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Geographical Index > United States > Alabama > Talladega County > Report # 25238
Report # 25238  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, December 31, 2008.
Woman recalls encountering a creature while driving through Talladega National Forest
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YEAR: 1999


DATE: 11/23/1999

STATE: Alabama

COUNTY: Talladega County

LOCATION DETAILS: all i know is that i was driving down hwy 21 when i came upon a sign that said 20 mph a sharp turn was ahead and i had my daughter in the front seat {she is grown} and my grandaughter in the back seat,so i went very careful around the turn.

NEAREST TOWN: dont remember


ALSO NOTICED: sir when i came around the curve bigfoot was standing there on the side of the road about eight feet from where i was in the car when i came around the curve my head lights were right on him,i am positive of what i saw.Also he was hunched over like he wanted to jump or attack us he acted like he was upset.the road i was on was only two small lanes.

OTHER WITNESSES: my oldest daughter was in the front seat


TIME AND CONDITIONS: 11pm at night

ENVIRONMENT: talledaga natinal forest in alabama

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:

I spoke with the witness for almost 20 minutes. The witness' oldest daughter was in the car but refuses to speak of the incident, though it occurred almost 10 years ago.

Additional details that were added were that when her headlights hit the animal, the eyes shone with an orange tint. The animal looked unkept with dark, reddish colored hair and no neck. The face was like the animal in the Patterson film. The skin was dark on the hands and face. She was adamant that the animal had hands and a face.

Due to having to slow for a sharp curve in Highway 21, the siting lasted for several seconds. As she rounded the curve, the animal swung its arms in a posture that she felt indicated it was mad and would jump into the road.

This area of Alabama borders the Talladega National Forest which covers 392,567 acres in central and east central Alabama. This region is the beginning of the Appalachian mountain chain in the southeast. The area is home to whitetail deer, wild hog, black bear and wild turkey. Water and cover is abundant. There is a history of sightings of unusual animals in this national forest.

About BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:

Morris holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Auburn University and additional coursework toward an MBA in International Business. He is an avid backpacker and SCUBA diver. Morris attended Georgia 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2011; North Carolina 2006 and SC 2007 expeditions. He is a member of the SE BFRO Tracking Team and has completed a first course in visual tracking.

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