|Bigfoot Crosses the Road|
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
Driver Has Close Sighting Of Bigfoot
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Email Address: withheld but on file
County: none given
Date of Sighting: 1979
Time of Day: approx. 1:00 a.m.
Nearest Town: Meridian, MS
Length of Sighting: 30-40 seconds
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
In 1979 I was sent to PSD Meridian MS for training, after boot camp in Orlando. One afternoon I drove into town for shopping and a movie. Came back very late, stopped at a late night diner for a to go meal of bbq burnt ends as I was hungry and knew the chow hall was closed. The diner was open but completely empty except for the bartender/chef/waiter, (all the same guy).
As I was driving back to base, I had my window halfway down to let the cooler air in. The road was a narrow, two lane paved interstate highway, and totally deserted at this hour. I was driving slowly and carefully as there were deer and the road was surrounded with dense pine forest on both sides of the road, however there was an approx. 20 foot gap from the edge of the pavement to the tree line on both sides.
I was about halfway home and I was smelling the lovely bbq smell, when I noticed a strong stinky skunk smell, so I slowed down even further because I didn't want to hit a skunk, or drive over a dead one and get the smell on the tires. The road had a slight curve in it right then, and I couldn't tell if there was a deer or roadkill ahead so slowed way down.
I grabbed the handle to roll the window up (no automatic buttons in this car), and when I looked up (split second later), I saw a large dark shadow of movement to my right, coming out of the tree line. Thinking it was a bear I came to a stop. I still only had the window 2/3 of the way rolled up. I was in shock because I expected to see a bear. This was NO bear!
It was standing extremely upright, and it took three strides to cover the ground from the tree line to the middle of the road. It stopped at the yellow median line on the road. It was facing toward the trees in front of it, not facing me or the car. It was standing approximately 30 feet in front of my car, brightly lit by my headlights. I had the brights on so reached down to dim them. As it stood there it raised its head up a little, sniffing the air, then turned his head, still sniffing, and looked right at me. I realized he was smelling the meat.
He looked as if he was entertaining the thought of coming closer to investigate, but didn't. He was not afraid of me at all. I thought he might try to get in to the car to reach the bbq, so I quickly rolled up the window all the way and locked the car door. I thought about backing the car up, or trying to whiz past him, but was afraid I'd hit him, or he'd try to attack and damage the car if I provoked a reaction from him. But he didn't make any threatening move. He stayed that way for approx. 30-40 seconds, his body in relaxed stance, then turned his head forward again, and took three more large steps. Reaching the tree line, he disappeared into the forest.
While he'd stood there looking at me I took notice of as many details as I could. He was approx. 8 ft. tall, maybe taller, covered head to toe with deep auburn red hair, med. long length, and silky, glossy hair/fur (like that of a deep auburn colored Irish setter). It was quite beautiful. It had rained recently so no surprise it was "clean" looking. What I immediately noticed was his extremely short to non-existent neck. the head wasn't sunk into the shoulders, but he had an extremely short one. His skull shape was more elongated than a human one. His shoulders were extremely broad, but not disproportionate to the rest of the torso. Long trunk, and very long and thick, muscular legs. Feet in proportion, but the toes had no hair on them and were dull, charcoal black. His arms were very very long, not odd, but def. longer in proportion than a humans. Again, the fingers, halfway to the tip, had no hair and were charcoal black. Couldn't tell the size of his hands as he carried them down at his side, and couldn't see the far side. Near side (left), hand was slightly cupped and the palm was black.
Face also not covered in hair. He had a deep charcoal black face. No deeply exaggerated brow, but definitely pronounced. Face overall was not human, but the eyes (a gold I've never seen in a human), were definitely intelligent looking and glowed like a wolves eyes when a flashlight shines on them. He had a flat nose and thin "lips" He continued sniffing the air and his facial muscles and eye movements were not compatible with this being a mask. Too many muscles moving the skin than could be done with any fake mask or makeup. He stood completely straight and upright while standing, but slightly hunched when walking.
Overall impression he gave was of being a young male coming into his prime. He didn't seem to feel threatened by me as he showed no fear, no aggression, only a slight curiosity in the food. He then turned his head forward and another three steps and he was at the tree line, and disappeared into the trees. I have never seen a human move his limbs like he did. The overall impression I got was of a deep auburn haired shaggy Chewbacca except the arms and legs were thicker, and the face was a bit different, but this was definitely no costume, unless a hoaxer wanted to spend several thousand dollars for the purpose of scaring the few people out on the road at that hour!
The road was wide enough to accommodate two large cars side by side with a few feet more on either side and another foot space between the cars. Then counting in the ground easement on either side as approx 15 ft x 2, it was approx. 45 feet from tree line to tree line. he took it all in six long strides. I zoomed past the spot where he'd stood, and glanced at the trees he had entered. Saw nothing but thick black forest, no sound or movement of foliage. But it was night time and couldn't see much in the darkness.
As I drove on home I noticed I was shaking uncontrollably. I got to my barracks, ate, and went to bed. Next I wrote the incident down with all the details fresh in my mind. I never told anyone of this incident until last year I told a relative. To this day I Know it was a bigfoot and not a hoaxer in a costume.
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Thanks for this excellent report of your sighting. You did a great job with the details and by writing it down right after the sighting it helped preserve the details. This is a good rule of thumb for others, write down your sighting as soon as you can.
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