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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

BIGFOOT ACTIVITY & SIGHTINGS Constantly Reported in Rural Catawba County, NC

A Catawba County, NC resident describes the continuing Bigfoot activity that he, his family, and neighbors have been experiencing since 2019. It continues to this day.

I received the following account:

"It was around Thanksgiving 2019. I live in rural Catawba County, North Carolina. I got home from work to find my brother and nephew sitting in their truck in the backyard next door. I started walking over to ask what they were up to when a rotten odor nearly gagged me. It smelled like the raw flesh and the wet hair of a mangy animal. I then heard a low-toned growling or moaning coming from the treeline. I immediately joined them in the truck. We listened for maybe an hour, At times it was so loud that we could almost feel the vibrations from it. We could tell where the thing was, but could not see far enough into the brush to get a visual. (It was dusk when this started, now dark) It paced the wooded area behind our houses several times before finally fading away. None of us had an explanation nor volunteered to take to the woods with a flashlight.

The next night, the same thing happened again. My brother was prepared with a spotlight, but when we tried to shine it, all went silent for the night. We were sure it was over for good but we were wrong. I got home early on the 3rd day and was met by a farmer who lives on the opposite side of the highway from us. He told me that he was cutting weeds from his “back” pasture when a large piece of wood was thrown at him, He wanted me to go over and pick up the equipment he had left behind. He was very upset. He visited for a while, and we told him about our experience – luckily for all of our egos, our smelly friend made one final show.

We heard a growl just like the last 2 evenings – our farmer friend did something we hadn’t thought of – he yelled at it. The vocalization immediately changed from grunting into loud high-pitched yodeling screams. As if it were trying to answer. The thing obviously started running away, but continued “whooping.” This was the first time we heard actual footsteps. I am sure was bipedal, as it sounded like a human running and pushing branches away as it went.

My brother had a group of 5 girlfriends of his daughter staying with him at the time. He joked that all 5 plus his wife must have been on their 'time of the month.' He was more comfortable taking his chances with Bigfoot than going in the house with the women. A neighbor, also a witness, theorized that it was the girls' "condition" that attracted Bigfoot in the first place. I thought he made sense but didn't bring it up.

While we couldn't claim to be eyewitnesses, I was soon approached by a guy who occasionally worked for me. His brother and 3 co-workers from a local construction company were headed home from work. When nearing my house, the driver blurted out, “Look at that monkey.” He stopped the truck as the creature crossed the road – about a 50-yard sprint. After a moment of silence, he remembered saying, “There ain't no monkeys here”. He described it as 6 feet tall, dark in color, mangy, and lanky. None of them knew of my recent experience, so this was amazing for me to hear.

Yet another community member came forth after that. A farmer lady who lives just to my north confessed that she had become afraid to go out to her garden. She felt she was being watched or stalked while out there. The same spring, a Boy Scout troop took their annual canoe trip on the river that flows through the area. They were scared by loud vocalizations along the way and consequently never went back.

The following spring, I heard the groaning sounds again. This time not as loud and coming from the opposite direction. I dismissed them as a possible cow in distress - I called the farmer who owned the land adjacent to me and told him what I heard. He laughed at me and said he had sold all his livestock months earlier. My brother lives between me and the area from which to noise was. Hoping to blame his dogs, I asked him, “What the hell is wrong with your dogs.” He replied that the dog(s) were cowering under the front deck and would not come out.

As of January 2024, the activity continues." W

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All great legends are based on a real event. Subsequent events simply add to the legend. This seems to be the case for the Lizard Man of the Scape Ore Swamp, a phenomenon that crescendoed into a national story. It remains the namesake for the small town of Bishopville, South Carolina. I will talk about that incident during the presentation.

But is the lizard man or reptoid phenomenon a reality? Is it a figment of someone's imagination... or is it a flesh & blood, corporeal being?

I have received hundreds of accounts from experiencers over several decades. Every account is different, some more terrifying than others. I'll let you decide whether these are extraterrestrial or interdimensional humanoids... or a species of cryptid that occasionally makes itself known to unsuspecting witnesses.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these Lizard beings are. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.







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