Man: 'Suspicious person' not a human

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CASAR, N.C., June 16 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man says an encounter authorities are calling a "suspicious person report" was not a person at all but a 10-foot-tall creature.

Tim Peeler told Cleveland County sheriff's deputies the creature he saw on his property in the early morning on June 5 was 10 feet tall with a long beard, yellowish-blond hair and six fingers on each hand, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Wednesday.


"I rough-talked him and said, 'You get away from here,'" Peeler said.

Peeler, whose home is located northwest of Casar, N.C.,said the creature came back a short time later.

"And I said, 'Get! Get!' And he went back down the path again," he said.

The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said the case is being treated as a "suspicious person report."

"If we see something, we'll try to capture it and take it into custody," Sgt. Mark Self said.

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