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COUNTY: Paulding County
LOCATION DETAILS: .
NEAREST TOWN: HIRAM
NEAREST ROAD: BAKERS BRIDGE
OBSERVED: IN JUNE 2006 EARLY PART OF THE MONTH I ARRIVED HOME FROM WORK AROUND 0100 HOURS I PARKED MY VEHICLE AT THE END OF MY DRIVE WAY AT THE WOODLINE . I EXITED MY VEHICLE AND TOOK ABOUT FIVE STEP TOWARDS MY HOUSE AND HEARD A HOWL / APE GRUNT SOUND THAT STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS . THE HOWL ONLY LASTED ABOUT 5 SECONDS BUT IT WAS LOUD, AND IN A SCARY WAY . I THEN LOOKED TOWARDS THE WOODLINE AND COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING I LOOKED AT MY NEIGHBORS HOMES AND ALL THE LIGHTS WERE OFF , I THEN SAID TO MY SELF , SOMEBODY IS MESSING WITH ME , I WAITED ABOUT TEN SECONDS AND I TRIED TO YELL BACK LIKE THE HOWL I HEARD AND IMMEDIATELY HEARD SOMETHING IN THE WOODS HOWL BACK BUT IT WAS CLOSER , I WAS THEN VERY SCARED, AND I PULLED OUT A GUN I WAS CARRYING AND WALKED BACKWARDS TO MY HOUSE . THIS THING IN THE WOODS HOWLED AND STOPPED THEN A SECOND ONE HOWLED AND STOPPED NOT MOORE THEN 75 FEET AWAY. THE HOWLING LASTED ABOUT 15 SECONDS ( THE WHOLE TIME I WAS WALKING BACKWARDS TOWARDS MY HOUSE )THE WHOLE TIME I WAS WALKING AWAY I NEW WHAT EVER WAS MAKING THAT SOUND WAS VERY BIG AND I WAS VERY SCARED, (I DONT SCARE EASY , IM A 6 FOOT 300LB MAN ) I WENT INSIDE MY HOME AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW FOR A WHILE AND NEVER HEARD OR SEEN ANYTHING AFTER I GOT INSIDE . I WOKE UP MY WIFE THE NIGHT THIS HAPPENED AND ASKED HER IF ANY APES HAVE ESCAPED FROM THE ZOO OR CIRCUS THAT I MIGHT OF MISSED ON THE NEWS AND SHE SAID NO .I DIDNT THINK AT THE TIME THE HOWL I HEARD WAS A BIGFOOT UNTIL I HEARD SOME SOUND CLIPPINGS AND READ MY NEIGHBORS REPORT NUMBER 14887. NOW I HAVE NO DOUBT IT WAS THE SAME ANIMAL .THE HOWLS DID NOT SOUND LIKE AN APE BUT THE GRUNTS DID.
ALSO NOTICED: I NEVER CHECKED THE AREA , DID NOT THINK IT WAS A BIGFOOT AT THE TIME , DID NOT KNOW THEY MADE VOCAL SOUNDS.
OTHER WITNESSES: NO OTHER WITNESSES
OTHER STORIES: REPORT NUMBER 14887 ,IS WHY IM REPORTING MY STORY . VERY CLOSE TO MY RESIDENCE , SAME ANIMAL IN MY YARD I BELIEVE I DID NOT READ MY NEIGHBORS STORY UNTILL LAST YEAR , I REPORTED MY STORY BUT NO BODY CONTACTED ME.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: CALM ,NIGHT , PLEASANT OUTSIDE IN THE 70'S AROUND ONE IN THE MORNING
ENVIRONMENT: PINE FOREST , LAKES , RIVER
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:
I spoke with the witness who is a 20 year veteran public service officer. He stated that the thing that was the most disconcerting was how strong the scream was and the accompanying "ape" sounding grunts. He felt that there were two animals in the woods behind his house. When he yelled back, the animals sounded like they began to move closer. As he felt threatened, he quickly moved into his house. He has not seen or heard anything similar since.
This area is within the same subdivision as report #14887 and occurred during the same time period.
[Editor's Note - Matt Pruitt]
There were several incidents in this section of Paulding County during the time that this particular witness experienced the aggressive behavior. The sasquatch that was observed and encountered multiple times during this period was particularly confrontational to the humans it encountered, and its intimidation strategy seemed to help it move through the populated area.
The rash of sightings and encounters during this brief period (some of which are published on this website), and the credibility of these witnesses (retired military, police officers, etc.) strongly supports the hypothesis that one or more sasquatches were passing through the area during that time.
About BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:
Morris holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Auburn University and additional coursework toward an MBA in International Business. He is an avid backpacker and SCUBA diver. Morris attended Georgia 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2011; North Carolina 2006 and SC 2007 expeditions. He is a member of the SE BFRO Tracking Team and has completed a first course in visual tracking.