March 28, 2000
On March 28 about
5:15 a.m I was delivering the little local Black River Shopper newspaper
along County Highway H, near Granton, Wisconsin, when I noticed a figure
standing in the ditch and carrying a goat. At first he took it to be a
large man, but I saw it was about 8 feet tall and had an ape-like face.
"He was all covered with hair, a real dark gray color, with some
spots that looked a honey color. It was walking on two legs, and it was
mighty, mighty, big."
In the creature's left hand was a goat or it might have been a little
sheep. When the beast turned and look at me, I got scared and floored
the gas pedal. "I didn't call it in to the Sheriff's Department until
the next day, because people would think I'm crazy, but I don't drink,
use dope, and I was wide awake."
A detailed report is filed with the Clark County Sheriff's Department,
and a deputy was dispatched to the scene but could not find any large
footprints or other evidence.
Newpaper item below
is © Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Keith Edwards:
"Bigfoot Seen Carrying Goat"
James Hughes, 57, was on his newspaper delivery route near his Granton,
Wisconsin home around 5:15 a.m. March 28 when he says he saw something
he'll never forget - an 8-foot-tall, two-legged, shaggy creature carrying
a goat. "He was all covered with hair, a real dark gray color, with
some spots that looked a honey color. It was walking on two legs, and
it was mighty, mighty, big," Hughes said.
"You better believe I was scared. That creature could have tipped
that car upside down and thrown it in the ditch. It was that big."
At first, he thought it was a man, but as he got closer he said he realized
it didn't look human - about 8 feet tall, 500 pounds and hairy with an
ape-like face. After getting a closer look at the creature, which he said
appeared to be carrying a goat or small sheep in its hand, Hughes said
he floored his gas pedal and quickly drove away.
Hughes filed a report with the Clark County Sheriff's Department, and
a deputy was dispatched to the scene but couldn't find any big foot prints,
said Capt. Mark Cattanach. "We have no goats reported missing, or
any other types of small animals that may meet that description,"
The report was originally investigated by Trish Cameron for the BFRO. Moneymaker removed her name from the report and the Sheriff's interview of the subject after she was of no further use to him. The work was hers, her time, money and effort. Report courtesy Ron Schaffner.