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Submitted by witness on Thursday, May 02, 2013.
Campers awakened by heavy bipedal footsteps in Uwharrie National Forest
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DATE: late 24?
STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Montgomery County
NEAREST TOWN: Troy
NEAREST ROAD: 109? By Eldorado Outpost Store
OBSERVED: A friend and I was camping at Arrowhead Campground at Uwharrie Nat Forrest. We heard something in the woods on the outskirts of the camp probing the camping area. The next morning my friend asked me if I heard something. I told him that I did and I just did not think anything about it. I asked him what he thought it was. He said it was definately walking on two feet and it was not a person. By the sound of the breaking branches he said it had to be big. It was late October and the ground had a lot of leaves and sticks on the ground. We where at campsites 14a and 14b if I recall correctly. Arrowhead Campground is located near Badin Lake and wildlife is abundant including deer. My friend was a skeptical before that but he was a little stifled by the sounds we heard that night. I asked him if it could have been a horse wandering from the above horse camp or a bear and he said it was walking on two feet like a man but had to be much larger because of the amount of noise of the breaking branches and leaves. We were only around 10 meters from the wood line. We are both professionals in our jobs and he is very trustworthy. I am an Army veteran a have a lot of time in the woods of N.C. GA. TN.
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself a friend and his wife and 3 kids.
OTHER STORIES: I have heard of people talking about possible calls in the Forrest after the incident we encountered.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 0100hrs dark dry
Waxing crescent moon, 7% illuminated
Warm day 71 degree hi
night time low 41 degrees
light to no wind
ENVIRONMENT: Uwharrie National Forrest, Badin Lake, At Arrowhead Campground. Heavy forest with mixed hardwoods and evergreens, dense underbrush in some areas.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Larry Sidwell:
I contacted the witness by phone.
He and a friend were taking a long weekend doing some four wheeling on the designated trails in the Uwharrie National forest. He was traveling alone but his friend, friend's wife and 3 kids accompanied him. It was his first trip to the area, but the friend had been there previously with no activity.
They were awakened their last night at about 1am.by bipedal walking around their campsites. The animal was not trying to be quiet, it walked very heavily breaking limbs and branches and was very large by their estimates.The three adults all heard it and were awakened.
The next morning his friend asked him if he had heard it? He answered yes but was in and out of sleep. They tried to rationalize the sounds and ruled out deer, horses or bears as it was definately very large and heavy, and walking in a bipedal manner.
The witnesses did not hear any vocalizations or knocks, no footprints were found.They did have coolers and totes of food but nothing was noticed moved or missing. There was only one other camper in the campground at the time.
This campground is a modern facility with 48 campsites. It is surrounded by heavy forest to the East and Badin Lake just to the west.There are numerous water sheds in the area including the Uwharrie River,and Yadkin River which is dammed up to form Badin Lake and Lake Tillery. Wildlife is abundant including whitetail deer, raccoons,opossums, bobcats, black bear, and lots of migratory waterfowl.
The Uwharrie National Forest has had a long history of Sasquatch sightings and activity. Montgomery County has nine reports in the BFRO data base. It is very close to the area where the Greene's Thermal footage was taken.
About BFRO Investigator Larry Sidwell:
Larry became interested in Bigfoot at an early age after viewing the Patterson - Gimlin footage. Spent a lot of time in his youth hiking and exploring his families' farms in Clark County, Kentucky. Avid hunter and fisherman living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, he especially enjoys offshore and surf fishing. BFRO public expeditions Larry has attended: 2012 West Virginia, 2013 Kentucky, 2013 West Virginia, 2013 Western North Carolina, 2014 North Carolina. Private expeditions Larry has attended: 2013 SEBFRO Nantahalla National Forest, 2014 Uwharrie National Forest, 2014 Pisgah National Forest. Conferences attended: 2013 Midnight Walkers Southeastern Bigfoot Conference, Dahlonega GA. and the 2014 Ohio Bigfoot Conference.