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COUNTY: Holmes County
LOCATION DETAILS: I would rather not say. If what was my land then i would but it is my uncles place and i have to honor his request in not saying the specific location but our camp site was on ten mile creek, just off highway 2
NEAREST TOWN: Esto
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 2
OBSERVED: Me and my friend were planning on camping out in the woods near my uncles house, near an old well where a old house used to be. It was march and it was just starting to warm up around the area and well we setup camp and head back to my uncles house, it was about a three minute ride by four wheeler. We get some food and tell him we are turning in for the night so we head back to the site. It was about 6:30 when we get to the tent. We get a good fire going and talk for an hour or two. we get in the tent at about 8:30 or so. About an hour or so later my friend wakes me and he tells me to listen and it sounded like big thuds and tree limbs breaking. It almost sounded like it was circling the or site. It couldnt have been about 40 or 50 feet away. But the woods are so thick back there we couldnt figure out what it was. It sounded like it was getting closer. My friend was laying in front of the tent opening and sounded like it was 5 ft away. It got quite and we are trimbiling. and then we heard deep grunts almost like a gorilla it was very strange. Then it sounded like it was moving away from us going towards a bottom. There is a creek that runs through there and it sounded like whatever it was it was headed that way. We looked at each other and my friend had tears in his eyes. We never went back to sleep that night and we were to scared to leave. As soon as the sun was peeking thriught the trees we took off to my uncles and told him what happened and he could tell we were upset. We take him back down to the tent and look around but we found nothing. The ground was to hard to leave foot prints and it was covered in pinestraw and leaves. I have nor my friend has ever experinced any thing like that in our lives. We only told my uncle about what happened until now.
ALSO NOTICED: The grunts were rather strange and very disturbing.
OTHER WITNESSES: It was just me and my friend
OTHER STORIES: there was i case i have seen on your site about a young girl seeing a creature about 5 miles from where we were
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was vey dark and we had the dew cover over the tent. There was no moon, so it was very dark
ENVIRONMENT: Thick woods with a couple of trails. mostly pines and oak trees and random other trees. we were close to ten mile creek
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
The witness is a 23 year-old male and is employed as a Blackhawk helicopter mechanic. During his interview he stated that he had the feeling of being watched that evening before turning in. He also stated that it was definately the sound of heavy, bipedal walking that they heard. Due to the loudness of the footfalls and the duration between them, he judged the creature that made them to be quite large. Both witnesses were too frightened to look out or leave the tent until daylight. Although the creature came very close to the tent, it did not disturb anything at the campsite. Since the incident he has become a bigfoot enthusiast, but may not go camping again.
This location is in the panhandle of Florida, near the Alabama border.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
Kevin Smykal is a mechanical contractor in northern Florida.
He attended the following BFRO expeditions:
- 2006 Central Florida (Lake County)
- 2007 Central Florida Private Expedition
- 2008 South Florida Expedition
- He helped organize the 2008 North Florida Expedition and is assisting with the organization of the upcoming 2009 Central Florida Expedition
He helped organize the 2011 & 2012 North Florida expeditions.