Submitted to BFRO by witness on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
Man recalls his early morning sighting driving to work near Chloe
COUNTY: Pike County
LOCATION DETAILS: from Pikeville travel US460 east straight stretch one mile past Chloe red-light
NEAREST TOWN: Pikeville KY
NEAREST ROAD: on US 460 and RT 23
OBSERVED: I was traveling to work west bound it came from the river up over the guard railing took two steps in crossing two lane highway looked at me then disappeared into woods happened on US460 east of Shelbiana KY greenish brownish hair 3 to 4 inches in length 7 to 8 feet tall male I will never forget it as long as I live
ALSO NOTICED: none seemed like a dream slow motion hair raised on back of my neck
OTHER WITNESSES: no other witness
OTHER STORIES: yes many, too long to describe
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was about 8 o’clock in morning clear conditions good daylight before sunrise
ENVIRONMENT: river on one side hillside on other
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Don Adkins:
I spoke with the witness at length about his encounter. He stated that initially he thought it might be a turkey hunter crossing the road as he approached. He first saw it from a distance of about 100 yards, and said he came within 100 feet before it disappeared over the guardrail and into a ravine. He drove a short distance and turned around hoping to get another look at the creature, but it was gone into the woods. He said that he was most intrigued by the face, as the creature “looked right at me”. The face was black, with the nose appearing to be flat, “like a professional boxer”. The mouth was closed so he didn’t see any teeth. His best description of the hair color was the color of aged moss. I took this to mean a grayish tint, which is possible. He said the creature’s hair also had a mingling of red as well, and would have easily blended in with the forest, like camo.
The witness grew up in the area and has had other possible activity through the years in the hills and hollers surrounding Shelbiana. Incidents of rock throwing and finding tree breaks were common when he was camping or fishing. After much research on the internet, he began to associate these behaviors with possible Sasquatch activity. He also stated that there are many folk tales from the area, but that most people are reluctant to talk about such things.
I am convinced of his sincerity about the event. Only after being prodded by his sons, did he post his report, having kept it to himself for many years. He is like many of the people I have spoken to, in that he is now glad to have had someone to tell it to, that was willing to listen and believe his story. I encouraged him to continue researching in his area.
About BFRO Investigator Don Adkins:
Don works in manufacturing for a major global consumer goods company. He attended North Carolina 2007 and Tennessee Expedition 2009. Also the 2010 Illinois and Tennessee Expeditions.