KY Estill July 1993 #00002

Website submission 12-17-10
Your first name: Tim

Which county? Estill

Estimated date? July 1993

Estimated time? Several minutes

What city, or nearest city? Berea

Length of time the encounter lasted: Several minutes

How many witnesses? Just me

Please describe your encounter: I’m the one who reported the July 1993 report on Bear Mountain. I reported it BFRO and they talked to me on the phone. Glad to see that there’s a group in my home state now. I think you should check out Bear Mountain on Kissey Branch Rd off Red Lick Rd that runs between Irvine and Berea. Bear Mountain is right across from graveyard on the hill a mile around kissey branch road. Standing in graveyard you are looking up Bear Mountain on the other side of the road. At the top are cliffs go around the side of cliffs and that’s where I had my sighting.
Bear Mountain – July 1993
While hiking on Bear Mt. in Eastern KY. The witness had been hearing an odd tapping noise which seemed to be coming from a briar thicket. He then noticed a dark brownish figure about 250 yards away. Raising his binoculars, he saw that a creature sitting on a log with its back to him with a rock in its hand and beating on the side of the log. There was no neck, and the hands looked human…that is, four fingers and a thumb. He could see the dark grayish hand as it beat upon the logs side. It had a back that was at least 2.5 feet across and covered in short, thick reddish brown hair. Head was conical, like a lowland gorilla, and when it suddenly stood up and looked in the witness’ direction, he could see that it had a bulged forehead near the eyebrows, large dark round eyes and a flared gorilla like nose. The jaw was slightly long to the chest, but did not protrude at the mouth. The nose and eyes areas were free of hair, the skin also dark gray. But the nose, mouth and chin were covered in hair. (Sort of like a hairy Ninja hood). “The creature was HUGE! I later looked at a tree it was standing near and it had to be near 7ft tall. It stared up the mountain at me, and made a peculiar motion with its head, waving it from side to side, and seemed to hunch over a bit with its arms dangling at its knees. It then turned and dashed off thru the thicket.” (Source: IBS)