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Geographical Index > United States > Louisiana > Franklin Parish > Report # 23745
Report # 23745  (Class A)
Submitted by witness No on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
Man recounts boyhood sighting at home near Jigger
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YEAR: 1980

SEASON: Summer

STATE: Louisiana

COUNTY: Franklin Parish

LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy 128 about 1mile east of Jigger, LA. (Specific details left out.)



OBSERVED: I was about 8 years old, myself, my sister and her friend both about 12 were playing in the woods behind our house. There is a brake behind our house which is a runoff of turkey creek. We played in the woods often and thought nothing of it. It was a clear sunny day, and the first thing I remember is hearing alot of limbs break like something big was moving through the woods. My sister and her friend both became frightend and I noticed that and I became very frightend as well. I remember them saying it might be a bear, because black bear had been seen in those woods. We decided to get out of the woods as quickly as we could. We all started running back up to the house. When we made it back into the yard we all felt pretty safe. Then I heard my sister say what is that? I looked, and standing at the edge of the woods in between two trees I saw this tall, black,thing. I guess it was at least seven foot tall. I could see its eyes, and its scalp was almost pointed. It just stood there and looked at us. The edge of the woods was probably about 300 yards from where we were standing, and I can remember it like it was yesterday. It stood there and looked at us untill we decided to go in the house. I have never seen one again, but I know they are real. I have had dreams about bigfoot ever since.

ALSO NOTICED: Not that I can remember, don't recall any smell. The only sound I heard was a big something moving in the woods. Didn't go back in the woods for a long time, probably after I was older and could carry a rifle.

OTHER WITNESSES: yes two my sister and her friend, they were in the woods with me.

OTHER STORIES: Yes, I heard of another incident about 10 years later, about 1990, two local hunters were spotlighting dear, and put the spotlight right on one of these things, it scared them badly and they got out of there.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Afternoon probably about 3pm

ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area near turkey creek brake. Hwy 128 aprox 1000 yards to the north.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:

I spoke to this gentleman over the phone and have these details to add.

The witness stated he saw nothing at first but soon spotted 'a tall, black, man-shaped creature' that was standing on two legs. It was looking at them from about 300 yards away, standing on the edge of the woodline between some trees. He described it as being muscular, about seven feet tall, with broad, athletic shoulders. It had long arms that hung down to its knees and it was covered in a uniform black color, which he recalled as being 'smooth'. He vividly remembered its head was 'pointed at the top' and that its eyes were of a blackish hue that 'glowed' in the sunlight. He did not look at it for long before they all three ran into the house.

Upon investigating a map of the sighting area, I found it to be mostly farmland with plenty of bogs, creeks, rivers and a series of connected woodlands nearby. It is within 15 miles or so from some large wildlife protected areas and several state parks. It is within 15-20 miles from the Mississippi River, which has several tributaries that run through this area and the Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge area.

I also found another report from the same Franklin Parish that occured in the same year, Report #2388.

About BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:

Cathy has been a nurse for over 27 years and currently works in a busy ICU. An amateur naturalist, Cathy has been intrigued by the bigfoot phenomenon from an early age.
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