In 1965, news outlets around the United States reported on a very strange story from Monroe County, Michigan. A massive hairy creature had reportedly attacked 17-year-old Christina Van Acker as she and her mother, Ruth Owens, sat in their car. The story remains an interesting case however if for no other reason, it claims actual physical contact between a human and the ever elusive Bigfoot.
The Van Acker Bigfoot encounter occurred on the evening of August 13 when Van Acker was driving herself and her mother towards their home. Neither of them apparently saw anything at first, they just felt a bump. When Van Acker stopped the car she was immediately grabbed by, as Ruth Owens stated, “A Huge Hairy Hand.”
The Bigfoot creature was about 7 foot tall with shaggy black hair, weighed an estimated 400 lbs, smelled moldy and growled like a mad dog.
The hairy beast grabbed Van Acker by the hair and slammed her head into the car door, Van Acker passed out. Ruth Owens, seeing that there was nothing she could do, ran from the car to get help.
When Owens returned with others the beast was gone. Christina Van Acker however did not come out of the attack unscathed. Van Acker had minor scratches, a headache and a black eye. There were similar Bigfoot reports from Michigan at the same approximate time. None of the other reports however included physical contact with the Bigfoot, leaving Christina Van Acker as the only person known to have gotten a black eye from a Bigfoot.