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Report # 8861  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, June 16, 2004.
Boy scouts have possible encounter near Possum Kingdom Lake
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YEAR: 1988

SEASON: Summer


STATE: Texas

COUNTY: Palo Pinto County

LOCATION DETAILS: Near Possum Kingdom Lake.

NEAREST TOWN: Palo Pinto, Texas

NEAREST ROAD: Unknown. Worth Ranch Scout Reservation

OBSERVED: It was early July of 1988, and I was a Boy Scout at Worth Ranch for Summer Camp in Palo Pinto, Texas.

I didn't see much but a white figure shooting behind a grove of trees on top of a nearby rocky ledge. We were camped near the river bottom, my troop and I, and I was all by myself at the camp site. I heard a rustling noise up top, following by a few screams.

I see two of my fellow scouts come running down the hill, shaking. The told me of a large, humanoid white ape creature with long arms walking a cow trail. They said it screamed like a woman and ran off when they made eye contact with it.

The boys were shaking for hours afterward and were afraid to sleep at night all week.

I only saw it from a distance, but I could tell it was upright, white and mobile.

The two boys who saw the creature deny it ever happened, dismissing it as the result of overactive, juvenile imaginations. But I know there was something. Whether it was a Boy Scout camp staff member in a costume trying to scare us, or an actual creature, I will never be sure. But it did match several legends of an albino ape in the area -- one of which, Hugo's Monster, is a totally ficitious, Frankenstein-genre tale. But it could be based on some degree of truth for all I know.

That is all I can recall.

ALSO NOTICED: A loud, feminine scream. No women were at that camp, or for miles around.

OTHER WITNESSES: 3. The two others were walking around looking for caves or rocks to climb. I was enjoying a moment alone at camp.

OTHER STORIES: Yes. The Legend of Hugo's Monster. Also, reports of actual sightings of "Hugo" which match the tale. They all involve a large, albino ape with a high pitched scream.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Afternoon. Around 2 p.m. (CST)
The weather was partly cloudy, following a series of heavy rains the day before.

ENVIRONMENT: Cedar trees, sandy loam soil. Many rocks and ledges to climb, and easy access to the Brazos River.

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