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STATE: South Carolina
COUNTY: Beaufort County
LOCATION DETAILS: The sighting occurred in Hunting Island State Park on the Lighthouse exit road.
[Investigator (MM) notes:
These are the GPS coordinates for where the figure was spotted along the exit road (North Beach Road) from Lighthouse:
NEAREST TOWN: Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
NEAREST ROAD: US 21 Sea Island Parkway
OBSERVED: On Tuesday, August 2, 2022 my brother, sister, and I were visiting the Lighthouse at South Carolinaís Hunting Island State Park. We were leaving the Lighthouse parking lot at approximately 12:00 noon and driving along the exit road from the Lighthouse.
My brother was driving the vehicle, with me riding in the front passenger seat, and my sister being in the rear driverís side seat. As we were rounding a slight curve on the exit road, we all spotted a creature walking quickly on the left side of the road approximately 15 to 20 feet in front of our car. The incident happened very quickly as the creature disappeared into the lush Palmetto & Pine forest ( jungle) that surrounds the exit road.
My brother stopped the car immediately and asked if we had seen what he saw. All three of us reported seeing the creature. We all saw the creature very clearly as it was walking directly in front of our car. The three of us recalled and reported the exact and identical descriptions.
The creature was walking upright, taking strides quickly to our left, and disappeared into the bush on the left side of the road directly in front of us. We only witnessed the lower torso of the creature as itís head and shoulders were hidden behind a pine tree and a palmetto stump on the left side of the road. The height of the creature is estimated as being between 5 to 6 feet tall. Legs were approximately 3 feet long, human like jointed knee, with dark brown, splotchy black hair that was approximately 2 inches long. The incident happened quickly and lasted for only a few seconds as the creature disappeared quickly into the thick underbrush. There were no sounds or odors noticed by any of us.
We were all in a state of amazement as to what occurred as it happened so quickly. We have enjoyed taking many vacations at the park throughout the years since we were children in the 1950ís to the present. While the area is abundant in wildlife, we have never witnessed anything like this in the past.
The three of us reported the incident to the Hunting Island State Park office on August 3, 2022 at around 12:00 noon. The Park Superintendent called me a short time later and I provided him with a full description and details of the incident. He informed me that he would take the report as a credible incident and initiate an investigation.
Bob Frady, PhD
Here is the phone interview with eyewitness Dr. Robert Frady:
ALSO NOTICED: No sounds or odors were noticed.
OTHER WITNESSES: Three witnesses. My brother, sister, and I.
OTHER STORIES: We have been going to Hunting Island State Park for vacations on a yearly basis since the 1950's. We have never witnessed anything like this in the past. We gave the State Park superintendent a full, detailed report of the incident.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: The incident occurred at around 12 O'clock Noon. Sunny Day.
ENVIRONMENT: Thick Palmetto Palm and Pine forrest ( jungle ).
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Note: This is the first multi-witness daylight sighting (i.e. highly reliable) of a sasquatch close to the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean.
There are three witnesses. The witness who reported the sighting is Dr. Bob Frady. He is a retired forensic psychologist in Georgia. The other two witnesses are also retired professionals. They are not making up a story. All three saw the sasquatch briefly at close range in full daylight.
- According to Dr. Frady the island is full of wildlife, especially deer.
- No hunting is allowed in any South Carolina State Parks, including Hunting Island ... It is a deer sanctuary.
Here are some very pregnant white tail deer on Hunting Island ... where deer hunting has been forbidden for many years.
The island receives many thousands of visitors every year, but in this part of island they stick to the beach or the Lighthouse area. Visitors generally do not venture into the jungly marshy woods due the amount of large diamondback rattlesnakes (which are also food for sasquatches), and mosquitos, and especially the alligators.
There are more fatal alligator attacks on humans in this county (Beaufort) than any other county in South Carolina.
All of these photos are from Hunting Island.
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