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STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Cleveland County
NEAREST TOWN: KINGS MTN.
NEAREST ROAD: BENTON RD.
OBSERVED: MY WIFE WAS AT THE KITCHEN WINDOW WASHING HER HANDS WHEN SHE HOLLERED "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT." SHE SAID SOMETHING LARGE AND DARK JUST RUN PAST THE WINDOW ABOUT 15 FEET OUT. SHE SAID IT MOVED SO FAST SHE COULDN'T TELL EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS , BUT IT WAS TALL ENOUGH THAT SHE COULD SEE THE HEAD & SHOULDERS. SHE SAID IT WAS TOO TALL TO BE HUMAN. THE NEXT EVENING I WENT OUT TO FEED MY DOGS AND NOTICED A 20 TO 30 FOOT SAPLING , IT HAD TWO MAIN TRUNKS , ONE IS BENT OVER THE OTHER HAD BEEN SNAPPED ABOUT 3 FOOT FROM THE GROUND. I HAD SEEN THIS BEFOR IN THE WOODED AREA BEHIND OUR HOUSE , I JUST NEVER SEEN TREES JUST BENT OVER THAT WAY.
ALSO NOTICED: A TREE SAPLING WAS BENT OVER AND ONE PART WAS BROKE
OTHER WITNESSES: ONE WITNESS, THEY WERE WASHING THERE HANDS AT KITCHEN SINK.
OTHER STORIES: I HAVE READ ABOUT ONE SIGHTING AROUND THS AREA ON A BIGFOOT SIGHT.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8:30 P.M. JUST GETTING DARK, HAD A SECURITY LIGHT ON, IT WAS PARTLY CLOUDY.
ENVIRONMENT: WOODED AREA ,PINE, OAK, ETC.WITH SOME DWELLINGS, MICA MINES, SMALL CREEK. HILLY TYPE TERRAINE.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator :Leevon Patrick:
I visited the area in which the witness had her sighting. Sightings have been talked about amongst locals for decades in the King's Mountain area. The area in which the witness had her sighting is wooded and rolling.
The figure she saw run past the window was about 15 feet out and level with her head, which would be about 10 feet from the ground.
The only audible noises were the barks of dogs from her neighbor's homes on both sides.
Several days before the sighting, she and her husband were awakened by a loud shreik near their front window. The bushes in front of the window appeared to have had something bedded down in them as the plants were "swirled around".
There have been other sightings in Cleveland County and its neighboring counties to the south and west.
The creek behind her property feeds into the Broad River.
About BFRO Investigator :Leevon Patrick:
Patty Lee (photo) lives in Lake County, Florida.
- B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado
- Certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)
- Traveled and camped extensively in Canada, Alaska, and Lower 48
- Former manager of a high end climbing and wilderness outfitting retailer in Virginia
- Organized the BFRO's November 2007 expedition in South Carolina
Patty attended the following BFRO expeditions:
- 2006 Central Florida (Lake County)
- 2006 Ohio (Columbiana County)
- 2006 Wisconsin (Price County)
- 2006 New York (Washington County)
- 2006 North Carolina (Madison County)
- 2006 West Virginia (Pocahontas County)
- 2007 Florida Expedition