Geographical Index > United States > Georgia > Wilkinson County > Report # 72175|
Submitted by witness on Friday, February 4, 2022.
Hunter describes possible Sasquatch activity near Oconee River and Bells Ferry State Park
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COUNTY: Wilkinson County
LOCATION DETAILS: This happened off 112 about 2 miles from toomsboro, ga deep in the swamp area 32 53' 42.9234"N
83 4' 11.7743"W
Nothing but wilderness all around for miles
[Investigator (MM) Notes:
the above GPS coordinates in decimal form:
NEAREST TOWN: toomsboro
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 112
OBSERVED: I was in a hunting club for couple years. One morning I took my son hunting with me who was 8 years old at the time. I had several places on the property I could go that morning and I decided to go where I always saw something, some turkey, hogs, and deer. Deer was what we was hunting and this spot I been to several times and always saw something. This location we called the island because it was surounded by water and the only way to get there is by ATV or a UTV.
The location of the island was approximately half the hunting club was part of the swamp. It also butted up to a state park called Balls Ferry. So me and my son parked the ATV about 300 yards from the blind we was hunting out of. I will go ahead and add this, as soon as i stepped off the ATV something did not feel right, like we was being watched. I was waiting for us to spot another hunter back there but never saw one.
While we was in the blind that morning it was strange that we didnt see anything. It was very quiet. All i remember is hearing the wind blow occasionally.
Around 9:30 we gave up and walked back to the ATV. I have a gun holder on the front of my ATV and i put my rifle up front snugged down. We started heading out and about halfway out i noticed my rifle getting loose on the front so i decided to stop in this clearing that id say was about 120 yards wide and 80 yards long. I turn my ATV off while my son stayed on. I eased up to the front of my ATV and was securing my rifle. As i got done I turned and was about to get back on my ATV and this is when i heard a gorilla like sound except this sound was a much deeper sound. It was almost to the point to feeling the sound. I did not know what to think of it.
My son looked at me with fear and let me tell you, I was Ok at first, but when this thing made that sound 4 more times, i was terrified. I did not want my son to know i was terrified but i jumped on the ATV. I was cranking it while i jumped in gear. I went as fast as i could on that thing. I looked back to see whatever this thing was to see if it was chasing us but all i saw was some tops of pine trees moving, and each top i saw was moving away from us.
On the way back to the camp, i was trying to figure out what i heard. Never in a million years that sasqautch crossed my mind. Then i thought someone was messing with us but as soon as i got
to camp i saw everyone there so i knew it wasnt them and also if it was how was they even making that sound. Immediately they knew something was wrong and i told them what i heard and they was trying to figure out the noise.
There was this guy who had been a member there for years told me to sit down that he wanted to tell me something that happen to him and another guy hunting couple years before. To make a long story short from what he told me is they went in one morning to hunt, he got in his tree stand and the other guy went onto his tree stand and 45 min later the guy was running back to him looking over his shoulder like something chasing him. Anyways they rushed
back to the truck and on the way outta there the guy tells him that he saw what was suppose to be a myth, a sasqautch.The guy doesnt go in the woods at dark, if he goes hunting, and he tells me the guy has never been back there hunting.
To me at the time after receiving this information, i shrugged it off and thinking to myself that no way this was true and that is not what i heard. So for the next 3 years i kinda blocked it out of my mind.
i also never went back hunting to this place. I knew whatever that was, it wasnt good. The noise i heard was in the back of my mind but i didnt want to accept it.
Fast forward 4 years, I was scrolling through youtube watching some videos.Ive always enjoyed survivorman with Les Stroud. So i started watching an interview with him. He was in alaska and he had the same thing happen to him with that same sound i heard.
That draws my interest so i started watching more videos on sasqautch. On this one video, halfway through it they was playing some sounds of sasqautch that had been recorded during the night. Thats when i heard the sound that me and my son heard at the hunting club. The could feel the hairs on the back of my neck raise up and chills come over me. Thats when i started being a believer. The next day I showed the video to my son who
was 16 at the time and he also knew it was the sound we heard. Ever since then ive had an open mind and before that i always thought sasqautch was a myth.
ALSO NOTICED: A month before we thought we saw bear tracks but after what i know now they couldve been sasqautch tracks
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes my son
OTHER STORIES: yes, I explained this in my story
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10a.m
The sun was shinning with a few clouds
the temp was around 60F
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