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COUNTY: Scott County
LOCATION DETAILS: The location is private.
NEAREST TOWN: Duffield
NEAREST ROAD: US 23
OBSERVED: I was walking around late one nite b/c I could'nt sleep. I decided
to walk up to a railroad crossing were I walk to all the time. When
I got up to the crossing I heard this very loud scream that I had
never heard looking around but could'nt see anything. I heard the scream
again & it sounded like this thing was thrashing around in the trees &
bushes, very loudly too like it was breaking trees over & felt like it
was no more than a few feet away but still it was dark & I could'nt
see anything, All of the sudden I started hearing these thuds around me
I look down & start seeing these rocks landing around me it was then
I looked up & seen this rock coming through the trees & landing right
by my feet. This rock was bigger than a softball but smaller then a
basketball, so I pick up a rock & through it back into the woods were
the last rock came from. When I done that, this thing started thrashing
around & started screaming again even more than before so I decided
it was time for me to leave so I took off back down the road. when I
got down to the main road which I just live across the other side of it. I
hurd this thing screaming all the way up the mountain. I think that I
had walked up on this thing & startled it.
ALSO NOTICED: I could see 2 Trees that were broke over. It was between 7'to 8' were they were broke at they were kinda smaller trees but still at least an inch or two wide. Could not see anything else b/c I didnt want to tresspass.
OTHER WITNESSES: yes
OTHER STORIES: Yes a neighbor seen something big in a field that was very tall & a brown color on 2 legs this was a month or two after my encounter & I had told no one what had happen to me.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was late nite between 12:00am & 2:00am. it was a clear that nite no fog not very many clouds in the sky & was a really warm nite for spring.
ENVIRONMENT: Mountains all around this was close to the bottom of the mountain. Very wooded area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Rolf G.:
After speaking to the witness by phone, he agreed to go look at the area together. The witness identified where he had seen one of the rocks coming through the trees. Due to an overhanging branch and the slope on the hillside, the distance a rock could have been thrown was between 20 to 30 yards. The witness stated the screams went from a low growl to a deafening, deep scream. From the railroad tracks he heard at least three screams from two different locations. The boy's father did accompany us to the location and said there have been many sightings in the area. Unfortunately, most people are afraid to talk about it.
About BFRO Investigator Rolf G.:
An avid outdoorsman who grew up hunting, fishing, and hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Retired from the U.S. Army. Attended the NC-07 and TN-09 BFRO Expeditions.