IN St. Joseph November 18, 2000 #00001

Submitted to BFRO by witness N.I. on Monday, February 19, 2001.
2 young men report seeing “hairy ape-like being”
YEAR: 2000
MONTH: November
DATE: 11/18/00
STATE: Indiana
COUNTY: St. Joseph County
LOCATION DETAILS: My house is about 7 miles away from Notre Dame
OBSERVED: Me and my friend Mike were hiking in some woods not too far from my house in northern Indiana when we heard a noise. We (being 13 year old kids) decided to check it out. We kept finding pieces of wood around some foot prints. Then I heard another noise and when I looked over my shoulder there was a hairy ape-like being about 6’8″ no more than twenty yards away. Our instincts were to run, so we did. When we returned to my house my mom did not believe us. That was my run in with big foot.
ALSO NOTICED: nothing out of the ordinary.
OTHER WITNESSES: my friend Mike.
OTHER STORIES: I have heard about the Sister Lakes Monster, (nearby area) and saw a book at the library with an article about it.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: During the day at about 5:00-7:00
am low light at dawn damp and foggy.
ENVIRONMENT: It was in a forest near a small creek.
Follow-up investigation report:
I have spoken with the mother of this witness twice, and the witness once. We will keep in touch, and he is going to find the title and author of the book he mentioned about the Sister Lakes Monster.