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DATE: Mid July
STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Onslow County
LOCATION DETAILS: Just on the edge of Onslow county, North Carolina, about 25 miles from Hampstead, about 15 miles off of US 421 on Hwy 51. I think is the Hwy number.
NEAREST TOWN: Hampstead
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 51
OBSERVED: I have never told this to anyone because I didn't want to hear the jokes, but it was mid July 1987. I was heading toward the beach in my sports car, top down music blasting. It was around 8:45 pm so it was still light, sort of dusk dark. I had my headlights on cruising about 60 mph when I rounded a corner and there in the road stood this large hairy thing. I slammed on brakes and swerved around it, but I must have glanced it because it bounced over the passenger side of my car. I slid the car around and stopped where my headlights were about halfway on the thing. It got up and came at me. I was about 25 feet away from the thing and the smell was horrible. It hung in the air like a wet blanket. It was about 7 to 7.5 feet high, reddishbrown matted looking hair, its face was hairless and he looked ticked. I put the car in reverse, backed up and threw the car in drive and took off. As I was spinning around I looked in the rearview mirror and it was right on my cars rear end. I heard a loud bang. About that time my car caught traction and took off. I left the creature running down the road after me. I have never been so scared in all my life. After I got to my destination I checked my car. The passenger rear quarter panel was dented in with hair on it. And my rear spoiler was shattered where he had hit the rear of my car. I told my friends, family, police and insurance that I had hit a stray cow. But it took weeks to get that smell off of the outside of my car and the inside still had that smell. It was a under smell, like sewage and something else. I was 27 then, I'm 38 now. I have not been down that road since. I will drive 45 to 50 miles out of my way not to go that route.
ALSO NOTICED: The sound it made when it attacked me, a loud growl, or roar. I haven't ever heard nothing like it before or since. And I don't want to. I won't listen to the Bigfoot recordings for that very reason.
OTHER WITNESSES: No witnesses, just myself , several folks saw the car damage, and everyone could smell the smell.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 8:45 pm so it was still light, sort of dusk dark.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy pine forest both sides of road, swampy, coastal terrain, flat, extremely isolated and empty of people.