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Reported by: Confidential

Report Received From: The GCBRO Online Report Submission Form.
Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On  February 1, 2010

DATE:    02/15/80 

TIME:     About 9 pm  

LOCATION:   Barbour County, Alabama 

TERRAIN:    Wooded 

OBSERVED:    The incident occurred in the winter of 1980 a few miles east of Clayton, Alabama in Barbour County. I was traveling with my aunt, grandmother and four younger cousins to a relatives house. It was dark and probably around 9 pm from the best I can remember. For some reason, my aunt needed to turn around and proceeded to pull off the roadway by a small clearing. I was in the front seat of the car with my aunt, who was driving, and my grandmother. As we turned off the road, the headlights caught a figure in mid stride. It then immediately froze and did not move anymore. It was about 30 yards from the car – very close. I could see the entire side view of this creature and its body was slightly turned so that it was looking at us. The most terrifying thing in my memory is this things huge eyes glaring at us. The best way I can describe the creatures expression is “stunned.” The face was covered in hair except for around the eyes. The hair was dark and appeared longer and wavy looking on the arms and legs. It was very tall and massive yet lean looking. I would say it was easily over 7 feet tall, if not more. When it “froze” in the headlights, one arm was slightly extended behind the creature and it held this position.

At this point, my grandmother was crying and begging my aunt to drive away. Two of my younger cousins were huddled on the floorboard in the back seat crying. I was terrified but could not look away.  My aunt kept telling my grandmother “there is no way he can get in this car” and she kept the car still and we watched this motionless creature for about two to three minutes. It was almost completely motionless. It was as if the creature thought we could not see him if he did not move. I don't know how it stood so still. The hair on my neck is standing on end as I type this. It scared me terribly. He kept staring at us with his eyes stretched very wide. I’ll never forget that “look” he gave us.

Finally, my aunt decided to flash the lights on and off real quick. The instant she did this, the creature jumped towards the woods and was gone. He was about 10 yards from the woods but made it there in less than a second. I can’t believe how fast this huge creature could move.

This event traumatized me. I have never been able to go in the woods alone or enjoy camping since this event. I tried to deer hunt but could not enjoy it and quit – I can’t sit alone in a tree stand without thinking of this creature and becoming tense. I can’t imagine coming upon this thing alone in the wilderness. I know these creatures exist. There is no doubt in my mind. I saw one up close and personal. We never saw the creature again.  A

Activities of Witness:   Driving down rural road.  

Description of Creature:  The creature was easily over 7 feet tall. It had dark hair that was longer on the arms and legs. The hair had a "wavy" appearance. The eyes were a dark color. The body was massive and lean looking. It was not what one would typically call "fat". The emotion in this things face was more similar to a human than an animal. But, it was not human. I am 100% certain of that. We saw it at close range and for few minutes duration. 

Other Notes:    I have an older cousin who lives within a half mile of my sighting who claims he has heard strange noises coming out of the woods. He told me he would be frightened to go into the wilderness there at night. He never admitted to me that he saw a creature. But, his fear makes me wonder if he has seen the monster himself. 

Other (Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:    My grandmother (same person as in this report) says she and my late grandfather saw a strange creature near their home in the early 1950s. This home is located about four miles from the 1980 sighting detailed in this report. She and my grandfather went out on the front porch late one night and saw a creature standing in the edge of the woods near the house. They could only see its chest and arms in the shadows. She said it was tall and hairy. My grandfather yelled at the creature and it ran back into the wood towards a stream and made a great deal of noise thrashing through the trees and brush. She said they did find some strange “3 toe” footprints the next day. But, they never had another encounter with the creature after this incident. 

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