One man’s childhood encounter with a mysterious hairy hominid left an impact that would last for almost 50 years.
Is there an undiscovered species of bipedal ape-like creature roaming the wilds of Missouri ? One man – an Air Force veteran named Jerry – certainly seems to think so.
His experience lasted only around 30 seconds, but it stuck with him throughout his life.
It all happened in the mid-70s when he was around 11 or 12 years old and he had been laying in bed overlooking a window which happened to be open at the time.
All of a sudden, the silhouette of a large creature appeared, just standing there.
The window was relatively high up off the ground, meaning that the figure – whatever it was – would need to have been some 10ft tall in order to be reaching it.
Frozen with fear, Jerry eventually plucked up the courage to shout for his dad who spent ages checking around the house with a shotgun for signs of the intruder.
Whatever the creature was, however, it had seemingly disappeared without a trace.