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STATE: West Virginia
COUNTY: Upshur County
LOCATION DETAILS: Off of Brushy Fork near Buckhannon
NEAREST TOWN: Buckhannon
NEAREST ROAD: Brushy Fork Rd.
OBSERVED: Note: The actual witness does not have internet access. Report submitted by her niece.
My aunt and my cousin both supposedly saw bigfoot on Spruce Fork Rd in Buckhannon (Upshur Co.), WV.Both claimed that the creatures they have seen were certainly not human, and not like any type of animal they have ever seen. They live in a very wooded, country area with many wild animals, and still, they have yet to seen anything similar. My cousin saw this creature just today of March 1, 2010. They are very credible individuals.
ALSO NOTICED: The animal was standing by the road on two legs. It stared at her, very close to the vehicle with animal eyes that were oddly intelligent seeming.
OTHER WITNESSES: two, mother and daughter had separate sightings. The daughter spotted the same creature in the same area, on March 1, 2010.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, many. Neighbors hear strange howls all year.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Appr. 12:00 PM, dry conditions, clear
ENVIRONMENT: Clear weather. Wooded area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stephen Willis:
I spoke to the actual witness at length 3/10/10. She reported the incident occurred in early September 2009. She was not sure of the actual date. She was driving alone at night going home. The animal was standing near a curve in the road at the end of a long straight.
Eyes reflecting like cat eyes made her slow down nearing the curve. The headlights illuminated not a deer but a bipedal creature covered in brown hair standing off the road. The road was a single lane, giving her a very good look from about 10 feet away.
It was over six feet tall, exactly how tall could not be estimated. She thought it was standing on the slope of the ditch, so it could have been between 6 and 7 feet tall. It watched her drive past. She was certain they made eye contact and reported it exposed its teeth, in either a smile or warning display. The teeth were all pointed, looking much like a mouth full of canine incisors.
She reported the face was not hair covered. It looked sort of human, with a wide nose, but not gorilla like. The skin color was dark-not black. she described seeing an Eskimo once on TV who had the same skin tone. The eyebrows were very bushy. The nostrils were flared.
The animal watched her drive by until out of sight. She thought it turned its head, not pivoting its upper body as in some other sighting reports. She got the impression it was intelligent. She did not feel threatened until after passing the creature. Once clear of the immediate area, a strong sense of fear overcame her.
March 1, 2010, a second sighting within ½ mile of the first one. This time the daughter of this original witness had a sighting of what seemed to be the same creature. Her sighting was during daylight hours.
I advised the witness and her husband to look at the BFRO website at their first opportunity. During the conversation about the website, I mentioned there are recordings of howls and whoops from other areas. She asked if I could describe the whooping sound. I vocalized two examples for her and she reported they have heard those sounds during the fall and winter. Her husband overheard my vocalization and immediately said, “That's it!”
In conclusion, the witness gave a very good description of her sighting, with no hesitation. This level of detail and fluidity of conversation leads me to believe she was describing a living creature previously unknown to her.
About BFRO Investigator Stephen Willis:
Grew up in central West Virginia. Retired from the US Army in 2003. Small manufacturing business owner. Lived for almost 7 years in Germany and 1.5 years in the Mideast.