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Geographical Index > United States > New Hampshire > Strafford County > Report # 69143
Report # 69143  (Class B)
Submitted by witness Michelle Goodwin on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Dog walker reports being paralled at night along dirt road near Sunrise Lake
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YEAR: 2000


STATE: New Hampshire

COUNTY: Strafford County

LOCATION DETAILS: [Investigator Note: For the Google Maps pin for the location of the figure seen in this incident, click here.]


NEAREST ROAD: Tanglewood Drive

OBSERVED: It was dark at the time. I was living on a road surrounded by woods. I went out to take my dog for a walk. Our driveway connected to a dirt road that ran up the side from the main rd. We walked to the end of the dirt road and along that road is a tree lining of woods. As we started heading back I looked over a noticed a tall figure staring at me at the edge of the woods. I couldn’t make out what it was. It was definitely taller than 7ft and stood on two legs. It had orangish eyes. I started walking back down the road towards my house and when I would stop it would stop an look at me. I would walk some more, so would the thing and then once I stopped it stopped and would look at me. At this point I was really freaked out so I yelled for my dog to run and we sprinted towards the house. When I finally got inside I looked down our driveway and across the road at the tree line and the figure was there still staring at me. I told my father but when he looked he saw nothing.

ALSO NOTICED: No noises. I checked the area the next day couldn’t see anything


OTHER STORIES: Not in strafford but reports in Hillsborough and Grafting County or southern NH

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Night time 9-10 clear night no clouds moon not yet full but bright enough to light up area a bit

ENVIRONMENT: Woods just off a river and further out is some trails and a pond area an beaver dam

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:

I spoke with the witness, Michelle Goodwin, by phone. She was a teenager at the time of the incident. She no longer lives in the house mentioned in the report.

She says the area now has many more houses than back in 2000. Tanglewood Road has been extended as well.

She said the figure was a silhouette but definitely not a bear because it was simply too tall and walked on two legs the entire time it paralleled her. It was not more than 5-6 feet into the woods from the side of the road

I asked about the eyes and whether they appeared to be glowing or just reflecting light. She said the eyes seemed to be glowing dimly (which is a common feature of many night time encounters). The color was somewhere between orange and yellow.

Although she became more frightenned as the stalking continued she said the figure was not otherwise aggressive or hostile.

She knew very little about the sasquatch/bigfoot subject at the time. It was many years later that she learned more and realized the figure that paralleled her that night was likely one of these creatures, by process of elimination.

About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:

Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.

- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.

- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.

- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.

- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.

- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.

- Current Director of the BFRO

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