KY Hardin May 1989 #00001

Website submission on 10/22/14
Your first name: Rick (last name on file)
Estimated date? May 1989
Estimated time? Between 10:00 and 11:00am
Nearest city? Elizabethtown
Nearest Road(s): Battle Training Road (exact location on file)
Length of time the encounter lasted: 10 to 15 minutes
How many witnesses? 4
Please describe your encounter:
“My girlfriend and I, along with some friends, went into the woods behind my future father-in-law’s house to target shoot. My girlfriend’s little brothers and little sister were following us in the woods. When they caught up with us, they were scared and crying. They said something was following them. So I and two other guys went to see if we could see what, or who, was following them. We couldn’t see or find anything at first, but as we were heading back to the others, there it was down the hill from us! It had to be at least 8 to 9 foot tall covered in dark black hair. Its arms hung down to its knees. We were dumb and started shooting at it, but then we stopped. It really wasn’t trying to hurt us it, it was just watching us. Soon after we stopped shooting at it, it was gone. But about every other night we could hear it coming up the hollow in those woods. It would scream. It was like it was right next to you! The hair on the back of my neck would stand up. Their big Chow would hide in his doghouse until the next morning.”
Describe the creature with detail: “8 to 9 foot tall, dark black hair, it had to be at least 800lbs. and its arms hung to its knees.”
Follow-up: 10-24-14
The creature was about 80 yards away, down in a hollow. It was just standing there on the other side of the creek looking up at us. It was all black with a black face. No details such as eyes, nose or mouth were recognizable. The thing that stuck out most was the length of the arms. “The hands hung down to its knees,” explained Rick. He estimated it at approximately 4 foot across the shoulders. Rick opened fire with a shotgun and his friend fired a .22, just enough to scare it off. During the frantic barrage of gunfire, when the smoke cleared, it had vanished. They did not see it leave.
Unfortunately Rick no longer has contact with the other witnesses for us to interview.
Rick did share a few interesting stories since that encounter. A friend lost four coon dogs in those woods. “They were discovered dead, shredded…torn up!” Another friend claims he was scratched across his back while coon hunting. That friend is now deceased, otherwise that would’ve been a great interview!
– Charlie Raymond, Lead Investigator