Submitted to BFRO by witness on Friday, February 10, 2012.
Dual sighting in late afternoon by deer hunter in tree stand near Lawrenceburg
COUNTY: Anderson County
LOCATION DETAILS: Removed at witness’ request.
NEAREST TOWN: Lawrenceburg
NEAREST ROAD: Kentucky State Hwy 513
OBSERVED: OK, let me start by saying I have always been fascinated by “Big Foot.” I don’t think it makes me biased because until recently I was always still skeptical but very curious.
I recently had a sighting and was looking in the reports provided here to see if there had been many in KY. I was shocked to see so many in KY and was completely floored when I saw a report not only in my same county but on the abandoned property behind my farm. The report was from 1993 I think but our first sighting was in 2006.
In 2006 my then 4yr old daughter told me that she saw Monkeys at the edge of my field as she was riding in my wife’s car down our driveway. She said there was a big one and a smaller one. They both had red eyes and the bigger one looked like it was waving. I asked her how big and she said the biggest one was a lot bigger than me (I’m 6’4″ 200lbs) and it was real hairy. I dismissed it as a child’s imagination but always kept it in mind because the description matched stories I had heard as a teenager about a big foot type creature in Lawrenceburg known as “Howdy” because he waves.
I’ve had her retell the story to friends and family over the years and it stays consistent but never much detail.
I was actually jealous. I thought, if she really did see something, why couldn’t I have seen it too so I could know for sure, plus as I stated before, I was always curious. I kept an extra eye out for a while but never saw anything and pretty much dismissed it.
Modern Rifle season, November 2011. I was deer hunting by myself on the same property (mine) that borders the abandoned ***** ******** mentioned in a previous report. It was getting close to dusk and I was considering getting out of the deer stand soon when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look and couldn’t believe my eyes. From left to right I watched 2 creatures, both larger than me and covered in long hair, running upright on 2 feet. There was no mistake these were big foot(s). One was very dark brown/almost black and the slightly smaller one was almost blonde. More like coyote colored blonde. They were both jogging with arms relaxed and looking behind them. They ran within 25 yards right in front of me! I honestly can’t give much detail about the faces, they were looking behind them a lot plus I was simply shocked and not looking for detail. They covered ground quickly and were gone in less than 10 seconds. They disappeared into a clump of trees behind my pond. I pulled my scope up but could only make out “something’ going through the woods once they passed. I waited until almost dark and got down to look for fur or prints. I couldn’t find anything but it was cold, dark and I was shaking from the shock of seeing them and the cold combined. I returned the next morning and found no sign.
ALSO NOTICED: Never saw anything chasing them but they appeared to be running from something.
OTHER WITNESSES: 1 witness for each incident 2006 and 2011
OTHER STORIES: Only what my daughter saw, the report I saw here today and the legends from childhood about “Howdy”
TIME AND CONDITIONS: overcast sky about 1 hour before dark. Breezy.
ENVIRONMENT: Cedar and hardwoods bordering 100+ acres of dense forest. Houses within 200yrds.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jack Smarr:
I spoke to the witness at length about his 2011 sighting and about his four year old daughter’s experience in 2006. Normally the BFRO will not publish a sighting report from a witness as young as the daughter was. But because the two sightings are from the same family and in close proximity the daughter’s sighting has been retained in this report.
His daughter told him that she saw two monkeys at the edge of his field as she was riding in her mother’s car. One monkey was larger than him (he is 6’4”) and the other one was bigger than a regular monkey but smaller than a man. The larger one was waving at her. This is notable because of a local legend in Anderson County about a monster named “Howdy”. People speak of seeing a large ape-like being in certain parts of the county and that this animal is known to wave at people (hence the name, Howdy). The witness’ daughter, being four years old was not aware of that legend.
In November 2011, during the modern gun season for deer, the witness watched what he determined to be two Sasquatch jog hurriedly by his tree stand, coming within 25 yards of his position. The creatures kept looking behind them as they moved out of the wood line, across a corner of the field by the pond and into the next wood line. The creatures moved swiftly in unison, going side by side in a hurry. He felt that they were worried about something behind them because they were continuously looking back as they moved. Once the creatures went out of sight into the second wood line, he scanned the forest with the scope of his .270 rifle. He saw movement, but could no longer see them clearly. The creatures did not emit an odor and they moved in complete silence.
One was black with brown highlights in the hair and the other was dirty blond. The witness stated that he was impressed by the length of their arms, which easily reached to their knees. The face on the black one was not fur covered but had lighter hair around its eyes, nose and mouth. The face on the blond one was not fur covered but he noted that it was darker in coloration than its coat.
The creatures did not seem aggressive in their behavior. Although he was scared and armed, he did not feel threatened by them. As a matter of fact, he was curiously waiting to see what would pop out of the woods next in pursuit of the two creatures. The witness waited ten minutes, and then walked to his house to gather his thoughts and digest what he had just seen. Later, he went out to the stand to look for sign. He thought he might find a track around his pond, but the grass was too tall to discern any impressions. The witness has since gone hunting in that stand with the expectation of seeing them again, to no avail. He also stated that he usually sees a lot of deer and harvests at least one nice buck every year. This year, he never saw a single deer on his property.
Earlier in the day, while listening for gun shots, the witness heard three single wood knocks spread out over a few hours. The witness seemed sincere and credible.
About BFRO Investigator Jack Smarr:
Jack Smarr is retired military and worked primarily in Field Artillery, Armored Cavalry and Armor units. He participated in TN 09, 10, 11, WV 2012 expeditions; and helped organize KY 2013 expedition. He organized the 2014 KY Daniel Boone Expedition, the 2015 Central Kentucky Expedition, the 2016 Carter Caves State Park Expedition and has conducted private expeditions in Eastern Kentucky and Southern Ohio. Jack is organizing the Northeastern Kentucky Expedition in April of 2017.