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STATE: South Carolina
COUNTY: Pickens County
LOCATION DETAILS: LONG STRAIGHT ROAD KNOWN AS FAIR LANE FLATS ON HWY 183
NEAREST TOWN: PICKENS
NEAREST ROAD: IRELAND ROAD
OBSERVED: THIS HAPPENED AROUND 1981 IN PICKENS COUNTY S.C.I WAS ABOUT 14 YEARS OLD.MY BROTHER LIVED IN PICKENS I LIVED BETWEEN PICKENS, EASLEY,AND DAUCUSVILLE.THIS HAPPENED BETWEEN PICKENS AND HOME.I WOULLD RIDE MY BIKE TO MY BROTHERS APT.CLEAN IT UP AND THEN RIDE MY BIKE HOME,SOMETIMES VERY LATE AT NIGHT.MY FRIEND BRIAN WOULD SOMETIMES COME WITH ME.ON THIS NIGHT IT WAS MID-SUMMER AND A BRIGHT MOON. I WAS AHEAD OF BRIAN AND LOOKED BACK TO SEE WHERE BRIAN WAS, ON THE TURN I SAW SOMETHING WHITISH IN COLOR THAT HAD MOVED FROM THE ROAD SIDE OF THE FENCE[BARBEDWIRE 3 TO 4 FEET HIGH]TO THE OTHER SIDE,MOVING FAST.I NEVER REALLY GOT A GOOD LOOK AT IT BUT I DID SEE SOMETHING WHITISH IN COLOR KNOCKING BRANCHES OUT OF THE WAY.THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF IT BEING WAS A HORSE BECAUSE OF THE HIEGHT.I WENT TO THE SAME SPOT THE NEXT DAY AND QUICKLEY DECIDED THAT A HORSE WOULD NOT MOVE THAT FAST THROUGH THAT TYPE OF COVER.I NEVER THOUGHT FOR ONE MOMENT IT WAS A BIGFOOT [BECAUSE OF THE COLOR]UNTIL I WENT ON THIS SIGHT.TALKING ABOUT THIS TO MY BROTHER LATER MADE HIM REMEMBER SOMETHIG HE HAS SEEN.I AM TRYING TO TALK HIM IN TO REPORTING IT.I WISH I COULD REMEMBER MORE DETAIL ,SORRY,BUT I KNOW IT WAS NOT A HORSE OR BEAR,ECT.I CAN GET ROAD NAMES IF IT WILL HELP. I JUST HOPE SOMEONE IN THIS AREA WILL SEE THIS AND TELL THERE STORY IF WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT WE MAY NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH. THANK YOU FOR THE OUTLET. MICHAEL .JUST AN AFTER THOUTH BUT I USE TO SQUIRREL AND DEER HUNT THIS AREA.
OTHER WITNESSES: ONLY ME,BRIAN DID NOT SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING,SCARED ME TO DEATH.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3A.M.TO 4A.M. CLEAR AND WARM,CLOSE TO FULL MOON,LIGHT VERY GOOD
ENVIRONMENT: 100YARDS FROM POWER LINES,OLDER HARD WOODS,THEN BRIAR PATCH BETWEEN ROAD.FENCE SEPERATES WOODS FROM BRIAR PATCH.75 FEET FROM ROAD IS WHERE WOODS START.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Don Tart:
I met with the witness, M.S. and we went to the location of the sighting. After mapping the location and speaking with the witness I concluded that M.S. is a credible observer, but there is still uncertainty about what he saw. This report is posted in case others in the area have seen a white haired bigfoot. Bigfoots with white hair are spotted occasionally in various states.
Editor's note (MM):
The reported hair color of bigfoots spans the range of human hair color: Red, blond, brown, black, gray, and white. The variance of hair color is thought to be more due to individual variation, and age variation, rather than regional variation. Some credible witnesses who have seen more than one individual during the same incident, reported a distinct variation in hair color between individuals that were different sizes, and assumably different ages. Human family groups often show different hair colors among individual family members of different sizes.
This area is made up of dense woods, rolling foothills, and streams. There are caves in the general vicinity of the sighting.
MS described that he was riding bicycles from Pickens to his home early in the morning when he approached the intersection of Tabor Woods Road and Ireland Road. MS stated that when he got to the intersection he looked to see if any cars were coming and didn't see anything. He then turned around to let his companion know that the intersection was clear. At this point he saw something going into the woods. His recollection was that it might have been a horse or something ghostlike based on the whitish/gray color. When he returned to the area, he saw that a horse could not have accessed this area due to the dense woods and the barbed wire fence.
M.S. ia an avid fisherman and related his experience in the outdoors. He discussed incidents of fishing where bushes were shaken, but nothing observed to be causing the brush movement. His wife and him spoke on an incident on Big Chatuga River while fishing where they felt uneasy and left the area. There are other reports of sightings in this general area of upstate SC.
These photographs were taken at the location of the sighting:
About BFRO Investigator Don Tart:
Don T. is an I&C/E Commissioning Engineer in Waynesboro, Ga. Don is an avid outdoorsman. He is a Life Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow and a Boy Scout Commissioner for Oconee County,SC. Don & his team scouted for "Finding Bigfoot" series for SC episode. He attended the 2006/2007/2008 NC Expeditions. He supported the pre-scouting activities for 2007 SC Expedition & 2007 Ga Expedition. He was a guide for the 2007 SC Expedition and the 2008 Florida expeditions.Don was the sponsor of the 2011 SC BFRO Expedition. Don is a founding member of SE BFRO Tracking Team.