Indiana Bigfoot Awareness Group Report #0004-2005
DATE: Friday ? / First Week of April 1970
TIME: Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm
LOCATION: TRI COUNTY Fish and Wildlife Area / AROUND BARREL AND HALF LAKE , near
North Webster, IN. Kosciusko County
AREA/TERRAIN: In view of lake / open area around woods
WEATHER: A little cold.
SIGHTEE: engaged couple / man 25 at time of sighting , is 60 now.
Names withheld from publication.
EVENT/ENCOUNTER: Text taken directly from web submission form
MY WIFE (SOON TO BE) AN I WENT OUT TO THE TRI COUNTY TO PARK AND HAVE A ROMANTIC EVENING. I WAS ON THE DRIVER
SIDE OF HER CAR AND SHE SAT BESIDE ME. AS THE COLD DIDN'T BOTHER US ,WE SHUT THE MOTOR OFF AND WAS JUST TALKING. FOR SOME
REASON SHE LOOKED BACK IN THE REAR WINDOW. SHE SAW A FORM ABOUT 10 TO 15 FEET IN BACK OF THE CAR. THEN I LOOKED AND SAW A
FORM OUTLINED IN THE NIGHT SKY (THERE WAS A LITTLE MOON LIGHT OUT) IT STOOD ABOUT 7 TO 8 FOOT HIGH AND YOU COULD SEE THE HAIR
ALL OVER THE BODY IN THE BACKDROP OF THE NIGHT SKY. IF I HAD TO SAY ,I GUESS THE WEIGHT ABOUT 400 PLUS POUNDS. MY CAR WAS
ON HER PASSINGER SIDE ABOUT 20 FEET AWAY. SO I STARTED HERS AND TOLD HER AS SOON AS I GET TO MY CAR WE BOTH GET OUT
OF THERE. AFTER STARTING HER CAR I LOOKED BACK AND IT WAS NOT THERE. SO AFTER GETTING IN MY CAR WE BOTH SPED OUT OF THERE.
PREVIOUS EVENTS: None
HEARD: No sounds from creature.
SMELL: Not noticed.
OTHER NOTES: (From person submitting report) This
was "A SIGHTING OF A LIFEFORM WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT". Has caused the sightees to "BE OPEN MINDED". After leaving Tri-County
area, the couple "WENT TO HER HOUSE AND TOLD HER BROTHER" what had occured.
MIKE'S NOTES: I spoke with ***** via phone. Very nice conversation. Here's my replay of the chain
of events after talking/walking thru the 1970 sighting with him. ***** and his 'wife-to-be' met out at Tri-County because
he was working out of county to the north of Kosciusko county and she was living in/near North Webster at the time. They they
both drove out to Barrel-And-A-Half Lake located in the Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area. They parked within view of the
water, and "he" got out of his car, and got in the driver's seat of her car. She moved over to the passenger's side. The estimated
time of the evening was believed to be between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. At some point in their talking, "she" glanced back to the
rear window and just froze looking that way. While he continued to talk to her, she began poking at him and made a gesture
to look out the back window. He turned and looked with her together. They saw standing between 10 and 15 feet max. behind
the car, a large solitary figure. While it was dark out, with the available moonlight, they both observed a large figure that
stood between 7 and 8 feet tall. In the moonlight they could distinguish that this figure was completely covered in hair,
had an enormous upper body build, large shoulders that seemed to "slope" up to the head region. It's arms hung at it's sides.
They sat and stared at this "thing" for approximately 1 1/2 minutes, but probably not more than two minutes. Finally they
turned to face each other and began to question what they should do. They decided to start her car and afterward he would
dash over to his car and they would drive out of Tri-County as fast as possible. He started the car and looked back, but now
the creature/figure was gone. They glanced around, and because they couldn't see it standing anywhere else, he ran to his
car, started it and they both drove to her family's home where they told her brother about what had just happened.
I questioned ***** about the possibility of this just being a man, or a person who happened to walk
upon the back of their cars and that there could have been other people back out there at that time as well. ***** was very
clear about being able to distinguish even in the moonlight the size and bulk of this "lifeform" (his words) and that it was
clearly visible in the moonlight to be completely covered in hair.(as far as they could see the upper body half -roughly)
After starting her car and then getting in his car, when they left, they encountered no other vehicles back there, and never
saw any other signs of people until they got back into North Webster several minutes later.
If witness can think of anything else, he will likely relay that on to me. This witness is now 60
years old, and was 25 at the time of the sighting in 1970, but feels he clearly remembers the details of that night extrememly
clearly. In recounting the story to me verbally, he was very precise about the events and recalled them easily, filling in
some of the details of the event not included in his initial web submission to me.
Received/Posted: Monday, Aug.8, 2005 / Thursday, Aug.11, 2005