By Jim Miles
In two recent reports and one from two years back, Bigfoot creatures were raising a vocal ruckus across Georgia.
Around 11:15 p.m. on August 23 a 60-year-old resident of Murray County was rocking on the front porch of his rural home when, according to his son, who made a report to the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO), “he saw two glowing animal eyes about 1000 feet away moving around the farm shed” and making a rustling sound in the vegetation. Fifteen minutes later the creature approached even closer “and began to howl, and then gurgle growl.” The witness said it was “the wildest animal noise he had ever heard,” and described it as chilling. At that point, every farm dog in the vicinity “went crazy barking.”
The son speculated that the creature had been “what the Cherokee called the wild man or the hunched back night spirit.”
Two months earlier, at 10 p.m. on June 15, a resident of a wooded, swampy area in Lanier County heard a single “very loud yell unlike anything I have ever heard,” he reported to GCBRO. He thought it was too loud to have been emitted by a human voice. The witness was tending an outdoor fire and two of his dogs were chasing something through the woods, but when the yell was heard the canines raced to the house and cowered beneath it until the following morning. During the same time period, carcasses of deer disappeared.
An interesting account was reported to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) in January 2009. The mystery began in mid-May 2008 after a couple returned to their rural home in Spalding County at 11:30 p.m. While the man took food to his two pit bull dogs he “heard a loud moan/howl” from the woods that “stopped me dead in my tracks.” The sound started low, then grew louder and persisted for 30 seconds.The witness began investigating Bigfoot on the Internet and discovered the BFRO website, where recorded vocalizations of such creatures can be heard. He soon found one that matched what he experienced.
The witness began investigating Bigfoot on the Internet and discovered the BFRO website, where recorded vocalizations of such creatures can be heard. He soon found one that matched what he experienced.The man sheepishly asked his wife if she had experienced any Bigfoot-like activity. She laughed and said, “I guess they throw rocks at the house and garage, too.” The woman explained that while her husband was deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006 she would go on the back porch at night to smoke. On a number of
The man sheepishly asked his wife if she had experienced any Bigfoot-like activity. She laughed and said, “I guess they throw rocks at the house and garage, too.” The woman explained that while her husband was deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006 she would go on the back porch at night to smoke. On a number of occasions, she heard sticks and rocks raining down on their detached aluminum garage. Her brother also heard the phenomenon, which freaked out both of them.
Finally, in mid-January 2009, during a cold snap, the man was outside smoking at one in the morning when “I caught some movement in the corner of my eye.” He turned to glimpse “the massive back, shoulders, and head of this enormous creature” as it disappeared into heavy brush. He thought it was dark brown or grayish and the fur “looked like a horse’s winter coat that had not been combed out.” He later measured a tree limb that he believed was even with the creature’s head-it measured 10 feet tall. The animal “was slightly hunched over with no visible neck and a shoulder width…of about 3-4 feet,” he continued. It seemed to cover a distance of seven feet in one step.
BFRO investigator Mary Mallon investigated this report and found the witness “factual and sincere.”
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