On the night of 2/17, early morning hours of 2/18, there was a beautiful snowstorm.
We are night owls, and around 11pm my 3 kids and I went out to play in the snow and take pictures with our digital camera.
That went well, though we experienced the usual "dread" feeling that can come over us now and again in these
woods. At 2:30am, I noticed I had left some lights on in the backyard by my rabbit barn. My son and I went out to unplug
the lights and enjoy the snow one last time.
I was trying to unplug these lights when my son (who was standing in front of me) started pointing up in a tree
and making struggling terrified sounds, but not speaking. I turned to look behind me and saw huge piles of snow falling from a
shaking tree top. We were terrified and both started running for our back door. Halfway across, I stopped dead in my tracks,
as I realized that now this "thing" was in front of me on my roof top. It had cleared approximately 85 feet from
tree to roof in a matter of seconds! I was then horrified to hear this thing scuttling down the roof at me. We all reached
the door at the same time - this thing reached the edge of the roof, and a mini avalanche of snow fell on our heads as it
slid to a stop. We flew in the door and were freaked out.
I mentioned the incident to my semi-sleeping husband, who dismissed it as a "wive's tale" of bumps
in the night. The next morning, however, we were all shocked to see the prints - cloven hoof prints - clearly two legged -
perfectly preserved in the snow on our roof, documenting my story exactly. The tracks coming down the roof were approximately
3.5 feet apart. One could clearly see where it stopped at the edge of the roof, and then there were awful tracks spaced
four feet apart going along the length of the entire gutter and disappearing off the side of the roof. No tracks on the
ground anywhere. My husband got out our digital camera and carefully documented all these tracks.
Police were called out and could not identify the tracks, but guessed it had to be the size of a bear and wondered
if I keep guns for protection. Local and statewide fish and wildlife folks cannot identify them, or insist that they
are cougar tracks, which they clearly are not!
The creature looked to be about 4 to 6 feet tall. The head is awful - it has two large eyes, an animal head or
snout, a large bulbous forehead with what appears to be horns in the front. I am now totally freaked out about living here.
Follow up to this sighting: We had the chance to investigate this sighting in some detail.
Click here if you'd like to read about our investigation! We feel that this report is definitely legitimate, and that something definitely
did visit their house that night.