Sunday, February 20, 2011
Altamaha River Area Seems to Be a Hotspot for Bigfoot Sightings
At the BFRO website there are a number of reports from this area of Georgia. In one, posted in November 2008, a man was hunting with his uncle on the Altamaha River. As he sat on the bank of the river, he looked to his side and noticed what he thought was a huge man standing near a tree. He described the "thing" as being very tall, built like a football player, and hairy. In fact, he said the thing was covered with hair about a foot long. It had a greyish cheek and a pointed nose with beedie eyes. He looked away and then back again, and whatever this was had left. After hearing some splashing in the water, he realized that whatever he had seen was now in the river. He walked closer, which elicited a 15-20 second growl from the animal. The witness said that when the animal growled, all the squirrels in the vacinity ran toward him.
There have been other sightings reported along the Altamaha River basin. It is a very large area, and the river itself is ripe for such events. But I can't help but think that there is quite a bit of activity, or sightings at least, in that area. Perhaps someone has heard of these types of encounters in that area. As a matter of fact, the witness in the BFRO story above says that there is a Wayne County legend called "Feets." It would be interesting to hear more about this. I grew up and lived for quite some time in Montgomery County. The Altamaha River is formed at the south end of that county near Uvalda. It is an impressive sight. I had never heard stories like this while I was growing up there. I still have lots of family there now. I return to the area on holidays and family visits. Perhaps I ought to try to find out if there have been newspaper stories in my hometown paper that contain reports and sightings of weird animals on the banks of the Altamaha.