Ohio woman reports Bigfoot sighting

Sasquatch is an ape-like creature that some people believe live in the forests of North America.
TNS Regional News
Sep 18, 2013

 

Debbie Sherman was driving home early Monday morning after a night of playing cards with friends when she saw something moving across the field.

At first, the Geneva resident could not make out the object.

“I thought it was a dirt bike,” she said. “Then I saw it was massive in size, standing on two feet .. and it was standing tall, really tall.”

Sherman said she saw a Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, an ape-like creature that some people believe live in the forests of North America.

“I was driving west and it was on the north side of Route 20 before North Ridge Taxidermy,” she said, noting before this sighting, she didn’t really believe in the existence of Bigfoot.

“I was driving and he was coming sideways from me,” she said. “He was big and hairy and muscular. I slowed down, thinking we were going to collide, and all of sudden he was gone.”

Sherman holds a steady job, keeps to herself and her family, and was a little uneasy about coming forward with her Bigfoot story.

When she got home around 3:20 a.m. Monday, she went on the Internet and contacted Doug Waller of the Southeast Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) through the organization’s Facebook page.

“She was pretty shook up,” Waller said. “Most people don’t expect to see something like that.”

The SOSBI started in 2008 with the intent to give people an opportunity to talk freely about Bigfoot, he said.

SOSBI’s investigators Steve Blair and Rich Washington drove to Saybrook Township to check into Waller’s sighting. The pair made contact with the landowner, received permission to look around and found some tangible evidence, Blair said.

They found tracks in the range of about 17 inches long and 8 inches wide, he said.

“One track was in the mud,” Blair said. “You can see something walked through there.”

They also found what looked like a nesting area, he said.

Waller said Sherman isn’t the first Ashtabula County resident to see Bigfoot.

“Do you know Hogsback Ridge in Madison?” he said. “One was spotted there in March.”

Another sighting occurred in March along Interstate 90 near Geneva; and a man described a Bigfoot near Geneva in July 2011, according Ashtabula-Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

Sherman said one of her relatives said he encountered a Bigfoot in 1985 near Whispering Willow Mobile Homes in Harpersfield Township.

At the time, she was skeptical, she said. “Now I’m not so sure.”

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By Shelley Terry - Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio (MCT)

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Comments

TheGreatYoda

Ill have whatever she is smokin'!!!

gottosay

Just what are they seeing?

Mr. Touchdown

I seen a female sasquatch walking around at the Plymouth chicken BBQ back in August.

TheGravyWhisperer

...yes, yes ...I saw her too ...pits so hairy you could get lost in 'em ...I was mad with lust for days!

starryeyes83

Like Nessie, I wish some of this stuff was actually proven or debunked once and for all.

It could be some guy in a gorilla suit.

Time to call X - Files.

Really are you ...

Yes! Call in Bo Bo and his finding bigfoot team. There is a Squach out here! Lol! Even better, this one was spotted close to a taxidermy.

arnmcrmn

No worries people....turns out Big Dogs Back was just taking a walk.

KURTje

It was Co*ter from Delphi.

It's a Jeep thing

One in New London as well. Just reported. Lookinto it. Was on Rovers morning glory this a.m

Sitting In The ...

RMG fan myself sounded actually kind of interesting...

somescrewyname

I would have to see one to believe they exist, And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be telling anyone what I saw LOL.

tadpole

I saw one and had a banana with him but he told me not to tell anyone that he had a banana with me. So I won't.

UJagoff

Its getting Squatchy out there!

UJagoff

Bobo says Ohio is the 5th Squatchiest state in the Union!

Now The Rest of...

That was a Michigan cheerleader.

swiss family

relax everyone... it was Kloe Kardashian, before they shaved her down..