Submitted to BFRO by witness on Wednesday, April 21, 2004.
Pedestrian has nighttime sighting along the Red River
COUNTY: Powell County
LOCATION DETAILS: Travel about 1 to 2 miles out of Stanton before you get to the dump. In the elbow of the river. (This is the Red River- T.G.)
NEAREST TOWN: Stanton Ky.
NEAREST ROAD: highway 15
OBSERVED: Hello my name is **** and I have a story. I was walking home and I think I saw Bigfoot. It was about 2:30 when I was walking down the road in Powell Co. I had stop to rest, I heard a big splash in the river. I looked around and saw a big shape in the water. I at first thought it was a bear but it stood up it looked like it was fishing. I don’t know how deep the water is but it looked like it was standing about four feet out of the water, and had long shaggy hair.
ALSO NOTICED: a bad smell some I don’t know how to describe.
OTHER WITNESSES: 1 walking down the road.
OTHER STORIES: Not really.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 2:30 in the morning. I could see pretty good clear.
ENVIRONMENT: the river has high weeds around it. The road has a high bank on it,
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tony Gerard:
I spoke with the witness by phone. The witness related that he actually smelled a bad odor before he heard the splashing. “It stank, really horrible, and then I heard a splash.”
He was about 60 feet from the creature, which was moving around and splashing in the river. The witness thought it might have been fishing. It was a clear night. “I could see the body shape; it was pretty broad across the shoulders. It was big! It had a long head, not really pointed, bit sort of cone shaped. It didn’t look like it had much of a neck. The hair looked kind of long, about like an Irish Setter.” The witness could not see any facial features. He estimated the height to be at least six or seven feet. The hair was dark in color.
The witness hurried down the road, but since the road parallels the river at this point, he had the creature in view for several minutes. “Once it stopped and kind of looked around, then it went back to what it was doing.”
About BFRO Investigator Tony Gerard:
Tony Gerard is a community college biology professor.