Skip to main content

Big Foot Or Knobby Is Alive And Well In North Carolina

Knobby Spotted And Filmed On Video Tape In Golden Valley North Carolina

On the evening of Tuesday March 22, 2011 I and a friend of mine Carolyn Wright were driving down Golden Valley Road in northern Rutherford County North Carolina just off Highway 226 when we both observed a large upright brown furry animal between six and seven feet tall come up out of the field beside the road and then it ran across the road in front of the pick up truck we were in.

Carolyn stopped the truck and I jumped from the truck with a small video camera and started shooting a video of the Big Foot as it ran across the road in front of the truck and into the thick woods and roadside brush on the side of the road in front of the truck. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen and though I did not get it in the woods on video I watched it run up the side of a small mountain crashing through the brush as it ran.

As I filmed it crossing the road it turned its head towards me and snarled or growled at me as it ran across the road. It was truly one of the most amazing sites I have ever seen. It was at one point only 15-20 foot from me and it happened so fast and shook me up so bad that I really didn't understand what I had seen until it was up the side of the mountain and out of sight. You can watch the video below of what I saw and you can hear its snarl or growl on the video as it crosses the road in front of the truck I and Carolyn were riding in.

One thing I know is the smell of it was horrid. It smelled like a cross between road kill and a skunk. And it did not like the fact that I was there on the road with it. In the video you can hear it snarl or growl at me as it crosses the road.

Golden Valley is located in Rutherford County North Carolina and is near upper Cleveland County North Carolina where the Big Foot called Knobby has been spotted for years. I don't know if it was Knobby but I do know it was a very real being that was severely pissed that I was there on the road with it. It was truly one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen.

Let me state here that I and my friend did not fake this video or the sighting. We saw what we saw and it was very real. It was in a very remote part of upper Rutherford County North Carolina and there is no way it was a man in a suit. I and my friend saw its male genitalia, and I looked into its face when it looked at me on that road. It is not waving at me. It threw its arms over its head and growled at me. I saw its eyes and its long yellow teeth when it growled at me. I really think it may have been hurt as it did appear to me to be dragging one leg. I just wanted to add this part to my story and tell everyone. But most of all you would have had to have been on that road and saw what we saw to believe. And believe me it was very real. 

Please Note

Any and all comments must be approved and clearly derogatory mean spirited comments will never be approved.

Do You Believe In Big Foot. Please Vot In Our Poll

Where Big Foot crossed the road in front of our truck.

Here is the first video I shot of Big Foot or Knobby crossing the road on the evening of March 22 , 2011. Listen and you can hear it growl or snarl at me as it

In Video 2 I took I was in the edge of the woods and you can hear me and Carolyn talking about what we just saw.

Bigfoot "Knobby" spotted in Cleveland County, North Carolina? This is the Tim Peeler Footage of his Big Foot Sighting

Was The Big Foot We Saw In Golden Valley Knobby?

It was about 8 P.M. on March 22, 2011 when the above photos were taken. If you will click and make the photos full size you can see the toes in the footprints and there were six toes on each of its feet.

While I don't know if what we saw was the Big Foot Knobby I do know that it was a Big Foot and that it ran across the road in front of the truck we were in. If you could have been there on that road and saw it live and smelled its horrid smell you would know that it had to be real. I know it brought cold chills to me when it looked just for a second at me and snarled or growled before it ran on up into the woods. I could clearly see that it was a male big foot as it crossed the road in front of me.

I know it was one of the strangest most unusual things I have ever seen and I am so glad I was able to shoot a video of it as it crossed the road in front of the truck me and Carolyn Wright were riding in. The video above is short but at last maybe just maybe here is proof that Big Foot is very real. If you had been standing out there on that road I guarantee you that you would have been amazed at what we saw on the evening of March 22, 2011 at approximately 7.40 P.M. I know for a fact that its something I will never forget.

Some Facts I Want To Post And Answer Some Peoples Questions Posted In The Comment Section. Update Posted 10.57 P.M. Thursday March 24th.

1. We were in the area going to an old church up on a local mountain to shoot footage to try to capture orbs or something unusual. However the mountain was on fire and the road up to the church was closed. So we were driving around looking for another old church in the area.

2. It was between 7.45 - 8.00 P.M. when the video was taken. It was getting dark and there was no sun light left in the mountain valley where the video was taken.

3. We are always looking for something unusual to take photos or video of and we were really surprised when the Big Foot came up out of the field and ran across the road.

4. I was there on the road with it and I truly believe it was real. I clearly saw its private parts and it was a male. I have never saw a suit with male parts. I could clearly see its rear and anal region when it ran into the woods.There was a very distinct odor coming from this animal. I believe it was real. I do not see how it could have been anyone wearing a suit. Unless I am proved wrong I will always believe this was a real living breathing being.

5. It is a Slick brand cheap video camera I purchased at the Dollar Store. I wish I had been in possession of a better camera but it was what I had. When it ran into the woods I tried to follow it in but the camera would not pick up anything in the darkness there under the trees.

6. The time stamp is wrong on my camera and I can not figure out how to set it right.

Scroll to Continue

7. When it growled at me I saw yellow teeth in a very real looking mouth. It threw its hands up in the air and I don't know why when it growled at me. I do not think it was waving at me I think it was pissed that I was there on the road with it.

Please post your comment below now and let me know what you think.

Please Read The Below Before You Post A Comment.

I have changed the comment section so you must be signed into Hub Pages to post a comment. I am sorry but a lot of the comments being posted are attacking and often border on racial or worse. You can join Hub Pages and post a comment. I would love to hear comments from people with something to contribute instead of me and my inbred big foot sister type comments. I believe I saw Big Foot or something like it and I would like to hear from people who are really interested in an intelligent discussion. Thank You So Much For Your Time.

The Legal Stuff For Everyone

Any and all text on this Hub Page was created for this Hub Page. The Videos on this page were filmed by Thomas Byers. The Peeler Video was not filmed by me. The Videos of my Big Foot sighting  are the property of Thomas Byers and may be used on other sites but please do us a favor and link back here. You can use http://knobbylives.com to link back to this Hub Page. (c) March 22 , 2011by Thomas Byers

If you have a media request you can email Thomas Byers at thomasbyers "@" googlemail.com . Please put " Media Requests " in the subject line. And thanks for your time.


Please Read The Below Before You Post A Comment. I have changed the comment section so you must be signed into Hub Pages to post a comment. I am sorry but a lot

AL Smith on July 05, 2019:

It's animals that we have never seen why not, Big Foot ???

Bryce from Northern California Coast on April 15, 2012:

Thanks for the update. I'll watch for your upcoming Big Foot video. It's great you've been inspired to create a new project. I've written a couple of Big Foot stories. So many cultures have traditions about these creatures -- it fascinates me.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on April 14, 2012:

We are currently working on a movie that will come out on You Tube on October 31 which is Halloween Day but it is a fiction video that I got the ideal to make from my real sighting of the Big Foot I wrote about here.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on April 14, 2012:

Your very welcome. I'm glad you liked it.

Bryce from Northern California Coast on April 14, 2012:

Thanks for this. I've been following Big Foot stories since I was a kid. One of the best-known sightings with video was in Eureka, California, near where I grew up. I enjoyed finding this.

SmartAndFun from Texas on March 10, 2012:

So interesting and lots of fun. My kids are spellbound by this and want you to submit it to the TV show called Finding Bigfoot, which is one of their favorite shows. Great hub, very interesting and it is lots of fun to wonder about these kinds of mysteries!

Suzanne Sheffield from Mid-Atlantic on March 09, 2012:

I believe you.

Mary Craig from New York on February 20, 2012:

I believe what you and the others wrote about Big Foot sightings. It is just infuriating that there is no real "scientific proof". He's out there somewhere.

Ralph Deeds from Birmingham, Michigan on December 29, 2011:

Great fun! I'm glad to see irrefutable proof that Sasquatch is alive and well in North Carolina.

ladybluewriter from United States on July 25, 2011:

What I am seeing in your video is much like the way I saw the big foot cross the road in Georgia. The one I saw had the same type stance in walking across the road but was leaner looking and very tall.

Ben Guinter from Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 04, 2011:

I dunno man, even in low light with today's technology it wouldn't be that blurry. I believe in odd things like this but to have a brand new video and pics that both come out blurry?

I mean your camera is good enough that you could hear audio from that far away (something my almost brand new kodak playsport has problems with at times) but why the blur?

Can you at least tell us what camera you used or explore the bad quality?

teresa8go from Michigan, USA on March 31, 2011:

I have read/heard many theories on Bigfoot. One of the people was saying that it was very odd that so many Bigfoot sightings were accompanied by UFO sightings and theorized that Bigfoot had some connection with UFOs. Whether Bigfoot is an Alien or just being monitored by the UFOs he could not say. Another theory is that Bigfoot isn't actually part of this world but, comes from another dimension. This theory is possibly supported by a story I recently heard about a woman blasting a Bigfoot with a shotgun and the Bigfoot exploded into a ball of red light and disappeared. Apparently this is not the only story of a Bigfoot exploding into a ball of light. (I had to wonder if this ball of red light happens to all Bigfoot when they die. It would explain why we have never found the remains of a Bigfoot.)

Either way Bigfoot could be generating some kind of electromagnetic field, or some other kind of field, either naturally or artificially, and it is this field that could be interfering with our attempts to photographing it.

kentuckyslone on March 30, 2011:

I find it very difficult to believe a creature such as Bigfoot could exist and although I do think it may be possible I wonder why all the pictures and videos seem to be blurry. Not just yours but every other one I have seen over the years.

Great hub though, really interesting read and thought provoking for sure!

teresa8go from Michigan, USA on March 28, 2011:

I believe.

I pray that Bigfoot is NEVER captured or killed by humans. It has lived elusive and wild; sharing the world with humans for possibly eons. The ancient peoples of all lands knew it and respected it for what it is. Another life form upon this world and one that should be respected in the same way we respect ourselves. I believe people who have seen it have been blessed, or at the very least have been given a rare gift.

Disbelievers are arrogant in thinking that we know everything and tiresome with their skepticism and disbelief of anything they cannot fit into their tiny box they call reality. Always demanding proof beyond what already exists. Never realizing that demands of proof can be nothing more than chains chaining them in the darkness of ignorance and making them blind to the truth. Too often they can be down right nasty and hurtful of anything and anyone who threatens their personal beliefs.

Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

Eileen M Antolino from Central New Jersey ~Trenton/Princeton area on March 27, 2011:

The thing about this mystery, as in all phenomena that remain unexplained by science and logic, most humans will not adhere to "illogical" or "pseudo scientific" explanations and therefore recoil against any "evidence" of the unexplained. In this case, the truth is wholly in the mind of the actual observer and the logical conclusion remains as elusive as the "Creature" itself!! What science HAS told us is that we have uncovered several fossils of homo species in various degrees of evolution. We have no evidence that would dispel the notion that there may be a Homo species residing in remote locations...or as I said earlier, it could be a shaman living out his life walk being nurtured only by the basic resources our Earth offers.

HRoger from Online where I can be! on March 27, 2011:

All comments I assume are peoples own opinions if placed in well behaved manners. As in my own opinion I don't believe in Big Foot as I am sure there is no such thing as Big Foot. But I must admit this was very creative.

Jessepop from Canada on March 27, 2011:

Wow this was incredibly intriguing. I love the Bigfoot mystery :) Or is it one?

ckquarter from South Carolina on March 25, 2011:

So as happened in the days of Noah we might see these Naphilim today, and they might not look human! Remember the Egyptian symbols called hieroglyphs seen on ancient artifacts? They depicted half human half animal creatures. Could these cultures actually have seen these creatures, and drew depictions of what they saw? I think so…

It was late one evening in late November with a brisk chill in the air, and a moonless night that I saw for the first time one of the children of the Dark Fallen Angels.

I write about this hybrid monster, half human on by blog www.nephilimgiants.com

Be ready to see more of these as UFO activity picks up speed. I wonder did the author here see any UFO's. I saw one the night I saw the Nephilim.

simeonvisser on March 25, 2011:

Vague video I must say, it's like those UFO sightings on YouTube: evidence, but at the same time not really.

m3provideo on March 25, 2011:

Hi there. I have been asked to help on a bigfoot investigation for a local television show. I tried to send you a message but I'm not sure if it got through. Could you please contact me through my hub profile. I'm interested in meeting with you and talking with you more about your sighting. Thanks and interesting stuff!

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on March 25, 2011:

Thanks very much for your comment tlpoague. It is appreciated. And thanks to everyone else who has posted a comment. They are all appreciated.

Tammy on March 25, 2011:

Great job on your hub! I had to show this to my hubby right away. Not to long ago I posted a hub about the possibility of Bigfoot being in the bible. I do think it exists and am excited that you had the opportunity to see one up close and personal. Thanks for sharing your experience. My husband is a part of the BFRO and has been following bigfoot for years. Again, great job! I gave it a vote up.

Wow_Wee on March 24, 2011:

Engineer Here... I am very opened minded to new discoveries. I would be silly to think everything has already been discovered and learned. We know better...

However, go back and look at this video and keep these things in mind. The yellow stripes on the road are six inches wide with a six inch space in the middle. One lane of the road is about 10 feet wide.

The 'creature' steps on the yellow lines... we can measure his foot.

The creature takes about three strides across one of the lanes.

The creature appears to almost trip on the grass as it steps off the shoulder of the road and takes a hop to keep from tripping.

... I conclude..... It's a cute story, but its not convincing. However, the stories submitted in the comment section seem convincing.... I like to read encounters like these. I am like everyone else... waiting for a better video.

Eileen M Antolino from Central New Jersey ~Trenton/Princeton area on March 24, 2011:

I would take the advise of loneeagle4626 and get hold of the Bigfoot Research Organization at BFRO.net and the state's conservation dept. I'm just hoping you are an honest person and are contributing to the scientific knowledge of this creature.

However, I did see a recent documentary on Looking for Bigfoot/Yeti and one possibility was that indigenous Shaman sometimes go into the deep remote wilderness for long periods of time, even years, where they live off the land covered in animal skins, producing a strong offensive smell. I'm all for finding the "missing link" in our human evolution...hope your video is fer real!! I'm just sayin'...

Dice on March 24, 2011:

I have not decided that I don't believe. It could be very possible and if anything the video is intertaining. People need to stop doing fake stuff so we can know the truth. Thanks for shareing the video.

Yeah right... on March 24, 2011:

It seems to be coincidental that all these videos of bigfoot are blurry...especially with today's technology. I am a doubter until there is scientific evidence that they exist.

Ann Leavitt from Oregon on March 24, 2011:

Wow! Thanks for telling about it-- I'm so glad you had a camera. You know, Mountain Gorillas were originally legends like this one, and now they're in every textbook. It's exciting to think that there's more to creation than we can fathom.

Bob on March 24, 2011:

No primate or hominin of any sort has ever been found in the fossil record with six toes. Apes and monkeys are always five toed (though that is a splayed toe in the case of the other Great Apes.)

Rob on March 24, 2011:

I have been waiting for something like this!!!!! Finally, this is sooooo awesome but why is the camera so blurry? Ugh! And please confirm the specifics, your time line is off, if you saw Biggie approach the road, then got out of the car to film, my thinking is you would have missed him entirely or it'd be across the road not at the start,maybe in your hurry to post this you stated incorrectly?

So awesome!

LKH on March 24, 2011:

If this were some real species, there would be bones left behind when they died.

Martyv25 on March 24, 2011:

carzyhorseghost great hub and great sighting, I am really pleased I found my way over here. I was searching for something on Google and come across the article in nydailynews.com I was just about to do a hub on it myself until I realised you are obviousley a member here.

Great Hub, thanks again.

Mike Bouska from Midwest USA on March 24, 2011:

Sound like the Skunk Cabbage Man people see in Florida.

guest on March 24, 2011:

I saw one before too. I was traveling to Baton Rouge La. and he ran into the bushes. No one would believe me. Everyone put on brakes suddenly but kept going. It was something to see. Looks just like your picture.

toya on March 24, 2011:

congrats

mom2b on March 24, 2011:

My fiancé and I have done alot of research about bigfoot. Did you know that the indians believed they were the keeper of the woods. And could appear and disappear when ever they wanted. I find this stuff so interesting and it's a shame that some people just cannot come to grips that there may be something out in the world that just seems impossible...but it isn't.

Anna on March 24, 2011:

I envy you just a tad and then on the other hand I'm glad it was you and not me.(smile). I mean we all want to see something like this first hand and what an amazing thing to have happen to you, something you will with you forever. I really hope this doesn't change your life in any negative way and who cares what others think. Enjoy your life, as it stands. Praise God for allowing you to have this experience with one of his amazing creatures.

kurt on March 24, 2011:

I have a serious suggestion bout this since so many people pointed out that the video is so blurry. Since people are so skeptic take the video whehter its on a cell or camera whatever and get it cleaned up. I am sure since you probably have contacted a news crew they could take the video and clean it up so everyone could see exactly what it is that ran across the road. If not the news crew im sure the police could cause this would be something worth getting fixed up so people could learn the truth about what you saw.

Larry on March 24, 2011:

Were any conservationist, or anybody from a zoo, etc available to view and cast the foot prints, or look for hair, or other possible DNA contributors.

Steve on March 24, 2011:

I wanna believe, and I'm open to it. But I don't understand why the video is so fuzzy. A lot of pics/video of this stuff is.

Makes people question it.

Mary on March 24, 2011:

You know, there are those new bears they are finding way up north that are half polar half grizzly....Evolution is a mightly complicated and extraordinary process. While I have never seen one with my own eyes, I certainly believe that they exist and your video seems truly legitimate. After all, Yeties in Asia, Abomindable Snow Men in Europe, and in America Big Foot( or Big Shorts, as I like to call him), or Sasquatch as the native americans dubbed him. There was a sighting near my home in Northern California last year, and the campground was closed down for a month because of it.

Jason on March 24, 2011:

Why not mark the spot he ran up the hill crashing threw the trees so you could take experts back with you to try to find some hair that may have been caught on the trees and brush? What about foot prints? I'd imagine there's got to be dozens of them.

HomicidalClown on March 24, 2011:

That's pretty cool. The way it was moving looks like it was injured; something wrong with it's leg. I believe this is real.

Rob on March 24, 2011:

Not sure I believe this one, but having spooked a Bigfoot myself once while hunting and seeing its large bare footprints in the soft mud going up a slope while the grass was just starting to bend back up there's no question in my mind they exist. I heard it run away only to find the footprints a few minutes later and track it as it ran up the slope. Kinda unnerving, to say the least, so I'm with you on the scary part.

Mark on March 24, 2011:

I'll admit , I WANT to believe bigfoot is real but how come neither the video or the pics are clear. You can rest assured that if that was me with the camera I would have stayed and snapped 100 pics of the footprints until at least one came in clear. This is a HUGE event and it seems that you snapped one blurry pic of the footprint and said "Oh , that'll do" come on , this is a once in a lifetime event. That's why I have a hard time believing this one. Then again , I've been wrong before.

Phil on March 24, 2011:

This is a story I have only told to my family and I included it in my personal journal which I am leaving to my posterity. I say that only because something made up is not something you want to be remembered for, therefore, it lends credibility to the claim. In 1988, I did report it (anonymously) to the BRFO website and you can find it there under Barrow, Alaska. In March of 1988, I was the Team Commander (Captain in rank) of a Special Forces "A" Team, conducting a Strategic Reconnaisance training mission in Alaska. There were 11 soldiers on the Team with a lot of Special Forces experience between them. We were wearing rucksacks and walking through the deep snow in a wooded area with cross-country skis. As we approached an area where the woods were too thick to go through on the skis, I decided to walk ahead on snow shoes with two other soldiers to check out the way ahead. After walking about 200 meters into the thicker woods, we came across a set of tracks that immediately drew our attention. The tracks were obviously of a two-legged creature walking through the woods on a course perpendicular to our own. Human tracks of any kind are extremely rare in that part of Alaska but these were particularly unique due to the length of the stride and the fact that there was no crushed snow on either the entry or the exit side of the holes.

We stopped to investigate. When each of us took off our snow shoes we sank into the snow to a depth of about 2 feet (above the knee). When we attempted to take a step in the deep snow, we left an area of crushed snow on the entry side of the hole and then crushed the snow again upon taking our foot out of the hole to take the next step. Our feet made a drag mark in the snow as well no matter how hard we tried to extract the foot without touching the surrounding snow. The best any of us could do was a stride between steps of about 1 1/2 feet. The tracks we were looking at had a stride of over 5 feet between steps and left the snow on both entry and exit from the hole totally untouched. After discussing the rational possibilities for a while, I sent one of my men back to bring up the rest of the Team. Between the 11 men on that Team, we had over 150 years of combined Special Forces experience in the woods all over the planet. They also had extensive experience in the tracking of everything with either two or four legs. We all studied the tracks and tried to come up with a reasonable explanation for what we were looking at. Only one explanation seemed to fit everything we saw but it was not a reasonable explanation. Based on our group experience in tracking humans, we made an approximate determination as to the height and weight of the person who had made the tracks based on the stride and depth of indentation in the snow. THe group consensus was a two-legged