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DATE: 6, 20 , 11
COUNTY: Floyd County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near a swamp at the bottom of a mountain. I have also found tracks on the power road near the mountain and near the swamp. Floyd Industrial pkwy.
NEAREST TOWN: Rome
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy, 27
OBSERVED: On the recommendation of Mr, Pruitt and Mr. Morris i tried some tree knocking . I took my 15 year-old daughter because she thinks all of this is nonsense what better than a bias opinion i thought. well i got several responses. Something in the woods tonight knocked back. Upon the first three in return my daughter about jumped out of her shoes.
ALSO NOTICED: I have found Tracks in this area several times.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes my 15 year old daughter who thought i was crazy but she came i think just to make fun of me. She is no longer thinking its a joke.
OTHER STORIES: I have heard of reports in cedartown which is very near here.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 12:20 at night
ENVIRONMENT: Swamp with hard wood and pine forest in a valley.
A & G References: GA Delorme Page 18, Grid D5
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:
I initially spoke with this witness after he submitted report #29318. I had suggested that he try some wood knocks in the area and he submitted this report with the results.
I met with the witness who works in construction and visited the area where he had heard the return wood knocks. The area is mixed industrial/commercial as well as individual homes and subdivisions. The swamp mentioned runs for several miles and is between a long mountain ridge and a major four-lane highway. There is abundant deer and turkey in the area as I see them almost every morning on my drive to work. The print found was on a powerline cut which runs through the swamp area and then ascends the mountain ridge and continues over and down the far side. The elevation at the top of the ridge is approximately 800 feet. The witness' wife was with him hunting when the track was found and has refused to return to the area. During this incident they both expressed a feeling of unease and felt they were being observed. The area outside the swamp is mixed hardwood and pine and is sparsely populated along the swamp area and ridge line but surrounded as mentioned with industry and scattered homes.
As I live only twelve miles from the sighting, I will monitor the area and encouraged the witness to contact me should he encounter any other sign.
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.