The reports surfaced in Cryptozoology News, a publication that tracks purported sightings of yetis, mermaids, leprechauns and other mythical creatures.
A 20-year-old man in the Shaftsbury, Vt., area claims he saw a tall man-like beast cross the road ahead of him about 5:40 p.m. Jan. 19, the publication reported.
"There was an awful smell in the air. My dog kept barking," the man, identified only by the initials J.H, said, adding a few seconds later his dog became fearful and cowered behind him.
"That's when I thought that something wasn't right. The odor got more intense. I couldn't believe it, I see what looks like a guy in a white costume or something, running across the road, towards the woods, but he -- or it -- was in no hurry."
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