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STATE: North Carolina
COUNTY: Haywood County
LOCATION DETAILS: We were at the blue Ridge Parkway at the Masonic marker
NEAREST TOWN: Maggie Valley
NEAREST ROAD: Blue Ridge Parkway
OBSERVED: My son and I had just finished watching the sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Masonic marker. We were still sitting there watching the overview as a fog was rolling in. It was getting very cold so we got into the car, cranked the car up and started to back up and leave when a very dark large figure ran across the road into the woods. It looked man like. I turned towards the figure but couldnít see anything. It was entirely too large to be a black bear and definitely wasnít an elk. I havenít seen any at all this weekend. The figure was very black. The hairs on my arm and back of my neck stood up straight I have never in my life been so afraid.
ALSO NOTICED: n/a
OTHER WITNESSES: 2; We were watching the sunset and taking photos
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8:51pm dusk and foggy
ENVIRONMENT: Blue Ridge Parkway at the overlook near the Masonic marker
About BFRO Investigator Jeff Carpenter:
* Worked as a Parks and Recreation Director in North Carolina for 30 years.
* A hunter and fisherman with a love for hiking and camping.
* His family has lived in the Mountains of WNC since late 1700's and he has a vast knowledge of this area and the Great Smoky National Park.
After finding things in my hunting areas that were out of the norm and that could not be explained, I began my search for answers.
* Attended many, BFRO and various private Expeditions in the southeast and lead personal research trips for small groups. Seventeen years of researching and studying Sasquatch.