Geographical Index > United States > Delaware > Sussex County > Report # 28720
Submitted by witness Betty R. on Friday, January 14, 2011.
Traveler observes a tall biped in a cornfield north of Bethany Beach
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DATE: August 16, 2010
COUNTY: Sussex County
NEAREST TOWN: Milford, Delaware
NEAREST ROAD: Route 1
OBSERVED: Our family was driving home from vacation last August when I saw something unusual in a cornfield. We were roughly 40-45 minutes north of Bethany Beach, Delaware traveling on Route 1 passing through farm country at the time. We had rented a minivan and my husband was seated upfront driving with his Father next to him in the passenger's seat. They were busy talking. My daughter and mother-in-law were seated in the row of seats behind them. My mother-in-law was reading a book to my daughter at the time. I was seated in the very last row of seats in the minivan and sat on the passenger's side of the car.
As we were driving along and everyone else was busy either talking or reading, I was looking out the window at the passing countryside. We were going through farm country at the time and as we drove past one corn field, something caught my eye. The thing that initially got my attention was the fact that the corn stalks were now dried and yellow and it appeared that something dark brown was standing there in the middle of the corn stalks. The roadway was slightly elevated above this particular field so I was essentially looking down onto the tops of cornstalks rather than them being level with the van.
Having an interest in the subject of Bigfoot, I immediately went into observation mode and noted the following: What I saw was medium to dark brown in color, it was taller than the cornstalks, it appeared to be about 3 feet wide and I may have been looking at a head and shoulders and it definitely wasn't a piece of farm equipment, a scarecrow or a human. In fact, I noted that there were no humans around on the farm at the time. I was able to observe this for roughly 5-10 seconds as our minivan drove past this large field. The brown "thing" was roughly 300 feet in off the road in the cornfield by itself.
I quickly tried to note the general location of where we were at the time. I do not live in Delaware and was not familiar with the precise location. However, not long after that, I spotted a sign for the Milton, Delaware exit off of Route 1.
ALSO NOTICED: As we were on our way home from a vacation, I had my camcorder with me at the time but I was so surprised to see this that I never got the chance to even turn it on. I was too busy taking mental notes on what I was seeing.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just myself.
OTHER STORIES: I have read of 2 sightings near Georgetown, Delaware.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: This took place at roughly 10:15 AM on Monday, August 16th. It was around 75-80 degrees out at the time and a beautiful, sunny morning.
ENVIRONMENT: Farm country
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Aaron B.:
The witness appears sincere and genuine, recalling all of the details. The witness feels quite certain that she saw a sasquatch. Witness estimates the subject was 7 or 8 feet tall. As she rode past the subject she could make out a profile, pronounced brow ridge, nose and mouth.
There are previous sighting reports near this location. The surrounding area has large, uninterrupted corridors of forest along numerous creeks and rivers that feed into uninhabited federal and state park areas. There are large amounts of agricultural activity as well as plentiful cover, food and water sources.
About BFRO Investigator Aaron B.:
Aaron B. has had a life-long interest in the Sasquatch phenomenon. He is an avid outdoorsman and naturalist, as well as an accomplished artist. He has attended public expeditions NC 2011, WV 2012, PA 2013, WV 2013, NC 2014 as well as private expeditions.