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Friday, December 01, 2023

Halifax County, Virginia Woman Recalls Family's BIGFOOT Encounters

A Halifax County, Virginia woman recalls her encounter with an apparent Bigfoot. On one occasion the creature tried to enter her house and then sneaked around her aunt's trailer home.

"My name is Cathy and I live in Halifax County, Virginia. My entire family has always been a big outdoor family, hunting, fishing, frog gigging, canoeing, etc. About 40 years ago, I'm 53 now, after a day of hunting and cleaning deer, my brother and I were walking home from my aunts, about 4 miles from our home. It was a dark night, no moon, and hard to see. Both of us had our 12-gauge shotguns thrown over our shoulders as we walked. We both started to feel uneasy so we went to a slow jog. We had a ditch we had to jump just as we got to the edge of the yard.

My brother was faster than me so he was ahead by about 100 feet. As I jumped the ditch I heard a sudden movement as if it was coming towards me. I yelled at my brother to wait up. We went into the house and put up our guns. My grandparents had gone to visit someone and were not home yet. My brother went and took a shower. I just felt uneasy, as if someone was watching me. Something kept telling me to lock the door (which we rarely did at the time). I finally listened to my instinct and did.

My brother went upstairs to his room. I took my shower, a really quick one, still feeling uneasy. I also pulled all the shades down in the house. After my shower, I lay down in my grandparent's bed waiting for them to get home. I heard the door knob rattle thinking it was my imagination. I lay there very still. I heard it rattling harder. I eased out of the bed and walked to the stairs from my grandparent's bedroom. The house was old and I made it where you could walk in a circle and go through all the rooms. You could see the side door from the stairs. I got to the stairs and knelt up on them.

I told my brother that someone was trying to get in the door. He laughed at me and told me it was my imagination. I continued to sit there so scared almost in tears. He agreed to come down. He sat in the bedroom with me. The doorknob rattled again. He then walked to the living room which is separated by two French doors with glass. He looked through the French doors and he said he saw a tall man with his face against the top window panes of the side door. He said they had a really wide nose, and dark skin, and looked like he was as wide as the door. He said they filled the door up and his hair stood on his head.

He was whispering for me to bring him a gun all the while the doorknob was still rattling. As I gave him the gun we heard a car coming down the road. The thing ducked down but we could still see its head through the bottom window panes. It was my grandparents. They pulled in. It ran off the porch toward the backyard. My brother ran outside as they pulled in and got my grandparents to pull around the yard shining headlights everywhere. We never saw anyone or anything.

About a week later I went to stay with another aunt who lived about 5 miles away. It had just gotten dark. My uncle went to bed. We were each lying on opposite ends of the sofa watching TV. All of a sudden my aunt jumped up screaming, 'What the hell?' I jumped up and asked what is it? She said someone was pressing their face against the bay window of the trailer staring in. I ran outside and walked to the end of the trailer to see if I saw anything. When I got to the end of the trailer I heard someone charge toward me. I got my butt back inside quick. 

My uncle had gotten dressed and he grabbed a kitchen knife and went outside to see if he saw who it was. I heard him yell, 'Get over here. What are you looking for?' He then ran into the trailer and told his wife to run to his mom's house which is in the same yard as the trailer and call the police. She wouldn't go alone. I didn't run with them for some reason as I realized I was by myself.

I could hear a bumping against a trailer. I sit on the floor in the living room. My aunt ran back, apologizing for leaving me. Then I heard shots fired. My aunt and I waited. My uncle came in and said there was a 7 to 8-foot-tall man wearing what seemed to be a dark brown trench coat who jumped up from behind the big bush and started running across a field behind the house. It was July, so why would anyone be wearing a heavy coat? 

The cops came and took a report, then pulled down and rode through the field. They never got out of the car. They said we probably scared them off. I was scared to walk anywhere by myself for a long time after that."

Transcribed Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJXUQzMi6qg

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