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STATE: West Virginia
COUNTY: Berkeley County
LOCATION DETAILS: Heading east on Swinging Bridge Rd twds Dry Run Rd.. just past Cavern Rd
NEAREST TOWN: Hedgesville
NEAREST ROAD: Swinging Bridge Rd
OBSERVED: I was driving to work at approximately 7:40 a.m. When a small deer ran across the road in front of me so I slowed down...as I slow down I noticed something running through the woods off to my right...it was six feet tall approximately with black hair that walked upright on two legs ...it was moving much too fast to be a person and was definitely not a deer
OTHER WITNESSES: 1..driving
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Morning..well lit...overcast
ENVIRONMENT: All leaves were off trees. semi-dense woods with no pine trees but many stumps and fallen trees..
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Greg Lambert:
Upon a phone conversation with this gentleman I can add the following observations. He and his wife were driving along a narrow two lane road when a small deer ran across the road in front of them. Upon slowing to avoid a collision with this and any possible following deer, he and his wife both noticed a bipedal figure running in the opposite direction. He stated that they only saw it for a brief period of time, approximately six seconds, but they were sure it was no deer, bear or any other familiar animal.
The terrain was covered with a lot of fallen trees and would have easily twisted or broken an ankle of any human covering this ground at such a great speed. The animal was also running up hill so he knew it could not be human with this agility and speed. The animal had broad shoulders and a bulky torso comparable to a large football player. The color was between black and a grey and he likened it to a deer's fall color, but definitely not a deer! They observed it from approximately fifty to seventy-five yards away but they only saw it from behind. The height was between six to six and one-half feet.
The gentleman stated that he did believe in such a creature but his wife was completely skeptical, until that moment, those six seconds totally changed her perspective.
About BFRO Investigator Greg Lambert:
Growing up in Pendleton County WV, Greg has been fascinated with the Bigfoot phenomenon ever since he had an incident while hunting in the early 70's. Though he no longer hunts he and his wife enjoy wildlife watching, birding, hiking, camping, kayaking and all things wild in wonderful WV. Greg is a mechanic by trade in the largest turkey processing plant in the US. He has attended BFRO Expeditions WV 2012 & 2013, Kentucky 2013 & 2014, and North Carolina 2014.