Geographical Index > United States > Tennessee > Henderson County > Report # 10740|
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, February 23, 2005.
Couple finds tracks in backyard pond
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DATE: wed. the 9th
COUNTY: Henderson County
LOCATION DETAILS: we are off of highway 40
NEAREST TOWN: wildersville
NEAREST ROAD: farmsville rd.
OBSERVED: I live in henderson county in west tennessee on the border of the natchez trace state park my home is about a 1/4 of a mile back from the road and is surounded by forest i have a small man made pond near my home that dosent have very much water in it right now my husband was doing some yard work around it when he noticed large foot prints down in the mud and some that were in the shallow water he called me outside to take a look. to me it looked like there were three sizes a very large pair and then two smaller pairs although the smaller pairs were still much larger than my husbands foot even with his shoe on you could see 5 toes and the arches in the foot i doubt that they could be anything else but this worrys me because i have an 11 month old baby in the house and my husband leaves for work at 3:30 a.m. every day i have a dog but she is very small
ALSO NOTICED: well in september i thought i heard a wierd noise like a whoop sound in the middle of the night but not sure
OTHER WITNESSES: my husband
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: around 3:30 p.m.i think cold and gray
ENVIRONMENT: miles of forest lots of pine trees and rivers and lots of rolling ground and hills
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tony Gerard:
I was able to speak with both the reporting witness and her husband by phone. The prints resembled a barefoot human track and looked recent when first discovered. Although no actual measurements were taken the husband estimated the larger prints to be six to eight inches wide at the widest point and about sixteen inches long. Regrettably no pictures were taken and the area of the prints is now underwater.
The husband stated the neighbors who live on the same road reported hearing a "screaming sound" one night during the last week of February.
About BFRO Investigator Tony Gerard:
Tony Gerard is a community college biology professor.