Report # 3231 (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Saturday, October 20, 2001.
Motorist and passenger see large creature cross the road
COUNTY: Indiana County
LOCATION DETAILS: The sighting took place on RTE 56 E within a few hundred yards of intersection of RTE 954.
NEAREST TOWN: Homer City, PA
NEAREST ROAD: RTE 56E
OBSERVED: I spotted a human/animal like creature with a large stocky build covered with shaggy black hair bound across a two lane highway at about 12:40 AM on October 20, 2001. The creature was crossing the road in the front of a vehicle that I was operating, it leaped from about the center line of the road to the bank which was on the right hand side I estimate the distance of this leap to be about 15 or more feet , a passenger was riding with me and had also seen this occur. It was obvious to me that this creature was making every effort to get out of sight into the cover of brush and the darkness as fast as it could without injuring itself. The creature never went to a four legged position before it leaped or after it landed the creature remained on two legs for the brief period that it was visible.
ALSO NOTICED: The only unusual thing was the actual sighting of this human/animal like creature. I have never seen anything like this in my life.
OTHER WITNESSES: There were two people that witnessed this occur myself and a passenger. We were returning from a fishing trip.
OTHER STORIES: I have not seen or had anyone ever tell me in first person that they had witnessed this creature in my area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: The sighting occured at night in the headlights of the vehicle that I was operating. weather; calm, 50 to 60 deg. F., with an overcast sky, the time of the sighting was 12:40 AM.
ENVIRONMENT: The area of the sighting was rural on a highway that goes through a reclaimed strip mine. The are no buildings or houses within 500 yards of the location of the sighting.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim Osborne:
I spoke with the witness and the only additional details that he could provide were that the creature was about 7 feet tall with shaggy hair 4 – 5 inches in length, with the hair being thinner on the abdomen. His attention was focused on the body and could not recall any details about the head.