Geographical Index > United States > Texas > Gregg County > Report # 9038
Submitted by witness on Thursday, July 22, 2004.
While hunting in Sabine River bottoms, two boys have daytime encounter
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COUNTY: Gregg County
LOCATION DETAILS: Gladewater. Hwy 80 east to Lockerplant Rd. Follow into river bottoms approx.1.5 miles.
NEAREST TOWN: Gladewater
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 80 and Lockerplant Rd.
OBSERVED: Today I accidentally found your site looking for something that had nothing to do with big foot. I had no idea anyone else in my area had ever seen or reported any stories of a big foot. I never told anyone about what I and my friend seen hunting after school one day. I don't remember me and him even talking about it very much. It was in 1987 it was hunting season I'm not sure the month. The two of us were walking along a dirt road in the Lockerplant river bottoms. Not sure which of us seen it first but definitely caught our attention.We were looking down a right of way when this large figure walked out of the trees. It walked along the tree line for several seconds going back into trees. At first we thought it was one hell of a big man or maybe someone hauling a deer across there shoulders. I remember asking [my friend] if that guy was wearing a fur coat. We knew what it was and it was not a man. The thing was at least 7 foot tall and covered in hair. It seemed to walk like a person, it was too far away to notice any details about face, hands or feet. I'm not sure but think it noticed us and that was the reason it never crossed the right of way. We knew what we seen and even with guns in our hands we both ran all the way home.
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself and friend. We were hunting and walking on a dirt road.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 5pm. It was after school. It was a cool day lower 60s and overcast.
ENVIRONMENT: River bottoms.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness indicated to me that the actual sighting was probably no more than about 4 seconds total. The color seemed to be of a dark brown or black tone. The witness went on to express that the creature was huge and that it looked like a "big man with a fur coat on." According to the witness's testimony, the distance at which the sighting took place was 100 yards or so. I was unable to speak to the second witness, as the primary witness has lost touch with him and was unable to provide a means of contact.
The Sabine River basin is one of the more prolific sasquatch sighting areas in the state of Texas. Field research is ongoing in the area.