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COUNTY: Walker County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near Strip Pits and Highway 118.
NEAREST TOWN: Kansas
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 118
OBSERVED: It was around the year of 1990 or so. I was about 10 years old and i was outside playing with my dog and the area behind her pen was very wooded at the time and as i looked up behind the pen, there was a very large creature standing right at the back of the fence of her pen. It stood there staring at me. It was solid white and had long hair covering it's body. It stood to be about 7 to 9 feet tall as i can remember, judging now by the trees and fence. As i seen this, i turned and started running down the hill in our yard and my brother was putting a radio in his car and he said that i was as pale as a ghost when he seen me. I was very scared, not knowing what this thing was. When he looked where it was, it was no longer there.
ALSO NOTICED: None
OTHER WITNESSES: None
OTHER STORIES: I have heard of people talking about seeing a large white hairy creature around strip pits and old coal mines in the area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Sunny and Clear.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
I interviewed both the witness and her brother, who remembered her running home terrified. The area has a rich history of sightings of both white and dark colored creatures. This brother's wife had a recent sighting of a similar creature, see Report #27459. This sighting took place at about the same location.
The only additional information she could give was that it was very broad across. She froze and stared at it for what she thought was about a minute. Although she estimates she was only 15-20 feet away, she could not discern its features as they appeared to be hair covered and she was in a state of shock.
This is a huge wilderness area that contains rich food and water sources and many, old abandoned mines.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
Kevin Smykal is a mechanical contractor in northern Florida.
He attended the following BFRO expeditions:
- 2006 Central Florida (Lake County)
- 2007 Central Florida Private Expedition
- 2008 South Florida Expedition
- He helped organize the 2008 North Florida Expedition and is assisting with the organization of the upcoming 2009 Central Florida Expedition
He helped organize the 2011 & 2012 North Florida expeditions.