Orange Eyes is the name of an alleged Bigfoot-like creature that reportedly stalks the area of Charles Mill Lake Reservoir and the nearby Ruggles Road, near Mansfield, OH. The creature is described as being 11 ft tall and of weighing up to 1,000 lbs. The creature gets it's name from the color of it's eyes, which is said to be a distinctive orange color. The monster was first sighted by a group of people in 1963. An additional sighting was made in 1991 by a pair of men who were fishing in a nearby creek. It is believed by some locals that the beast once lived in a tunnel near a local cemetery. The tunnel was allegedly destroyed in construction work in the 1940s and 1960s. It is believed that the monster was forced to relocate to the wooded areas behind the Cleveland Zoo. Other locals believe the monster tales are nonsense and that the truth of the matter is that "Orange Eyes" is nothing more than a homeless man or even a hoax concocted by local teens. Interestingly, in 1959 another monster appeared to three teenage boys in the same area.
Charles Mill Lake Monster