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First visual

D. Fisher
D. Fisher

May 21st, 2010, 11:19 pm #1

Sam (Bitter Monk) said to me a couple of years ago..."When you least expect it"

Well I planned a trip to a couple of my areas for this week and as luck would have it my two sidekicks (son & daughter) could'nt get off to go, so I went alone.
With all the storms and tornado's this year I wanted to see how these areas had changed plus get some fishing in.

About mid morning I reach the first location and arm myself with a pistol and a pair of binnoculars, the sky was overcast and temperature according to my truck 66f. I head off into the area at a quick pace not expecting to see anything but a track or two. No camera as I wanted to travel light since I had a lot of ground to cover and besides what are you going to see at mid morning?

Well, all of these mistakes came into play. I had covered about a mile and a quarter and came into a clearing, generally these fields are heavy with deer but I hadn't seen any this morning. I stop to get a drink from my water bottle and catch movement from the corner of my eye, get my binnocs out and at about 200 to 225 yards away by a small isolated grove of trees are two monsters standing in Johnson grass 3 1/2 to 4 feet high 10 to 15 foot from the tree grove. The largest one which looked to be female was 6 to 6 1/2 foot tall 200-250 lbs the smaller one gender unknown looked to be about 1-1 1/2 foot shorter. The largest one was grabbing handfulls of the Johnson grass and stacking it in the smaller ones arms. The smaller one would then walk into the tree grove and emerge a short time later only to get another load.

The wind was getting gusty, the female gave the little one another small load and it threw it to the the wind, the female hit the smaller one with the front of her forearm not the back of the hand, the small one fell out of sight for a moment and then emerged above top of the grass. The female looked at the smaller one for a few seconds, I could not tell if any type of noise was exchanged between the two. She loaded the small one up one more time and both dissapeared into the tree grove.

This event lasted I would guess 8-12 minutes. I was stunned, I'm not sure if I even took a breath. I think they were building a bedding area and the location they had chosen was perfect, due to all the rain half of the aproaches were now swamps, the side I was on was treeless, the backside had the wind blowing into the grove.

These animals??? were so human acting I don't know if I could have shot one if I had carried a weapon to due so.
Seeing this has really messed me up, they appear to be primal with human accents. I have shot many a deer without thought but this is a whole new ballgame.

Other key notes: The hair was a rusty red color with darker patch's mixed in. (best description would be a chocolate lab with an unhealthy coat or losing its winter growth)
The head was rounded like a basketball, forhead protruding over the eye sockets, nose plus mouth. The hair on the head looked to be slightly longer than the the rest of the body hair. Facial hair was patchy as best as I could tell. I was using friday night football binnocs.
The arms seemed to be long the greatest length between elbow and wrist.
Was not able to see any details from the mid ribcage down due to the growth of the Johnson grass.
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May 22nd, 2010, 1:23 am #2

I know you have found tracks in your area of research but seeing Monsters eliminates any doubt these creatures do exist...

BTW...Darrell will not reveal his area he investigates so please don't ask...
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Grumpy
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May 22nd, 2010, 1:42 am #3

Sam (Bitter Monk) said to me a couple of years ago..."When you least expect it"

Well I planned a trip to a couple of my areas for this week and as luck would have it my two sidekicks (son & daughter) could'nt get off to go, so I went alone.
With all the storms and tornado's this year I wanted to see how these areas had changed plus get some fishing in.

About mid morning I reach the first location and arm myself with a pistol and a pair of binnoculars, the sky was overcast and temperature according to my truck 66f. I head off into the area at a quick pace not expecting to see anything but a track or two. No camera as I wanted to travel light since I had a lot of ground to cover and besides what are you going to see at mid morning?

Well, all of these mistakes came into play. I had covered about a mile and a quarter and came into a clearing, generally these fields are heavy with deer but I hadn't seen any this morning. I stop to get a drink from my water bottle and catch movement from the corner of my eye, get my binnocs out and at about 200 to 225 yards away by a small isolated grove of trees are two monsters standing in Johnson grass 3 1/2 to 4 feet high 10 to 15 foot from the tree grove. The largest one which looked to be female was 6 to 6 1/2 foot tall 200-250 lbs the smaller one gender unknown looked to be about 1-1 1/2 foot shorter. The largest one was grabbing handfulls of the Johnson grass and stacking it in the smaller ones arms. The smaller one would then walk into the tree grove and emerge a short time later only to get another load.

The wind was getting gusty, the female gave the little one another small load and it threw it to the the wind, the female hit the smaller one with the front of her forearm not the back of the hand, the small one fell out of sight for a moment and then emerged above top of the grass. The female looked at the smaller one for a few seconds, I could not tell if any type of noise was exchanged between the two. She loaded the small one up one more time and both dissapeared into the tree grove.

This event lasted I would guess 8-12 minutes. I was stunned, I'm not sure if I even took a breath. I think they were building a bedding area and the location they had chosen was perfect, due to all the rain half of the aproaches were now swamps, the side I was on was treeless, the backside had the wind blowing into the grove.

These animals??? were so human acting I don't know if I could have shot one if I had carried a weapon to due so.
Seeing this has really messed me up, they appear to be primal with human accents. I have shot many a deer without thought but this is a whole new ballgame.

Other key notes: The hair was a rusty red color with darker patch's mixed in. (best description would be a chocolate lab with an unhealthy coat or losing its winter growth)
The head was rounded like a basketball, forhead protruding over the eye sockets, nose plus mouth. The hair on the head looked to be slightly longer than the the rest of the body hair. Facial hair was patchy as best as I could tell. I was using friday night football binnocs.
The arms seemed to be long the greatest length between elbow and wrist.
Was not able to see any details from the mid ribcage down due to the growth of the Johnson grass.
Great Report!!!!! Knowing your two sidekicks the way I do I'll bet they are kicking their own butts right now for missing this one...... LOL Keep up the good research old friend and maybe someday we'll get out your way.
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D. Fisher
D. Fisher

May 22nd, 2010, 4:36 am #4

The two sidekicks were not happy about not going. After I told them they wanted me to load up and take them this weekend.

First time I ever saw anybody fishing from the bank in that area besides us. I approached them and asked if they were doing any good? The reply was a flat no!! Told him maybe it will be better tonight, he replied we dont fish here at night! He then got up and walked away from me down the bank. I left....

I finally got around to my catfishing and caught a 7 pound bass instead, on chicken liver???? Never had that happen before.

Was setting on the tailgate of my truck after dark half moon out recorder going.
Caught movement to my right and a stag whitetail deer walks close enough to me I could have clubbed it with my shotgun. It gets a drink ten foot in front of me and turns and wanders off into the trees.

Never heard so many birds in one spot in my life in that area.

The entire day was just odd....
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Crispy Critter
Crispy Critter

May 22nd, 2010, 6:17 am #5

Sam (Bitter Monk) said to me a couple of years ago..."When you least expect it"

Well I planned a trip to a couple of my areas for this week and as luck would have it my two sidekicks (son & daughter) could'nt get off to go, so I went alone.
With all the storms and tornado's this year I wanted to see how these areas had changed plus get some fishing in.

About mid morning I reach the first location and arm myself with a pistol and a pair of binnoculars, the sky was overcast and temperature according to my truck 66f. I head off into the area at a quick pace not expecting to see anything but a track or two. No camera as I wanted to travel light since I had a lot of ground to cover and besides what are you going to see at mid morning?

Well, all of these mistakes came into play. I had covered about a mile and a quarter and came into a clearing, generally these fields are heavy with deer but I hadn't seen any this morning. I stop to get a drink from my water bottle and catch movement from the corner of my eye, get my binnocs out and at about 200 to 225 yards away by a small isolated grove of trees are two monsters standing in Johnson grass 3 1/2 to 4 feet high 10 to 15 foot from the tree grove. The largest one which looked to be female was 6 to 6 1/2 foot tall 200-250 lbs the smaller one gender unknown looked to be about 1-1 1/2 foot shorter. The largest one was grabbing handfulls of the Johnson grass and stacking it in the smaller ones arms. The smaller one would then walk into the tree grove and emerge a short time later only to get another load.

The wind was getting gusty, the female gave the little one another small load and it threw it to the the wind, the female hit the smaller one with the front of her forearm not the back of the hand, the small one fell out of sight for a moment and then emerged above top of the grass. The female looked at the smaller one for a few seconds, I could not tell if any type of noise was exchanged between the two. She loaded the small one up one more time and both dissapeared into the tree grove.

This event lasted I would guess 8-12 minutes. I was stunned, I'm not sure if I even took a breath. I think they were building a bedding area and the location they had chosen was perfect, due to all the rain half of the aproaches were now swamps, the side I was on was treeless, the backside had the wind blowing into the grove.

These animals??? were so human acting I don't know if I could have shot one if I had carried a weapon to due so.
Seeing this has really messed me up, they appear to be primal with human accents. I have shot many a deer without thought but this is a whole new ballgame.

Other key notes: The hair was a rusty red color with darker patch's mixed in. (best description would be a chocolate lab with an unhealthy coat or losing its winter growth)
The head was rounded like a basketball, forhead protruding over the eye sockets, nose plus mouth. The hair on the head looked to be slightly longer than the the rest of the body hair. Facial hair was patchy as best as I could tell. I was using friday night football binnocs.
The arms seemed to be long the greatest length between elbow and wrist.
Was not able to see any details from the mid ribcage down due to the growth of the Johnson grass.
Seeing is believing. You can find footprints for eternity and never be "sure"...

I have had several encounters with the odd - but only one good solid look at one...you saw two....sweet - great report. What you describe falls into size and weight I would think...........changes a man doesn't it, the knowing vs the suspecting.
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May 22nd, 2010, 12:59 pm #6

It does change a person after a sighting...
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Rick Tullos
Rick Tullos

May 22nd, 2010, 4:34 pm #7

It WILL NOT become an obsession,unfortunately, I'm not that lucky!
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Terry
Terry

May 22nd, 2010, 5:02 pm #8

The two sidekicks were not happy about not going. After I told them they wanted me to load up and take them this weekend.

First time I ever saw anybody fishing from the bank in that area besides us. I approached them and asked if they were doing any good? The reply was a flat no!! Told him maybe it will be better tonight, he replied we dont fish here at night! He then got up and walked away from me down the bank. I left....

I finally got around to my catfishing and caught a 7 pound bass instead, on chicken liver???? Never had that happen before.

Was setting on the tailgate of my truck after dark half moon out recorder going.
Caught movement to my right and a stag whitetail deer walks close enough to me I could have clubbed it with my shotgun. It gets a drink ten foot in front of me and turns and wanders off into the trees.

Never heard so many birds in one spot in my life in that area.

The entire day was just odd....
the bass are spawning. They're really aggresive during this time and that's why our bass season isn't open until June. That's a nice one you caught no matter where you live. I've never caught one that big.

t.
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D. Fisher
D. Fisher

May 22nd, 2010, 7:49 pm #9

It WILL NOT become an obsession,unfortunately, I'm not that lucky!
Rick, I have three locations I check on. My records indicate we have made 38 monster related trips in the last 14 months.
22 of them to the sighting area, thats why no one heres from me months on end. My wife dreads my retirement.......
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D. Fisher
D. Fisher

May 22nd, 2010, 7:58 pm #10

Seeing is believing. You can find footprints for eternity and never be "sure"...

I have had several encounters with the odd - but only one good solid look at one...you saw two....sweet - great report. What you describe falls into size and weight I would think...........changes a man doesn't it, the knowing vs the suspecting.
Scott, an emotional rollercoaster. I do not have any recall of walking back to my truck.
It was three days ago and I'm just now able to put it into perspective.
What I saw is not what I thought I was looking for.
A lot of questions were answered for me on May 20 2010.
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