posted on May, 6 2014 @ 06:54 PM
I saw a Sasquatch once, but the year was 1979 and I was just 11 years-old. I had no idea or understanding of collecting hair samples, so there is
nothing tangible to present to the scoffers and nay-sayers. One day I decided to look at BFRO to see how many sightings have been reported near my
county and the time frames from five years before to five years after. I noticed something intriguing that I want to share.
I am from Mercer County, Ohio, I was living there at the time of the sighting. We lived by typical woods near typical farm fields, so that is not out
of the ordinary even now. But looking at the counties east, west and south of Mercer, a pattern began to develop. I know this area and am well
familiar with those other counties and the geographical features within, that's why this is intriguing. I chose only those counties that I know.
1974 Auglaize County, Ohio
1975 Henry County, Indiana
1975 Grant County, Indiana.
1977 Preble County, Ohio
1978 Preble County, Ohio
1979 Blackford County, Indiana
1979 Mercer County, Ohio
1982 Shelby County, Ohio
1983 Champaigne County, Ohio
Things of note, going from west to east, Grant County, Indiana sits next to Blackford and then across Jay County (no sightings reported to BFRO from
Jay), to Mercer. Henry County is west of Preble separated by Wayne County, which doesn't have a sighting reported until 1989. Henry County is two
counties south of Grant.
Why this is important is that the Mississenwa River goes through Grant to Preble County, but it is a tributary of the Wabash River that goes through
north of Blackford then to Mercer, the Salamonie River flows from that between Wabash and Mississinewa.
Auglaize is east of Mercer, north of Shelby and Shelby is north of Miami (which doesn't have reported sightings until the 2000s). Going in a straight
line from Grant to Auglaize, then south to Shelby and then southwest to Preble, all of these counties have one very prominent feature, rivers that
either connect or not far from each other. If this is confusing, let me show it this way. Counties in bold are reported sightings.
Grant head east Blackford head east Jay head east Mercer
Blackford head south Madison head south Henry
Mercer head south Darke head south Preble
Mercer head east Auglaize head south Shelby
Shelby head southeast Champaigne
Henryhead southeast Wayne head southeast Preble
Montgomery County, Ohio does not have a reported sighting until 1988. With all of these counties connected in a large square pattern, connected by
rivers, I do not believe it mere coincidence that the actual towns the sightings occurred near are also near the ends of rivers. Eaton, Preble, Ohio
sits at the end of the Mississinewa River, the same that goes through Marion, Grant, Indiana.
I grew up in Mercer and am very familiar with the lay of the land from Mercer to the Ohio River, east to Auglaize and down through Shelby to Clark. I
also know the Indiana counties from Grant to Henry. To me, this suggests a migratory pattern from west to east and hesitating some time before moving
more eastward and then back to Montgomery County some years later. As I said, I only chose the counties I am familiar with.
I know that it is entirely possible to cross these counties utilizing farms and woods and only having to go across the interstate at night.