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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. 

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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.

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.

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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 from USA 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.

Mitch Bolen 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.

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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 person about around 9 ft tall and weighing approximately 500 to 600 pounds. That was our best educated guess.

I then made a decision to set the training mission aside for a while and to follow the tracks through the woods. Wearing snow shoes, we followed those tracks for about an hour before we heard it. From somewhere ahead of us (and quite a distance from what we could tell) we heard the most horrific sound any of us has ever heard. Every other sound in the woods went instantly silent and we could almost hear our hearts beating. The only other time any of us has heard that kind of silence in the woods or jungle was in the last seconds before initiating an ambush. It is as though every creature and insect in the woods knows that something is about to die and they go silent out of fear or self-preservation. After hearing the sound (it was a cross between a howl and a roar), my Team Sergeant (the most senior and experienced member of my Team) stopped me and said, "Sir, speaking for both myself and the rest of the Team, we really do not want to know what is at the end of these tracks (expletives deleted)". This was surprising to me in that, through all of their years in Special Forces, these men had never expressed a fear of anything on two or four legs. I understood their consternation and agreed to resume the original mission. There was also a general consensus not to discuss the incident with anyone upon our return. Mind you that we were on a training misson and did not have live ammunition so any eventual confrontation with whoever or whatever made those tracks would not have been without a great deal of danger. Our curiosity to know what it was that made the tracks was overcome by the reality that we would be no match for it and, more importantly, that we really did not want to know what was at the end of those tracks. Tracks in the snow are much easier to deny and ignore than actually seeing what made them. My soldiers, and I, were afraid of what we heard and saw and the soldiers just didn't want to know.

The tracks stayed on the military crest of ridgelines and in low areas as much as possible. The only times the tracks crossed a ridgeline was in a saddle where it would not be seen. The thing which struck us all as odd was that, while the tracks depicted someone far too large to be human, whatever was making the tracks was moving through the woods exactly as one of us would have if we were conducting an escape and evasion. Whatever it was knew the land (as it maneuvered to bypass clearings well before they came into view) and was making a concentrated effort to remain unseen. I still think that the sound we heard was intended to warn us to back off and not follow.

I have thought back on that incident hundreds of times and wondered how it would have turned out if we had proceeded to follow the tracks. There are pros and cons to both sides of the issue. As for me, there are just some things that cannot be denied. Since then, I have had a VERY healthy respect for Sasquatch.

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Thomas Byers was driving with a friend when he says he saw Bigfoot cross Golden Valley Church Road in Rutherford County Tuesday evening.

Robert on March 24, 2011:

It will be very interesting to here what Ms. Jane Goodall has to say about this. She surprised many people not long ago weighing in as a 'believer'. I am sure she will want to speak with the people who saw it.

...Also, can a trained dog pick up it's 48-hour-old ugly scent and track it down?

Ashrak on March 24, 2011:

One question I have is how do you expect people to believe this if it is "one of the most amazing things" you have ever seen? I'm not knocking you there but,

What could possibly hold a candle to seeing a real live bigfoot?

Did you make plaster casts of the footprints? Did you contact department of conservation? Were you armed at the time?

I am not an unbeliever. New species are discovered every day and it stands to reason that a yet undiscovered hig primate exists. With all the sighting reports, it only takes one to prove it true. To say every sighting is a hoax would demand perfection and, well, that seems quite implausible to me. I know this much, if I wasn't a human, I probably would stay away from humans for the most part too. Heck, as a a human I make an effort to stay away from most of them!

I have now way of knowing what you saw because I wasn't there. Only you two folks can really know. To me, its movement, its gate, seems to change and it is quite a coincidence that it made it s snarl at the very middle of the street - as in as its foot hits the center lines center. It makes it appear staged.

I understand that low light can create grainy videos and older low pixel cameras are worse about that, plus are light on memory making short videos. What kind of a device did you use to take this video?

I won't say I believe you, I won't say I don't believe you. Like I said, I cannot know either way and what I believe is irrelevant to whether or not it is real.

Have you considered that this could have been kids playing a prank? Have you considered that what you present was absolutely real to you but was a hoax fabricated by another? On thing is for sure, if it was kids pranking, they play a dangerous game.The risk being shot.

FLIR technology is becoming commonplace and no matter how one cuts this particular incident up, it won't be long before a sighting and recording turns into a hunt

that bring out the reality.

Good luck to you folks, and I look forward to hearing about all the other things that you have witnessed in your life that rise to this level.

bigmc54cool on March 24, 2011:

I saw one 30 years ago and it was a almost red color with 4 inch hair smelled like a water snake to me it was 12 tall 3 feet across and could of went over that road in two steps it was fast it stop to smell or I wouldn't of seen it. It had a 300lb pig under its arm and made it look easy. It's foot prints was left in the mud and they were over 14 in long and 4 inches wide. It scared me so much I got in my truck and left I don't think I could of protected my self and my two small kids.

Canopis on March 24, 2011:

wow, that is amazing! a few years back, my friend Kevin and I were backpacking in Northern California and saw a similar creature. Does anyone think there are several Big Foots out there? Are they spreading out across the country?

dbatvtc on March 24, 2011:

This is awesome....Not sure if the bigfoot is real but I love seeing footage on mythical creatures. Just one question how come the pictures/video is distorted?

John on March 24, 2011:

Couple things, its gait is similair to what I would expect from a human in a suit. What luck that you had your video camera with you at the time of this random encounter. I'm not necessarily claiming what you said happened did not, but it appears somewhat staged. Did you contact the department of fish and game, any biologists at nearby universities, or an animal expert of any nature to verify your siting, track the creature, or properly examine the footprints? That would lend evidence and much credence to your claim. While most people want to believe in bigfoot, for these large creatures that would undoubtedly require great amounts of food and would seem relatively easy to track, to perpetuate themselves, there would have to be hundreds to thousands of them in a given geographic area. The fact that no definitive evedince (live specimins, skeletal remains, droppings, etc) exists after all these years of searching for them (all we have is grainy videos, footprints, and unclear photos...at least get a good picture of one for crying out loud), and the repeated exposition of prior sightings as hoaxes, leads me (and the scientific community at large) to seriously doubt a further sighting that is unaccompanied by any conclusive evidence of authenticity.

Scientist on March 24, 2011:

The image is way too blurry to say whether this is real or not. I don't undertand how all bigfoot images are as low quality as this. even modern cell phones can easily teke much better video than this. I want to believe but unles I see it my self or someone comes up with something better, I will continue to be objective about these sightings.

Funkiedu on March 24, 2011:

I don't disbelieve in bigfoot etc. but I have often wondered

with all of these so called sightings, why doesn't someone take a shot at one with a gun, for example a hunter??? I think in the back of their minds there is doubt, and they don't want to be found guilty of kiling someone trying to be funny in custome. When I saw the video I thought the "bigfoot" was going to have a good laugh telling his friends. The people who shoot the videos do believe it to be true, and I probably would too.

csit on March 24, 2011:

I think that the people seeing it believed it and surely took the video BUT I also think the creature was a hoax played upon the unsuspecting. The odor is suspect, the awkward gait suspect and pace quite slow for a spooked animal. The growl not likely unless the creature were protecting something versus running across the road.

Todd Crafty on March 24, 2011:


What an amazing video! If you didn't believe in bigfoot this will change your mind in the first 5 seconds! Thats all it took to get this skeptic believing. I never thought that big foot was real until I saw this amazing video! You sir. will go down in the history books for providing this final nail in the coffin for the validity of big foot. Please know that after watching this multipul times that I had to change my view to believe. Its clear that this is a young big foot (because of its size to the road) and that it might have an injury to cause it to run like that, also would explain why it would not attack and would growl at you. So again please watch this with an open mind and really look at the quality that it provides. Thank you crazyhorseghost. thank you from us all.

Josh on March 24, 2011:

Some Bigfoot hunters should get out to that sight immediately and look for evidence. This stuff is so intriguing to me, Call Monster Quest!! Let's find this thing and finally prove the doubters wrong.

john on March 24, 2011:

I saw a big foot once. It was a very dark night in 1989 in the mountains of Northern California. I had just put out my campfire when I heard the crackle of breaking twigs behind me. Thinking it was a bear or some other animal that lives in the area, I turned to look, but saw nothing. As I continued towards my tent I heard the noise again. This time much closer to me. Now I was feeling a bit scrared. I lunged into my tent and quickly zipped it up, thinking it would go away after a couple of minutes. After all, I had no food exposed and there was no other explanation why an animal would need to sniff around my campsite. Suddenly, there was a brush up against my tent. I was terrified! Then, the door of my tent was slowly being zipped open. I then watched in terror as Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks stuck his head in and asked me for a neckbone. In almost immobilizing fear, I instinctively swiped and grabbed his face only to find it slide off in my hand. Underneath there was a long haired ape-type creature that smelled putrid and was quite ugly, but boy was I relieved. It was only big foot.

M_In_O_Town on March 24, 2011:

I've seen ufos so I know that there's things going on. You must've taken is with a cheap cell phone cam why it's so blury. We need something as clear as the Patterson footage.

Taoist on March 24, 2011:

Hey bro, Check this out. Only this guy and his wife truly knows what happened that day. My people came from the jungles of Southeast Asia, and they tell of the same creature that is similar to Bigfoot.

Two things to consider. 1. It looks dark, but why is there no headlights on? But maybe this is the quality of the camera. 2. The huge amount of bigfoot reports around the world says a lot. Theres only two logical explainations for the huge number of reported sightings. Either they are all fake and staged, or there's some truth.

The bottom line is, only the actual witnesses really know what happened.

JohnnyCG on March 24, 2011:

What impressed me most after the film - which is TOO SHORT - so I believe they scrambled to get the camera - and TOO QUIET - the snarl is there but I had to have it on full volume - so there's no way I would hear the truc running... have to get an audio editor and try to catch that... so anyway what impressed me about it is the unusual gait. I am a toe walker myself - just have strong legs that way - so my heels almost never touch the ground. My own gait can be similar if I am in a hurry but hurting too much to flat out run - as I am feeling today - go figure. What makes it totally compelling to me is the footprints - the four[five?]toes dig into the ground at the front of the foot, with a ball of the foot area, but no heel print, and the big toe seems to come short, off the side of the foot, and also be very powerful. The fifth toe seems to be a segment of the fourth, rather than a separate toe, since it is right in line behind it - but who knows...

What strikes me as significant is the toe walking gait and no big heel print to make the 'bigfoot' print 'big'

Not expected, unusual, and very interesting to me because of the way I walk myself. Notice there is no mention I could find of how 'long' the foot was from heel to toes - no comparison with 'normal' human foot length... and the big toe coming off the side of the foot - possibly very important here

Chris on March 24, 2011:

Classic big foot pictures.. photo quality is.. questionable...

Rebecca on March 24, 2011:

Just wondering if you are going to try and go back to the area you seen him and try to find him again? Maybe you'll be more video

juan on March 24, 2011:

It did seem to wave as it growled at you!

Black Knight on March 24, 2011:

True or not, the video shows nothing unfortunately. It would have been nice to have a great picture, but the video does not have enough clarity to prove anything.

Bert on March 24, 2011:

Interesting video! I tell ya, if I'm ever driving and one of those things runs in front of my vehicle, I'm going to run it down. It will either be the greatest scientific discovery in history, or a dead guy in a gorilla suit. Either way we will have an answer.

tljohnson35 on March 24, 2011:

WOW!!! I have never seen one myself, but it has always interested me and I do believe that there is something out there. There have been too many accounts for there not to be something. THis is an amazing video. The growl gave me a chill! Absolutely amazing!

Blair on March 24, 2011:

i believe it. when i was 12 or 13 i saw big foot. i swear to god. i was walking in the woods and when i came to a clearing, there he was. he was a reddish brown. i don't remember a smell but i do remember running the f*ck home.

Mimi on March 24, 2011:

Awesomee sighting. I beleive Illinois has a bigfoot living in its woods.

FaithfullySkeptic on March 24, 2011:

I have seen a few amazing things in my life and I have never had a video camera for any one of them. However in an age were everybody has cameras on their phone it is not unusual for people to capture things on camera that they would not otherwise.

What is odd to me is that this creature seems to be passing from a heavily wooded area on one side of the road to a heavily wooded area on another side of the road. If this is real and something like that came out in front of me I would be so stunned that I would not think to record it until it was well across the road. It just seems like suspiciously rapid response time in addition to the poor video and audio quality.

Mike on March 24, 2011:

Unfortunately, until one is captured or killed and delivered to a lab, nothing can be proven. Any sighting could be staged, or a prank by someone in a primate-like costume.

Yes!!! on March 24, 2011:

That thing is moving in a way that I was not expecting to see, skipping along, if it didn't snarl one would think it was happy.

If it is a fake, congrats to someone for finally NOT doing the infamous 'stride and arm swing' that has been used on many accounts.

Either way, I've added a new name to my vocabulary; Knobby. Big Foot, Yeti, Grass Man, Skunk Ape, etc... I love it.

Hawk on March 24, 2011:

It looks hurt. It could be an adolescent bigfoot with an injury to its ankle, foot, or hip.

tweetydee on March 24, 2011:

Lavette, you said it looks awfully short, maybe it was a young one not fully grown or just short.

jim hankins on March 24, 2011:

how come every picture of bigfoot is blurry?

Believer on March 24, 2011:

WOW Just happened to be in the right place at the right time and with you video camera ready to go ! How great was that !!!

Coco on March 24, 2011:

I am curious: If it ran across the road in front of your truck - how did you get it in video so fast? Skeptical.

TaintedLove2 on March 24, 2011:

im a beleiever of odd things, but why is it whenever video or pics are caught of monsters, ghosts, paranormal, UFO's they are always blurry?? Will we ever capture thses oddities in full HD, color and clarity?...lol

Kurt on March 24, 2011:

I saw one once when I was in third or fourth grade, around 1978 when I was growing up in GA. I heard the sound of snapping tree limbs, and looked up as it took a running jump across a dry creek bed and kept running into the woods. Good footage, if a little blurry.

Aaron on March 24, 2011:

If you listen to the growl and kind of throaty mucus sound coming from the object it sounds pretty real as opposed to a human attempting to imitate an "animalistic" sound.

lisalisa on March 24, 2011:

hi, when did you first see it? I wonder because i don't hear the truck motor in the background. Did it just stand there till you got out of your truck and started to film? I believe there are things out there we can't explaine. My uncle and his friends once saw and were followed by a ufo during the cattle mutilations in the 70's in Colorado. I just like to know specifics when i hear a story! thanks

twodjin on March 24, 2011:

wow...! i live in the area ,upper east tn. and there are some strange things around here.are you sure it wasent a left over fan of RatDog from the last Asheville show?.But,still amazing footage either or.I hope that it might be real...Good luck...

lila m. parton on March 24, 2011:

i lived on the top of diaht hill, many homes here, one summer evening at dusk i went outside and smelled the worst skunky smell ever, first thing i thought of was bigfoot, i went back inside fast! Many years later while driving over Burnt Mountain coming from Forks, WA on a summer eve also at dusk, nice summer eve, warm, had my car windwos down, i smelled the same thing, the skunky odor, sort of scary, we are surrounded by mountains of trees, real wilderness, if anyone has been in our area,one can drive to portland, oregon, along miles and miles of wilderness. lila m. parton, neah bay, wa 98357

rainyagain on March 24, 2011:

Hmmm...I think you might have been scammed sir. I hope not, but think about it. The thing shakes its fist at you as it snarls...kind of a human thing to do. Chimps do that to a degree, so I could be wrong. Still...I'm a little doubtful. It would have shaken me up also - but I'm not sold that this is the real deal. Not yet anyway. Good luck.

ed on March 24, 2011:

Cool !!!

Matt on March 24, 2011:

Good for you ! I had an experience myself in Northern Michigan about 5or 6 years ago. It "howled" or "growled", or whatever it was doing for about 30 seconds....without a breath of air.....had to have a large set of lungs to make the sounds we heard, and theey were scary!! I haven't been back hunting there only 1 time since...and didn't go back in the swamp all the eay this time.....Don't know if I would do it alone, either....they do exist!! Most people prefer to have their head in the sand...so don't take the critics so hard...they just don't have a logical answer for bigfoot...so they all opt to just non-believe.

SeanWhitten on March 24, 2011:

You never know until a hunter kills one, or someone puts hundreds of cameras with night vision all around legitimate sightings

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Ina on March 24, 2011:

I don't think you are making this up. Obviously this video and your pics are going to be examined by professionals to no end to make sure that they aren't fakes. I mean why take the risk right? To bad the quality of the video didn't come out better so we could see better details of the Bigfoot. That would have been awesome. I personally would love to see one. If this is the real thing I'm happy for you because you have truly caught some amazing evidence on video and pics. Best of luck to you.

johnnydogs on March 24, 2011:

that is an amazing video,

Joe Tiger on March 24, 2011:

Here in Massillon, Ohio two friends of mine saw bigfoots at different times, years apart. One sighting was down by the Tuscarawas River just north of Massillon in the Forty Corners area near Rt. 21. It was bent over near a chicken coop digging in the ground with both hands. My friend, Sonny Sturm, an experienced sewer and drain man, smelled this horrible smell as he watched this creature in action. Suddenly it looked up at him. When it did, Sonny saw that it was a huge hairy creature, and he got really scared. He turned to run away and so did Bigfoot. Another friend, Tim Singer, was out around Orville St., west of the same river, when he was about 10 yrs. old. Tim was out in the woods with his little toy bow and arrow stalking anything that moved, when he came upon a large hairy creature. The beast turned to look at him and he got so scared that he ran home as fast as he could. Tim didn't know what it was, but it wasn't human and it wasn't a bear. So there! They are out there people! They're here, they're there, they're everywhere, so beware!

Big D on March 24, 2011:

I live near Shelby,NC and I am gonna start selling Big Foot sighting T Shirts...hahahahhahaha!

Stephen on March 24, 2011:

Man weren't you like nervous or freakin out? If a bigfoot crossed my path and snarled at me, I think I would likely have a heart attack, not gonna lie

don on March 24, 2011:

ive seen bigfoot in much the same way 15yrs or so ago in washington state ,crossing a road and going into a field.

Marci on March 24, 2011:

I think that what u saw and video taped was awesome. Most ppl don't believe in these things and will always have a smart comment or so, but the bottom line is, we live among things that we don't even know about..Ppl have been sighting these creatures for years and what better proof that it does exist than what u have on video!

john on March 24, 2011:

Very cool video i know it was real

uz on March 24, 2011:

That's crazy I don't know what i would do if I saw big foot I know for a fact I would not pull out a camera and tape it id get the hell out of there

JEN on March 24, 2011:


D.Bob on March 24, 2011:

Recently a Bigfoot was seen in Wolf Creek Montana. I believe the stories, my friend actually had an encounter as a kid.

Amanda on March 23, 2011:

Wow... That's awesome... Nobody can say that Big Foot, the Lochness monster, Alien's etc, do not exist... Why? Because unless you have searched every inch of forest's, lake's, oceans and space you can not deny the possibility of their existence.. People always think that just because they have not made the news, its all bull, but, you have to remember, were talking about creature's that are more than likely ancient, if they know how to do anything they know how to hide and keep a low profile for survival... People discover new species everyday... If you are a person who like's fact's, great, but what fact's are there proving these creature's don't exist?

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