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COUNTY: Walker County
LOCATION DETAILS: Take Hwy 136 West from LaFayette, GA. Area of interest is between Wright Mineral Spring and Hwy 341 off of Hwy 136.
NEAREST TOWN: LaFayette
NEAREST ROAD: Camp Road
OBSERVED: Hi me and my friend have been hearing some weird stuff while we are hunting. My friend heard the sonds first. Then I heard them the next evening right before dark. The sounds sound like something screeming. But kind of high pitched screems. My friend also thought he heard somthing throwing stuff around his treestand. The reason I think it is a bigfoot is because there is some property behind ours, and they have been clearcuting all of it. I think it has run the bigfoot on to our property. If I see or hear any thing else I will send you more info, but from what I have already heard I think it is a bigfoot.
ALSO NOTICED: Sounds like wood being hit on trees and sticks being thrown. Also strange whoops and screams usually in the fall of the year.
OTHER WITNESSES: My friend heard the same thing.
OTHER STORIES: Yea on pigeon mountion about 10 miles from my house.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: right before dark, sunny.
ENVIRONMENT: I am hunting in a bottom surrounded by pines on one side and oaks on the other side.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:
I spoke to the witness by phone on 13 May, 2007. During the discussion, he mentioned that he and his hunting partners have heard similar screams and roaring, usually in the early fall, through September of 2006. His theory is that the area is not used outside of deer hunting season and the intrusion of hunters disturbs whatever is in the area. As of last September, he was in the woods with others and heard something moving along the ridge above his position. He began to move toward the sound when he sensed that a stick had been thrown at him. As he continued to move toward the location of the sound, he heard whatever had been on the ridge move rapidly down the far side and away from him. He said whatever it was was moving fast and tearing through the brush. As the leaves were still on the trees, he did not see anything. He stated he was familiar with bobcat calls, owls, turkey, etc. and these sounds are like nothing he has heard in the woods typically.
Walker County has a rich history of strange sounds and sightings. The area has many remote stands of mountains and forest including the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA ,a section of the Chattahoochee National Forrest, the Tennessee Valley Divide and Lookout Mountain. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is in Walker County and has a long documented, history of paranormal occurances.
There are numerous creeks criss-crossing the gaps and low areas around the mountains as well as a cave system. Nickajack Lake and the Tennessee River are less than 75 miles away.
About BFRO Investigator Morris Collins:
Morris holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Auburn University and additional coursework toward an MBA in International Business. He is an avid backpacker and SCUBA diver. Morris attended Georgia 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2011; North Carolina 2006 and SC 2007 expeditions. He is a member of the SE BFRO Tracking Team and has completed a first course in visual tracking.