IN Martin 1984-85 #00001

Report Received From: The GCBRO Online Report Submission Form.

DATE: 1984-85

TIME: 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Indiana, Martin County

TERRAIN: Wooded

OBSERVED: MY COUSIN AND I WERE WALKING TO MY GRANDMOTHERS AND IT RAN OUT IN FRONT OF US. IT WAS BLIND IN ONE EYE REDDISH IN COLOR AND ABOUT 5 FT TALL. IT SMELLED LIKE CHEMICALS AND I WAS NOT AFRAID OF IT BUT HE WAS SPEACHLESS FOR SEVERAL HRS. AND SCARED TO DEATH. IT WAS SHEDDING ITS HAIR AND HAD SOME GREY MIXED IN WITH IT.THIS WAS MY FIRST ONE.
I HAVE SEEN THEM AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE YR. DIFFERENT COLORED AND WE HAVE HAD FOOTPRINTS TAKEN IN PLASTER. I FED ONE THAT WAS CRIPPLED ALL WINTER AND EVEN SENT HAIR SAMPLES AND TAPED VOICES TO A PLACE IN ILL. I DID NOT RECIEVE ANYTHING BACK. I HAVE TALKED TO SCIENTEST BUT ALL THEY WANT IS A BODY.
WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT MUCH HERE BUT MY GRANDFATHER AND UNCLES WERE HUNTERS AND KEPT HUNTING DOGS ONE GAVE BIRTH AND THE DOGS CORNERED IT. THE FETUS WAS TURNED OVER TO THE LOCAL GAME WARDEN AND ALL EVIDENCE OF IT DISAPPEARED. MY GRANDFATHERS DOGS WERE SLAUGHTERED. WE HAVE HAD CATTLE KILLED AND OTHER ANIMALS KILLED.
YOU CAN’T TALK OPENLY BECAUSE OF RIDICULE. ONCE YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEARD ONE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ANYONE ELSE BELIEVES YOU KNOW IT EXISTS.

Activities of Witness: DIFFERENT THINGS PLAYING WITH MY CHILDREN, JUST GETTING HOME FROM WORK, FISHING, WALKING IN THE WOODS ETC.

Description of Creature: THE 1ST WAS 5 FT TALL. BLIND IN ONE EYE. THE 2ND WAS LIGHTER IN COLR AND PROBABLY CLOSER TO 6 FT. THE YOUNGEST ONE I SEEN WAS ABOUT MY HEIGHT 5’7″ AND HAD A MASK. HE WAS EATING DOG FOOD WITH MY DOGS AND AS I BENT DOWN TO FEED THEM HE RAISED BACK UP AS I DID. HE WAS NOT THREATENING IN ANY WAY. HIS EYES WERE PURE BLK. AND I DIDN’T NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE COLOR ANYWHERE. WHAT SCARED ME WAS HE LOOKED ALMOST AMUSED AT ME. HE WAS INTELLIGENT. THEY SEEM TO FOLLOW CERTIN TRAILS OVER AND OVER. THEY DISAPPEAR AND WILL NOT BE SEEN FOR MONTHS AND SUDDENLY APPEAR AGAIN.

Other Notes: IT IS ATTRACTED TO CHILDREN I HAD TO KEEP WATCH ON MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER BECAUSE IT WOULD STAND IN WOODS AND WATCH HER.
THEY CALL TO EACH OTHER LIKE OWLS. THEY ARE DIFFERENT COLORS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. THE YOUNGER ONES HAVE A MASK ON THEM SIMILAR TO A RACOON. THE ONES I HAVE SEEN ARE NOT COVERED BY LONG HAIR BUT SHORT. THEY WILL EAT POTATO PEELS AND APPLES. THEY ALSO LIKE DOG FOOD, DRY.
DOGS WILL NOT ATTACK THE ONE AROUND HERE, THEY JUST BARK AT THEM.
THEY WILL COME AROUND WHEN OUR PIGS ARE IN HEAT. NOT CATTLE OR DOGS. JUST PIGS. THEY FOLLOW POWER LINES AND SEEM TO BE ATTRACTED TO CERTIN PEOPLE. SOME NEVER SEE THEM AND CAN LIVE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. THEY PREFER EARLY MORN OR LATE IN THE DAY TOWARD DUSK. THEY ARE CURIOUS ABOUT THINGS THAT INTEREST THEM.

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