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STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Duplin County
LOCATION DETAILS: The location you go down Deep Bottom Road in Chinquapin NC and take Angola Bay road to the land.
NEAREST TOWN: Pin Hook
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 50
OBSERVED: I was deer hunting not to far from Angola Bay Game Land in Duplin County NC I was walking through the woods by the Northeast Cape Fear River and observed a red tinted figure approximately 8 to 9 ft tall it looked like it was taking a drink of water I was so frozen by what I was seeing I couldn't move from the shock. It took a drink and looked up and I believed it seen me got and got up and just walked off in the distance over a hill and it was gone. Needless to say I ran hard for at least 2 miles and haven't been back since then.
ALSO NOTICED: I had noticed the smell of what I thought was stagnant water right before I seen it.
OTHER WITNESSES: just me
OTHER STORIES: Yeah In Rose Hill a few years earlier a guy deer hunting said one was eating his corn pile.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 5 pm it was getting dusk and I was proceeding to leave when I saw it.
ENVIRONMENT: It was Pine Forest around the River.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator R.M.:
I spoke with the witness by phone. The witness is a law enforcement officer with several years experience.
In mid November of 2011 the witness went hunting for whitetail deer along the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River. Armed with a .30-06 rifle he decided that he would walk along the swamp land along the river bank in an attempt to "drive" deer out. While walking through the brush along the bank he began to notice a musky odor that he described as a stagnant water smell and began to feel nervous that a black bear was close by. When the witness looked across the opposite side of the river bank he observed what he first thought was a bear squatting down. He stated that the animal looked as if it was scooping something out of the water. As if it was trying to catch something or trying to drink water. At this time he believed the animal noticed his presence and stood up in a motion that he described as a "marine snapping up very rapidly" and let out a very deep, guttural grunt. The witness froze with fear as he realized that this was not a bear and he watched the animal walk bipedally very quickly and fluidly off into the brush. It was at this point that the witness quickly made his way back a few miles or so to his truck and refuses to go back to the location.
Due to lighting conditions and distance from the animal the witness was unable to make out any distinct facial features, but he described the animal as at least 8 foot tall and around 400 lbs. It appeared to be very muscular with broad shoulders and long arms. The fur was reddish-brown and coarse. He was very adamant that what he saw was not a bear and that it looked like a "large man covered in hair."
I found the witness to be sincere and credible. As a law enforcement officer he is a trained observer. The witness has lived close to the area for many years and is very familiar with local wildlife.
The location of this incident is very close to the Angola Bay Game Lands that encompasses over 24,000 acres of Duplin and Pender counties. The area has a large population of whitetail deer, wild turkey, black bear, and feral hogs. The location is also surrounded by large tracks of agricultural lands. There is also a history of sightings in Duplin County and the surrounding Sampson, Pender, and Onslow Counties.
About BFRO Investigator R.M.:
R.M. works and lives rural Eastern North Carolina. He is a certified firefighter with 9 years of service. He is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. R.M. has had a lifelong interest in the subject of Bigfoot and attended the 2013 and 2014 Western NC public expeditions and a 2014 private Uwharrie National Forrest expedition.