On 4/12/2012 I was contacted by a homeowner in Bedford, KY. At 7:30am the homeowner, Rick (correct name on file), stated to me that around 5:00am that morning he heard what sounded like a howl, and heard something walking around the home. It was loud enough to wake him. Rick also stated he opened the back door and could smell a foul odor. At 6:00am Rick went outside to check on his home at which time he found a set of large footprints. Approximately 8:51am I arrived on site and after meeting with Rick at which time he told me the same exact statement as he told on the phone then Rick showed me the footprints. The footprints measured 14 1/2 in long, 5 1/2 in wide, with a stride of 54 3/4 in which puts the creature’s estimated height at around 7 1/2 feet. It appeared to be traveling northeast to the southwest. After investigating the path traveled it came upon the home and appeared to walk around said home and peered into the windows. Photos were taken and castings made of the prints. After talking to the witness and examining the evidence I believe Rick did indeed had an encounter.
Follow up on 04/13/2012. At approximately 4:00am I received a phone call from Rick at which time he seemed upset. Rick then stated that it’s back and just walked across the back deck. I informed Rick to calm down and stay in the house and that we were on our way. At approximately 5:00am, I and Monty, a fellow investigator, arrived and immediately began our search of the area. We found a fresh trail of more prints at which time we followed until we came to barrier of thorn bushes. It appeared the creature went through with ease. On the way back a trail cameras were placed and new castings made. I also talked with Rick about the incident. Rick stated it walked up on the back deck and crossed in two loud steps and played with the door. Rick then said he yells at it through the door and that’s when he heard the two loud steps the deck is 12 feet long 8 feet wide. For investigating purposes I made two long steps on the back deck at which time I came up short and I weigh 295 and I could not make the loud sound rick heard. This area is wooded, full of hollers and hills. The area where this encounter occurred is near Mount Pleasant which has a history of sightings. This investigation is ongoing.
– Thomas Shay, Independent Researcher (Affiliate Investigator)