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STATE: West Virginia
COUNTY: Tucker County
LOCATION DETAILS: To St George, Location Road to Hile run parking road.
NEAREST TOWN: St George
NEAREST ROAD: Hile Run Road (off of Location Road)
OBSERVED: First Day of deer season. Late afternoon. Animal appears above me and walked from right to left down grade at a distance of 30 yards. Seen from his left side view. Appeared very tall. Arms extended below his knees. Long brown shaggy hair. Hair at this head appeared to be longer as if it came to his sholders. Pug face from side view. Long legs and long stride. Four to five feet stride(measured by my boot length). Walked down to my elevation and around the hill and down a logging road into a meadow. Then out of the meadow down the road out of site. Time elapsed 2 to 3 minutes. I walked into the meadow trying to see it again, no luck. Gone!!!
ALSO NOTICED: Only imprints in leaves(no foot print)
OTHER WITNESSES: myself
OTHER STORIES: At that time, no. Inquired at deer check station in St George the following day about any unusal siting. None reported.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 4:15pm overcast good visibility
ENVIRONMENT: wooded area
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
I spoke to the witness, TW, by phone for over an hour and found him to be sincere and reliable in his statements. He offered some further information about the sighting he experienced.
It was about 4:15pm when he and his brother parted to hunt in different parts of the woods. Sometime after settling down TW saw a bipedal, hair-covered creature walk in front of him.
He stated that it was-
-Approximately 6’-7’ tall. Lanky and thin, at about 180-200lbs.
-Its hair was light brown, about two inches in length, shaggy in some areas, and TW could see it visibly flowing, or moving while it walked.
-It was long-legged, with arms that extended below the knees.
-It had a higher waistline than a human.
-The shoulder width was approximate to a human of that size, 14”-18”.
-The face was not seen head-on, but on a 45% partial view, and was described as being a ‘pug face’, or flattened.
-When asked to describe the shape of the head, the witness stated that it was hard to tell because of the hair, which looked draped over the shoulders.
-The witness stated the same with the muscle definition. The hair covered any details about the body mass, except that it was thin and lanky.
-The ears, or the details of the fingers could not be seen because of the hair.
-There was no odor or sounds associated with the sighting.
-The gender of the creature was not obvious.
-The sighting lasted approximately 2-3 minutes and during that time, TW did not think that the creature knew he was there. He stated that it never looked at him and that there was no indication that it was excited, or aggressive. It merely walked into his range of vision, about 30 yards away, and kept walking until it was out of sight.
-It walked much like a human except the swing of its arms opposed the swing of its legs.
-The stride was described to be much like a human stride, except for the length. Later investigation by the witness and brother found impressions that measured a stride length between 5’-6’ long. The track impressions were not adequate to determine a foot size since it occurred over heavy leaf-litter and grass-matted areas.
The witness followed up by telling me that when he saw this creature he was too ‘stunned’ to do anything but watch it. After it left his field of vision, he called out to his brother and eventually his brother came. He arrived too late to see the creature but his brother did not doubt what TW told him. He also told me that the area has many caves and that it is very remote. Within a few weeks of this sighting, his grown nephew stated that he saw a bipedal, hair-covered creature within this same area.
About BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
Cathy has been a nurse for over 27 years and currently works in a busy ICU. An amateur naturalist, Cathy has been intrigued by the bigfoot phenomenon from an early age.
Attended the following expeditions:
- The 2006 Florida Expedition
- The 2007 North Carolina Expedition
- The 2008 South Florida Expedition
- The 2008 North Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Central Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Utah Expedition
- The 2010 TN Survey Expedition
- The 2011 East Texas Expedition
-The 2012 North FL Expedition
-The 2013 Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition
For more information, please see the Florida BFRO