Website submission 3/8/10
1. Your first name:
‘Jordan & Clayton’
2. Which county?
3. Estimated date?
4. Estimated time?
5. What city, or nearest city?
6. Length of time the encounter lasted:
7. How many witnesses?
8. Please describe your encounter:
‘It was early morning and it was a group of us not expecting anything to happen, we were patrolling the woods, practicing for air soft wars. Chaney, a kid in our group, saw something and brought our attention to a moss colored beast, we immediately pulled up our scopes to get a better look. One of us dismissed it after firing near it a couple of times. We then reloaded and when we were leaving the location to go deeper into woods, one of us noticed that it moved to a new location, We then hauled our butt’s out of the woods and reexamined later……We found nothing, This was the most awesome yet intense encounter we had experienced. ‘
9. Describe the creature with detail:
‘7-8ft tall (2-3m), A mossy color, with the fur matted and perfectly camouflaged.’
10. Additional Info: Area Sounds, Etc.:
‘Thick separated trees, short brush, hilled, patch of bushes.’
I contacted the principle witness of this report in late June, 2010. Thirteen year-old Jordan F. (full name on file), along with a cousin and two friends, observed this creature in October of 2008 when he was 11 years old. The three were up early that day, just after dawn, exploring some wooded property in Graves County near Symsonia owned by his cousin’s parents and shooting their air-soft rifles when his friend, Chaney, first noticed the thing positioned in the brush about 25 yards (75 ft.) from them. He yelled, “Look!” and the other two boys turned to see it. Through their rifle scopes they could see that it was a large, hairy, man-like creature. Jordan told me it was covered with hair that he described as a “moss-green” color. The creature also had “glowing red eyes” even though it was day time. It appeared to be crouched down in an ape-like fashion, he said, with its weight resting mostly on one leg. One of its arms was stretched out in front of it, knuckles to the ground. All three noticed a strange smell “like a mixture of rotten meat and urine.” The group, in true Kentucky fashion, fired their plastic bullets at the object and the thing “moved around a little like it was irritated.” As they were about to go into a patch of woods they noticed that the object had moved to a different location. Oddly, it was only then that the youths became alarmed and decided to beat a hasty retreat back home. When they examined the area later they could find no tracks, hair or any other trace of the creature. Jordan described the terrain as being a small, thickly wooded valley near a swampy area with nearby creeks and streams.
Interestingly, Jordan and his cousin, Clayton seems to be ‘magnets’ when it comes to unexplained phenomena. He revealed to me that they had seen unusual things before plenty of times in Graves County, including flying orbs. They had also seen a dark figure up in the trees, which he described as “monkey-like, thin and covered with mangy-looking fur,” on several separate occasions in both McCracken and Livingston Counties. Many would dismiss this case as being representative of the over-active imaginations of three young boys but, after speaking with Jordan at length, I was convinced that he was being perfectly sincere and honest. Not trying to ‘pull my leg’ at all. Many experiencers of the unexplained begin their encounters at an early age and continue on, in one fashion or another, throughout their lives. As one of these people myself, I cannot automatically dismiss reports of this nature because of the age of the witness, or witnesses, nor the claim that the witness has had more than one brush with the unknown in the Bluegrass State, therefore I am classifying this report as being authentic and factual and worthy of inclusion in this database of Kentucky encounters.
KY Graves October 2008 #00002
Website submission 3/8/10