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COUNTY: Madison County
LOCATION DETAILS: In Huntsville. Just ask where Green Mountain is.
NEAREST TOWN: Huntsville Alabama
NEAREST ROAD: 431
OBSERVED: When I was about 8 or 10 yrs old, I saw a Bigfoot. It was on Green mountain near Huntsville, Ala. It was unpopulated then. Now there are million dollar homes there.
I was on my way home from my uncle's house on a gravel road. I was on one side of a hill. The road went down this hollow and back up the other side. In the ditch line was Bigfoot, about 8 ft. tall with arms that looked like they reached down past his knees. It was slightly leaned foward looking straight at me.
It scared the daylights out of me. So I went back to my uncle's house and told him. He got his shot gun and we went back. It was still there looking at us. Uncle threw up the gun to shoot and I told him we needed to get closer. So we went down the hill and as we did we lost sight. When we got back up the other side it was gone.
ALSO NOTICED: I was too young to remember.
OTHER WITNESSES: My Uncle Ike, deceased.
OTHER STORIES: My aunt used to come to our house complaining about noises, and hearing (she said panthers)screaming.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: afternoon, clear, warm sunshine
ENVIRONMENT: The only thing that might interest you is that Green Mountain has a lot of caves on the back side that to my knowledge are still unexplored.
Follow-up investigation report:
I met the witness at his family reunion on Green Mountain, which happened to be about three miles from my home. The witness and I traveled with his brother to the site of his 1949 experience. The witness immediately recognized the spot where he saw the creature, though the road was now paved and houses had been built in what was deep forest then. He and his brother showed me the site of their uncle's house. He described leaving the uncle's house and walking to the gravel road. After a short walk, he saw the animal up ahead near the crest of the next hill, a distance of about 70 yards. The animal was standing in the ditch by the side of the road. He stated the animal was between 7 and 8 feet tall. It had "long hair, 3 or 4 inches in length," and was "red-looking." At first the animal faced the road. Then it turned to the right to look at him. At this point he ran back to get his uncle. When he returned with his uncle, the animal was still there watching. As they proceeded down the road with the gun, they lost sight of it. When they got to the spot where the animal had stood, they saw no trace of it. The witness had other information to add to the description of vocalizations that the aunt heard. In addition to screams, the witness said his aunt also heard odd sounds, or "mumblings," as something scratched along the windows at night. The brother substantiated these comments. The witness is certain of what he saw, and stands by his statement.