La Porte County, Indiana
Kingsbury Ordinance Plant, October 1987
In October of 1987 a friend and I went camping just outside of Kingsbury Ordinance Plant (KOP
for short) in Kingsbury, IN. The nearest city there would be Stillwell. We were about a mile to
a mile and a half off Hupp Road (which is the road the enters KOP).
We set up camp just before dark around 6 pm or so. After about 45 min, my friend went home to eat
and call another friend of ours to come out when he gets off duty. Just around dusk, while getting
fire started, I heard rustling in woods about 25 yards away. I didn't think anything of it at the
time thinking it might be a deer. After about 10 minutes, heard noise again, but it was about 15
yards away this time. I yelled "Hey" real loud and the noise stopped for about 5 minutes.
I heard grunting about same distance away. Getting nervous, I yelled again and said, "Knock it off." I then picked up a stick and said that I had a gun. The noise stopped after 3 or 4 sec and as I
turned to look at fire, I heard a loud thump to my right.
I looked and saw a large tree stump that landed about 8 ft away. I turned around and faced the
woods and yelled very loudly, "Knock it off or I will shoot!" I then saw another large
log sailed through the air toward my direction and land about 3 feet in front of me and about 5
feet to left.
I started running down a trail toward the road. I did not hear anything for about
the first 100 yards, and then I heard rocks moving as if someone was running in the same
direction as I, but they were on the RR tracks to my left.
The sounds of the steps were about
1 sec. apart. I heard this for about 8 to 10 sec. then it stopped. I ran for about 25 more yards
and stopped. It was dark and overcast skies. I turned and looked behind me and then to my left. I
then turned back toward the road and walking very fast, I came to a dip in the trail. This is
where I saw a large figure standing in front of me. The dip in the trail sloped down to about
3 feet deep and ran the depth for about 30 feet then it rose again to ground level.
The figure was standing in the center of the dip in the trail and stood at the same height
as myself. I am 5 ft 9 inches; so I figure it was from 8 to 9 foot tall. It was dark, but
it stood about 8 ft tall and was dark and hairy. This thing let out a scream that would
make your blood curdle. I did what any normal person would have done; I took off running
toward my right through an open field. I ran as fast as I could away from this figure, until
I finally reached my friends front steps about ¾ miles away. At first I thought it was him, but
when he came to door he had been eating dinner, his shoes where off, and his mom said that he
had not left the house. After he ate and our other friend arrived we all went back out there
about 3 hours later. The small tent we put up was tore down and logs and stump was lying in
the spots that they landed. Whatever I saw was not human. It was not my imagination. And to
this day I will not go out there because of fear. I went out there one time after to drive
through the ordinance plant and I felt that it was watching me from the woods.
Report logged by Bobbie Short, Saturday, March 17, 2001 3:03 AM