Hunter Surrounded

Witness: Chris (last name on file)

Date: 9/14/19

Time: 6:00 AM

City: Eighty Eight

Nearest Road: Hwy 63 & 90

Length of Time: almost 30 minutes

Describe Your Encounter:

"I went to my hunting blind to scout any movement for crossbow season which starts next weekend. I got into my blind about 5:30 AM and I was covered in cover scent, and an Ozone scent killer. At 6:00 AMI heard 2 distinct knocks to my upper right up on a hill. At 6:10 I saw faint movement straight in front of me about 50 yards out.


The tree canopy kept the forest floor dark, but I could make out movement on the ground all around the trees straight ahead. Then suddenly something else from behind me took in 3 deep breaths and when exhaling it made low grunting/growling sounds. I then knew there was something both in front of me, and behind me. I drew out my pistol because I felt surrounded.

As daylight slowly appeared I could see the thing crouching on the ground and tapping the ground with a stick. After about 2 minutes of doing that it stood straight up. It was a darker brown color mixed with a reddish tint. Its arms bent at about the hip area. It looked in my direction and stood still not moving an inch.

Then a loud and very unusual vocal like I have never heard came from behind my blind. The creature in front of me ran quickly down the hill away from me instantly. I also left almost immediately and got out of there."

Describe the creature with detail:

"At 50 yards in very little light the creature’s skin appeared to be light tan/brown. I could plainly see its hair on its head which hung down to the top of its eyebrow area. Its lips looked between a human and a chimp type mouth/lip. It was up-wind of me and I do not believe it could smell me. It was very relaxed in its movement until the loud sound was blasted from directly behind me, then it fled."

Follow-Up Report:

This man contacted me today (Saturday 9/14/19) not long after the incident happened. He was very excited and at the same time startled. Although he has experienced activity on his property in the past and is a Bigfoot researcher in his own right, he had never experienced what he did this morning. It was overwhelming to him.

To see movement and activity for over a 30 minute period while trying to not move and inch or blink an eye was strenuous and nerve wrecking, add to that the unexpected movement, and sounds all of a sudden from behind him where he could not see added to the pressure.

I know this man who is an experienced hunter and an avid Bigfoot researcher and he is usually calm in most situations. I sincerely believe he had the experience of having more than one Bigfoot creature close to him. I also believe the one behind him gave a warning call to the one in front that someone was near and gave the creature alarm to run away.

****Note: The witness did not have his cell phone with him because it was broken and he hasn't replaced it yet, thus no pictures or video.

- Don “Biggyfoot” Neal, Lead Investigator

Investigation: 9-13-14

Witness: Arthur (last name on file) and his grandfather

Date: October 2013

Time: Late afternoon, before dusk.

Location: Barren County (exact location on file)

I asked two experienced “BFRO” investigators (and great friends) to join me on this investigation. After meeting the witnesses at their home, all three of us concluded this report to be authentic.

Arthur was helping his family cut wood, deep in the forest behind his home. As he was driving to the location with his grandfather on a dirt road, Arthur sees a 6-7 foot tall hairy creature standing on the right side of the road directly in front of them, at approximately 75 yards. It appeared to be looking at the truck; then it turned and ran across the road into the woods. It ran hunched over and was covered in black hair. Its arms hung down by its side as it ran. Arthur recalls seeing more hair around the face and could barely make out the eyes and mouth. The hair on the creature was described as being “shaggy.” Excited, Arthur yelled to his grandfather, “Look! Look!” but the grandfather looked to his right and left first, thinking it was in the woods next to them, not directly down the path. By the time the grandfather looked straight ahead, he caught a glimpse of it entering the woods. The grandfather agreed that it was 6-7 foot tall, “hunched over” and it was covered in black hair.

I found Arthur and his grandfather to be very sincere and credible.

This location has had multiple eye-witness accounts over the years, with the highlight being an elderly woman who frequently fed a bigfoot in her backyard—many neighbors we spoke with knew about this possible habituation. Unfortunately the elderly woman passed away a few years ago.

Don Neal and Glenn Edwards checking out one of the nearby caves.

We camped in the woods that evening and our recorders did capture a few possible hand claps (or tree knocks), along with some tree breaks, just before dawn. We were asleep at the time.

- Charlie Raymond, Lead Investigator

"The Old Hope House"
(report documented on 7-1-13)

As most of you know I’ve been researching Bigfoot for over 20 years. I constantly search for local reports here in Kentucky.

Mamaw, my mother-in-law, is 87 years old. She is a devoted Christian who is heavily involved in her church. She never watches TV, because she never has the time. She is as smart as a tack and absolutely loves conversation. She prides herself on repeating stories she’s heard and it doesn't matter how many times you hear the same story, every single detail remains firmly in place.

Mamaw is NOT a believer in bigfoot. As a matter of fact she feels I’m wasting my time chasing something that can’t possibly exist!

One day Mamaw begins to tell us about The Old Hope House which is located in Summer Shade, KY (Barren County). She said, “Well ya know, that Old Hope House is haunted!” I said, “What do you mean Mamaw?” She said, “Well when I was just a little girl, my aunt Paige stayed alone one night while her husband worked the night shift. Now this Old Hope House ain’t nothin’ but an old shack way back in the woods. It didn’t even have a lock on the door.” I replied, “No lock?” “Nope”, said Mamaw, “Just a latch on the front door.” I said, “What happen?” Mamaw replied, “Aunt Paige saw a ghost! It was about midnight and as she laid in the bed she saw a big, dark, hairy figure standing in the doorway to her bedroom. She said she closed her eyes tight, pulled the covers up to her neck and she froze stiff as a board! Then it walked up to her and rubbed it’s big ‘hairy’ hand across her face! By the time she opened her eyes a few minutes later, it had vanished.” I said, “Mamaw, that doesn’t sound like a ghost to me. You know what that sounds like to me don’t you?” “What?” replied Mamaw. “A Bigfoot! Ghosts aren’t usually hairy. Bigfoots have been known to enter cabins, especially an old shack way back in the woods. Plus, they are known to be more attracted to females. I believe that could have been a Bigfoot.” Mamaw shook her head, frowned and replied, “Nah! It was haunted I tell ya, haunted!”

The Hope House got it’s name from Mrs. Hope who originally owned the cabin. Mamaw thinks this occurred when she was about 11 yrs old.

................................................................. .................Mamaw sharing her story wth me.

- Charlie Raymond, Lead Investigator

Website Submission: 1-15-07

Witness: Chris (last name on file)

Date: 1-3-07

Time: 4:00 AM

City: Cave City

Length of time the encounter lasted: 10 min

Please describe your encounter: "I was looking everything over to make sure that I got all my deer hunting things when suddenly I heard this loud screaming, so I remained in my deer stand. Then I smelt this awful smell like something was dead. It was then that I caught sight of this thing walking out of the corner of my eye. It was a round 25 yards from me."

Describe the creature with detail: "Brown reddish hair, around 7- 8 feet tall."

Additional Info: "When I heard the scream, everything got silent."

Follow-Up: 1-17-01

Witness returned my phone call and spoke with me at great length. He sounds very credible and sincere. He is 20 years old and has been hunting for approximately 6 years. On January 3rd at 4:00 AM on a rainy morning, he went to retrieve his deer stand which was 15 ft up a tree in Lazy Acre Estates. As he began removing the straps, he was startled by a high-pitched scream. It was then that he sat in the stand and remained quiet and began to survey the area. A rotten stench began to fill the air, so incredibly strong that he felt nauseous. Then approximately 25 yards away he noticed a dark hairy creature walking from left to right in front of his stand. It was walking upright swinging its arms, much more dramatically than a human would. Its hands swung down around knee level, it had broad shoulders and a bulky body. The witness could not make out any facial details nor could he approximate hair length. He said the creature paused a moment directly in front of his location then proceeded to walk quietly 40-50 yards away from his tree stand. The witness has heard similar screams, 5 or 6 times over the past 2 years, while hunting on this private property located near Mammoth Cave.

- Charlie Raymond, Lead Investigator


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