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COUNTY: Coffee County
LOCATION DETAILS: Alabama Hwy. 51 in northern Coffee county, in a rural area, approximately one mile south of the Dale county line
NEAREST TOWN: Rocky Head community
NEAREST ROAD: AL 51
OBSERVED: At the end of January 2013 I was traveling north on Alabama Hwy 51 in northern Coffee County in a rural area approximately one mile south of the Dale County line just before dark. I estimate the time to be around 5 PM. As I approached a left curve I noticed a large dark mass in the road way. At this point I was within one hundred yards of it. Suddenly it moved to my right and in about three steps it was on the shoulder of the road facing me. It was a bipedal creature approximately nine feet tall with a shoulder span approaching four feet with the most intense yellow-green eyes I've ever seen spaced six to eight inches apart. In my headlights I could see it was covered in grey-brown hair. The face was ape like with dark brown-black leathery skin. The creature lifted its left arm, possibly to shield its eyes or perhaps anticipating being hit as I was about thirty feet from it. Then I was past it. It took several seconds for the significance of what had occurred to sink in.
ALSO NOTICED: N/A
OTHER WITNESSES: One (1)
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Approximately 5 pm. Clear weather, cold.
ENVIRONMENT: Rural, agricultural, mostly pasture land with forested areas
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Steve Phillips:
This witness is a veteran Law Enforcement Officer with many years of various special operational experience. He is also an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. While driving home in late January of 2013 the witness notices something in the middle of the road as he approached a slight curve, suddenly the dark mass stands and quickly moves to the edge of the woods as he approaches. The Bigfoot had just enough time to make it to the tree when the witness passed by.
It was holding onto a limb while peering around and down from behind the large tree as he passed. The sheer size was hard to believe, and the bright yellow-green shine of its eyes was very intense.
About BFRO Investigator Steve Phillips:
Steve is an avid outdoorsman. He has spent most of his life either in the woods or on the water. His adult work life has been spent as a Quality Assurance Technician and Metrologist. He is also a factory trained motorcycle/atv mechanic.