DATE: mid October, 1994
LOCATION: Near Virgie Kentucky, nearest roadis 1469, on an old auger mining road less than 10 miles North east of the Jefferson National Forest.
OBSERVED: We were racoon hunting we had turned our dogs out and let
them get a head start on us...we gave them a half-hour or so to let them
get far enough ahead of us..we then got in the truck and started out the
road, you can only drive about 10 miles in a truck untill the road becomes
too narrow to pass, we got to where we had to turn the truck. (there were
8 of us in the truck 3 in the cab and 5 in the bed) We called the
dogs but got no response, so we waited...about 30 to 45 mins later the
dogs came running back to the truck with their tails tucked between their
legs like sometings had scared them to death. Now we didn't think anything
about this, passing it off as a bobcat that had spooked the dogs..we loaded
the dogs into the truck and started back out of the mountain. We
had only made it about 100 to 200 feet when the driver of the truck slammed
on the breaks ( we werent going fast ) I was in the back of the truck not
knowing what was going on..I looked into the back glass and saw the 3 in
the front of the truck pointing up ahead of us so we ( the people in the
back ) stood up and looked, what we saw was huge, standing about 7 1/2
to 8 feet tall, the color was hard to tell with the shadows but I would
say it was either black or dark brown. After about ten seconds the
driver put the truck in reverse and backed up 50 feet or so..we all got
out of truck and asked one another if we had all saw it..we all did, but
we werent sure what we had saw, some said a bear, some said 'bigfoot'.
after about 10 mins. of talking about it we got back into the truck and
drove back to where it had stood. We got out of the truck and walked
up to where we had saw it. There
was a hole of water in each side of the road but in the center was mud and in the mud was a very large footprint, not a bear track, it looked like a huge human footprint about 15 to 16 inches long. it had a very large big toe and only three small toes. We looked in awe at this track untill we heard sticks breaking, this scared us..so we jumped in the truck and flew away...we stoped a few miles away..we had a flat tire, while changing the tire we all wanted to go back and see if we could see this thing agian....So after we changed the tire we headed back...we stoped the truck right before the place we saw the footprint..we got out and looked and you could barely see it.. when we drove through it we had destroyed it..but this told us something..what we had saw had made the footprint, the print was fresh when we had saw it the first time..if it wasn't we would have destroyed it the very first time we went by the spot....We have went back a number of times trying to see this thing again with no luck...mabey someday....
ENVIRONMENT: Appalichian foothills on Eastern Kentucky, on an old abandoned
mining road, the road is used from time to time by hunters and people on
atv's but not often. There are some very old shaft mines rumored to be
ALSO NOTICED: 2 of the people with us had told me a number of times, all years before of being chased out of the mountian by something.. they claim that whatever it was there were more than one, they say it sounded like they were surounded.....
ACTIVITIES OF WITNESS(ES): 5 of us were riding in the back of the truck just talking small-talk 3 were in the front of the truck..we had started out of the hills.
CONFIDENTIALITY: You can e-mail me and I can get you mailing address to all the people with us that night. Also a cousin of mine who was with us that night told me a year or so before the above occured of seeing something in the woods of Christian Co. KY...near a lake on an old dirt road, he said he say two eyes and thought it was an opossum so he slowed his car and aimed his lights at the eyes think that it was a 'possum it would play dead and not move when the lights hit it. To his suprise it was no possum the lady he had with him went crazy, screaming and crying..what he said he say was not the same color as what we say he said it was a grey color. He said when the lights hit it that it slowly turned it's body keeping its head looking back at the car and walked into the woods.
COMMENTS: Great web site... I would like to say that I would have never
thought that I would see something like this, if it was a "Bigfoot" or
not..I know that it wasn't a bear and it wasn't anything that modern science
knows about... I would never have gave any thought to a story like this
being true, but after seeing something first hand that I have no answer
for I belive that there are more than just one species that we don't know
Witness Information: Ricky Mullins (Contact Information Supplied Upon Request to researchers)
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