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Submitted by witness on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Witness describes two different sightings outside Oneida
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COUNTY: Scott County
LOCATION DETAILS: along the wood line behind the High point Baptist Church as it goes south through the woods towards Landmark Baptist Church, it was before the 911 address system so the road didn't have a name.
NEAREST TOWN: Oneida
NEAREST ROAD: US Hwy 27
OBSERVED: I'll start off by saying I have recently learned of some characteristics of the bigfoot aka tree knocks,rock throwing, howls ect.. I have this going on at my home as of just a few nights ago over a two hour period.
I live in east TN and my first sighting was in a night in 1978 on Hwy 92 in southeast KY as I watched a brownish colored creature standing by the road as we were headed home from a trip. It stood there just for a few seconds before turning back into the woods and was gone which left a lasting picture burned into my memory as I was only 8 years old. My second sighting was in 1986 just south of Oneida TN in the wood line by our driveway behind the Church near my home. I can show the exact place where I stopped as a teenager to adjust the radio when a clod of gravel and dirt hit the hood of my car, I looked up to see what I thought to be someone standing on the berm of the road as it lead on to my home maybe 400 yards on passed the creature. The road lead through a small patch of woods in an S curve. Late in the evening with the shadows made it hard to see who or what it was I was just mad because a teenagers car is his pride and joy, so I took off towards it on the road but as I got closer to it I began to see "something" different began to take shape in the shadows that thing was way taller than anyone I've ever met and covered in matted hair I had to drive right by it and I was scared to death. The setting sun gave it a reddish brownish look so like any scared kid I floored it and got on to the house. I told my mom who was standing out in the yard about it and showed her the gravel and dirt still on my hood and she said our dogs had been barking and looking over that way but they wouldn't leave the yard. The next day we went back over that way to look around and we found where the dirt and gravel had been picked up in chunks from the berm. I began to look at the distance between where I was sitting in the car and where it was standing. This thing had a quarterbacks arm to throw that far. I'd say 60+ yards you can measure the distance for yourself I'll gladly show you where this happened.
As I said earlier some strange stuff has been going on around my home which is situated between Brewster Mountain and Bear Creek west of Oneida TN here lately. I'll be glad to speak with y'all as I know I've probably left out some details.
ALSO NOTICED: it stunk as I think about it now and as I said we found the dirt/gravel clods picked up from the berm of the road.
OTHER WITNESSES: just me as I said in the above statement.
OTHER STORIES: the distance between the 1978 incident and the 1986 incident was only about 20-25 miles and I live kinda between where the two incidents occurred now.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: late evening not long before dark
ENVIRONMENT: it was at the crest of the hill at the tree line above a swamp.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Rick Reles:
I spoke with witness Larry Reagan in detail about both of his experiences. I found him to be credible and forthcoming regarding both encounters he reported. He added the following:
Incident #1, 1978; The creature that both he and his mother saw had "caramel color" hair and was upright, walking on 2 legs. They saw it at a distance of 50' and watched as it approached a roadside embankment, and effortlessly jumped almost vertically, up the incline. It was between 6 and 7 ' tall. Larry was 8 years old at the time.
Incident #2, 1986; Larry, now 16 years old, was parked in his car, in a church parking lot, near his home, at dusk, playing with the radio. Clumps of dirt/rocks were thrown at his vehicle first hitting the hood, then the back of the car. The creature was observed near a berm, wood side to the road, as he slowly drove towards his home. He described a terrible smell, light brown hair, 7' tall, flat face, and human teeth, which he observed through the car window, only 3-5' away.
Larry offered to take me to both of the sites he had experiences at.
Today he has 12 acres in a holler near Oneida, TN. His trailer has been hit by pebbles, small stones, in the overnight hours. Howls and grunts have been heard, as well as wood knocks, on his property. He has heard reports of Bigfoot sightings in the nearby area from others.
About BFRO Investigator Rick Reles:
Rick has been on numerous BFRO expeditions over the last 7 years, and has been investigating witness experiences for 5 years in Wisconsin and Tennessee. He has three times published a guide book to Stick Structures found in the woods.