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COUNTY: Fulton County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was a few miles west of Salem Arkansas. Its the only time i've evered travelled that highway so thats about all I can tell you.
NEAREST TOWN: Salem Arkansas
NEAREST ROAD: highway 463 (I think)
OBSERVED: In the spring of 1997 I had to make a trip to Jonesboro Arkansas. Since I live in Fayetteville Arkansas the best way was across Hgwy 463 across the top of the state. (I think thats the hgwy #, Its the only time i've ever been on that road) Anyway,
I finished my business and was returning home that evening. It was around 9 PM when I passed thru a small town named Salem. With the town behind me I was once again the only car on the hgwy, my headlights were on brite, the windows were up cause I had the heater on and the radio was playing softly.
There was a clearance of maybe 20 feet between the edge of the road and the woods when I noticed what I thought was a tree standing right beside the road. As I got closer the tree turned and took just a few steps and was at the woods. It was HUGE and had long, matted hair. Actually it looked quite nasty. It never looked directly at me. It was slipping into the woods as I passed to the point of it going out of my headlights beam.
I stomped on the gas with everything I had and didn't slow down till I was safely in the lights of the next town. As I drove wildly down the highway at 90 miles an hour (Thats as fast as the car I was driving would go) I kept looking in the rear view mirror to make sure it wasn't chasing me. I know that sounds nutty but at the time it seemed like a really good idea.
I was perfectly sober at the time, maybe that should be a lesson to me
I never gave much thought about bigfoot until that night. Now I know they do exist. I saw one with my own eyes.
Anyway, thats my story and i'm sticking with it.
ALSO NOTICED: With the windows up and the radio on I didn't hear or smell anything unusual. Matter of fact, it was a darn right pleasant drive right up until I saw the Bigfoot.
OTHER WITNESSES: It was just me.
OTHER STORIES: Nope, But I was just passing thru. For all I know bigfoot may attend the local hoedowns.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: around 9 PM. The bright lights from my car were the only light source other than moon and stars. The weather was clear.
ENVIRONMENT: After leaving the small town of Salem the hgwy went right into the woods. forest on both side with maybe 20 feet of clearance between the edge of the road and the woods.
Follow-up investigation report:
Milton stated this happened very quickly. He estimates he saw the animal for 3-6 seconds. He thought at first it was a tree on the immediate side of the road until it turned and took a few steps, disappearing into woods that were 15 – 20 feet from the road. The creature never looked in his direction. Milton described the creature as being huge and stocky with long, dark, matted, “nasty” hair that walked like a man. He said the creature’s height was approximately 7 feet at least.
I was not able to find Hwy 463 on Mapquest. However, he stated in his original submission as well as on the phone that he couldn’t recall the exact name of the road. After looking up directions on MQ, it is possible he was traveling on US 62 based on available roads in that area that would easily lead him to his destination, however I realize this is supposition on my part.