Sunday September 28, 1975 -- JOPLIN, Missouri.
(UPI) - Sheriff's deputies and volunteers searched a wooded area near
Joplin Friday night for a large, hairy creature with an odor of rotten
"I'm skeptical, but we'll keep investigating," said
sheriff Joe Abramovitz. Steve McFall, 17, reported an ape-like creature
loomed in front of the car he was driving Thursday, forcing him into
Other residents of the area claim they have seen the "ape,"
but Abramovitz said his deputies have been unable to find "any
physical evidence to support the stories."
McFall described the
creature as "about seven feet tall, hairy and walking like a man
and with light colored spots on the face and red glowing eyes."
He said it had an odor "like rotten eggs."
Copyright Cincinnati Enquirer
Credit Source: Ron Schaffner
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