Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Birmingham UFO Group Case Report Author: Dave Hodrien Release Date: 10/03/2010
Every so often BUFOG receives details about sightings which have taken place in other countries. The majority of these tend to be of UFOs seen in the sky. However this report covers something more unusual - an encounter with what appeared to be a tall humanoid being in Michigan, USA.
Jacquelyn Grace Lee is a student from Kentucky. Back in 2000 her and a friend were on their way home from work in the early hours of the morning. It was about 2.30am and they were on the main road that runs between Poniac and Detroit. It was a warm night and the sky was clear. The road was very dark; they were on a stretch with no street lighting. In the road ahead they suddenly noticed what at first appeared to be a car that had broken down.
As they got closer, they realised it was not a car at all. It looked like a tall humanoid figure standing in the middle of the road. It was about 7-9 foot high. Jacquelyn believes it may have been covered in fur. They drove to within 15 feet of the figure before braking to a halt. For several minutes the figure did not move, it was as if it was looking right at them as they stared back at it. Then suddenly without warning the figure started running towards their car. It ran around the passenger side and away into the night and was lost in the darkness.
This is of course a very interesting sighting. I feel certain that it was of a being or animal of some kind, the fact that it stood still, then suddenly ran right past the witnesses car is enough proof of this. It was probably in shock for a while by the sudden headlights on it. The question is, what could it have been? Could the figure have been a normal wild animal of some kind - perhaps a bear reared up on its hind legs? This seems unlikely as the witnesses got quite close to the figure and had light shining on it, surely they would have been able to identify it. Also when it ran off it appeared to do so on two legs not four.
The description of the being is very reminiscent of a big foot. Could this have been what Jacquelyn and her friend saw? Or could this have been a genuine sighting of an extraterrestrial? You may not be aware, but there have been numerous reports of tall hair-covered beings relating to UFOs in the past. For example, Timothy Good’s book Alien Liason covers a case from a ranch in Colorado where such beings were seen. Below are a number of excerpts from it:
“Prior to the experiences, John and Barbara had pooled their finances together with Jim in order to purchase the ranch, which is located in the Rocky Mountains area...After settling in, unusual events began to occur, including untraceable humming sounds, electrical power failures, sounds of someone or something walking around outside the house, sightings of UFOs and humanoids, ‘Bigfoot’ type creatures observed in the woods, ‘messages’ broadcast on the radio and stereo systems – and cattle mutilations.”
“One night , at about 10 o’clock , two visiting friends and a rancher heard a strange noise emanating from the cistern south-east of the house and about 60 yards up a slope. ‘All of a sudden after listening to this noise’, Jim told the investigators, ‘a huge dark object pushed its way through the barbed wire and came straight at them down the hill. They all came running into the house... We subsequently went back and traced the route and sure enough, there were some footprints. ‘I removed some hair from the fence, noticing that it had pushed its way through the barbed wire: it didn’t jump the fence, but just by sheer force alone spread it and went through. There were long strands of hair...”
“On other occasions, Jim saw the hairy creature running near the house. ‘I was tolerating it to a certain degree. One night I didn’t. I went out and one was running beside the corral and I shot it. Barbara came running out, and when Harry and Roger came back from town we went tracking to see if we could find what I had shot. It didn’t seem to hurt it at all.”
Perhaps the sighting by Jacquelyn and her friend was of a similar being. The description she provided and the fast running speed of the creature seems to match the beings seen in the Colorado case quite well. Sadly we will probably never discover for sure what was seen, so it will more than likely remain an intriguing mystery.
I have contacted Jacquelyn and asked her to send through a picture of what the being looked like. If I receive it I will add it to this report.
Copyright Dave Hodrien 2010