Geographical Index > United States > North Carolina > Davidson County > Report # 18516|
Submitted by witness no on Friday, April 6, 2007.
Daylight sighting by farmer (and children) plowing field next to the Yadkin River
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STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Davidson County
NEAREST TOWN: Lexington
NEAREST ROAD: edit
OBSERVED: I was around seven years old when this happened. I have never forgotten what I saw! My sister and I have talk bout it a lot, but I have not talked to outsiders in fear of being labeled crazy, or being laughed at.
It was in the fall of the year, late September 1967. My father raised tobacco in the small community called churchland, one of the many small townships in Davidson County. At that time we were renting an old homestead owned by a lawyer, who is now deceased. We lived out in the sticks, right next to the Yadkin River, which separates Davidson County from Davie County. My father was on the tractor coming from the tobacco field that evening, my older sister and some friends where on the back on the trailer that was used to haul tobacco from the field.
It was dusk my father had just turned on the tractor lights. I was setting on his lap. We were almost to our tobacco barn when this huge thing stepped out in front of the tractor into the lights. It stopped right in front of us, turned toward us and paused. The face resembled a man, much lighter than the rest of him, but his body was covered in dark hair. It was taller that my dad who was around six foot and it was a lot bigger than him. Its arms were dropped past its waist. It acted like we were no threat, and turned and took a big step and it was in the woods. My dad put the brakes on, left the tractor running, left me sitting in the driver's seat and jumped off to follow it. I started crying, because I didnít know what it was. I even thought at that time it was the booger man that would get you if you were not good. That is what my parentís would tell us kids. My father came back, not saying a word and took us kids back to the house. He told my mom not to let us out. He then took his coon hunting gun and left to hunt it down. He later returned that night. He could not find the thing we saw. We had to stay in the front yard after that. We later moved to a farm that my dad had purchased a few miles away from this one, still the Yadkin River, flowed right next to our farm. For years I wondered what the heck it was that we saw. Years later in the late seventies, more and more was on TV about what is now known as Bigfoot. I know without a doubt that this is what we saw that evening.
ALSO NOTICED: Years later my little brother in the late eighties was on his way to school. He was on Broadway road that morning around seven. He saw what he swears to this day a Bigfoot that crossed in front of his car and went into the nearby field. He told me about it and it scared the crap out of him. He was eighteen at the time; He is still leery to go down that road to this day. I believe him because of my account. You see, at these times that we seen this there were hardly no neighbors. The roads were dirt until just recently.
OTHER WITNESSES: My dad who is now deceased, my older sister who is in her fifties, her friends, and myself who got a straight on view of it. I am forty-six years old. I was no more than nine or ten foot away from it. I was close enough to see the face clearly and the expression on its face. There was no fear shown in its expression. The hair on the rest of its body was dark, but it seemed like it was shorter. I mean it did not look shaggy. You could tell clearly that its arms were longer than ours. The hands fell right below itís waist. Its eyes were large. It walked upright like a man. I would estimate now that it weighed around five to seven hundred pounds, maybe more. I am not a hunter so I am not exact with weight of animals. All I can tell you it was huge, and mad my dad who was a big man look like a dwarf. It was dusk. We were coming from our tobacco field. We were headed to our tobacco barns. There was a small dirt driveway in front of this barn. There were woods on both sides of this dirt road and behind the barn. It came from the right where the barn was, woods was behind the barn, crossed in front of us, paused and looked straight at us. It then stepped across the rest of the road into the woods left of us.
OTHER STORIES: Years later my little brother in the late eighties was on his way to school. He was on Broadway road that morning around seven. He saw what he swears to this day was a Bigfoot that crossed in front of his car and went into the nearby field. He told me about it and it scared the crap out of him. He described almost the exact thing that I saw years before except it was taller and was bigger. He was eighteen at the time; He is still leery to go down that road to this day. I believe him because of my account. You see, at these times that we seen this there were hardly no neighbors. The roads were dirt until just recently. The river was close and the land was nothing but farms and heavy forested lands.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was dusk, there was still some daylight left.
ENVIRONMENT: This farm was heavily forested with pines and thickets. The river was next to it. We would go down to the river and play. That is how close we were to the river. We did not have any close neighbors. This was the kind of area where people lived miles from each other.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator David Pardue:
I conducted a phone interview with the witness and her older sister about the report she submitted on (4/06/07).
Witnesses described to me what they saw as children as they were riding on a tractor with their father when returning from the fields.
It was just before dark and their father had just turned on the lights of the tractor, just as they approached the barn a very large bigfoot stepped out into the path of the tractor, at this time they were no more than 10-12 ft away.
One witness said the bigfoot turned and looked straight at them, and showed no sign of being scared. When the bigfoot turned to look at them it did so by turning at the waist and did not turn its neck, witness stated that the animal appeared to not have a neck.
They noticed that the eyes were large and eyeshine was red from the lights of the tractor. Height was estimated to be between 7'-8' tall range, arms hung down to side, hands were similar to a humans. Both the women described the hair as being dark in color and short and neat in appearance.
After the brief encounter the animal stepped back into the woods with one long step. That was the last they saw of it. Her father later returned to the spot to see if he could find anything. He looked around in the woods but didn't see anything unusual.
Witnesses have agreed to let me meet them in person. If possible we will return to the site of incident.
About BFRO Investigator David Pardue:
David Pardue lives and works in North Carolina. He worked in forestry for 23 years and now works for a large manufacturer of construction-related machinery. He is a skilled deer hunter, and deer tracker. He was one of the 13 witnesses to the rock-throwing encounter on the October 2006 West Virginia expedition, and is currently helping to organize the 2007 North Carolina expedition.