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COUNTY: Paulding County
NEAREST TOWN: Dallas, GA
NEAREST ROAD: Old Cartersville Road/Hwy 61
OBSERVED: I was driving on Old Cartersville road towards HWY 61 just past the chicken farm but before the pond. I had my 13 year old son with me.
I saw what I thought was a bear crouched down on the right side of the road. I turned to tell my son to look at the bear. My son was in the back seat. Before I could turn back around all the way. I noticed it stood up on two legs. My son was asking what it was. Then I noticed it was over 7 foot 6 inches tall covered in long black hair. It was burley! It was all of 500-600 pounds. It was no more than 20-30 yards outside our truck window. It was so large I could see its muscles in its legs (thighs). Its head appeared to sit on its shoulders like it had no neck. The head looked like it came to a point. It looked like a bipedal ape! It had something white in its hand! That's when it registered it had hands and not claws. The arms were longer than any human arms. They seemed to stretch closer to the knee area. When it walked the knees worked perfectly. It did not have a bow legged affect. Which made it seem human but it looked like an ape. It started to move towards the road walking on two legs. My lights stayed on it. It seemed to want out of my lights. When it walked for the road it was headed in the path of my truck. I was on a small curve. So my lights followed it. I hit my fog lights & it turned back from the direction it came. It picked up speed and started to run still on two legs. I could see the foot falls & the thigh muscles bounce. Also saw butt muscles flex all under the hair. It started moving so fast the white thing in its hand was almost a blur. The next day, I returned to the area. Where it ran off into the woods was uphill. I thought it was flat as fast as it was moving. The house close by had chicken coops with white and brown chickens in it.
ALSO NOTICED: We were frightened. I only had a 9 mm on me. I felt it was not enough to protect us!
OTHER WITNESSES: My 13 year old son. He has higher functioning Aspergers. He can and will explain what he saw.
OTHER STORIES: Side Note: I was 5-8 miles from my home in Burnt Hickory Estates where I found out last week there was a sighting in 2006. Just a few blocks from my house by the power lines that run through our neighborhood.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Between 9:45-10:10 ish at night. Sighting lasted only 30 seconds or so.
Just after a rain. The fog had just lifted. The road was still wet. The ground would have been also.
ENVIRONMENT: Woods on both sides of the road. Near a pond. Creeks in the woods and on the road of multiple chicken farms.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator David Bakara:
I spoke with the witness by phone. She and her teenage son were driving home at approx. 9:45pm...about 5 miles from home, the witness spotted something in her headlights (low beams). At first she thought it was a bear, and alerted her son in the backseat, but then saw it stand fully erect on two legs. It was holding something white in its hand. As she drove and the distance closed, the animal turned and began to run on two legs in the same direction as the witness was driving. She watched it run from behind. The witness ran track for many years and is familiar with all aspects of running. She explained this creature ran faster than any human could ever run, both in speed and stride. The white object in its hand (which she later surmised was a chicken) was nothing but a blur as the creature ran. She observed the overdeveloped calf, thigh, and glute' muscles as it covered ground in her headlights. The creature eventually turned and ran out of her view and into the woods. The next day she retraced her route and at the spot where she first saw the creature, she noticed a large chicken coop in the front yard, full of white and brown chickens.
About BFRO Investigator David Bakara:
David has three daughters and a wife that shares his interest in research, both having developed a deep respect for nature and knowledge of the outdoors and wildlife. Attended Northern Florida Expedition 2011, 2012 Washington Exp., and 2012 North Florida exp. Prior US Navy and currently works as a Leasing Agent, spending his time off in the woods as often as he can investigating Bigfoot reports.