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COUNTY: Rabun County
LOCATION DETAILS: You can find it. Its a state run campsite.
NEAREST TOWN: Clayton
NEAREST ROAD: Warwoman Rd
OBSERVED: I was asleep in my tent when something hit me. I woke up and realized that my tent was being bombarded by rock which I thought was being caused by one of my friends. I poked my head out of the tent because my buddy and I had forgotten to zip it. I looked around and I was about to pull my head back in when I saw a strange figure slightly in the brush staring at me. I yelled not knowing what to do and woke my buddy who was in my tent up. I proceeded to tell him what had happened and he didn't believe me. In the morning we proceeded to get up and investigate. We found no foot prints but the brush had obviously been disturbed, there were also several stones by the side of both tents that seemed to have been thrown there. Although we had planned to stay another night, we left promptly after I shared my story with everyone.
ALSO NOTICED: Several stones that were thrown at the tents.
OTHER WITNESSES: 4. They were all asleep but they witnessed the evidence.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Night, it was warm and clear.
ENVIRONMENT: Next to a creek. It was brushy but clear with many paths.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matt Pruitt:
I spoke with the witness several times about the incident, and what he observed. Though not many details could be discerned about the figure, the witness was certain that it was very large, and covered with hair. I found his testimony to be truthful, and the witness himself credible.
Rabun County has more of the Chattahoochee National Forest within its borders (148,684 acres / 601.7 square kilometers) than any of the other 18 counties with land included in the forest. It has an annual rainfall of over 70 inches per year, making it one of the rainiest places east of the Mississippi River.
In terms of the terrain and the environment, it is one of the most likely places for sasquatches to thrive in the southeastern US. Members of the GA-BFRO team (including myself) have had encounters in the area, as well as finding and documenting fresh sasquatch tracks in remote portions of the county.
Historically, there are several references to sasquatches in the area. There are a few places with Cherokee names that refer to these animals, as well as European settler references. The oldest written account describing these animals in the area comes from 1812.
According to an article printed in the Delphos, Ohio Daily Herald, a number of men from Virginia formed a search party with the sole purpose of locating one of these animals in 1816, but their efforts were to no avail.
About BFRO Investigator Matt Pruitt:
Matt Pruitt grew up in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, and has been conducting active sasquatch research for several years in various parts of the country.
Matt has attended/organized the following expeditions:
North Carolina - 2007
South Carolina - 2007
North Carolina - 2008
Georgia - 2008 (Expedition Organizer)
Washington (Cascades) - 2008
Washington (Olympic Peninsula) - 2008
Georgia - 2009 (Expedition Organizer)
Washington (Cascades) - 2009
Washington (Olympic Peninsula) - 2009
Oregon - 2010 (Expedition Organizer)
Washington (Olympic Peninsula) - 2010
Georgia - 2010 (Expedition Organizer)
Oklahoma - 2011 (Expedition Organizer)
North Georgia (1) - 2011 (Expedition Organizer)
North Georgia (2) - 2011 (Expedition Organizer)
Arkansas - 2012 (Expedition Organizer)
North Georgia - 2013 (Expedition Organizer)
North Carolina - 2013 (Expedition Organizer)
Matt is a trained visual tracker. During the summer of 2007, Matt co-instructed a tracking course for BFRO members in the Southeast. In 2009, he co-instructed an updated version of the same course for BFRO members in Utah. He currently lives in Northeast Georgia.
He can be contacted at Georgia@BFRO.net