Geographical Index > United States > North Carolina > Alexander County > Report # 41508|
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Motorist observes large hairy biped in the late afternoon near Taylorsville
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STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Alexander County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was in Alexander County on Damascus Church Road pretty close to Iredell county line
NEAREST TOWN: Taylorsville
NEAREST ROAD: Damascus Church Road
OBSERVED: Driving with family on Damascus Church Road in Alexander County I saw what appeared to be a Sasquatch. I glanced over while driving at the top of a fenced-in cow pasture and I saw it. It appeared tall over 7 foot and had long arms walking upright. It had long hair all over that appeared all over the body and the hair must have been 6 plus inches. It walked down a powerline clearing and veered off into the woods . I was kind of in disbelief and told my family what I think I saw, turned around and it was gone into the woods. I'm 38 years-old and first time I've seen anything like it. This I saw about two weeks ago and only told family.
ALSO NOTICED: I grew up on farm and a hunter but this was once in a lifetime sighting.
OTHER WITNESSES: No but others with me
OTHER STORIES: No.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 4-5 pm weather was cloudy but no rain
High 90 Low 63
overcast with high humidity
Waxing crescent moon 14% illumination
ENVIRONMENT: Foothill top of mountain walking down from powerline clearing and walked ibto woods above the cattle fence line
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Larry Sidwell:
I spoke with the witness by phone a few weeks after he spotted this animal. He was very observant of what he saw in the short time he had visual on this Sasquatch and was able to recall lots of detail.
The witness was traveling with his family late afternoon about 4:30pm. He was driving and heading east on Sharpe Mill Road in Alexander County, North Carolina, very near the Iredell County line. Sharpe Mill Road turns into Damascus Church Road after crossing into Iredell County. The area is mixed patches of woods and farmland, and is on the Eastern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
The witness looked to the North and spotted a large hairy biped crossing a power line cut. It was approximately 150-200 yards away at the top of a ridge. He estimated the height at seven to nine feet. He also described it as being thin and "lanky". The animal was traveling very quickly between two patches of woods that the power lines bisected. It was not running but seemed to "glide" as it walked. He noticed that it had long six inch reddish-brown hair over its entire body. He could not make out any facial features or head shape. It looked down and was hunched over the entire time he viewed it. He noticed it had extremely long arms, almost to its knees, and was walking with its palms forward, and with long arm swings. The entire encounter lasted between eight to ten seconds. The witness told his family after seeing it that "I think I just saw a Bigfoot." He turned the car around to go back and look, but by the time he returned it had gone into the woods.
The witness was absolutely positive about what he saw. He had great recollection of the sighting and was very credible. No one else in the car viewed the Sasquatch. He has not told anyone but me and his family of the sighting.
That area of Alexander County is very rural with woods and farms. There is a lot of agriculture, with apple orchards, cattle and chicken farms. Wildlife is abundant with a large population of deer, wild turkeys and other small mammals. Outz Creek is the major waterway in this area of the county. It is dammed in two spots to form small lakes.
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. Private expeditions Larry has attended: 2013 SEBFRO Nantahalla National Forest, 2014 Uwharrie National Forest.