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COUNTY: Franklin County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near Lake Elliot,stormin road.
NEAREST TOWN: Russellville
NEAREST ROAD: County rd 58
OBSERVED: 2007 I was hunting on my hunting club land,when some people were shooting guns nearby.I had been watching a greenfield that was on a powerline.The people were hooping and hollering after they shot.It was about 5pm,I had gotten disgusted and was fixen to leave.They were shooting to my far right.I could hear them talking clearly.One of them shot and let out a whoop afterwards.Thats when to my left sort of in front of me I heard a response.It was a loud long whoop,followed by a chatter.I thought it was just the echo of the person.Then it did it again,this time it was further up from my left.I began to watch the tree line and the field.Thats when I could see something on two legs walking in the pines.It was about 200 yards to my left,heading for a break in the pines.Then it stopped and crouched down.A cold chill began to run up my back.Thinking it was another hunter I stood up and began to move. It did'nt move it just sat there by a brush pile.I have been interested in bigfoot for a longtime.I began to walk towards my truck,but it still would'nt move.I returned the next day to look for sign but found nothing.The only thing I noticed was an unusual odor,kind of like a wet deer.Only thing was it had'nt rained in days.I hav'nt said anything till I found your website and saw the eyewitness account in franklin county alabama.
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: Only the one you have on file for 2006.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 5pm on a clear day.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine thicket bordering a powerline.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
Witness is a 44 year old retired electrician. He is currently serving as a pastor. Sighting took place 200 yards from a creek. The area is rich in food sources and vegetation that include briars, pine thickets and honeysuckle.
When he imitated what he heard, I thought it sounded like classic Samurai chatter. He also stated that he got the impression that it was upset, by the tone of its chatter. After the experience, this witness went to our website to find more information. He also listened to our Bigfoot/Sasquatch-related sound recordings.
The witness stated he knew the possibility of what he was seeing was a bigfoot because of his interest in the subject. Because of the distance and probably waning light at that time of the day and month, he was unable to see any details. He was basically seeing a tall, uniformly dark figure walking on two legs. Although he did not see it clearly, he was certain it was not a person due to its behavior and its estimated height of 7 - 7 1/2 feet. He conducted the height comparisons on his return the following day.
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.