightings in Canada, and checked the internet, and to my amazement, there were actual sightings in the same area where I lived.


OTHER WITNESSES: Only one witness, and myself. The witness was driving the car, and I was the passanger. We were just looking out the front windsheild of the car, not in conversation at the time.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was a beautiful calm evening, about 9:30 p.m. the sun had gone down. I know the approx. time, because once we were over the shock, and discussed it for awhile, and got the heck out of dodge, We wondered what time it was getting to be, and it was almost 10 p.m.

ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area on the left hand side of the road, farm land to the right. Can't recall any landmarks, was in shock afterwards, so my mind is a blank after it happened. Don't even know how we made it home, we were shaking so much.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

She stated that the animal was over six feet tall, "blackish" in color, and hairy all over. She also related that it had a very broad, muscular frame with a large head. Because of the amount of hair she was not able to make out any facial features.

About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

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