(Hoax) Shiawassee County, Michigan 1978

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(Hoax) Shiawassee County, Michigan 1978

Post by admin » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:02 am

Bigfootencounters.com wrote:
"Yon Hairy Byron Beastie to slosh around no more"
By Jerry Wright Journal Staff Writer
Shiawassee County, Michigan 1978

The "hairy creature" That scared some residents Wednesday has turned out to be a man dressed in a gorilla suit made for him by a friend. The friend, a Byron woman, admitted the hoax to Shiawassee County sheriff's deputies Thursday. She told them it started as a prank but developed into more than was intended.

The woman, who will not be prosecuted, said she made the hairy suit for her friend, who wanted to scare another friend. She turned the suit in to the sheriff's department.
The prank worked too well as the man wearing the suit scared at least three Byron residents about 11 p.m. Wednesday, the woman said. She acknowledged that, as witnesses said, the man ran into the shallow south branch of the Shiawassee River.As residents became aroused over the incident -- some saying they were going to carry guns to protect themselves -- the woman said she got scared and decided to turn herself in. The names of the pair involved aren't being released because they broke no law, said Detective Otis Little. There is no law against a person putting on a gorilla suit and having a little fun, he said. The problem came when several more persons than intended saw the creature and took it seriously, he said.After several persons telephoned authorities about the creature, Byron Police Chief Joseph Thomas and two deputies attempted to chase it. None of them saw it, but the deputies reported hearing something "sloshing" in the river, apparently moving south out of the village.

© Flint Michigan Journal September 1, 1978

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@ admin « Tue 1:35 am »
Hey Yankeesearch, didn’t even know you were in chat, now you have the bug so bad you will have to keep going out to see another one. :)
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:56 am »
Anyway, as I stand before God, I did not make this up!
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:55 am »
Not saying it was Sq/BF/DM/Yeti... but it was strange. And I am locking my doors tonight for sure! :lol:
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:54 am »
And just I was turning away, I thought I heard snort -- which could have been deer or maybe cattle... but... I do not know.
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:53 am »
I did not have the creepy feeling I normally get in these situations... so I really do not know what to make of it.
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:53 am »
One detail I forgot to mention: the whoop had almost a human like talk after it on both occasions.
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:52 am »
I walked back to the other side, and thought I heard a knock...
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:51 am »
Cattle about 1/8th mile away disappeared... and strangely at that location: it sounded like something banged the metal fence. Not loud... but never ever heard it before tonight.
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:50 am »
Two whoops... and some deer scattering (they may have been scattering because of me).
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:50 am »
From 6:20 PM to maybe 6:45 PM CST
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:49 am »
I may have just had an encounter!
@ yankeesearch « Tue 12:46 am »
Hi gang! I know it has been a long time...
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Good quality pics. How long were the cams out?
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