Geographical Index > United States > Florida > Calhoun County > Report # 31801
Submitted by witness on Thursday, January 5, 2012.
Daylight sighting while cutting wood near the Chipola River
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COUNTY: Calhoun County
LOCATION DETAILS: In the woods within a mile of the Chipola river
NEAREST TOWN: clarksville fl
NEAREST ROAD: hwy 73 n
OBSERVED: it was summer of 2011 i was clearing out a old trail.I had a wierd feeling that i was being watched. The the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.I turned around and i saw a 8 to 9 foot tall creature it was covered in black.I slowly backed away just watching it and its head turned the other way and it walked off and i have never gone back to that one spot.Please i need you guys to come out as soon as you can.
ALSO NOTICED: yes after the incident i heard a lot of loud yells and grunts comeing from the woods.
OTHER WITNESSES: none, I was alone
OTHER STORIES: no, i did not
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was the evening it was a clear sky it happend about 5:00pm
ENVIRONMENT: Chipola river, mixture of dense woods and wetlands
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
While cutting wood on a trail near his property in the late afternoon, BH stated that he felt the ‘hairs on the back of his neck stand up’. Having a feeling that he was being watched, BH turned and observed a hair-covered bi-pedal creature watching him from about 40 yards away from behind a small tree.
“I think it heard the sound of chopping wood and that’s why it came.” BH stated. “I think it must have sounded like I was making wood knocks.”
After observing the creature for about 10 seconds, BH realized what he was seeing and became frightened, slowly backing away, watching as it turned and calmly walked into the woods. He thought he could hear its footsteps as it walked off, but isn’t certain.
“I was scared, but I don’t think it was going to hurt me. I just didn’t want to stay there to find out.”
According to BH, the creature was over 8ft tall, covered uniformly with black hair, and had enormous 4ft wide shoulders and very muscular.
When asked to describe the face or head, BH stated that he wasn’t focused on the face or head, but that its body was "huge and muscular".
He also stated that just before the encounter he began to smell a very rank odor. “I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I just thought that there was a dead animal nearby.”
The area BH was working in is very rural. Situated close to the Chipola River and several large wilderness preserves, it is highly feasible that bigfoots would habituate this region.
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