Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2009
What is amazing is how populated this area is.
It was on the outskirts of a city, and a few blocks away from the Chestnut Ridge Mountain range, which has a history of reports dating back to the 1930s.
The witness did not say to me that she “saw a Bigfoot.”
She repeated that what she saw resembled to her “a werewolf,” and that the creature had “wolf like or dog like hair on its head.”
Although the witness encounter only lasted a few seconds, I do feel that she did see something and is a credible witness. I am just amazed at the location where this occured and the description of the creature is not typical, especially the face and neck.
I have forwarded (to be posted) a sketch to Loren of what the witness saw that was drawn by Dave Dragosin, under the direction of the witness. ~ Eric Altman, July 21, 2009.
Attached are two sketches from the investigation. One is of the creature drawn by Dave Dragosin as supervised by the eyewitness, and the other is of the car and the scratched area on the driver side quarter panel.
[Caption commentary: Although this drawing appears to show a “thin” hairy hominid, I do not see “werewolf” ears or anything too wolf-like in this rendering. ~ Loren.]
The report on this Fayette Bigfoot is being released with permission of Billy Willard, Sasquatch Watch of Virginia and the sketch has been released with the permission of the witness and Dave Dragosin, via Eric Altman and Stan Gordon.
Photographs will be forthcoming, probably overnight from the investigators, to be published at Cryptomundo.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.