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Report # 43553  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Teenage girl startles a gorilla-like animal while walking home in the dark north of Swainsboro

YEAR: 2006


MONTH: September

DATE: 25

STATE: Georgia

COUNTY: Emanuel County

LOCATION DETAILS: On Johnson Powell Drive just off Hwy 56 in Emanuel County.

NEAREST TOWN: Summertown


OBSERVED: I was walking home from my boyfriend's house about an hour after dusk when I heard a very loud, very deep breath. I felt the vibration under my feet when it moved. I had startled it. I looked and saw a huge creature it was 8 or 9 ft. tall and had a huge head 3 times the size of a man's head and it stared at me as I passed by. I prayed and walked as fast as I could without running all the way home. This happened to me in 2006 in Summertown Georgia on Johnson Powell Drive. This is a true story. The most terrifying story of my life.

ALSO NOTICED: Just seemed like I could have easily been prey to this huge creature. But the fact it merely watched me as I walked by makes me wonder?

OTHER WITNESSES: Just myself and Jesus.

OTHER STORIES: There are plenty of stories. So quick to laugh until it gives you a story to tell.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around an hour after dusk. Cool temp, clear conditions with a completely full moon.

ENVIRONMENT: Pine timber. Hardwood forest with a river -the Ogeechee- within 3 miles. Countless creeks and natural ponds -McKinney Pond- that's not man made and huge with huge springs.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator David Bakara:

I spoke with the witness by phone and she remembers that night well. It was a short distance from her rural home, about 11pm. She was nervous about the walk, but her boyfriend reminded her it was a full moon and hardly pitch dark.

The area is heavily wooded, with many creeks, ponds and farms. She walked in the middle of the dirt road toward her home, and as she neared an old farm shed situated just off the road, she heard a deep grunt/blow as if she startled an animal...what ever it was shifted its weight and rose in a gorilla-like stance just 20ft from her. She said she could feel the ground shake as this creature adjusted its position. It emitted a short blow/grunt and she surmised it must have been on the ground and startled into a upright (though not standing) position. She had a perfect silhouette. She described it as huge and muscular. Covered in what must have dark colored hair, she couldn't discern any color. Its two huge arms bowed out in front of it with its knuckles on the ground. She said it appeared like a huge gorilla, with a massive head. Even at her 5' 5" height, this thing was still taller than her and it wasn't even standing. At this point she was stopped in the middle of the road and face to face with it. She quickly moved to the furthest side of the road and grasped her cross around her neck and began to pray to herself. She was taught at an early age NOT to run from an animal, so she began to walk quickly toward her home, and glanced over her shoulder. The figure slowly turned its head as it watched her walk. She looked straight ahead and never looked back again.

About BFRO Investigator David Bakara:

David has three daughters and a wife that shares his interest in research, both having developed a deep respect for nature and knowledge of the outdoors and wildlife. Attended Northern Florida Expedition 2011, 2012 Washington Exp., and 2012 North Florida exp. Prior US Navy and currently works as a Leasing Agent, spending his time off in the woods as often as he can investigating Bigfoot reports.