|Reportedly taken in Shelby, ky in 2013|
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
-Start Reports -
Date of Sighting: Between 1996 & 2004
Time of Day: some were daytime & some were at night.
Nearest Town: Berea
Length of Sighting: as much as 20 seconds
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
My first sighting was in 96 when I was driving north on Menelaus Rd. in Berea to visit my in-laws. I had just passed the PPG factory when I noticed a cat in the crotch of a tree on the PPG property. It was all black & about the size of a medium size dog. This was no dog. I stopped in the road & got a really good look at it. I'll never forget those piercing yellow eyes.
Another sighting I had was around the Ellipse Street/Rash Road intersection. I saw a very large black cat crossing the cut corn field about 75 yards from the road. This happened around the fall of 2003.
Another encounter I had was on Jefferson Street in Berea. It was 2001, around 3-3:30 a.m. & I was headed back to work. As I was going thru the stop light, I noticed what appeared to be a full grown bobcat coming down the hill to my right. It noticed me & did a U-turn, going back up the hill.
Another sighting occurred (August 2004) when I was going thru a spell of not sleeping very well. I would go out on our deck to listen to nature, read with a small flashlight or play with one of the Boxers we raised at the time. It was about 4 a.m. & I noticed something between my house & our neighbor's house. There right before me was a mother mountain lion with two cubs. Freaked me out. These were all tan in color except for the tuft of darker brown at the end of their tails. I watched them go out of sight due to the fact there was enough light from the street light on the other end of the property.
I remember the closest sighting to date. It was Thanksgiving about the first or second year we lived at Peachtree Drive here in Berea. After dinner, I was too full to take the garbage out like I should have, so I set it on the deck. The deck is 12 feet off the ground but it has steps to the ground. At the same time, we had this bat-crap crazy bird dog named COCO. She was a lunatic, plain & simple. Anyway, that night, she was barking like she never had before. I looked out & noticed she was looking toward the deck. I got up & grabbed my .45 to go see what was going on. I looked out onto the deck & lo & behold there's a large bobcat in the garbage having a good time in our scraps. I watched it for a few & went back to bed. heck on it, right? These sightings at Peachtree Drive here in Berea KY.
Thank you for your interest.
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