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Submitted by witness Traci Clark on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Night time sighting by motorist outside Williamsburg near I-64
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COUNTY: James City County
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NEAREST TOWN: Williamsburg
NEAREST ROAD: E Rochambeau Drive
OBSERVED: My two boys, ex-husband, and I were heading back to our hotel from dinner in Williamsburg, on the evening of October 22, 2020. I took a left turn onto E Rochambeau Dr., which parallels interstate 64. It was a clear night, dark and around 8:55pm. I know that it was after 8:50 pm and before 9:00pm, because I was hoping to get back to watch the 9 pm debate.
My son made a comment about my speed, and I pointed out a 55 mph speed limit sign, as we passed it. I rounded a corner and saw a brief small glitter, which lead my eye to see movement. I quickly could tell that it was an upright, bi-pedal figure. As it walked quickly from right to left, I immediately could see that it walked like a human, but it was extremely broad and huge. The arms and upper thighs were so big that I could see the outline of muscles. The figure was blacker than black, almost looking like an enormous shadow figure, but solid. My lights only revealed blackness, no clothes, just one solid figure. I could see from the middle of the face and most of the legs. I saw no features, as it was walking, only showing it's side to me. It moved smoothly and quickly. I could not see it's feet, or the top of the head.
It happened so quickly that I didn't have time to say look, to my family who was with me. As soon as it stepped of the side, I immediately said, "What was that?!". I was curious to where it went, and as I passed the area, I could see that it went into the woods. There were no cars, people or anyone else on the road. There was one house a little further down the road that had a front porch light on. I keep trying to understand the distance from my car to the area it walked in the woods, trying to understand the height. What I saw was huge, no way could any human be as huge, tall, and broad as this. Again it was black, so black, and my lights didn't reveal details which is odd. My children were completely freaked out, so I did not stop. I've returned twice to the area to look at the road and surroundings.
ALSO NOTICED: The road was dark, but the figure was black, so black that I could easily see the shape and walking. There was a quick small light glimmer that drew my attention to the blackness, which then I could make out the enormous figure walking. It did not turn to look at our car.
OTHER WITNESSES: 4 people in the car, I was driving. All other parties were talking and not looking, but heard me say "What was that??"
OTHER STORIES: Still searching. I've gone back twice to the location to look at the land, distance, in trying to determine the height and where it was coming from and why it might have been traveling in that area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 8:55 pm. The night was extremely clear.
ENVIRONMENT: Forest, very few houses nearby. Government land and no trespassing land. Fenton Mill in Williamsburg and Waller Mill Park is close by. Camp Perry is within driving and walking distance.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
I spoke with the witness, Traci Clark. She works for a real estate developer in Richmond and previously worked for National Geographic.
She is adamant about what she saw. She said it could not have been a human because it was so massive, in terms of its bulk. She could not estimate its height.
It crossed the road in front of her on a very dark stretch of frontage road with no lights. She guesses it was roughly 30 yards away when it crossed the road.
There are several wild no-trespassing areas near by. The largest is the area surrounding Waller Mill Park Reservoir.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO