"Wild Man" account, 1818
rc-oteied, Hepcri says, th.tin the vi. inity of Ellis buigh was sren on the 30th tin- by gen lcm..n of unquestioned veracity, an animal ; fwmliliiij; the Who, or Wild man irtscm l'u dn, It is suited that he came Horn the woods wi'hin a a few rods of this gentleman thut he stood and looked at hint, theri look his flight in a d'uetiion which gave a prrfrct view of him for tome time' lte il described us bendinj; forward when rurt-j ning, hairy and the heel of the foot liar-ro, spreading at the toes. Hundreds CT persons have been in pursuit for several days but nothing further is heard, or seen of him ; ' The frequent and positive manner In which this story cotrtes, Induces us to notice it. We wiah riot to impeach tho veracity bf this highly favored gentleman-yet, it is proper that such naturally imp rob able if hot impos.iblo events, should be established by the mouth, of at least, two or three eye-witnesses, ciultlo them to ci edibility. '