KY Powell December 22, 2015 #00001

Submitted to BFRO by witness on Monday, January 11, 2016.
Possible aggressive behavior at new rural cabin site near Stanton
YEAR: 2015
SEASON: Winter
MONTH: December
DATE: 22
STATE: Kentucky
COUNTY: Powell County
LOCATION DETAILS: I would have to talk with someone to explain because it’s way out in the country. It’s on upper Cane Creek in Stanton KY so it’s easy to Google.
NEAREST ROAD: Upper Cane Creek road
OBSERVED: This is the second incident I’ve had at my family’s property in Stanton Kentucky. The first one was scary and all (had a rock thrown at my dad’s truck and made a huge crash in the dark) but this one has basically scared me away from my parent’s house at night! This was right before Christmas and we had record high temps close to 70 so I was hanging out on their front porch. Last time I was there I smacked some wood planks together and got a response so I figured I would try again. So I stood up and grabbed a piece of wood (we just built their deck so there are pieces laying around) and hit the hand rail of the deck 3 times very slow. I waited not even 15 seconds and got 3 hits back. I was shocked because it sounded like it was no more than 50 feet away. My mom and dad keep a big spotlight style flashlight right by their front door because I refuse to get out of the car without them shining the light for me lol. I’m a chicken I know. But I ran and grabbed the light and started shining it along the wood line and saw tree branches moving… There was no wind so I know something had to be there. Well I went back in freaking out and sat on the couch… I waited about an hour and went back out and was just standing there and heard footsteps off to the side of their house. Again no more than 50 feet away. This time I didn’t get the light because I didn’t want it to run away… I sat out there for probably 15 minutes and something walked basically back and forth the whole time. I tried to take a video with my phone but it just sounds like someone breathing…
OTHER WITNESSES: First incident there was 4 people and the second was just me. My step dad has had things happen while I’m not there as well. The area seems to be very active because it used to be nothing but forest till they made the spot for their house.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 9:30pm thru 12am
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jack Smarr:
I spoke to the witness on the phone and he sent pictures of the deck and surrounding woods. The witness says that something threw a rock at his father’s truck with such force that it dented the door panel. He also states that branches have been thrown into the road that was cleared as an improvement on the property. Finally, the witness states that he has heard something pacing back and forth, back and forth in the woods behind the trailer. I will try to get up to the site this spring and possibly camp in the woods where all of the activity is happening.
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.