McCurtain County, Oklahoma

Date: 10/01/2009

Weather: afternoon 4:30pm overcast, good visibility

Nearest City: Smithville

State: Oklahoma

Highway: Beechton Rd.

Nearby water source: Yes, a river

What happened: We were on our way to a rental cabin in Smithville Oklahoma on Oct 1, 2009 on Beechton Road (dirt road) at about 4:30pm. The weather conditions were overcast, temp around 60, no rain, daylight, we were driving about 30 mph. No cars, houses, people for miles around. As we were heading to the west from Mena, Ak about a 1 ˝ miles or so from the turnoff to the cabins, my wife smelled something sweet but dead smelling at the same time. About a minute after that, we went around a turn in the road, and saw an animal move across the road from the left to the right, into the brush and trees. This animal moved in a very fluid motion on all fours. It was dark grey or black, short hair, about 36” long and about 24” high. It had no tail, no collar on its neck. The head was completely round about the size of a large grapefruit. There were also no ears or snout visible. It ran by moving its legs back and forth, not together as in how a cat would run fast. We could not identify it. We thought we might have seen a baby Sasquatch, going to its mother in the woods. We felt the mother might have crossed first, before we came to the curve. We do know what it was not. It was not a dog, cat, bear, bobcat, skunk, wolverine, rat, rabbit, skunk, or anything else that we have ever seen, and we do spend a lot of time in the woods, hunting and camping. The total time we saw the animal was about 3 seconds, and we stopped to look were it had entered into the woods, but saw nothing. What was more striking in my mind was, if it were to stand up. It would have looked like a small dark person. (keep in mind we didn’t see the face) We still think to this day that is/was a baby Sasquatch. When we got back home in Missouri, we looked on the internet for baby gorillas, to compare what they looked like to this animal, and there was a close match.

Terrain: Mountainous/Rocky Terrain

Activities: Driving

Any Prior Sightings: Don't Know.

Any sound: not from here.

Odors: See above.

Any farms nearby: Forest lands

Witness provided evidence, photos or drawings:

Highslide JS
Drawings provided by the witnesses, of a possible Baby Bigfoot.

Investigator Report:

The witnesses in this incident brought this to our attention while we were attending the Honobia Bigfoot Festival and Confernece over the weekend of October 2-3, 2009. They approached our table and asked us our opinion of what a baby Bigfoot might look like and how we thought it might move. We offered that by appearance we would expect to see something similar to a baby gorilla, but with subtle differences such as somewhat longer legs, etc. As far as locomotion we opined that it would likely move on all fours much like an infant human does depending on how old the subject was and how accomplished it had become with walking bipedally. We added that there may be a period of time where quadrupedal locomotion may be quicker for a very young individual.

We proceeded to discuss their incident, that is listed above, in some detail. TexLa researchers have not had a chance to visit this site in person, but in checking out the area via Google Earth the setting checks out as they have described above. They were adamant that what they saw was not anything that they had seen in their experience in the woods or travels before. The lack of a tail, protruding snout and prominent ears seems to limit the possiblities considerably. When we get a chance to visit the site we will post pictures and anything else of interest that might come from that visit.