Saturday, June 21, 2014

'Man-Beast' - Gregory County, SD


I received this correspondence today:

Hello - on Wednesday evening (June 18th) about dusk, I was driving north on RT 1806 and very near the intersection with RT 44. The coordinates are 43.375838, -99.191321. I don't know what the area is known as but it is near the Missouri River bridge on RT 44.

As I drove towards the intersection, there are a group of trees near the roadway on the left. It was not completely dark yet, but I had my headlights on. I noticed sudden movement on the shoulder to my left, then something large crossed the road about 50 ft. in front of my truck and jumped into a gully on the right of me. I caught a quick look at an upright "man-beast". This is the best I can describe it. It was tall and powerful, sparse patches of dark fur, very dark or black skin with a man's face. That is all I saw of it. It stood about 7 foot, maybe more.

I pull onto the shoulder after I had turned right at the intersection. I stood at my door looking back in the direction this "man-beast" left the road. I had a weird sensation, and a little scared. I got back into my truck and continued on my way home.

I included some Google Map images of the area.



I described my sighting to my friend in Minnesota. He's an outdoorsman and a Bigfoot hunter. We both agree that this was not a Bigfoot. He mentioned "Dogman", which I never heard of. It didn't really look like a dog (no snout or tail), but I'm sure it wasn't a Bigfoot.

I found your website but I didn't find anything that matched what I saw.

I've heard of a few Sioux tales, but nothing like what I saw. I'd really like to know what it was. Landon S.

NOTE: The witness stated, after I contacted him, that there was no further information that he could provide other than it had a 'shiny glean'...almost like it had oil on it. I did find out that the sighting was in Gregory County, SD. He lives approximately 140 miles from the location and has no intention of going back to investigate. I have heard of a few werewolf descriptions in which the face was more human than canine...but this particular 'beast' has a different bearing to it. I have no clue as to what the witness encountered...other than it was human-like. Any suggestions? Lon

UPDATE: An associate forwarded this report from the BFRO website. Looks to be in the same area. Lon

Strange But True, America: Weird Tales from All 50 States

Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Sioux Indian Religion: Tradition and Innovation


Purchase your copy at Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids

 photo fortean-reptilian_zpsb0c95d60.png
CLICK TO FORWARD YOUR SIGHTING OR ENCOUNTER REPORT

NOTE: Any use of witness information, which includes any attempt to contact a witness or persons involved in an event, is strictly prohibited without the written consent of 'Phantoms and Monsters' and/or its associates.

Chicago & Regional Winged Humanoid / Flying Entity Sightings & Encounters - Witness Sightings Map


NOTE: Any use of witness information, which includes any attempt to contact a witness or persons involved in an event, is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Lon Strickler.

PLEASE SUPPORT 'PHANTOMS & MONSTERS'

 photo canyouhelp_zpscwcoxyp2.jpg

Donations for the 'Phantoms & Monsters' newsletter, blog and subsequent research are essential and always appreciated. You can use one of the donation buttons or go to Paypal.com and use my email lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com as the payee. Thanks again for reading and for your continued support. Lon

Please help support
'Phantoms and Monsters'
Thanks!