Over the last week or two I got in a couple reports that I attempt to follow up on but on one I got no reply and on the other there was no contact information. One of the accounts might make you say "You saw a what?" ..hence the title of this post.
Here is the first sighting, which I'm thinking is a Bigfoot sighting. It comes from someone name Leanard, that is how it is spelled in the email. Here is what Leanard said "I saw something strange at Lorain metro park in Elyria (Photo of area above). I was hiking with granddaughter, stopped took picture of her. 10 minutes later I sat down at spot and spotted a black figure with left arm holding a tree. I had an a counter in early 80's down there!"
The above sighting is pretty vague and the area is fairly populated. I did a reply email in hopes of getting more details but I did not get any reply. One of the reason I'm sharing it is because this happened in a populated area and there is a chance someone else might have had a sighting in this area.
This next report is not a Bigfoot sighting but if the report is true then it is as rare as a Bigfoot sighting.
- Start Report -
Name: none anon
Email Address: none@anon
State: New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine
Date of Sighting: 30 years ago
Time of Day: evening
Length of Sighting: 5 minutes
How many Witnesses: 1
Describe sighting in detail:
I saw a Castoroides about thirty years ago.
He was about a foot from me and we were looking into each others eyes.
I am not giving you much to go on and a very general geographic area, but this is just a media site so don't want to submit an extremely rare animal to unwanted pressure. approx. 7-14 foot long
150-350 pounds 2.5-4 foot flat tail.
Thought you might enjoy a real cryptid sighing ; )
- End Report -
I'm sure if you told most people you saw a Castoroides, most people would be like "A What?"
Well, it sure is not something you hear about everyday.
A Casteroides, is just the fancy way of saying Giant Beaver. They are current listed as being extinct. These giant beavers were about 6-7 foot long and could way around 200 pounds. The first fossils of these giant beavers were found in a peat bog in Ohio in 1837. So seeing a giant beaver might more rare than seeing a Bigfoot.
As you can see from the giant beaver report, there was no contact information or even a name. I wanted to share it because, who knows what all is actually out there. We do know they were real as we have a good amount of fossils. Could there still be a few around? Maybe.
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.
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