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Report # 16734  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.
Possible road crossing sighting in the Francis Marion National Forest
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YEAR: 2004


MONTH: October

DATE: 10/20/2004

STATE: South Carolina

COUNTY: Berkeley County

NEAREST TOWN: Cordesville

NEAREST ROAD: 17 and 402 about 2 miles in

OBSERVED: I was travelling down Hwy 402 in Berkeley County going to load some steel at a steel plant. It was just before dark and I saw something ahead on all fours crossing the road. At first I though it was a horse. Then a bear. It did not have a natural gait and the body was too thin to be a horse and it was too tall to be a bear. As I closed up on it I saw that it had dark brown hair that was several inches long. The head was smaller than a horse or a bear. I believe it to be a bigfoot on all fours. I had slowed down and stopped where I thought it had gone into the woods. It was very thick at this point. Standing, it would probably be 9 feet tall from my opinion.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: Clear, but about dusk. more light than dark

ENVIRONMENT: Francis Marion Forest, low country, soft dirt pines, some swamps

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator :Leevon Patrick:

Several witnesses have described seeing sasquatches "running" briefly on all fours before standing erect and continuing on two legs. These observations usually involve young ones, but not always. Curiously, they most often happen in the context of a road crossing sighting.

In this case the witness was on one of his usual trucking runs when he noticed the animal. He was going at a good clip of speed when he noticed it less than a quarter of a mile off. The figure was on all fours going across the road. He said its hair was all brown and parts of it had wave to it. The head was small and there was no visible tail. The animal also had a flat back.

The bears in the area are small towards the coast and seldom seen within the Francis Marion National Forest. He found it unusual for an animal to be covered in so much hair for its size. It must have hung six to eight inches off its body. The arms were the same length as its legs. He thought if it were to stand up it would have cleared nine feet.

It did not have a long muzzle or protruding ears.

After he saw it he pulled his truck over to check the roadside. He felt uneasy and continued on his route.

The route goes through the Francis Marion National Forest. It is low country, wet and boggy with heavy pine-cover.

About BFRO Investigator :Leevon Patrick:

Patty Lee (photo) lives in Lake County, Florida.

  • B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado
  • Certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)
  • Traveled and camped extensively in Canada, Alaska, and Lower 48
  • Former manager of a high end climbing and wilderness outfitting retailer in Virginia
  • Organized the BFRO's November 2007 expedition in South Carolina

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