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Submitted by witness on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Possible sightings and strange incidents experienced over time on rural property near Pocahontas
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COUNTY: Randolph County
LOCATION DETAILS: Private property. Witness requests no posting of address.
NEAREST TOWN: Pocahontas Arkansas
OBSERVED: We started hunting this 80 acres around 2003. I was sitting in my Deer stand when some dogs came barking through the woods like they were chasing something. They went up into this corner where the woods and the fenceline meet and started rolling around in the dirt and barking so I got down to run the dogs off and to see what they was rolling on and when I got to the corner I could smell something that smelled like dead animal, musky and sour. Then as I turned something across the powerline in the woods approximately 50 yards away let out this deep long growl. I have never heard anything like this in my life so I started backing away and when I got to the path I ran to our truck. After we got home my husband and I looked up growl sounds and I never could find anything that sounded like this it was horrifying to me!
I also had another incident with my husband back in about 2003 we was going out there to this property and feeding the deer. We was on our four wheeler and we drove to the powerline and the man who owned the property had been there and bush hogged and had moved some tin that was laying there and the grass was dead where the tin had been lying. Right in the middle was a cell phone so my husband picked it up and It have been chewed on by dogs are coyotes or something so he laid it up on the tin which was about 4 feet away. So we filled our deer feeders and left. We come back the next day job to the powerline and the cell phone was back in the dead grass area exactly where we had first found it. So my husband picked it up put it back on the tin. So we check the feeders and left. We come back the next day drove back to the powerline and the cell phone was gone and they're in the dead grass area laid a piece of pipe about 2 foot long so we picked up the pipe and put it on the tin and we left. We didn't get to come back the next day but the following day we came back drove to the powerline and the pole was gone but there in the dead grass laid a little white button. It was the kind of button you see on mobile home ceilings. By this time we was freaking out. So we put the button on the tin and I laid in the dead grass area a ponytail holder I had and also I mint. Nothing took the ponytail holder or mint. My husband found the cell phone again approximately 75 yards up the Powerline about a month later but we never seen the pipe or the button again
ALSO NOTICED: My brother-in-law was hunting by the creek and something big and black got up out of the creek and walked up the hill. He said it was on two legs and it was huge.
We purchased 40 of the 80 acres two years ago and we were building our house and I found what appeared to be two tracks.
About 12 years ago just up the river from our land our nephew was fishing with his dad and saw a Bigfoot come down and scoop up water in his hand and get a drink. He said it was a blondish reddish color and very very big.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was the only witness to the growl but my husband and I both witnessed the things being left in the powerline
OTHER STORIES: One of my friends approximately 40 years ago was up on some old trying tracks with her brother playing while her mother picked blackberries and she said that a big foot came up behind her and stood on the tracks. That location is approximately 20 miles East of Pocahontas
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Late afternoon around 4:30 pm. It was sunny and kinda cool
ENVIRONMENT: It's all woods and it has a river to the west about a half a mile and several creeks
A & G References: 11-6
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
I have spoken with Pam on several occasions. Although there are several incidents mentioned in her report over the years, I am going to focus on the gifting incidents, which are intriguing and not very often reported. I will include the other events at the end of my commentary, as they are of the more "typical" variety and do merit mentioning, and collectively they indicate an interesting series of events.
Back story is as follows: Her and her husband had been hunting the land since 2003, and they eventually bought it in 2015. They purchased 40 of the 80 acres as mentioned. Landowner had let them hunt the 80 acres previously, and also allowed them to place feeders to attract deer and other animals. They started placing feeders in different places and visiting the property more frequently after they purchased it, usually several times a week. The former landowner moved a stack of tin from an old torn down shed as he was helping them clear out some debris. Where he had moved the tin from, the grass was dead and they found an old flip phone.
They weren't sure how long it had been there, but it had chew marks on it, most likely from small animals. (smaller teeth marks). Otherwise it looked like it might still work. They thought the owner of the phone might come looking for it, so they placed it on top of the remaining pile of tin. They left after filling feeders and came back the next day. The phone had been placed EXACTLY where they previously found it, right in the middle of the bare, flattened grass where they found it.
This was odd, and they weren't sure how or why it got there, but they put it back on top of the tin. They returned the next day and the phone was gone, and on the bare spot, in the nearly exact spot it had been, was a piece of plastic conduit about 2 ft. long. Its getting a bit spooky for them, and since they had had previous events (and related tales of events with Sasquatch mentioned in the report), they began to wonder if this was somehow related.
They put the pipe back on the tin and returned the very next day, only to find the pipe was gone, and in its place was a small, decorative flower shaped button. They are used mostly in mobile homes to hide the nails on the ceilings. The nail is driven through a hole in the middle. She was familiar with these little buttons and was quite certain this was what it was.
So she left the button on the tin and placed a hair tie and a mint in the grass. (She had these items in her pocket). They returned the next day, and the button was gone but the hair tie and mint were still there. This entire series of events took place over about a 7-10 day period. As mentioned, they never saw the pipe or button again, but the husband did find the phone about a month or so later near the power line (clear cut) clearing. This was in the general area of her and husband's sighting of creature(s). The distance from the pile of tin to the bare spot was about 10 feet or so, so it is mostly unlikely that the phone, or other objects, slid ten feet off a 2 foot pile.
It needs to be mentioned that the owner lives(ed) in Tennessee, and though there is a home there, no one lives or stays there. It is looked after by only her and her husband from time to time to keep it up and brush hog. It is very remote, and they have never seen anyone on the property, nor any signs it is being hunted or used in any way.
They, and or friends or relatives, have had other events, also mentioned in this report. One other event she did not include was a sighting by her husband in 2017 of two "dark creatures or objects" one taller than the other, also seen in the bigger power line clear cut at a pretty good distance. They were moving around, and his supposition was that one was sitting or squatting, which was his reasoning as to why one seemed taller than the other. It was just a "gut" feeling he had. There are two clear cuts, one big wide one for the main lines, and a smaller one to service the few homes around them. He also had a similar sighting three years prior, in 2014, but this was a solo creature about 7-8 ft tall.
The location is "in the boonies" and it would appear highly unlikely that anyone would go to the trouble of pranking them out in the middle of nowhere. The logistics and timing would be a miraculous series of events to pull it off. The witnesses had had a slight interest or knowledge of Sasquatch prior to 2003, and it has become more obvious to them as the years and events have gone by that it is most likely that they exist. I do not doubt her story, as she was forthright and upfront in relating her accounts, and they did not waiver to the point I doubted her credibility. She and her husband were both spooked and excited at the same time regarding the events.
UPDATE 8/16/17: From the time I first interviewed the witness, and had written the above report, she has personally seen a large creature in the clear cut. This is the same clear cut her husband had seen one, and maybe two, creatures as well. She described it as having shoulders appx. 3.5 feet wide and was squatting down in the tall weeds, and the height of it from the waist up was appx. 4-4.5 feet. She only saw from the waist up due to the tall weeds it was standing/squatting in. She was in a hurry when she saw it, as she was late for work, so there was no time for further observation or perhaps even a quick photo. When she came home, whatever she saw was no longer there.
Her husband had gone out on the property to get supplies together for food plots ready when he heard a "whoop". When he returned to his shop, he heard a single "knock", from the area near the food plots he had just returned from. I mention these events as peripheral incidents to support the ongoing activity on the property. There are photos of maps of the areas for the gifting incident, as well as the sightings, embedded/included with this report. As mentioned before, though there have been numerous other incidents; growls, whoop calls, structures, sightings of solo and multiple creatures, I am concentrating solely on the gifting, as it indicates an unusual interaction that defies a rational explanation. These are three photos along with this report to help visualize locations.
UPDATED 11-22-17. Since the report was originally published, they have had sightings of one and two creatures on several occasions. They are always in the clear cut shown in the photos, but at a good distance away, about a quarter mile, and usually as she is leaving for work. One was standing and the other crouching or kneeling during one sighting. Another sighting had one walking until they looked at it's direction, then it froze. The exact spot they were seen in were different each time, and there was nothing there when they returned. They do have bear there, but being avid hunters, they are virtually certain they are not bears, both by upright movement and general stature.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Improv & sketch comic and writer for 5 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. He led three Missouri BFRO Public Expeditions:, 2012 & 2013 & 2014. Led public expedition for BFRO in Illinois in 2019.Participated in Iowa, 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2) & Illinois Expedition 2019 (1). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions. Hosted a public Town Hall meeting in Missouri in 2017.