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COUNTY: Pittsylvania County
NEAREST TOWN: Danville, VA
NEAREST ROAD: 29
OBSERVED: A friend and I were in the woods just after night fall in the fall back in 1976. It was an old abandoned road the city never paved and it was grown over very badly. It had been used as a party spot for teens for many years. I was against being there but my friend wanted to pick up beer cans for the money. You remember back when everyone was doing that. Any way as we walked down I was shining the light from side to side looking for anything or anyone that might be down there with us. You see, for about two years straight , we had had run ins with this thing on several occasions. All our parents told us we were crazy, it was probably someone in a suit trying to scare us. We know the difference in a suit and a real creature. Well, as I shined the light to the left and came back across the road, this thing took one step to it`s left and was out in the middle of the trail. That was about 6 feet in one step. The s.o.b. was right in front of my light, about 10 feet away. I had never been that close to it before. I was absolutely terrified and yelled at my buddy and turned and started running my you know what off. It wasn`t really that tall, maybe between 6 and 7 feet. It just stood there for the couple seconds I looked at it. It never made a move towards us. Just stood there and looked.I actually only saw it for a couple seconds but it was about 4 feet wide at the shoulder and dark colored. There were other encounters thru the years if you`d like to hear let me know.
OTHER WITNESSES: one, looking on the ground
OTHER STORIES: several over about a two year period
TIME AND CONDITIONS: clear, cool maybe 8 pm
ENVIRONMENT: pine forest, dry
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator D.K.:
After a number of conversations with this witness, the following information can be added to this report:
-The creature was covered in black, shaggy hair, had very long arms and was very broad at the shoulders. Its height was under seven feet.
-He was so startled by the sudden appearance, and close range of the creature, that he didn't stop to try and get a good look at its face. Instead he turned and immediately ran from the area.
-A short time before this incident, the witness and his friend observed a very tall creature walking at night through a corn field. It was some distance away and the corn obscured much of the view of its body, however its head was visible and its eyes appeared luminous as it looked back at them. The creature continued on through the corn and into the woods.
-Over the course of several years, both before and after the witness' sighting, there were other events which suggest a sasquatch occasionally moved through the area. Some of these events include harassing behavior from an unseen source while out in the woods at night, and sounds of a large animal moving through brush at night, but always keeping just out of sight.
Danville is in the heart of Virginia's rural and agricultural south and over the years reports have come from this region and adjacent areas of North Carolina. The BFRO is very interested in sightings and encounters in this area of Virginia, and encourages readers with experiences near Danville to submit their reports to the BFRO.
About BFRO Investigator D.K.:
D.K. is a business executive with an MS in Systems Engineering. Formerly a linguistic analyst, he applies his knowledge to the collection and study of sasquatch vocals and communication patterns. BFRO expeditions attended: Tennessee 2010, Pennsylvania 2011, Ohio 2012, West Virginia 2012 & West Virginia 2013