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Submitted by witness Kris K. on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Trucker's daylight sighting of a Sasquatch in Francis Marion National Forest
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STATE: South Carolina
COUNTY: Berkeley County
LOCATION DETAILS: The route I took that time was through the back country due to google maps trying to give the most economical route. To the best of my memory it was near Hwy 41 and Steed Creek Road.
[Investigator (MM) Notes:
During our converstation the witness looked at aerial images and clarified the location. It was not far from intersection of Hwy 41 and Steed Creek Road, but was actually on Cainhoy Road (also called State Road S-8-98). The spot was basically halfway between the Cooper River and Quinby Barony Ave.
GPS coordinates: 33.093199, -79.810204
or 33°05'35.5"N 79°48'36.7"W
For Google Maps pin click https://goo.gl/maps/8phc8ESaEE6zVp5H7.
NEAREST TOWN: Huger
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 41
OBSERVED: I witnessed a 8-9 ft tall upright hominoid creature with black hair and brownish grey skin apparent on its face chest and abdomen. There was also noticeable scraggly matted hair hanging from its arms. It had wide bold shoulders and hair partly covering its forehead. The eyes were wide set and large.
I witnessed this creature while on route to the Nucor Steel plant to deliver some steel coils from Canada while long haul trucking in spring of 2021. I saw it just for a few seconds as I was driving a big rig and there was water on either side of the road.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was alone
OTHER STORIES: I have seen other reports on the bfro site.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 4pm on a semi cloudy day
ENVIRONMENT: It was a swampy flooded area. Recent rains brought the water level up to the edge of the road in many places.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
I spoke to the witness, Kris K., at length. He is a long haul trucker, originally from Michigan but now lives outside Toronto Canada. He has driven loads down to the Nucor plant a few times. On this occassion he had changed some preferences on his Google Maps app. This caused him to be re-routed to a more "economical" route once he was in the vicinity of Nucor. The route took him along roads that were nearly flooded from recent heavy rains. The flood water at the edge of the road on both sides made him too nervous to stop the truck after he spotted the sasquatch.
He was driving southwest on Cainhoy Road. The sasquatch was on the right side of the road, roughly 60-90 feet into woods. It was early Spring so the leaves had not grown back on the trees.
He got only a brief look at the sasquatch but it was long enough to notice the fur pattern and other elements. The fur was thinner on the chest and abdomen compared to the arms and legs. The hair was was not thick (or not present at all) on the face. He described the skin color as brown-ish gray.
The hair on the arms was longer and possibly matted. One arm was outstretched onto the trunk of a broken tree.
The most impressive and shocking element of its appearance was its size -- its height and broad shoulders and powerful build.
The observation was too brief for Kris to recall whether the saquatch was actually standing in water or rather in a spot not covered by the flood water.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO