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COUNTY: Walker County
LOCATION DETAILS: Wooden area. Just past the intersection of Trotter Rd. and Nichols Rd. On the right about 40 yards past intersection going north away from Jasper.
NEAREST TOWN: Nauvoo
NEAREST ROAD: Redmill Saragossa Rd.
OBSERVED: This happened in 1988 in Nauvoo AL. I was 14 years old. I was at home in my living room watching TV and my brother was outside working on a car. We were the only ones at home. The front door was located in the living room. We never used this door because we had no steps to it and the door was about 4 feet from the ground. So we used the back door of the house. I was sitting on the couch watching TV when the door began to move and the door knob was turning. The only thing holding the door shut was a nail someone had nailed at the top of the wall and bent it over to hold the door shut. I first thought it was my brother but he knew we didn't use the door. As the door was moving just a little I noticed at the bottom of the door where there was a gap, 3 fingers slide under the door. My heart began to beat faster, I tried to move but I couldn't at first. Then I wanted so bad to look out the window beside the door but I was too scared. These fingers were very long and the nails were long too and black. The hand like finger had hair on it dark brown. The hair was long. This only lasted for 3 min. When the fingers move out from the gap the door knob and the door stop moving. About 45 min. later my brother came inside and I asked him why he was trying to use the front door he said he hadn't. I didn't tell him what happened until sometime later. Because of fear he wouldn't believe me and the fear of him using this to scare me later on.
ALSO NOTICED: None.
OTHER WITNESSES: None.
OTHER STORIES: None.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: At dark after 8:00pm. In the 70's degree temp.
ENVIRONMENT: Land was woods, we had a lot of junk cars and new ones. Yard unkempt. House was close to the road, about 70 yards from the road.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator W. Gibson:
I contacted the witness by phone whom I found to be sincere and still upset by the encounter. The following details can be added from our conversation.
The witness was about 8 feet from the fingers under the door.
The fingers moved like a humanís and it is the witnessí conclusion that the fingers could not have been faked.
The fingers were bending upwards under the bottom of the door.
Only the back of the fingers could be seen and no skin could be seen because of the 1.5 inch long hair.
The fingers were approximately 50% longer than a normal manís and about 1 inch in diameter.
The nails were narrower in proportion to a human's and about .5 inch long past the finger tips.
There was no smell noticed.
Woods surrounded the property, including across the road, with only one house nearby.
It was dark outside and the only source of outside light was in the back yard where the brother was working.
The house has burned down since the encounter.
About BFRO Investigator W. Gibson:
W. Gibson teaches Technical Education and has had a lifelong interest in the Bigfoot phenomena since an encounter from his youth.