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October 1, 2010
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
OBSERVED: I have never told a research group this before; however, I have told my friends & family & they have never believed me & have made fun of me. I was a sophomore in college at Southeast MO St. Univ. & my boyfriends & I went to Trail of Tears to lay out in the sun & study. I heard tree saplings being broken & I stood on top of a picnic table & down in the wooded ravine, I saw what looked like a bear walking on 2 feet with features of a human being, but covered with fur. I screamed for my boyfriend who was looking for relics and in an instant, it was gone. I will swear to this by taking a lie detector test. It's the absolute truth. When it was walking, it would swipe the trees gently & they would break off for it to walk. I did NOT feel threatened at all. I felt sorry for it actually, because it had a certain sadness to it. Hard to explain.
things: The forest got extremely quiet
right before I saw it.
of Witness: We were laying
on a blanket reading our textbooks. We had been kissing earlier. Not really
talking. If we did, it was in a low voice. I think we were the only ones
in the park. Never saw anyone else or any cars while we were there. It
was like the first warm day of spring & we were anxious to get outside
in the sun.
of Creature: About 7 ft. tall, brown
fur, walking on hind legs, gentle-not threatening-sort of like it was lost
& not sure where to go. Fur not matted. Features of face were similar
to humans, but covered in fur. Never reported it because I wanted to protect
it & still do, but I need validation of what I saw because I KNOW what
I saw and want to talk to someone who believes in it that will not make
fun of me & think I am crazy.
Notes: Trail of Tears
State Park is part of the trail that the Indians were forced to take. It
lays along the Mississippi River, encompasses thousands of acres and is
quite hilly with deep ravines.
(Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:
Notes and or Follow up Comments:
When Contacted the Witness Added:
I want to add that it (I think it was a he for some reason) did look directly
at me after I noticed it and when my voice could actually yell, I yelled
for my boyfriend. I was so frightened at first, that I couldn't make a
sound with my voice, although I tried & couldn't. What made me look
was the sound of limbs being snapped into and I couln't see anything until
I stood on top of the picnic table. At the point that I yelled to my boyfriend
and turned my head away searching for him, is when it vanished into the
If you don't believe me, that's fine. But my boyfriend at the time works now for the Secret Service and worked for the FBI before that & you could get his side of the story, although he never actually saw it, but he will remember how frightened I was & the description I gave to him was the same I give to you. I am an honest person and a Christian & I swear on the Holy Bible that this is the truth. IT DID NOT POSE AS A THREAT TO ME & IF ONE IS FOUND, I BEG YOU NOT TO PUT IT INTO A ZOO OR CAPTIVITY.