Dec 8

I was frozen in this state of fear

A listener writes “I live in South Carolina now but I grew up in Ohio and this took place there in the fall of 1992. I was in college then and I was dating a girl I met from there who’s family lived in the Fort Washington area.

It’s very close to the hometown of John Glenn the astronaut. They had a family cabin in a very wooden area they used for hunting and family events. I had been there a few times and on this particular night we were going to meet there and stay over the night alone as her parents were out of town. The cabin was about 3-5 miles off the main road. The road to it was a dirt road and had woods on both sides with maybe 50-100 yards of waist high tall grass from the tree line to road.

It was night and a fairly hot night so I had my windows down and driving. So I grew up in Ohio so seeing a deer or even having one jump out in front of you on a road is not a new experience. But at the time this happen it seemed like this deer came out of nowhere on my left maybe 10 feet in front of me across the face of my car. It did scare me and I came to stop and I kind of slid at a angle so my headlights were half on the road half on the grass area.

So as I was trying to get my senses from that I was looking towards where the deer went and all I remember next is this blinding flash that crossed in front of the car. It blocked out my headlights for a moment and moved into the grass and into the dark on the other side of the road. I put the car in park opened my door and stood up. Why I have no idea. Then I heard what I thought was the dear running away farther along the grass and the Forest.

Than what today still makes my body tingle I heard the heavy one and than two footsteps coming back toward me. I couldn’t see anything but I heard what I guess is the sounds other people have heard like a chatting. Quick. Jumbled. Didn’t make sense but it was very plain. Then I heard a deep almost growl like sound coming from what sounded like a deep chested….thing. I really had no idea what is was and I felt like it was almost pissed. Like maybe I messed up his hunt. Least what I thought later. Then for brief second he came barely into my headlight. Wes it was huge. Maybe 9 feet tall. Thick. Long arms. Huge barrel chest and he grunted one more time. For the first time I caught whiff of a terrible smell. I was frozen in this state of fear and amazement. I did feel he was mad but for some reason I didn’t feel he was going to hurt me. It just felt almost like he was like “dude you just messed up my dinner”. In those few seconds that lasted I got a fairly good look at him and then just as quick he turned and calmly walked off into the night and I could hear him going into the tree line and be gone. For a few seconds I stood there trying to compute what I saw. Got back in the car and drove to my girlfriends. So hopefully this is as complete as story as you like. Be glad to chat or talk in more details but I’m just glad I finally able to tell someone. I’ve never spoke to anyone about it.”

4 Responses to “I was frozen in this state of fear”

  1. Sarah B

    I’m in Colorado now, but I grew up in that same town in Ohio, went to John Glenn Highschool! NewConcord/Cambridge/Cumberland area. I’d love to hear more about this encounter on the podcast!!

  2. Anna R

    Another Ohio encounter, no surprise because something is definitely going on in Ohio with Sasquatch.
    I hope this guy comes on the show to tell his story. I’m about 40 min away from there this took place! Definitely a sqatchy area.

  3. Charles R

    Yes the whole Cambridge, Ohio area is part of what some old time Bigfooters call The Conshockton Triangle, where a huge number of sightings and encounters have taken place over the years, also part of the Salt Fork Lake, area. Interesting take on this man’s sighting.

  4. Linda B

    I’m thinking those Ohioans must be pretty tough to weather something like this, and being from Kansas, we got that first hand last weekend when they played KC. Not fun messing with em. just kidding.
    Very freaky encounter.

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