|Booth West VA|
Here is Terry's reports.
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Name: Terry *****
Email Address: On file
State: West Virginia and Texas
Date of Sighting: 10/86/84 and 2008
Time of Day: West Virginia sighting around 5:00 pm
Nearest Town: BOOTH WEST VIRGINIA and Ben Wheeler Texas.
Length of Sighting: About 3 Minutes
How many Witnesses: I have three witness that have seen the same BF at different times.
Describe sighting in detail:
(note: BF = Bigfoot)
I was walking up a logging trail behind my my house heading up to the top of the hill. Where there is a field. I was going up to check for deer. If I saw some I was going to go back home and get my bow. In any case, as I near the top of hill and could just start to see the edge of the field, I noticed off to my left something moving. So I turned that way to see a very tall BF walking away from me. With the wind blowing my way it didn't realize I was observing it. Now since I'm looking up hill at it all I could see was it's head and neck and shoulder area. With the sky as the back drop. I saw it very well. It's head was massive. It had brownish to grayish hair. Groomed really nice. I could not see any ears. My guess is it was 8ft to 10ft tall. By the way, I was super scared as I knew it was a BF. I was so scared I remember thinking that if it turned to look at me..that I would crap my pants and pass out from fear, Lol. In any case, it took all I had to turn my back to it. Once I did I ran like hell back down the hill to the house which was only a couple hundred yards away.
Now with that said. Back in 1984 in that house...a trailer we lived in...one night we were in the house my brother and I. And all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a woman screaming right outside not far into the thickets behind the house. I went out onto the porch to listen better. And this scream was very loud from a very deep tone to very high pitched scream. And it did this over and over for at least 15 minutes. During all this screaming I went back into the house and loaded some guns. I now very much believe that scream was coming from the BF that I witnessed 2 years later.
OK with that...over the years for my own therapy doing my own BF research I come across a girl that lived on that same hill she witnessed that same BF up behind our house one day while she was picking blackberries. She told me she was picking and just looked up to see this BF standing there looking straight at her. A fear overcome her and she told me tears were just flowing from her eyes. Her mother was there too but she was just down the hill a bit and did not see the BF. In any case this girl said she was looking right at it's face. She described in pretty good detail, it matches the many other sightings people have, at least ones that have a face to face. In any case, I believe she turned to check for her mother's where about and when she turned back to where the BF was it had silently strolled off.
Now, she knowing that I had an interest in this BF, I just got a message from this woman now, today that her cousin who still lives on that same hill saw a BF the other night while he was standing outside at night. He stated it ran up hill right between where our house use to be and the house next door to him. She stated he said it scared the hell out of him.
So with that I feel confident that BF or perhaps a family of BFs still live on that hill. I can say this much I know that hill very well. And it fits as a perfect habitat...here's why....it's high up...very few houses....plenty of game including deer. The ridgeline is full of thickets no man wants to traverse. And if BF actually prefer caves, there's some of them on the backside. Also there is a creek on one side of the hill and full river on the other. There are also transmission lines running through there as well. Leaving cuts mile after mile.
With that I also had a encounter in Van Zandt county Texas ...I live in Texas now. In any case this was at night while I was out hog hunting. This thing tore down a tree near me and then skirted all around my stand as well as crawling in on its belly right up behind me. I use a starlight night scope for hog hunting but as luck would have it since it was behind me I could hardly get turned enough around in my stand to view it. But what I could see is that it was on its belly and had reached up far enough to grab a branch on the tree that was grown up tall enough that it was in front of my face. And this BF was moving that branch enough that it swaying right in front of my face. Now I'm just trying to rationalize what in the heck is going on. This went on for about 5 minutes. Being alarmed I sat back down in my stand hoping it would step out in front of me. An area I had control over since I was armed with a pistol and two rifles. But I heard it back back out the same way it came.
OK, with that the following week I shot a bore hog and placed it front of my game cam to see what all would come in on this hog.On my cam days later, I saw a coyote, buzzards, and a skinny dog. Well later at night on the cam I got pictures of the hog being rolled away from the cam and then pulled out away from the IR lights. I tried everything I could to lighten those pictures to see what might be able to do that. But didn't have much success with it. But my suspicion is that perhaps a BF on its belly was just far enough back on the ground to use its long arm to pull that hog it's way. Can't prove it. But I'm pretty positive it was not a coyote because a coyote was to small to pull it away.
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Thanks goes to Terry for sharing his reports with us. In some reports, I like to search from additional sightings in particular areas. I searched for reports in the same area as Terry's reports. Here is what I found.
In Monongalia county, WV, which is the county in which the town of Booth is located, there has been one other report of Bigfoot activity. It seems a man has had several run ins with Bigfoot in this area while hunting. He tells of the unseen creature following him on a few occasions. His reports span from 1988 to 2003.
As for Terry's other report from Texas, there was one Bigfoot report from Van Zandt county. It was back in 1975. Two boys playing next to a creek seen a human looking figure covered in hair.
The additional reports can be found on the BFRO's website .
We hope to have a follow up to this post in the near future.
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.
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