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Geographical Index > United States > Tennessee > Dyer County > Report # 69008
Report # 69008  (Class A)
Submitted by witness "Lightning" Powell on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Sighting by motorist in thick river bottom 75 miles northeast of Memphis
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YEAR: 2021

SEASON: Spring

MONTH: March

STATE: Tennessee

COUNTY: Dyer County

LOCATION DETAILS: [Investigator Note: The sasquatch was spotted less than 100 feet from a small river that serves as the boundary between Dyer County and Gibson County. It was on the Gibson County side of the boundary. The witness was driving along Hwy 104 coming from Trenton towards Dyersburg. He was passing through Macedonia Bottom. The sasquatch was on the driver's left side 30 yards back into the woods from the road, striding parallel to road, moving toward the river. The witness was roughly 50 yards before the river and county line.

Here is a Google Maps link to the location: Click here.

NEAREST TOWN: Between Trenton Tennessee and Dyersburg Tennessee

NEAREST ROAD: Highway 104

OBSERVED: I was driving on Highway 104 between Trenton Tn and Dyersburg Tn . We were headed home. There is a large wooded area as you are in Dyer county and Gibson county . I look to my left glancing at the woods just before the river. I did a double take. Told my wife and my son, "You wont believe what I just saw!"

I estimate it to be about 7-8 ft in high. I didn't stop because a vehicle was behind me.

I have went over it several times in my head to what I saw. There are no bear here and it wasn't a human or anything else I have seen. That's my sighting.


OTHER WITNESSES: 2 were with me but we're not looking that way.

ENVIRONMENT: 4 pm afternoon sunny . Good weather

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:

I spoke with the witness by phone. His surname is Powell. His nickname and CB handle is "Lightning". He is a woodworker and fence builder. He lives in Tatumville, less than 5 miles from the location of the sighting. He is married and has four grown boys. His wife and one of his boy was with him in the vehicle when the sighting occured but they didn't see the figure. He only saw it for a few seconds as it took a few strides in the direction of the river.

Although his observation was brief the witness was very certain about what he saw. He is confident that it was not a person. It was 30 yards from the edge of the road. It was tall and covered with dark fur. He had a side view of it and said it had noticeably long arms.

He doubts that a person would be walkiing in that bottom so close to that creek because it is "so full of snakes." Snakes may actually be an important food source for sasquatches.

Here is a Google Maps link to the location: Click here.


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

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