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Report # 16746  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, November 23, 2006.
Possible stick formation found by hiker in the Great Swamp

YEAR: 2006


MONTH: October

DATE: within first week

STATE: Rhode Island

COUNTY: Washington County

LOCATION DETAILS: From I-95 S, merge onto RI-4 S toward North Kingstown. Take exit 5B to Exeter and continue on Ten Rod Rd. Turn left at S County Trl. Left at Kingstown Rd. Right at Watson Rd. Right at Liberty Ln. Then left at Great Neck Rd.

NEAREST TOWN: South Kingstown

NEAREST ROAD: Great Neck Road

OBSERVED: I have recently become very interested in bigfoot research, and based on reports that I found on this website of previous incidents in the area, decided to go to Great Swamp in Rhode Island to look for any evidence of bigfoot. After walking thirty to forty minutes down the main trail beginning from Great Neck Road, I took a smaller path off of the trail for about five minutes. That is when I noticed a young tree that was snapped in half at about six feet off the ground. More noteworthy, however, was a stick formation that I found a little bit farther down the path on a slightly elevated area of land. It was small, maybe three feet high, but constructed in the same woven-looking manner characteristic of other possible bigfoot stick formations. Other than that, I did not find anything else unusual. It may not be extremely compelling evidence, but I figured it was worth telling experts, who could then take it as far as they saw fit.

ALSO NOTICED: There was nothing else I observed that was noteworthy.

OTHER WITNESSES: There were no other witnesses.

OTHER STORIES: The only other incidents I heard of in the area were the ones reported on this website. The first happened in 1974 about four miles east of where I was. The second happened in 1978 four to five miles west. In both cases, a white bigfoot was seen.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. and mostly sunny.

ENVIRONMENT: Great Swamp covers a land area of over 3300 acres. It contains forested freshwater wetlands, dominated by red maple swamps with some cedar swamp. Wildlife in the area include white-tailed deer, coyote, mink, wild turkey, and osprey.