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STATE: South Carolina
COUNTY: Chesterfield County
LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy.#1 N. to McBee, turn left onto Hwy.151. Go about 6 to 8 miles turn left at a little country store onto Hwy.903 . Then go about 2 to 3 miles turn right at second paved rd. This will take you to the turkey farm.
NEAREST TOWN: Jefferson
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 151
OBSERVED: My co-worker and I were on a turkey farm at about 12:30AM. one night in October,2003. I began smelling a strange smell that I had never smelled before on a birdfarm. I began shining my Q-beam spotlight around in the darkness. I noticed something standing behind the barn across from me. I could see the animal picking up acorns or something off the ground.The animal didn't like my spotlight because it would block the light with its hand. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
I ran over to my coworker, that was working on the other feed truck to warn him as to what I had seen. He laughed and said for me to quit tryin to scare him. I told him that I was serious, and he would see it if it was still there, since it was behind the last barn that he had to pump feed in. I noticed he was startled when he shined his spotlight and saw this large creature for himself. He claimed that this creature started walking toward him, and it really shook him up, because he ran to the front of his truck and sped to the front of the farm where I waited on him. He was white as a ghost. He claimed that this creature was between 8 to 10Ft. in height and as broad as two linebackers. I told him that's exactly what I had seen .
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 witnessses / pumping feed into silos on farm.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, a turkey farm 3 to 4 miles from this farm a large creature was spotted about 3 mon. ago.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 12:30AM. night, pitch black darkness, weather/clear,cool.
ENVIRONMENT: Lynches River runs 50yds. behind the farm. Lots of hardwoods,pines/swampy bottom land.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone.
He stated that the animal was over eight feet tall and weighed between 600 to 800 pounds. It had light brown shaggy hair. He was unable to make out any facial features.
He worked at the farm for about a month afterwards but has since changed employment because of his concern of working in the dark.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org