Geographical Index > United States > Florida > Baker County > Report # 26276|
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
Man growing up near Taylor recalls several incidents
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COUNTY: Baker County
LOCATION DETAILS: eddy road to road 1 to where the rocks cross the road that where he cross.
NEAREST TOWN: taylor
NEAREST ROAD: road 1
OBSERVED: I was hunting in the spring for turkey. I herd this turkey many times before this morning. this time my EX-wifes father was with me. we herd the turkey, then we started after the turkey ,we where get close to the turkey, then he shuts up. that was werd for this turkey. we went across the swamp to the clear cut,we seen a hen.we kept calling,no sound.we went back to the road & headed for the truck , we came up to a water hole in the road ,where the swamp crossed the road the same swamp we crossed earier . we got to the other side & ther it was the biggest foot track I have ever seen. it was headed wright to the turkey.thats why the turkey shut up. we got the hell out of their. I have many more we call him the taylor wild man
OTHER WITNESSES: 1
OTHER STORIES: later there is more and more to come
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 9:00am foggy
ENVIRONMENT: swampy & hot
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
I spoke to JH by phone. My impression of him was that he was a no-nonsense individual, and that he was telling me the truth of his encounters. JH is adamant about the legitimacy of his experiences.
His first encounter with what he calls the "Taylor Wild Man" took place when JH was very young. While growing up in a house near Taylor, Florida, JH shared a room with his sister, and recalls seeing a large, bipedal, hairy creature in the yard from his bedroom window. It stood on the opposite side of their parents' "full-sized" Ford truck. He described the creature as "taller than the cab of the truck", and that the cab was "as high as its rib-cage". "It wasn't a man," recalls JH. "It was real big and hairy all over, and stood up like a man. But it wasn't a man."
The second encounter happened from his and his sisterís bedroom window, which JH described as being about six feet from the ground. "A hand reached up and touched the window, and me and my sister saw it. It had five fingers like a person's hand, and it was real big and furry. But it wasn't a person's hand. When my sister saw it, she cried. We were scared."
JHís next encounter happened two years ago while driving up Hwy 125. "I saw something big and black on two legs, about ľ mile up the road, cross over the road. It was big. Maybe about 10ft tall. It wasn't a man. It was too big." JH stated that he was too far away to be able to see any fine details except its height and overall bulk, which he says was not consistent with the shape and frame of an average man.
The last encounter was the one that JH submitted to the BFRO. After his encounter while hunting turkey, JH saw a "bare-foot" track that was about 15 miles from the nearest road. It had five toes, was similar to a human track, and was six inches wide and 13 inches long.
JH has been exploring the woods for as long as he can remember. He has been hunting since he was five or six years old. He is very accustomed to the regular wildlife in his area, and attributes his encounters to a being that he has become very familiar with; the "Taylor Wild Man".
About BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
Cathy has been a nurse for over 27 years and currently works in a busy ICU. An amateur naturalist, Cathy has been intrigued by the bigfoot phenomenon from an early age.
Attended the following expeditions:
- The 2006 Florida Expedition
- The 2007 North Carolina Expedition
- The 2008 South Florida Expedition
- The 2008 North Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Central Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Utah Expedition
- The 2010 TN Survey Expedition
- The 2011 East Texas Expedition
-The 2012 North FL Expedition
-The 2013 Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition
For more information, please see the Florida BFRO