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COUNTY: Berkshire County
LOCATION DETAILS: West side of route 7
NEAREST TOWN: Williamstown
NEAREST ROAD: Route 7
OBSERVED: On Saturday Sept 5th of 2015, my wife and I were driving north in our RV on route 7 very close to the Vermont state line.
It was about 1:00 in the afternoon.
My wife saw an animal on the west side of the road. The animal was about 50 yards from the edge of the highway.
What caught her attention was that the animal was walking upright. It was very tall ( well over seven feet ). The animal's fur was black. It was most definitely not a bear.
We are both mystified as to what this animal could possibly be.
OTHER WITNESSES: 1
OTHER STORIES: We read later after our encounter, on the internet, that some years ago there was a similar sighting on route 7.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Day was sunny, it was about 1:00 PM
ENVIRONMENT: Open grassy area
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jonathan Wilk:
Spoke with 72 year-old female witness via telephone. Witness states she was a passenger in the front seat of their large motor home with her husband driving, traveling about 40 mph. She looked to the left out thru the windshield and observed a tall black, bipedal creature walking a steady pace in an open field, height estimated at 9 ft. It was a 4-5 second brief observation. Witness described the creature as very large on two feet with long arms down by its sides. Walking a smooth steady pace and heading in the same direction as her, North. At this location the Hoosic River runs along this route as well. There was a tree line it was heading towards. The creature was about 150 yards away from their vehicle and she got a clear, brief look at it. The distance of 50 yards mentioned is the amount of distance the creature was from the edge of the highway. She compares what she observed to the subject in the Patterson-Gimlin film.
A motorist reported a sighting not far from this location, see BFRO Report #46780. The other sighting on Route 7 that they refer to can be found on the Bigfoot Encounters website, and occurred in Vermont, see Man spots 'Bigfoot'.
During the entire interview witness and husband were articulate, polite and constant with their replies.This investigator will follow up with a site visit as I am very familiar with the location and will update this report accordingly.
About BFRO Investigator Jonathan Wilk:
Founder and leader of Team Squatchachusetts. BFRO field investigator. Organized Massachusetts 2015, 2016 and 2017 Expeditions. Speaker at the 2019 Ohio Bigfoot Conference