Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Bill S.:
I spoke to the witness at length over the phone. The witness is a delightful lady who was very happy to visit about the encounter. She was 10 years old at the time, and in her late 50’s now. She and two of her friends were laying on the bed late at night, around 11pm to midnight. The bed was right up close to the window. The house sits on a raised concrete foundation and the bottom of the window is about 6 feet off the ground. They had the window open, but the screen was closed. They were enjoying the breeze and looking to see if anyone else on the small street was awake. There were no street lights in the neighborhood at that time. There were bushes in front of the window but there was a good sized space between the window and the bushes. They all heard the bushes rustling and did not think much of it, but were curious to see what was making the noise.
As they turned to look, the witness was face to face with the animal. She estimates she was between 6 – 12 inches between them. She remembers it vividly. The animal had brownish hair. The hair was longer on the shoulders and shorter on the face. She does not distinctly remember a neck as it was covered with hair. The hair was matted. The animal did not open its mouth. It had a slight brow ridge, but it was not overly excessive. What is burned in her mind, were the eyes. They were darker in color and they had a little white around them. The white part was very bloodshot. The witness stated that as a 10 year-old she felt scared of the eyes, but as she has thought about the encounter over the years, she now feels, “That it was studying us, observing us, and that is was not threatening.” The top of the head was about three inches below the bottom section of the window which would place it somewhere between 6’6” to over 7’ tall. She estimates that while it seemed like an eternity, the duration of time where she was staring at the animal was between 10 to 15 seconds before she turned and screamed. After her mom came in the room, she remembers smelling an almost skunk like smell, a musky smell. But the smell was not overpowering, it was mild in strength.
The police were called and the next day they came and did a thorough investigation. No evidence was found, but that is not surprising. It was late summer in Oklahoma and had not rained in a long time making impressions virtually impossible.
The encounter has had a life changing effect on her. She knows what she saw was a sasquatch and has no doubts about that. She also stated that she never opens her windows at night anymore.
The house, at that time, sat on the edge of some woods. The woods were hilly and had several creeks in them. I asked if she heard any sounds such as dogs barking. She replied that she remembers that her neighbors did not have dogs, so that was not unusual. She tells the story to her children and grandchildren and they were the ones who encouraged her to submit the report. She spoke to one of the other witnesses, her friend, a few years ago, but did not bring up the subject. She will try to contact them and if possible, I will interview her also. She emphasized several times the eyes of the animal. At the very end of the conversation, she was trying to describe them further and she said that they “Reminded her of the eyes on one of the Bigfoot shows.” After some discussion, we concluded that it is the eyes on the book “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science”.