TIME: 2015 approx.
LOCATION: England, Cleadon (South Shields) South Tyneside
OBSERVED: I encountered what seemed to be a large bipedal creature. The night was dark so it is hard to tell exactly, however it appeared to have a thick fur coat. I estimate that I was around 50 yards from the creature as it walked along the edge of a tree line, before it was startled and ran back into the trees. I only came to be walking in the area as a short cut between a colleagues house and the local store, I have been on various web sites looking for other sightings in this area but have so far been fruitless in my search for a similar encounter.
Activities of Witness: I was visiting a friend in Cleadon, when I decided to walk to the local store to purchase some wine to supplement the meal she was about to cook for us.
Description of Creature: Large, bipedal, thick fur coat.
Other Notes: The encounter was very brief so unfortunately there is not much else to report, although there was another person in the vicinity at the time. I believe they were taking their dog for a walk (which is possibly what startled the creature.) although I by the time I had walked around the waterlogged area between myself and the person, they had gone.