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COUNTY: Fairfield County
LOCATION DETAILS: Woodsy and hilly and very rocky but with neighborhoods and houses scattered about.
NEAREST TOWN: Bethel
NEAREST ROAD: Nashville rd
OBSERVED: I have a couple of incidents to report, both took place near Bethel, CT at the property I owned/lived on at the time.
These incidents took place in May of 2013 if I recall correctly. I lived set back in the woods up a long driveway not completely surrounded by forest but mostly. There were a couple houses a hundred or more feet away but I was pretty isolated.
I pulled up to my house in front of my garage. I was facing a small chunk of woods behind an old stone wall that was very brushy and bushy and had a lot of big rocks and uneven ground and it all went slightly up hill. I got out of the car with my 4 and a half month old German Shepherd and she uncharacteristically ran away from me toward the aforementioned stone wall barking very aggressively like a full grown Shepherd in protection mode. I was curious what sort of creature could get her to react like that so I took my flashlight out of the car and shined it in the brush but it was so heavy all I could see was a dark shadow moving about 20 ft or so ahead of me very slowly, sounding almost bipedal, like it wasn't very afraid but was keeping its distance. Finally it got to somewhat of a clearing but was crouching and hiding behind a tree poking its head out from behind repeatedly.
I wondered what dark bulky figure could have bright reddish orange eyes and move from crouching to standing relatively tall so I initially figured it must have been a black bear and I called my dog inside and went about my business.
The very next night I pulled into the same spot and I had a friend with me and we got out of the car and we both heard a large bellowing roar a couple times and it sounded like it was in the area I saw the "bear" the night before. He asked me "what the f--- is that" and I said it must have been what I assumed was the bear I encountered the night before. It wasn't until a few months later when I was watching some videos on sasquatch encounters did I realize what I really saw. Not only that but black bears don't roar. The roar I heard sounded like vocalization recordings of angry sasquatch and the movements of the head and color of the eyes were exactly as anyone who encountered them had reported.
According to another sasquatch reporting site there was a sighting in the late 70s in the town next to Bethel (Danbury) and a cast was taken of prints.
I firmly believe it was a sasquatch I encountered.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 witnesses to separate incidents. One of whom I don't have contact with anymore
OTHER STORIES: On another sasquatch reporting site, it spoke of an incident in 1976 where police deputies were called to a scene where a sasquatch footprint was found and had a cast made of it and the cast was sent to Yale for research. Also deputies supposedly saw it and shot at it. This was in the town next to the one I was living.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was a relatively warm and breezy night.
ENVIRONMENT: Slight hillside with uneven ground and lots of rocks and bushes and trees obscuring vision. Houses relatively close by but enough woods for cover.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mike Young:
I found the witness to be honest. He did not elaborate and was very factual. He mentioned Bigfoot details other witnesses have also stated.
The location is fairly woodsy, typical Southern New England. Homes are scattered and far apart. Power Lines nearby. Clear stream on property.
I have investigated several reports within a few miles of this sighting.
Note from Matt Moneymaker
This is one of several unpublished reports from the Housatonic River Watershed which extends into three states (CT,NY,MA), beginning up in the Berkshires of Mass.
The Housatonic Watershed has a history of sightings dating back to the 1800's. Click the image below to read some of that history.
Long before the word "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch" was part of the American vocabulary, people in this part of Connecticut referred to these creatures as the "Winstead Wildman". Click image above to read some of that history.
The witness mentions a possible incident in 1976 near Danbury where casts of footprints allegedly made their way to someone at Yale. No supporting documentation can be found for this statement but it would make sense due to the proximity of Yale to this area. The Housatonic Watershed is very convenient to Yale.
This watershed provides pathways for deer herds and their predators (coyotes, wolves, cougar, Bigfoots) to migrate south all the way down south of Danbury, and also north to the Berkshires where the forest merges with the Appalachian Trail greenbelt and then continues into Vermont, New Hampshire, and then Maine.
About BFRO Investigator Mike Young:
Mike Young is a BFRO investigator and has attended Bigfoot expeditions in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, and New Jersey. His BFRO investigations have been published in the Albany Times Union, the New York Post, and Fox News Channel.
A data and security specialist, Mike has a Business and Technology degree from Fordham University and a graduate degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia. He has given speeches on IT Security at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland and Cybersecurity conferences in NYC, Ottawa Canada, and Silicon Valley California. He currently lives in Connecticut.