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COUNTY: Lowndes County
LOCATION DETAILS: South of Montgomery , Al near the town of Hayneville at a small fishing club with about 5 pond/ lakes around more details available if interested
NEAREST TOWN: Hayneville near Montgomery
NEAREST ROAD: 26
ALSO NOTICED: I had just gotten up from sleeping and was putting on clothes for the A.M. fishing with my friend. I was standing and looking out the upper bedroom window and saw a large greyish / brown hairy figure trotting through the edge of the woods towards the log cabin and turn to trot across the earth dam. I immediately went down stairs and ask my friend if he was attempting to play a joke but he was already down at the boat in another direction. The figure had been jogging or trotting at a moderate pace with a hunched over stance and I witnessed it for 6 to 10 seconds before it disappeared across the lake. I am a Marine Corp veteran from Vietnam and I have better than 20/20 vision I have been on many fishing trips in the area for about 10 years. when the figure was moving through the tree area it looked as though it was brushing some of the limbs with its body
OTHER WITNESSES: One other friend at the sight but he did not witness the sighting. but he saw my looks and my questions to him and my facial dismay.
OTHER STORIES: no other exact details other than feelings of being watched on several different trips
TIME AND CONDITIONS: dawn, daybreak, dew on ground damp
ENVIRONMENT: pine forest with dirt roads around. A log cabin for fishermen to stay overnight. near country homes on private land. 5 ponds/small lakes. one earth dam between 2 of the ponds. Area a little secluded off main roadway 26
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
The witness is a 62 year-old retired military man. He compared the creature's gait to the subject in the Patterson video. During the interview, it was also stated that he was somewhat able to see the face. The face was hair covered, with pronounced cheek bones. No other facial details were noted. No sounds or smells were evident.
It was just light enough to see clearly and was very chilly and damp. The area contains many large ponds and is very bushy, thickly wooded with pines and many hanging vines.
The witness reported a feeling of uneasiness throughout the day. He had the feeling of being watched on subsequent visits to the area. No other incidents have occurred since then.
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.