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Submitted by witness on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
Sighting by motorist 10 miles SE of Big Thicket National Preserve
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COUNTY: Hardin County
LOCATION DETAILS: 100 meters from the end of Bragg Rd. at FM1293.
NEAREST TOWN: Saratoga
NEAREST ROAD: Bragg Rd.
OBSERVED: My son and I were driving at 10mph north on Bragg Rd. to see its famous swamp gas lights, with just my parking-lights on. As we neared the end of the road, within sight of the farm-road, a large, solid-black animal came out of the woods on the east side of the road, walking slowly on two legs. It was between 7-8 feet tall, and solid-black. It looked like it had a healthy-weight, more than a human. Definitely not a black bear! It appeared trim and muscular, with it's long arms hanging down past it's knees. It's upper-profile reminded me of "Homer Simpson" (best description I can think of). The thing was about 20ft. from the front of the pick-up, causing me to come to a stop. It knew my truck was there, but it continued it's slow pace, seemingly without care.
The scariest part of the encounter was when it paused and looked at us. It's eyes reflected like glowing embers when the parking lights from my truck hit it. The thing continued walking, stepping over the road-grade and continuing into the forest. I stopped my truck and I could still hear it crunching around in the woods out of sight now as it walked away.
I am a retired combat veteran and I don't scare easy, but I was. We left immediately. My son only caught the tail end of the sighting but confirmed he saw something. The dirt road was well packed so I couldn't see any footprints left behind. It was very unsettling for me because it looked so human, and because it had the size and presence that it could have harmed us or done serious damage to my truck if it wanted to. I used to enjoy hiking and sleeping alone in the woods at night in my hammock, but not anymore. I know what's out there with me now in the woods!
ALSO NOTICED: The "spook lights" (swamp gas) were spectacular and occurred above average along the road before the incident.
We were the only vehicle on the road, the entire length of it.
OTHER WITNESSES: My 14 year old son, Noah. He was playing with his !@#$ iPhone, and only caught a glimpse of it, when I called his attention to what I was seeing.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, the Bragg "Ghost Road" has a well known, though cliché reputation locally.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10:00pm, about. A clear, dark and chilly night.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest, while driving down a dirt-road.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mike Brumfield:
Witness seems credible and was forthcoming with his story. He was really glad to speak with someone. He had been camping with his son. As they were heading back to the hard road a large creature stepped out into the road about 20 feet way, visible in his dim parking lights.
It came out from the east side of the road. It's eyes seemed to reflect the light of his parking lights. He said it seemed all dark colored except for its face. It seemed to have some grey hair around the eyes and mouth as if it might be older. It gave the impression of total indifference to the vehicle. It was hunched over and shuffling along, no hurry.
About BFRO Investigator Mike Brumfield:
Mike has worked 15 years as a quality control lab technician. Has attended many private investigations, BFRO Georgia 2011, Alabama 2013, NW Florida 2013 and 2014,2015. He has been interested in the Bigfoot subject since he was a kid. Spent time as a docent at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Avid outdoorsman, spent most of his life in the woods and has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail.
Mike helped organize the Alabama 2013, NW Florida 2015 public expedition.