As most of you know, the first book I wrote, although it was the third published, was Bigfoot in Georgia. In the book, I highlight a number of Bigfoot sightings in the state, including some of the more famous ones. Perhaps two of the most notable ones were in the Augusta area. They both happened on or near Fort Gordon, a military installation near Augusta.
The first took place in 1965, and the witness reported the incident to the BFRO in 2002 after reading of other encounters in the same area. Realizing that others had experienced what he did all those years ago made the witness feel that he was not out of his mind, imagining this, or just crazy. According to the witness, he was 14 years old at the time and there was construction going on on base. The witness reported that a young girl who lived in the apartment below them on base mentioned that her little brother talked about a tall man who would come and stare at him through the window at night, not a small feet given that the window ledge at their apartment was about 7 to 8 feet above the ground. One day, wanting to explore, the young man walked in to a wooded area that was being cleared for more base housing. The red clay was being pushed around by bulldozers and there in that clay, the witness saw large footprints, some as large as 18 inches long and 5 inches wide with five toes. Curious about them, and not yet afraid, he sat upon a rock in the woods near the tracks. He started feeling as if something was watching him, and he became nervous. Shortly, he heard a bi-pedal walking in the woods nearby. As he fled out of the woods on foot, he could hear whatever this was pursuing him. Later, after telling a friend about what he had heard, the two of them decided to return to the area, and both felt and heard the same thing. Like the witness had done alone before, the two left the area in a rush.
The link to the story is here:
The second sighting of interest in the Augusta area also took place near Fort Gordon. Apparently, a member of the army at the Fort Gordon Signal School was walking in an wooded area near a creek and ravine when a creature over 10 feet tall having a gorilla-like face approached him from about 20 feet away. The witness actually described the animal he witnessed to an artist, and a drawing is located on the page where the report is archived at the BFRO. The link is here:
These are two of the area's most well-known sightings.