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YEAR: 2008- 2011
DATE: Not shure
COUNTY: Floyd County
LOCATION DETAILS: Southeast Floyd County, east of US 27. Exact location removed for confidentiality.
NEAREST TOWN: rome ga,
NEAREST ROAD: Near hwy, 27
OBSERVED: This is a reoccurring situation. I have seen prints that looked like giant bare feet in the dirt. It was in the winter time and i know there would be no one walking up the side of a mountain barefoot in those kinds of temperatures. I noticed i have found them along service roads and along trails by power lines. I suspect they are found there for the same reason i am there. Deer hunting. There are also three lakes and multiple creeks in the same area. I was hunting with my wife and i showed her prints and she wanted to leave real quick. I have seen an actual animal when i was in my teens but i lived in Ohio then. People say that I'm crazy but i know these animals are real. The closest thing that i can compare them to are giant orangutangs. I'm not the smartest guy in the world but i know the woods and every animal that lives there. I know what these are and that they are real. I live in Rome, Georgia and where i find these tracks are near to where i live but i don't tell anyone because of the fear some yahoo would try to hunt them.
ALSO NOTICED: yes sometimes i hear tree knocks. and there are places that i won't go alone or unarmed. no i would never hunt for one. but there is no way im going in this things territory unarmed.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes once my wife was with me but she dosen't want to talk about it i think it scares her.
OTHER STORIES: Yes i have heard of sightings in paulding county which is very close to here. but other than that no. and this is the first time i have told anyone other than my wife.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: In the evening around 4 to 6. All i have ever found are prints but its in an area nobody really goes i feel they are real and not a hoax.
ENVIRONMENT: on the side of a small mountain, there are small lakes , streams and swamp srteams all around this area. there is plenty of wild game and fish. turkey, dear and even quail which is a another reason to keep it secret. People love to kill quail.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:
I spoke with the witness and encouraged him to try tree knocking to see if he would receive a response. See report #29530 for the results and for my follow-up investigation.
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.