Geographical Index > United States > Virginia > Chesterfield County > Report # 14952|
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
Driver sees running figure along road at night near Woodlake
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COUNTY: Chesterfield County
LOCATION DETAILS: Above
NEAREST TOWN: Midlothian area of Chesterfield County
NEAREST ROAD: US 360
OBSERVED: This was so unreal, that I really hesitate to mention it.The spot is on Warbro Rd.East side, n.of ready mix co, across from Martin Marietta quarry.This short road runs N.from Hull St.(US 360),South from Genito Rd.(state rt.604). The area actually has a lot of real wilderness through out and nearby, marshes, creeks, deep woods. There has been some clearing of land East of the rd in question.The incident was about 9:30 pm, Fri.June 2nd. We had been to the theater, grabbed some food and were headed home. Driving N.on Warbro. My wife and myself saw something rushing along the edge of the woods, Southbound, it glided into the woods as we passed. I said to my wife-"did you see that deer?" She said-"that was no deer!!!" It was a silvery-white, tall, vertical, slender thing with what she called "flowing" hair. Our "sighting" was about 3 seconds. This would have been utterly dimissed as something unexplainable, except we went back there the next morning, walked up to a cleared area with some very soft, muddy places. My wife got some poison ivy for her efforts. We found quite a few tracks, TWO DISTINCT sizes. Long stride on the larger. They were atleast 15"long and about 8"at the wide end. There were distinct toe markings on some. The shorter foot was about 9" long with a more "human"look to the shape. I should say that this area teems with deer, beaver, raccoons,etc. The whole thing is just unreal. You don't expect to see this within sight of a freakin' Walmart.
ALSO NOTICED: Seen panic-striken deer running weirdly on this road before.They are often hit by cars on this rd.This was so weird,to the point of being spooky,I debated long and hard whether to mention it.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2,me,my wife,Glenda
OTHER STORIES: I have only seen 2 other published reports,neither on BFRO,in this county.Neither close to this area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 9:30 pm/almost totally dark,cloudy,had rained earlier
ENVIRONMENT: thick second growth scrub pine and oak at site.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Robert S. (MD):
I spoke on the phone with G.H. regarding his report, and the following details can be added:
The area of the sighting has changed considerably, with increased industrial development and a new sports complex.
This road used to be known for high numbers of road kill, particularly deer, and the witness recounts seeing 40-50 deer kills in this section. This night he had his brights on, and was travelling approximately 25mph, while watching for deer.
He initially saw something out of the corner of his eye and assumed it was a deer, until he looked over to see a bipedal figure in a running motion. The figure was slightly ahead of the car on the passenger side, running in the opposite direction (southbound). It made an immediate turn away (toward the east) into the dense woods when it was approximately even with the car. At this point he estimated the distance from the car to the figure was fifteen feet. The “flowing hair” noticed by his wife was from the arms as they were moving in a running motion. The hair color seemed to have lighter patches, like highlights. He was unable to see feet or make out facial features or skin color. To him the figure was not “bulky,” but more “athletic.” He estimated its height to be seven feet.
He was particularly struck by how fast and graceful the figure was, especially since it was moving through patches of thicker brush along the roadside.
Upon return to the area during daylight, he noticed between 20 and 30 tracks, mostly in clear-cut area with clay soil. The tracks were varying sizes as mentioned, and on several tracks he could easily distinguish toes. His cell phone at the time did not have a camera, and he regrets not being able to take a picture of the tracks. Rain shortly after this precluded a return visit to the site with a camera, as he thought the tracks would likely have been washed away.
No unusual odors or sounds noted during encounter or upon return to area.
During our discussion of his report, I found G.H. to be a credible witness. There have been reports of other sasquatch activity in this local region, and the high frequency of road kill would possibly make this road attractive for picking up an easy meal.
About BFRO Investigator Dr. Robert S. (MD):
Robert S. is a physician practicing in Florida. He has attended the 2006 Florida, New York Adirondack, and Washington expeditions, the 2008 West Virginia expedition, and the 2013 N. Florida and Alabama expeditions.