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COUNTY: Marshall County
LOCATION DETAILS: FROM GUNTERSVILLE ALABAMA. TAKE 431-NORTH TO CATHREDRAL CAVERNS HWY. ( THIS ROAD GO TO GRANT ALABAMA.) TURN RIGHT OFF OF HWY. 431 ONTO CATHREDRAL CAVERNS HWY, GO ACROSS THE BRIDGE. TAKE THE FIRST LEFT, THAT IS WHITE ELEPHANT RD. JUST A MILE OR UP THAT ROAD IS WHERE THE SIGHTING WAS.
NEAREST TOWN: GRANT ALABAMA
NEAREST ROAD: WHITE ELEPHANT RD. JUST OFF OF HWY 431
OBSERVED: A LONG STORY HERE. IT IS NOW MARCH 3, 2007. I LIVE IN GUNTERSVILLE ALABAMA. I HAVE SPOKE TO SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES JUST AS CONVERSATION. THE STORY IS THIS.
ABOUT 15YRS AGO, MY WIFE, AND TWO CHILDREN WERE LEAVING OUR HOME IN HONEYCOMB, JUST NORTH OF GUNTERSVILLE OFF OF HWY. 431 AT THE BOTTOM OF GRANT ALABAMA. WE WERE IN ROUTE TO WAL-MART. ABOUT 8-9PM PROBABLY MID SUMMER. A WELL LIT SEEMS FULL MOON NIGHT. WE LIVED 4MI. AROUND PAST THE LAKE IN HONEYCOMB. I WAS DRIVING MY OLD HOT-ROD A 1964 FORD. THERE ARE SOME PERSONS BY THE LAST NAME OF (NAME REMOVED BY INVESTIGATOR) WHO ALWAYS HAVE DOGS IN THE STREET AT THEIR HOUSE BY THE LAKE. THE ROAD WHITE ELEPHANT RD. RUN BY THE WATERS EDGE IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME. THE ROAD IS ABOUT 4FT OFF OF THE SHORE LINE. THE (NAME REMOVED BY INVESTIGATOR) S HAD TWO ST. BERNARD DOGS ALONG WITH THEIR OTHER DOGS. THAT PARTICULAR NIGHT DRIVING PAST I SAW IN THE WATER WALKING AWAY FROM THE ROAD AND SHORE A LARGE 8'SASQUACHE. I LOOKED BACK IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR, AND STILL TURNED AROUND TO LOOK THRU MY BACK GLASS. MY WIFE SAW MY DISMAY, AND QUICKLY ASK WHATíS WRONG, SHE AT THAT TIME LOOKED BACK, I ALWAYS DRIVE SLOW BY THEIR HOUSE AS THE DOGS ARE ALWAYS IN THE ROAD, SO SHE HAD TIME TO LOOK, ALL SHE SAW WAS THE RIPPLES IN THE WATER, AS WE PASSED A FEW TREES. IT WAS A FULL MOON NIGHT, AND NO WIND-CALM WATERS.
NOW WHAT I SAW WAS THE 8' SASQUATCH CARRYING ONE OF THE ST. BERNARD HEADS. I IN THE TIME THAT DROVE BY SLOWLY SAW THE BIGFOOT FROM THE KNEES UP, CARRYING THE HEAD OF THE DOG, SOME FLESH WAS HANGING FROM THE NECK AREA. THE HEAD WAS IN THE BIGFOOT'S LEFT HAND. HE WAS CARRYING IT FROM THE DOG HAIR AT THE TOP OF THE DOG HEAD.
I SAID TO MY WIFE AT THAT TIME THAT IF ONE OF THOSE DOGS CAME UP MISSING THAT THE SASQUATCH WAS THE REASON WHY. HOWEVER BOTH DOGS CAME UP MISSING AND WE NEVER SAW THEM AGAIN AFTER THAT TIME.
NOW STORY UP TO DATE. TELLING THE STORY TO MANY PERSONS IN THE YEARS PASSING, AS PEOPLE TELL STORIES, I FINALLY TOLD THE GUYS AT THE TVA WHERE I WORK AS A CONTRACTOR FOR THE GOVERNMENT. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MR. (NAME REMOVED BY INVESTIGATOR) IS JUST KNOWING EACH OTHER FROM THE WINDOW OF OUR VEHICLE AS WE WOULD WAVE TO ONE ANOTHER, AS OUR CHILDREN ROAD THE SCHOOL BUSS WITH EACH OTHER. I FINALLY ONE DAY ABOUT 4YRS AGO ASKED HIM WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS DOGS, AND TOLD HIM THE STORY OF WHAT I SAW. HE SAID ONE OF THE DOGS DIED IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA AT HIS MOTHERS HOME, AND THE OTHER DIED AT HIS HOME IN HONEYCOMB AND HE BURIED IT BEHIND HIS HOUSE. NOW. I DIDN'T PUSH THE ISSUE OF LETTING ME DIG UP THE DOG'S CORPS AS IT WOULD BE KIND OF TACKY. BUT IF YOU GUYS WANT TO CONTACT ME AND SEND SOME INVESTIGATORS TO CHECK AND SEE IF MR. (NAME REMOVED BY INVESTIGATOR) WOULD ALLOW YOU TO DIG UP THE CORPS TO SEE IF ITS HEAD IS MISSING, YOU MAY GET SOME CLUES OR EVEN SOME HAIR FORM THE SASQUATCH. HOWEVER IF THE HEAD IS STILL ATTACHED, THEN I WAS HALLUCINATING THE WHOLE THING, AND MY WIFE WOULD JUST IMAGINED THE WATER RIPPLES TOO.
I DONíT DO DRUGS, OR SMOKE DOPE, AND DIDN'T AT THAT TIME EITHER. THE ONLY THING RUNNING THRU MY VEINS IS GOOD WHOLESOME NATIVE AMERICAN BLOOD. I WOULD LOVE TO PARTICIPATE IN PURSUING THIS INVESTIGATION IF THERE WILL BE ONE.
ALSO NOTICED: HE WAS CARRYING A DEAD DOGS HEAD WALKING INTO THE WATER!
OTHER WITNESSES: MY WIFE SAW THE WATER RIPPLES, SHE WAS LOOKING FOWARD PROBABLY AT THAT TIME.
OTHER STORIES: AN AQUANTIANCE OF MINE HAS OBSERVED ONE IN WOODVILLE ALABAMA ABOUT 12-15 MILES CROWFLY MANY YEARS EARLIER. HE WATCHED ONE WITH HIS TELESCOPE IN THE HOLLER WHERE THE LATEST HUCK FIN MOVIE FILMED SOME OF THE MOVIE. I COULD RELEASE HIS NAME LATER. HE SAW IT A COUPLE OF TIMES. BUT ONLY ONCE WITH A TELESCOPE.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: ABOUT 8-9PM AROUND A FULL MOON
ENVIRONMENT: THE LAKE WAS ON MY RIGHT, A SMALL PINE THICKET WAS JUST BEFORE, A COUPLE OF HOUSES ON MY LEFT ONE OF WHICH BEING THE DEAD DOG OWNERS. A VERY THIN NARROW STRETCH OF WOODS / MORE OF A TREE LINE JUST AT THE HOUSE, WHERE THE SASQUATHE WOULD HAVE CAME FROM AS HE WOULD HAVE NOT WALKED IN FRONT OF A FEW HOUSES, OR PASSED THRU THE WIDE OPEN YARD ALONG SIDE THE TREE LINE WHICH HE CAME FROM.
Follow-up investigation report:
I spoke with the witness who recounted his experience as described in the report. The witness saw the animal from about 150 feet as it was walking into the lake. His view was from the animalís left side. The witness described it as having long hair and described the hair color as being ďdarkĒ as he couldnít discern the animalís hair color. The witness estimated the creatureís height as being about 7 to 8 feet tall.
The witness could clearly see the St. Bernardís head being carried in the creatureís left hand. The St. Bernardís head was being carried by the hair on top of its head, snout forward, and flesh could be seen hanging from the dogís neck.
The witness later spoke with the owner of the St. Bernard to inquire about why the dog hadnít been seen in awhile. The owner of the dog said that the dog had died a couple of days previous and had been buried back in the woods behind his property. It is hypothesized that the buried St. Bernard was located by the creature, dug up, and head removed.
The witness has suggested digging up the remains of the St. Bernard in order to confirm what he thinks he saw that night. Current forensic studies suggest that after 15 years, there would be very little left of the St. Bernard due to the natural process of decay as well as the scavenging of animals.
The witness, who is very credible, has presented a case that offers the possibility of what appears to be very interesting sasquatch behavior.
Editor's note (MM): This location is near a power line route.
Sightings and related incidents often occur within a short distance of power line routes. This is true in both eastern and western states.
Deer and elk often move and feed under power line routes. The trees and tall brush are cut away in these swaths, allowing berry bushes and grasses to flourish there.
There is almost always a gravelled access road under power lines, but very little vehicle traffic throughout the year.