Submitted to BFRO by witness on Monday, September 25, 2000.
Two sisters observe creature cross the road
YEAR: 1989 or 1990
COUNTY: Monroe County
NEAREST TOWN: Unionville
NEAREST ROAD: Lakeshore Drive?
OBSERVED: In southern Indiana, Unionville October 1990 or 89. My sister and I were on our way home late at night (approx. 2:00 a.m.) when a Bigfoot walked in front of my sister’s Honda touching the front of the vehicle. It was very hairy and had long arms. It walked upright, but this creature had a sideways gait as though limping or injured. It looked straight at us and walked slowly. It did not appear to be afraid. It was approximately 5 foot four I’d say. It closely resembled an orangutan.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was dark, but the creature was within feet of us. It was cool out, but I don’t recall rain.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim Osborne:
I spoke on the phone with the primary witness and then later to her sister. Although in the report the witness stated that it looked like an orangutan, when I directed her to a website with pictures of oranges she stated that it didn’t really look like that. Her sister stated that she was in such a state of shock when it occurred that she really didn’t get a good look at the face. Her estimate of its height was 4 1/2 to 5 feet tall. The witness said the hair was orangish-brown, while her sister called it orangish-red.
(This area is very near the central Indiana Hoosier National Forest.)