Kalamazoo County, Michigan
May 2002 12:30
Closest water: Silver Creek, Kalamazoo River and 19th st.
I was sitting at the computer doing some work. My brother & two of
his friends were sitting in the other room. Then I heard a loud banging
noise outside on our deck. At first I ignored the noise. Then it kept
going on. I went and got my brother & his friends so we could all
go check it out. We all went outside to check out the noise. We all at
the same time saw the shadow & the creature kneeling at the east end
of my yard by a street sign. Then it stood up & was a little bit shorter
than the sign. Then we heard it run off to the north & as it ran it
mad a loud thudding sound against the ground. It ran up the neighbor's
driveway & splashed through a puddle, & continued up the driveway
towards the barn. We ran back inside & grabbed blunt weapons in case
we were attacked. We went out & heard the same low growls, & heard
things crashing through the forest. The next afternoon we found a large
footprint in a sand box, the print was approximately 15-17 inches long,
6-8 inches wide & 2-3 inches deep. We have a few pictures of the print.
Silver Creek runs through a swamp to the south, to the north there is
a grassy field, to the west there is a field followed by more of the creek
& the river & woods, & to the east there are more woods &
It was about 7-8 feet tall. It had dark colored hair all over its body.
Drew Doster, Kelly
Todd & Steve Bonger
Monday, May 27, 2002 at 10:51:25
This report under investigation by researcher Bob Daigle.