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COUNTY: Dickson County
LOCATION DETAILS: This incident occurred approximately 4 miles east of Charlotte, Tennessee in Dickson County in what is known to locals as the Greenwood Community. This incident was in sight of the junction of State Hwy 49 and Greenwood Road.
NEAREST TOWN: Charlotte
NEAREST ROAD: Junction of State Hwy 49 and Greenwood Road
OBSERVED: I was sitting in my mother's kitchen with 2 of my nieces and my mother when I happened to look out of her back door. I clearly saw a very tall (approximately 7 feet) creature moving on two legs at an extremely rapid pace through the weeds bordering on her yard. I yelled "My God, what is that?" One of my nieces standing near the door whirled around and also saw the creature. After a few seconds of stunned silence we went into the back yard and saw the creature, now in the yard itself, dash behind a storage building. I remember being very afraid, as was everyone else, so we did not pursue whatever this was. As I said this creature was walking on 2 legs, was approximately 7 feet tall, covered with very dark brown or black hair. The creature was walking at a stunningly rapid pace with it's shoulders hunched forward. As this thing was moving away from us we did not see any facial features but the head appeared rounded. We did not see this thing any more and assumed that it had stepped over a fence behind the storage building and preceded into the fields and woods. We were struck with how rapidly this thing was moving and were amazed that it had eluded us with such apparent ease. When first spotted the creature was approximately 80-100 feet from the back door. When observed in the yard itself it was approximately 150 feet away. We were too shaken to look for tracks and were actually afraid to go into the yard for a long time afterwards.
ALSO NOTICED: No odor or noise was noted at the time and this was the first and last time that any of us experienced any thing like this.
OTHER WITNESSES: Everyone was just sitting or standing around the kitchen having light conversation.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: This incident occurred in either June or July of 1985. It was approximately 3 o'clock in the afternoon, sunny, very warm and clear.
ENVIRONMENT: The terrain in the area is rolling hills with open crop fields nearby with large heavily wooded areas of forests. The siting itself happened in a populated area with several houses and a State highway within sight. The back of the property where this happened sloped off to a ravine approximately 100 yards away with the terrain rising from there into hills and woods.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1992.
- Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law, 1996.
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organizaton,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science," 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - present.
- Current Director of the BFRO