I grew up in eastern kentucky along the west virginia border. I've seen plenty of deer both dead and alive. While I'm not much of a hunter we did keep a garden and deer were always a menace to it, as well as having two cousins that are avid hunters.
I now live in Hebron kentucky, just a little ways south west of Cincinatti Ohio. This morning when I was letting my dog out for his morning business I looked down the hill that's covered in medium brush and saw what I thought was a black deer that stood very close to 10 feet tall including it's rack, which looked to be at least a 12 point rack.
When I say over 10 feet tall I mean it. It was standing next to a generator housing and after it and another completely black deer ran off in the same general direction I walked down the hill and measured myself against the housing. I'm about 6'3" in shoes, and where I stood against the generator housing would have come up to where the neck muscles and chest muscles on the deer meet, give or take half a foot or so.
I've never laid eyes on a deer that big, and I've never in my life seen a mostly black deer with some white markings around it's hind end and tail.
Any of you more experienced Ohio River Valley hunters know what I saw this morning?
Editted for spelling mistakes.