KY Laurel April 1991 #00002

Submitted to BFRO by witness on Monday, March 19, 2007.
Man recalls face to face childhood encounter near London
YEAR: 1991
SEASON: Spring
MONTH: April
STATE: Kentucky
COUNTY: Laurel County
LOCATION DETAILS: hwy 229 to junction 830 to 1189
OBSERVED: the first time I ever saw a Sasquatch was in 1991. Where I live is pretty rugged terrain so you would believe anything could be out there. I have figured out that if we do have sasquatch occasionally they do not live over here because they are pretty much impossible to find because I’ve been searching for years and one in a blue moon just when you think there is no possible way something could be out there you have something happen to make you think otherwise. Well this is how my first sighting occurred; it was about 2:00pm in the middle of April. I was running through our garden with a bb gun just shooting around being a kid when I ran out of are garden I jumped up on this big rock that was on the top of this ravine that lead down into this hollow which at the top of this mountain a small drainage ditch ran into it where I was at. Well I jumped up on this rock and said “Bang”! Well when I did I heard a branch break on the right of me and immediately I turned and within 13′ of this creature that was about 5′ tall with this hair that resembled a rabbit in color but was long. it was standing kind of hunched over like a bodybuilder would do when showing his abs, it also had a pointed head but I don’t remember seeing a face and I’m not going to make one up because I don’t want to tell a lie about something I didn’t see. Well it turned and ran through the woods away from me and I turned and ran away from it. As I ran I stopped to hear anything and I could still hear it running with lots of branches popping and cracking. as I continued to run I ran in the house to were my mom was and she said I was terrified so I grabbed my real shotgun and my mom and took her because I wanted her to see where it was at so we got back there and I found lots of big branches that had been broken and a lot of slide marks for it was on a hillside. As I walked the little spillway that meets the ravine I found a very discernible footprint on the bank of it. It was about a size 6 shoe because that is what my mom’s shoe size is and we had it there for comparison and oddly enough it only had three toes. Well this is really all I can tell you about this sighting I had but I will post my others soon. Thanks for listening.
OTHER STORIES: yes but I will tell more later.
ENVIRONMENT: very rough terrain, it was an old grown up strip job.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Harold Benny:
I spoke to the witness by phone and found him to be credible. He viewed the animal for only five to ten seconds but at a distance of less than fifteen feet. The creature’s face was flat, no muzzle and the body was covered with short brown hair. It looked like a human as it ran off through the woods. The witness emphasized that the three-toed tracks found nearby were not necessarily made by the same animal he had seen.
About BFRO Investigator Harold Benny:
Harold Benny holds two degrees in Zoology and was a Biology teacher for several years. He participated in the following BFRO expeditions: Michigan UP 07, Arkansas I 07, Arkansas II (Oklahoma) 07, N. Florida 08, Missouri 08, Tennessee 09, and Ohio 09. Harold has organized several private Illinois expeditions and in 2006 received the IDNR Volunteer of the Year Award as part of the Montgomery Co. Hunter Education group.