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COUNTY: Pickens County
LOCATION DETAILS: NORTH OF CANTON GA ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTH OF JASPER
NEAREST TOWN: BETWEEN TATE AND NELSON
NEAREST ROAD: KENNESAW AVE
OBSERVED: IT WAS AROUND 930 OR 10 AT NIGHT. ME AND MY GRANDPA WERE GOING HOME. WE HAD BEEN AT A FRIENDS
THAT DAY. WE CAME DOWN CANTON RD PAST TATE, AND THEIR WAS HARDLY ANY TRAFFIC. WE CAME DOWN A HILL CLOSE TO A SUBDIVISION, AND A TALL MUD RED CREATURE WALKED ACROSS THE ROAD IN FRONT OF US. WE DIDNT THINK IT WAS A JOKE CAUSE WHEN IT STEPPED OFF THE
ROAD IT WAS HOLDING ON TO THE VERY TOP OF A ROAD SIGN.
ALSO NOTICED: I TOLD A FEW OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY SAID THAT I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO SEEN IT
OTHER WITNESSES: MY GRANDPA WAS DRIVING AND I WAS THE PASSENGER
OTHER STORIES: NO
TIME AND CONDITIONS: NIGHT JUST OUR HEADLIGHTS
ENVIRONMENT: WOODED HILLS,HORSE PASTURE, LOTS OF WOODS
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matt Pruitt:
After a lengthy conversation with the witness, I can add the following details:
The two men were traveling southbound on Canton Road. Just beyond the intersection of Kennesaw Street (noted on some maps as Kennesaw Avenue), the two men observed a very large, bipedal, hair-covered animal crossing the road from east to west.
The witness noted that the creature's very large eyes reflected the light from the vehicles headlights very brightly. For a brief moment, the two men were able to see the creature fully illuminated in the headlights of the vehicle.
The animal stood nearly eight feet tall, and was covered in dark red hair of various lengths. The hair on its arms was "as long the hair on a horse's tail" according to the witness. It was a large, massive animal, that moved quickly and fluidly.
The witness was adamant about what he and his grandfather had seen. He is both curious about the animal he saw, and amazed by it.
About BFRO Investigator Matt Pruitt:
Matt Pruitt grew up in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, and has been conducting active sasquatch research for several years in various parts of the country.
Matt has attended/organized the following expeditions:
North Carolina - 2007
South Carolina - 2007
North Carolina - 2008
Georgia - 2008 (Expedition Organizer)
Washington (Cascades) - 2008
Washington (Olympic Peninsula) - 2008
Georgia - 2009 (Expedition Organizer)
Washington (Cascades) - 2009
Washington (Olympic Peninsula) - 2009
Oregon - 2010 (Expedition Organizer)
Washington (Olympic Peninsula) - 2010
Georgia - 2010 (Expedition Organizer)
Oklahoma - 2011 (Expedition Organizer)
North Georgia (1) - 2011 (Expedition Organizer)
North Georgia (2) - 2011 (Expedition Organizer)
Arkansas - 2012 (Expedition Organizer)
North Georgia - 2013 (Expedition Organizer)
North Carolina - 2013 (Expedition Organizer)
Matt is a trained visual tracker. During the summer of 2007, Matt co-instructed a tracking course for BFRO members in the Southeast. In 2009, he co-instructed an updated version of the same course for BFRO members in Utah. He currently lives in Northeast Georgia.
He can be contacted at Georgia@BFRO.net