A Smyth County, Virginia resident swears that there was a 'hairy man' in his woods. He saw it when he was 16 years old. Now at age 68 he thinks it is the same creature. This time the 'hairy man' carried him home after he had collapsed in the woods.
"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 its 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 its 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. Maybe I'll see it again one day." F
I recently received the following account. Was this a Bigfoot or another unknown hairy biped? New Hampshire Bigfoot reports have been increasing during the past year. What are your thoughts?
"3 months ago I saw this creature. I did not know of any other sightings at the time or even that there was a name to this thing. I was a front seat passenger going from Piermont to Warren, NH on 25C. Visibility was good and plenty of light. I make a habit of scanning the woods for moose or deer on the backroads, so I was looking directly at the spot where it appeared. At first I thought it was someone on a bike on the opposite side of the road coming toward us. In a few seconds I saw that there was no bike but that the person was moving very fast and was very tall. This is why I thought he was on a bike. No one moves that fast on foot or is that tall. It stayed on the side of the road like you would if you were walking so as not to get hit by a car. At that point in the road we were both descending down to a small bridge that crossed a stream. I had eyes on it for at least 15 seconds so I am very clear as to what I saw. It was over 7 foot tall, very thin and had short white or light grey hair or fur. Its head was small and had a little point to it but I would not say that it is pointy.
At the bottom of the hill on its side of the road there is a trail that is wide enough to drive on. I watched it turn onto this trail, a right turn for it. Within 2 or 3 seconds the car reached the trail and I looked down the trail but it was gone. I am pretty sure our speed was around 40 mph and when I first spotted it we were about the same distance away from the trail it turned on. It had to moving at almost the same speed.
Well, that’s what I saw. Believe it or not." CB
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