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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hairy Man In My Woods

I recently received this short, but rather interesting, narrative:

Hello, Sir. My name is Fred. I've got a story that may be hard to believe, but I avow to you that it is completely true.

I have lived on the same property in Smyth Co., Virginia all my 68 years and I have seen a lot of strange things, though I believe all were natural. But there is one thing in my woods that I have never been able to explain.

The first time I saw it, I was 16 or so and squirrel hunting in the late afternoon. I was sitting on a large rock watching a den hole in a large hickory tree, when I noticed a hairy man running in the hollow below me. It was covered top to bottom with short reddish-brown hair. The hair on it's head and face was very long. I think it was around 6 ft. tall. It made a hell of a racket moving through brush, crashing branches and grunting up a storm. It then turned around and did the same thing on it's way back. I stood up and quickly made my way home. I never said anything to my folks about what I saw.

That's the last I had seen of this thing until this past October.

I was dragging old tree branches down into the woods when I stumbled on a tree root. I twisted my knee badly and couldn't stand on it. I lay on the ground in pain, trying to figure out what I was going to do. Then all of a sudden, I wake up on the porch bench. It's totally dark. I reach over and turn on the porch light. How did I get here? Then I noticed mud on my clothes and mud on the porch floor. There was also a pile of hand-sized creek pebbles on the porch table. I had seen these piles of pebbles throughout the woods for as long as I could remember. That's when I realized that the hairy man in the woods must have brought me home. I wondered if it was the same hairy man I saw when I was a boy.

That's the only explanation I can come up with up. I don't have any neighbors since I'm living on the ridge. May I'll see it again one day. Fred

NOTE: I emailed Fred and he agreed to me posting his story. Smyth County is located in southwest Virginia. I asked him if he thought this was a Bigfoot. He said 'maybe...but never heard of one around here.' Lon

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