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Husband and wife hear scream while fishing
Dewey Lambert Report:
COUNTY: Cleburne County
LOCATION DETAILS: From I 20 you get off at the Heflin exit and go through Heflin and get on hwy 78. You will see signs directing you to Pine Glen, a camping area, and Coleman Lake soon after this point. The roads are dirt roads, but follow the signs to Pine Glen and about 3 miles up the road on the left you will see a sign for Sweetwater Lake. This road will go down about 1/2 mile to the lake.
NEAREST TOWN: Heflin
NEAREST ROAD: I 20
OBSERVED: About 7 years ago my wife and I were at a lake in the middle of the Talladega National Forest in Alabama. The lake was sweet water lake. We were fishing in a small boat at the end of a slew early in the morning, we were the only ones at the lake, I think it was on a Wednesday and we were all alone. We heard something scream, it started out as a howl and turned into a long high pitched scream and it was so loud it echoed through the mountains. It made the hair stand up on the back of our necks. But that is not all. About a year before that My stepfather and I were hiking around the same lake, we liked to fish at a spillway way on the backside of the lake, and about 1/2 mile into the hike we crossed a fire brake about 20 feet wide, now keep in mind that we are a pretty good way back in the woods, we have crossed rocks thorns and briers and all kinds of rough ground. And right there across the dried mud in the fire brake is a set of foot prints dried into the mud. They were not huge they were about the size of a full grown man but they did look human, I just couldn't understand why a man would be this far back in the woods without shoes on. And over the years there is one thing I have thought about a Bigfoot would have to grow up, so maybe it was a young Bigfoot.
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself and my wife
OTHER STORIES: I once worked with a man in Alabama that after we became friends, told me he and his whole family were picking huckleberries at Sweetwater Lake, the huckleberries grow wild all over the area.He and his wife and two children were picking away when they all heard something in the trees. They all turned around to see a harry man standing there. He said it was a little taller than a man and as soon as it saw them it ran off into the woods. It scared them so bad that they left.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: the scream was in the early morning and I saw the foot prints at about 10:00 or 11:00 in the day
ENVIRONMENT: It is a lake in the middle of the Talladega National Forest. With pine and hard wood forest around, with miles and miles of forest between the lake and the nearest town. The name of the lake is Sweetwater Lake near Coleman Lake.
ANOTHER STORY: My stepfather and a friend were doing some primitive camping and hiking near Sweetwater Lake and in the middle of the night my stepfather thought he saw his friend stoke the fire and put wood on the fire. He thanked his friend the next morning for doing that in the middle of the night to keep the fire going and his friend said that he slept like a rock all night and never got up. My step father can’t see that well without his glasses on but he said he could see good enough to tell that someone did stoke the fire that night. He could see someone or something standing moving and stoking or playing in the fire .This was around 2001.
Follow-up investigation report: BFRO Investigator: Tommy McElyea
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Here is some additional information about the area.
Facts & Info
Talladege National Forrest - TNF is 392,567 acres - that's 613.39 square miles!
This is a very large area and could easily contain Bigfoot as there are lots of area, food and water.
Fact - The Alabama Bigfoot Research Team recently had an outing in TNF. It lasted from Oct. 15-20 of 2010.
More info can be found at Alabamabigfoot.com (Website is now gone)
Sweetwater Lake - This is a 58 Acre Lake located along the Pinhoti Trail between Coleman Lake and Pine Glen Recreation Area.
|Sweetwater Lake Photo|
Fact - There has been several reports of Bigfoot and/or tracks and/or screams from TNF. Some of the hiking Site/Tours for trails in TNF past this along the information about Bigfoot sightings.
So in the end it seems very possible that what Dewey and his wife could have heard the screams of a Bigfoot. The tracks that Dewey found about 1 yer before may have also been made by a Bigfoot. Anyone taking a vacation in Talladege National Forrest might just have one of those unforgettable vacations.
Thanks Once again to Dewey for sharing this with me.
(Source: BFRO )
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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