This report was followed up by Steve Ujvari and determined to be a false report. Witness did not file report.
The report reads as follows:
Female age: 37
date and time: 2/03/2009 @ 7:15 pm
location: Mountains south of downtown
what were you doing: I like to go hiking and as my dautgher and I were (off trail) we saw a large chestnut colored animal, thought to be a bear at first till it stood on two feet and walked away.
name of other witnesses:
did you tell anyone: My husband, but he did no believe me.
describe sighting: I was well, scared thinking I can be in danger by a creature I never even have seen before.
size color height weight: 7.5-8 ft tall
Chestnut Brownish Red Color
At least 700 pounds
footprints: The only footprint I saw was close to I guess would be 1 foot to a foot an a half.
landscape: Mountainous, very foriaged.
weather: Clear skies, chilly out.
did you have other sightings: never before.
other sightings in area: Yes, over the summer there were people who called one into the news stations.
sounds smells: In actually smelled like dead fish, but there are no streams in that area.
how did you hear about the PBS: A friend.
can we put sighting on website: Yes.
may we contact you: Yes.