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DATE: 20 Jan 2009
COUNTY: Spalding County
LOCATION DETAILS: Exact location omitted.
NEAREST TOWN: Griffin Ga
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy I-75
OBSERVED: It all started around mid May 2008. I went to feed my two pit bulls around 11:30 pm one night, me and my wife had returned home late from eating out. While taking the dogs food to them I heard a long moan / howl coming from the woods behind my house I at first thought it was my neighbor but it just did not make sense because it actually sounded farther off in the woods than my neighbors house sits. It stopped me dead in my tracks. I started surfing the internet later on after that and came across the BFRO website and played a few vocalizations and the Ohio Moan / Howl sounded just like the one I heard. I actually talked to a couple of investigators on the matter. Since then I have become very interested in Bigfoot and Sasquatch sightings and news. I decided to ask my wife if she had heard or seen anything unusual around the woods and house, she asked me why and I reluctantly told her I thought I had heard a Sasquatch in the woods. She started laughing and said “ I guess they throw rocks at the house and garage too”. Well my jaw dropped I asked her what she meant and she told me that the whole time I was deployed to Iraq (2005-2006)when she would come out on the back porch to smoke at night some one would throw rocks and sticks at our garage which is not attached to our house and sits back in the wood line some. She even had her brother come out and listen one night while he was down on vacation it freaked both of them out.
That was pretty much the extent of every thing until 3 nights ago, the weather had turned really cold here in Ga and when I would go out to smoke at night I would not stay long. It was during one of the brief smoke breaks that around 1:00 AM I was staring out into the front yard when I caught some movement in the corner of my eye, I turned my head just in time to see the massive back, shoulders and head of this enormous creature disappear behind some bushes. It was fairly close to the yard light I have in my yard but just far enough away to not be able to tell the actual color of this thing I would guess a dark brown or grayish. I went out and measured a limb that I am fairly sure was about even with its head and the limb measured at exactly 10 feet so the height was about 10 feet tall it was slightly hunched over with no visible neck and a shoulder width, the best I can guess, of about 3-4 feet across it looked like it covered the distance of 6-7 feet with one step ( although I could not see its legs and feet I am judging by its gate) I could not see its face but its fur looked like a horses winter coat that had not been combed out.
ALSO NOTICED: None
OTHER WITNESSES: None
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early Morning 1:00am Its was dark and very cold around 15 degrees out, the sky was clear.
ENVIRONMENT: Very thick scrub brush at the edge of my yard.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mary Mallon:
When I spoke with the witness about his brief sighting and the other activity he mentioned in his report, he was factual and sincere. The sighting area is a sparsely populated rural area with plenty of wildlife, farmland and creeks in the vicinity.
Witness stated that the approximate height of the animal to be around 9-10 feet tall from measuring a branch where he saw the animal retreating back into the wood line.
The vocalization he heard in May 2008 sounded similar to an “Ohio” type moan/howl approximately ˝ mile away. The vocalization started out low, gradually getting louder, lasting about 30 seconds.
Witness also made note of a few tree twists at a height of about 6’ in the woods located near his property. His wife also added that while he was deployed to Iraq, on many occasions she would be on the back porch and hear small stone-like objects hit their aluminum garage.
About BFRO Investigator Mary Mallon:
Mary is originally from the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York and currently resides in East Tennessee.
Expeditions attended - Multiple private and public expeditions from Georgia to Vancouver Island from 2009 to current.