Veteran's Bigfoot Encounter
Witness: Bob (full name on file)
Date: August 1983
Time: 10:00 AM
Nearest City: West Louisville, KY
Nearest Road: Hwy 56
Describe Your Encounter: “I went squirrel hunting early one morning on the banks of Panther Creek. I knew it was going to get really hot so I got an early start. Around 9:00am as I was sitting by a tree I heard these 3 loud knocks. It was plain that it was wood on wood. As I sat there pondering what it could have been it happened again, but I could tell it was closer than the first time. I quietly eased down the bank closer to the creek and began to walk stealthily towards the area the sound came from last.
I was walking in tall cane like grass that was about half a foot taller than me. I am 5’ 6”. I came to a small opening in the tall grass and peered through and saw a hair covered creature bent down looking at something on the ground. My first thought was that it was a bear, although bear are very rare for that area, almost unheard of. Then it stood up erect and I knew instantly it was not a bear. It was near 8 feet tall. It was covered completely in hair. It was standing sideways to me so I was only seeing its side profile. The hair from its head was shoulder length. It was solid black. It seemed to be focused towards the creek and never turned and looked my way, but I had the feeling it sensed I was near, or that something was near. It stood there for at least 2 minutes and I was afraid to move a muscle. I slowly began to back off as quietly as I could to get away from it. I was hunting with a single shot Stevens shotgun, but I put 3 extra shells in my hand between my fingers for a quick load in case it came after me. I left immediately.”
Describe the creature with detail:
foot tall, covered completely in hair, it was at least 2 foot wide
from stomach to back looking at it sideways. It had a huge barrel
chest. I visited the library in Owensboro, KY later and looked up
several books to see if there was anything close to what I saw. I
found some books on the subject of Bigfoot/Sasquatch, but all of the
pictures were of frontal views, I could not find any side views, but
it became obvious that I had seen a Bigfoot.”
am a 68 year old Vietnam Veteran. I served in the Marines as a Forward
Air Controller. I am an avid hunter and I know the woods very well.
I have never seen anything even close to this in my entire life. I
have waited all these years to share this incident for fear of ridicule.
At 68 years old now I don’t care. I saw what I saw.”
so excited to finally get to share his story with me he literally
drove to my house after reading a local newspaper story on an upcoming
Bigfoot presentation I will be doing for the KBRO at our public library.
- Don “Biggyfoot”
Neal, Lead Investigator
Witness: Jack (last name on file)
Time: 1:00 AM
City: Sorgho, KY
Describe Your Encounter: “I was 11 years old. It was not unusual for some of the local teenagers to climb out our bedroom windows at night and go running around our country neighborhood. Some of the older teens had cars we could ride in (if we were lucky). On this night we were riding around in a small 1960 Ford Falcon pickup truck. My older brother and his friend (both older than me) decided they were hungry and drove close to my house and were going to sneak to the house. They were going to my sister's window to wake her up by tapping on the window and ask her to slip them some food from the kitchen. They left me sitting in the truck as they expected to return pretty quickly.
As I sat in the pickup looking down the road, it was a full moon night with slight fog moving in and out, and in the distance I saw a shadow of a figure walking down the gravel lane towards the vehicle I was in. As it got closer I began to smell a putrid sickening smell and then realized as it got closer that this “thing” was not wearing any clothes and was the biggest thing I had ever saw. At least 7 ½ feet tall, 3 foot broad at the shoulders if not more, covered in hair all over except for its hands and facial area.
I laid on the horn and the creature grabbed both its ears and let out a squalling scream. It then took its long arms and hands and reached down to the ground and swiped hands full of gravel aside in both directions. I slipped down to the floorboard and the truck began to shake violently. I raised up and looked towards the back glass and saw 2 large hairy legs. It was in the back of the truck. I was scared to death! I then saw it huge long arm with huge hand came down across the windshield and slap the glass and stay there. I saw the hands bare of any hair on the palms, it had black fingernails, I saw its muscle texture move under the hair, I even saw perspiration flowing down its arm.
Then as I was kind of raised up from off the floorboard it lowered its face to the driver’s door window then quickly jerked back, then it slowly moved its head and face forward again and we were staring face to face with each other at about 16 to 18 inches.
It was here that I got a new surprise because its face and eyes had such a calm demeanor, and it made me feel like, “I mean no harm, you are safe.” It also looked very curious. I noticed it kept twitching its upper lip, like when a bug gets on your mouth and you try to shoo it off. Then it opened its mouth and I saw its gums, tongue, and saliva dripping inside. I saw its canines plainly. Not fangs, just longer canines.
on the horn again because even though it looked calm, enough was enough.
It immediately leaped from the truck and was gone as the other 2 teens
came running to me and got me out of the truck. I was shaking in my
I met this
witness, his wife and his sister (who is mentioned in this report)
at the exact location of his incident. He gave the detailed story
2 different times while being asked several questions (some leading
questions), but he stayed true to his story and never changed it,
or embellished his telling of it. He is a very educated, intelligent,
soft spoken man who has an awesome memory with detailed precision.
His wife of 40 years said he was the most honest and truthful man
she had ever known, and in her words, “if he says it, then it
really happened just like he said.” His older sister was present
and confirmed that while the 2 older boys were at her window asking
her to slip them some food they all heard some strange disturbing
noise from the trucks direction, heard the horn start blowing and
the boys ran to get the younger boy. The sister said that upon bringing
him back into the house, “he was white as a sheet, very shaken
up, crying and she believed him to be in a state of shock.”
- Don "Biggyfoot" Neal, Lead Investigator
Creature Jumped From Tree
Witness: Peter (last name on file)
Date: Early Fall 1991
Location: Bon Harbor Area
Peter attended the Hancock County Library Bigfoot presentation on 10-27-2017. He explained his encounter during the group discussion and added further details in a personal conversation after most people left.
Peter and his girlfriend were walking down a trail. After about a mile, it was getting darker. Off to the side of the trail, some leaves began falling from the trees above, which caught their attention, so they stopped walking. When they looked in that direction, a human-like figure jumped down from high in the tree and landed on the ground. It’s hands touched the ground as it landed, then quickly sprang up and ran off on two legs.
was about 5' to 6’ tall, thin build, dark-grey in color and
was approximately 50-60 feet away. It ran with an "athletic sprint"
and directly into thick brush, breaking branches as it ran off. It
was very fast, agile and smooth. It of course startled Peter and his
girlfriend. They turned and walked briskly back towards their car.
He told his girlfriend, “Don’t run, just walk fast!”
Peter said the event happen very quickly, but does not think it was
a person due to how quick and smoothly it ran, plus it ran directly
into thick brush, which a person wouldn’t do. He got the impression
this was a creature, not a person and it terrified them that evening,
and still to this day, weighs on his mind.
Estimated date? 4/12/14
Estimated time? 10:30 PM & 4:00 AM
Nearest city? Owensboro
Nearest Road: Horrell Road
Length of time the encounter lasted: 1st time 15 to 30 seconds / 2nd time 30 seconds to over a minute
How many witnesses? 1st time just me / 2nd time 5 adults present
Please describe your encounter:
“I had gotten up for a drink around 4:00 am. All my windows and screen doors were open. When I opened the fridge I heard a blowing noise kind of like a snort and wheeze from a deer, but it was 10 times louder and more powerful, this was followed by a howl unlike anything I ever heard. There was a brief pause I walked towards the window and it howled again even louder and lasted for 15/20 seconds longer. On this same day but late that night we had company over and were sitting around the bonfire. There were 5 adults sitting around the fire when it howled just like the night before. A guest of ours howled back at whatever it was and it didn't respond. We stayed out there till 3am and didn't hear it again.”
Any additional Info?
“I’m an avid outdoors man of 38 years of age. I have spent basically my whole life in the country, woods & water. I have never experienced anything like this.”
Follow Up: 4-15-14
I called and spoke at length with this witness. He is a 38 year old man standing 6’4” and not a small or squeamish man. An avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, and has done some tracking. He owns around 25 acres of land which consist mostly of woods surrounding his home and bordered on the back by a local well known creek called (Panther Creek) which has a rich history of weird and unusual happenings by itself.
Witness awoke at 4:00 AM and went to the fridge to get a drink. House was completely dark and only the light from the fridge was shining when all of a sudden from behind him at the nearby open window came a loud and forceful snort/wheezing type sound. Witness could only relate it to the sound of a deer that snorts/blows, yet it was extremely louder and more powerful than any he had ever heard before. The witness explained to me that it was so strong and forceful that he could “Feel” it in his chest. The witness was suddenly overwhelmed by the feeling that “something” was at or near the window behind him, and that he was being watched. After several seconds the witness was able to move and slam the fridge door shut and spun around to face the window….nothing was there.
He approached the window and from the nearby woods he heard this long and very loud howl/scream sound that lasted for several seconds. He got the feeling that this was a warning, or a (I mean it) type of sound that caused him to decide to NOT go outside and investigate.
Later that evening of the same day he had 4 adult friends over to sit around a bonfire and spend some time together as they often do. Earlier in the evening he had related to them what had happened to him but it was soon forgotten. At around 10:30 PM while all 5 adults were sitting around the bonfire there was another loud scream/howl from the nearby woods and everyone heard it and “felt” it. One person at the fire made a call back to “it” but there was nothing else heard.
This witness was NOT a believer in Bigfoot before this unusual experience. I believe him completely and could tell he was very sincere and honest as he nervously related this story to me. He wanted to make sure that we didn't think he was crazy, and he didn't want to be made fun of or ridiculed, but he also wanted to understand just what he had heard.
of today (Tuesday 4/15/14) we have planned to go to his property tomorrow
night (Wednesday night 4/16/14) and meet the witness and the other
4 adults and have a night time research to see if we can illicit any
responses and possibly capture any audio or thermal hits.
Don "Biggyfoot" Neal, Lead Investigator
230 in the morning of july 4th, i was a work on bittle road in owensboro
ky. i was watching an elderly person in her home. she went to sleep
and i stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. as i lit my smoke i was
facing the wyndall ford bypass which goes around owensboro. as i was
smoking, some movement caught my eye. i looked towards the movement
and saw a very large hairy figure moving quickly on the steep bank
of the bypass. it was not running but more like a vary fast walk.
it was headed in an east southeast direction. i could tell by the
lights on the bypass that it was muscular, hairy and very large. i
could see the hair moving on its body when it moved.its arms stayed
down by its side the whole time. it made no sound and i did not smell
anything. it was about 150 yards or so away. it was a partly cloudy
night and little wind. the moon was also full which also gave off
some added light. i lost sight of it as a barn came between me and
whatever it was. it did not reappear so it had to cross the bypass
towards the owensboro - daviess county airport, which is surrounded
by cropland and some big businesses. i never did believe in this sort
of thing, but now i do. i was not scared or anything, and i know what
i saw. it was a different kind of experience for me. it had to be
7 feet or taller, because it passed a tree with a limb that was at
least that high off the ground or possibly higher."
Follow-Up: July 9, 2012
have 4 individuals who all claim to have had sightings within the
same area over the last few months, which is unusual but not totally
unheard of as I am sure you well know. It seems that these 4 people
live near a well traveled route of a single Bigfoot creature, or possibly
more than one. The witnesses passing through this same area as they
travel to and from home have produced these sightings.
Witness # 1
is the x-wife of John Straney and the future mother-in-law to J.C.
(both mentioned in previous report) J.C. drives M.L. back and forth
to her workplace each night, sometimes accompanied by his girlfriend/fiancé,
“Stacy” who is M.L.'s daughter.
On Monday July 2, 2012 “M.L.” went to work, and at 2:30
am (Tuesday July 3, 2012) she went out to the back porch of the home
where she works to take a smoke break. As she was standing there in
the dark smoking she was facing West, towards the US 60 by-pass and
she noticed something walking from North to South (from her right
to her left) along the bank of the by-pass. What she saw was totally
black against the green grassy bank of the by-pass.
watched in silence as the creature walked about 200 yards along the
bank of the by-pass which is also along the edge of the home owner’s
property. She noticed that even at this early time of the morning,
a couple of cars came by on the by-pass, at these times the creature
would take a couple of steps down the bank, all the while going forward,
until the cars would pass, then it would step back up a couple of
steps as it continued onward.
was amazed at what she saw and her first thought was “this is
what John and J.C. saw”.
The more that “M.L.’ asks about these events that have apparently been going on at this house/farm over the years, the more she is finding out.
Wednesday 9-26-2012 I talked with “Mary Ling’ for over
30 minutes and I ask her had there been any other incidents since
that event back on July 3rd, 2012 and she said yes, just last week.
I ask her what happened and she told me this story…..
assured me that she has been hearing those noises, and that something
is definitely back there at night messing around that hog-pen.
that he was traveling above the speed limit and was coming to the
exit ramp at the end of the by-pass which merges onto old Hwy 60.
The actual speed limit sign there says (35 mph) “James”
was in a hurry and was traveling around 55 mph.
Much to his surprise, the creature turned in mid-stride and headed back in the direction it had come from and apparently missing his vehicle front fender by mere inches. The witness was and still is astounded at how he somehow missed this creature as it was entirely in the front of his car as he slammed on his brakes.
When the car came to a full stop the witness looked immediately out his passenger window, but there was nothing to be seen, the creature was somehow gone from view in an unbelievable short amount of time. He was scared and in shock.
His mind raced to make sense out of what he had just seen. He did not believe in Bigfoot and scoffed at others who had ever mentioned the possibility of such a creature. Yet what he saw fit the very description of exactly that…..a Bigfoot.
The witness told me that he finished the rest of the short trip home driving very slowly and well below the speed limit of 35 mph. He entered the house where others were waiting for him. Those witnesses told me that he was white as a ghost, sweating, and could barely speak.
They thought he had been in a wreck. It took him several minutes to be able to relate to them what had just happened. All he could say was…….. (I should have hit it, I should have hit it).
still today cannot believe he somehow missed it, it seems impossible
because of how close it was.
witness was blunt, honest, and still nervous and upset today as he
related what happened to him. It had a great effect on him as a logical
thinking young man. I am convinced that this witness saw something
out of the normal, and from all he describes it was very possibly
The timing of these 2 sightings, (10:15 pm and 11:30 pm) and the weather conditions were almost the exact same in both instances.
The following pictures are of the exact location. Some pictures are from “Joe Ford Nature Park” taken on Wednesday 9-26-2012 while I investigated that area.
Don Neal, Investigator
Witness: Tiffany (last name on file)
feb 28, 2012 I had a photo shoot at English Park in Owensboro, Kentucky.
As soon as we got out of the car, the smell was absolutely horrible.
So we tried to deal with it and proceeded to walk towards the river.
The night before it had rained very hard, so the river was up, but
at the time we were there it had dropped, which left us to deal with
first name: Timothy
Email Follow-Up: 1-14-11
"Sure, it was many years ago (winter 1981-82), but you don't forget something like that. I was born and raised in Owensboro, attended WKU, and now work as an analyst in Atlanta GA. The area we saw the creature crossing the Western Ky Parkway was near Morgantown KY, that I remember very well. By the way, the weather that night was about 20 degrees, that's important, because no human could have stayed outside in the temp that long. This creature was in no hurry either, it was not afraid of my approaching headlights. When I stopped my vehicle in the middle of the expressway, it stood fully erect and look at us curiously. Then it slowly walked away, not frightened at all. The woods between Owensboro and Bowling Green are very thick." -Timothy
Note: Coincidentally, we just traveled this stretch on the Western Kentucky Parkway on 1-16-11 returning home from our investigation in nearby Hopkins County where witnesses also viewed a grey sasquatch. We observed a large number of dead deer along this parkway, including one spot where four deer were all struck by a vehicle in the same vicinity. Appeared as if something chased the herd across the road.
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Website Submission on 7-9-06
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Owensboro - Aug. 1978
Residents of the 2800 block of Fairview Drive reported that they had witnessed a huge dark colored BF creature on several occasions observing them from the safety of the nearby woods. It was 8 to 10 ft.tall, they claimed, and 4 to 5 ft. wide at the shoulders. It usually appeared in the evening hours and was said to smell like 'decomposing bodies'. Tracks were found which measured 14 to 16 inches long and 6 to 7 inches wide. Evidently the authorities were unable to help so a posse formed to rid the newly developing neighborhood of the giant, smelly menace. They reportedly fired on the creature with .45 calibre rifles to no apparent effect. It ran away leaving no blood trail,just a peculiar wet spot on the ground where it had stood. (Source: Owensboro Messenger-Enquirer)
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