Received From: The GCBRO Online Report
Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On: October 1, 2006
March 4, 1982
Medina County, Ohio
Thick woods in all directions - now the area is developed but just 15 years
ago it was all farm land, woods and fields.
I was hunting with my older brothers; I was 11 at the time and I remember
this day clearly for many reasons. I was only allowed to carry a b.b. gun
because in my family we can't own actual firearms until age 12 and I was
upset. My brothers were ahead of me maybe a mile or two north of state
route 94/route 18 intersection when they came running in my direction,
screaming for me to run back to the car. Behind them I saw a smallish creature
peeking its head out of the woods. The animal looked like a baboon or monkey
from the maybe half mile distance I was at. I heard no noise at all other
than my brothers, and remembered thinking a zoo was in town.
of Witness: Hunting
of Creature: I was looking directly
at what appeared to be a stocky monkey. That's the best way I can put it.
I remember wanting to laugh, and being confused by the fear my brothers
Other Notes: My brothers told me to shut up about it - about the whole event. They had been in a lot of trouble for stealing beer and drinking under age, and they were worried telling our tale would make them sound like they were out drinking while hunting - a big no-no in our family.
too young to think of going home and checking papers to see if an animal
had escaped or a zoo was nearby. My gut tells me I saw a creature yet to
be identified by humans....
(Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:
I've heard of big foot sightings in the area years back, but just talk,
no real proof other than my own experience.
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