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Submitted by witness on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Possible activity and photo attempts around a home near Vernon
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COUNTY: Wilbarger County
LOCATION DETAILS: A lot trees , fresh water, wildlife.
NEAREST TOWN: Vernon, Texas
NEAREST ROAD: 283 North
OBSERVED: I live about 10 miles from town. It all started about sun set.
There is a fresh water pond with trees around it. Its kinda set back. I can see it from my property. I notice black spots. I got my binoculars out. What I was seeing wasnt clickn in my brain. Im still seeing, still today.
ALSO NOTICED: Its still happin now. I do think they know my night vision cams. Around my house. You know I was very interested goin on a bigfoot find. Not now.lol!!
OTHER WITNESSES: When I first bought my house. My propane man told me about pics taken. I just shook it off. My pics
OTHER STORIES: The Texas Oklahoma red river is about 6 miles. My propane man. A female saw something black sitting on road not facing on coming traffic. Funny . Just yesterday my friend told me he said he saw something too ..same area/night time..
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Sun set
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Gary Christensen:
After several emails, phone calls, and email photos, I met with the witness at his home where he has resided for the last 8 years. All of his photos were taken with a basic low resolution infrared night vision camera at fairly long distances. None were clear enough to be reasonably assured that they were of a bigfoot, however most did appear to be man shaped. The likelihood that they were of a human is very remote. I observed nothing that would suggest that they were a hoax. Here is one of the better photos with an unknown figure, taken with night vision:
The witnessí property includes his house, a small forested area to the north and east with a large sunken pond bordered by trees. Much of the pond is visible down the hill from his back yard. After he showed me in daylight, from his back yard, the area of the pond where most of his sightings have taken place, the witness drove me to a remote cemetery, where he said he and neighbors had seen something large prowling at night. While we were there, we walked the 1/4 mile into the cemetery and did flush several wild turkeys that ran through the cemetery. Outside the cemetery perimeter fence on the southwest, a mesquite forest ran down to a thickly forested creek bottom. From there, we took a series of back roads to see what the other terrain in the area is like. The witnessí property is just 5 miles west of the Red River, which contains lots of uninhabited floodplain land. Most of the intervening land is cropland and pasture but with several small ponds and wooded areas.
After returning to his home, the witness, his dog, and I did a night recon around part of the lake. We did not see or hear anything unusual. After returning to his yard, the witness told me about other incidents on the property. One occurred while he was doing maintenance after dark near a perimeter fence. After hearing a whistle behind him to the north and looking in that direction, something very large broke cover within a few feet of his position to the south and ran to the east in tall grass by the perimeter fence. Because it was dark, the witness could not see any details of the animal but said that is was very large and fast and did not move like any known animal.
I found the witness to be forthright and sincerely concerned about having the possibility of bigfoots on his property. We discussed some doís and doníts in case he is visited in the future. He thanked me for coming and said that he felt much less apprehensive after our meeting. I suggested that he try to do motion filming rather than snapshots so that we can verify that what he is filming is alive.
About BFRO Investigator Gary Christensen:
Gary is a retired USAF pilot, a Vietnam veteran with 312 combat missions in the B-52. He also retired from American Airlines in 2008 after 18 years service as a flight training manager. A graduate of USAF ground and sea survival schools, Gary is an avid bird hunter and fisherman. He has been following the bigfoot phenomenon since the 1950's.