ATHENS, Ohio — A landscaper in Ohio claims he came upon a tall bipedal creature that resembled a gorilla.
Joe Kalavity, of Athens, told Cryptozoology News on Sunday that he was walking his dog in the nearby woods when he encountered the unidentified animal.
“It was about midnight and I couldn’t sleep and my dog Buddy was wound up, so I figured I would take him out for a walk to blow off some steam. I get outside and see it’s a full moon,” the 27-year-old man said about the March, 2013 alleged sighting. “I figure that’s probably what’s got him wired up.”
But, according to Kalavity, the dog was upset about something else.
“He’s a pretty calm dog. We’re walking for a good 20 minutes when I start to get tired. So I stop and turn to go back the way we came, but Buddy stays put, staring down the trail and he won’t come even with me tugging on him. He is just staring.”
Reportedly, as the eyewitness investigates what his dog is pointing at, he notices something standing in the middle of the trail.
“I look up to see what he’s so interested in, and up ahead, maybe 50 yards at the most, is this big, dark creature standing up on two feet in the moonlight. My first thought was, is that a gorilla? I was like a deer in the headlights I couldn’t move,” he recalls.
Kalavity, a hobbyist photographer, says he was carrying the camera with him but that as soon as he reached for his camera the purported creature went off the trail and into the woods. He added that the sighting lasted about 20 seconds and the estimated the height of the animal was 8 feet.
“It was dark and hairy and it walked on two legs. I couldn’t see its face or eyes. It was big. I couldn’t sleep that night,” he said.
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