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STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Duplin County
LOCATION DETAILS: RURAL AREA INTERSPERSED WIT FARMS AND LOTS OF WOODS
NEAREST TOWN: ROSE HILL,NC 7 MILES AWAY
NEAREST ROAD: HUFFMAN RD
OBSERVED: WHILE CHECKING THE DEER BAIT PILE BEHIND MY HOME IN THE WOODS I WALKED UP ON A 7 TO 8 FOOT TALL STINKING HAIRY CREATURE EATING MY CORN.IT WAS SITTING DOWN WHEN I FIRST SAW IT WITH ITS BACK TO ME. IT HEARD ME AND STOOD UP AND FACED ME FROM ABOUT 25 YARDS AWAY.THATS HOW I JUDGED ITS HEIGHT. I FROOZE AND IT REGARDED ME FOR A FEW MOMENTS.I WAS TERRIFIED BUT ACTED AS IF I WAS NOT. IT SEEMED TO DECIDE THAT I WAS NO THREAT AND IT WALKED AWAY INTO THE DEEPER WOODS. I HAD A PISTOL WITH ME BUT DID NOT FEEL THREATNED ENOUGH TO ATTEMT TO KILL IT. I DONT BELIEVE THE .38 WOULD HAVE STOPPED IT ANYWAY. THEN IT WOULD HAVE PROBALY RIPPED ME LIMB FROM LIMB.
ALSO NOTICED: HAVE HEARD UNEXPLAINED NOISES FROM THE WOODS FOR YEARS
OTHER WITNESSES: NONE
OTHER STORIES: Witness described another possible sighting December 2008 when he was hunting, and a small group of deer walked by with a small, upright creature the size of a "10 year old human" walking with them. Asked if they appeared frightened, he said they acted like the creature was part of the group.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10:00AM CLEAR CONDITIONS IN A SMALL CLEARING. EXCELLENT LIGHT
ENVIRONMENT: VERY THICK POCOSIN AND PINE FOREST
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tim Staudt:
Witness maintains a corn pile for deer as he is a deer hunter. He was checking his deer pile and walked up on the creature with its back to him. His sighting lasted about a minute before the creature walked into thick brush effortlessly.
Witness is just under 6 feet and felt dwarfed by the creature which he believed to be a male. He described the creature as having reddish-brown hair (like a burlap sac), "blunt teeth" like a hog or human, big lips, and an ape-like face with a flat nose. He felt the animal was not as intelligent as a human but like a "smart Labrador retriever" as it did look him over before walking away.
I asked if he had game cameras up, and he never has. He will be starting to hunt again next week and plans on having his camera with him just in case.
Eastern North Carolina has a lot of wooded areas and has had numerous sightings over the years. The area has lots of wildlife: deer, bear, turkey, feral hogs, and smaller game. Witness stated you could travel through the area unseen for many miles, and he feels the creatures are rare and definitely do exist.
About BFRO Investigator Tim Staudt:
DVM from College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University May 2001. Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1994 from Edinboro University of PA. Living in NC 14 years in several counties.
Attended following expeditions: SC '07, NC '08, GA '08 & '09.
Interested in bigfoot since childhood.