CBFR - CAROLINA BIGFOOT FIELD RESEARCH
Field Research is what we are all about. We are Independent Bigfoot Field Researchers living in the Carolina's with a passion for the outdoors. As a Fly-Fisherman and Backpacker for the past 30 years; I have been to some of the most remote corners of the South-East. My quest is simple; to enjoy the great outdoors while examining the bizarre encounters that others and I have witness and observed. We do not claim to be Bigfoot experts but we are experts in the outdoors who look at, "all the evidence" no matter how strange or foreign. Join me on CBFR as we travel to some of the most beautiful places in South-East investigating this age old legend and mystery.
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GEORGIA SWAMP UPDATE
Rick Corliss has been keeping a good eye on the Georgia Swamp were the activity has remained steady and constant over the summer. This activity includes another class A and many probable class B reports.
CLASS A Report – May 17, 2014
General Location: Hart/Elbert County, Georgia
Terrain: Swamp with creek and beaver ponds interlaced with old growth forest on the 2 ridges above the valley floor, thick impenetrable growth.
The below report was gathered by Rick Corliss and edited with updated information after being personally interviewed by Rick. The witnesses name has been changed to protect his identity.
In the wee hours of May 17th around 2:30 am or so, Brian’s pit-bull began barking loudly from the front of his house. Brain could hear loud footsteps (family keeps windows open during summer months) coming from what sounded like the other side of the creek through the dense brush and swamp to the north of his property.
While in contact with his wife on his cell phone he walked with his pit-bull down his driveway and onto the road and pointed his flashlight northerly some 75 yards toward a bridge on the county road that spans the creek that border’s his property.
Shinning the light Brian spotted movement from the left side of the road and could see to dark animals emerge on all fours from the dense brush below the road bed and stand up like a human and look in his direction. He immediately identified the creatures as 2 Bigfoot's (due to past sightings) who were now approximately only 75 yards away on the other side of the bridge. His dog began to continually growl as it gazed in the direction of the 2 Bigfoots but did not leave his side. That night was very dark night due to a dense cloud cover even though it was a day past the full moon. With the aid of his flashlight and a street light behind his position, the witness was able to estimate that one was approximately 7-8 feet tall and the other being shorter was about 5.5 to 6 feet tall. The fur on both appeared to be black and both were on two legs, standing like a human.
The taller one appeared to squat (like a baseball catcher does) or go down on all fours. As they were both looking at him with large white glowing eyes, similar to dog’s eyes at night when hit with a bright light. Suddenly the larger one raised himself up from his squatting position and they both began to walk toward his position. Brian told his wife via the cell phone; “they are walking toward me”. It was then he noticed a foul like odor (similar to that of a dead body or rotting flesh). They took a few steps and then stopped at the far side of the bridge while still looking at him.
He looked down toward his growling dog and in an instant the dog took off up the driveway towards his house leaving Brain by himself. Within seconds of the dog leaving he decided it best to make a hasty retreat to the safety of his home some 100 yards away.
When he got onto the deck at his house he could hear what sounded like grunts coming from the same direction that the Bigfoots were last observed so he felt as though they had not advanced in his direction. Another thing noticed was he could still smell a pungent rotting flesh odor that he first witnessed down by the bridge.
Notes Of Interest:
The observation of the Bigfoot's would have been aided by a street light behind the witness. The light would aid in illuminating anything that would have been standing on the road near the bridge as observed by Dave and Rick on investigations at this site. The witness was uphill from the Bigfoot's position; the Bigfoot's were in an area where a 30 foot wide creek passes under the roadway with drop-offs on both sides of the road covered in heavy brush.
The witness and his family have had 4 Class A’s over the past 8 years including the destruction of a trail camera placed 10 feet up in a tree. Screams, Growls, Wood knocks & Bi-Pedal like movement in the woods surrounding his house are common place. Neighbors have all had encounters and strange things continue to happen in this area.
During an expedition to this area this past December, Dave Moser recorded what we call the Troll figure image with a Thermal Camera 125 yards from this location and earlier the same evening Rick Corliss observed a 5-6 foot Bi-Pedal creature using night vision near this area. Also recorded were strange Howls on 2-8-2014 just 100 yards to the East of this sighting.
This area is high on the list of places that CBFR will continue to monitor over the next few months.
FOOTPRINTS OF THE GEORGIA SWAMP
Below are footprints that have been collected over the past year in the area Elbert/Hart county area we call the Georgia Swamp. The area is relatively small and is all on private land but out of concern the owners have allowed us access to document what they have observed and heard over the past few years. Swamps being wet marshy terrain with abundant overgrowth do not give their tracks up easily but we have found quite a few, the best are below.
These tracks were found about 30 yards from our camp and were very fresh. They measured approximately 11-12 inches long by 5 inches across the front ball of the foot. The stride, Heal to Toe measured about 48 inches.
A closer look at the track on the left from the above picture. The scale card measures 3” long by 2” wide. I was difficult to take accurate measurements due to the marsh like grass where these tracks where found so they may be bigger than they actually appeared?
This track was found in the leaf litter, which is the common ground cover on the ridges surrounding the swamp. They are difficult to discern or see most of the time but we have found many of these in this area. Take them however you want but many of them defy explanation.
An Excellent example of a great track picture found by Rick Corliss this past January. This one was measured around 12 inches, pretty common size compared to others found in this area.
Rick found these 2 tracks in some high grass, while a person could have made them they were in a place where there were no other tracks which is usually the case when tracks are found. Makes you wonder how they can leave no tracks before or after tracks that are visible. Any person walking in this area would have left tracks as Rick did on the way in and out. You can see Ricks boot in the bottom left of the picture for scale, these were pretty big and the toes could be felt where they impacted the ground.
CBFR-GEORGIA SWAMP HOWLS RECORDED ON: 2-8-2014
These strange Howls were recorded on February 8, 2014 in one of our research areas on a Georgia Swamp near the SC/GA boarder. The recording is 15 minutes long due to the intensity of the encounter which took place around 10PM. At that time we began to hear a pack of dogs; possibly hunting dogs (never saw or heard any hunters or lights form people following them) start to bark within 100-150 yards across the swamp we were camped on. Around the 3:30 minute mark the dogs barking intensity begins to pick up most likely because they have treed whatever it was they were tracking. You also begin to hear a loud dog like Howl close to the recorder (location was 75 yards below our camp). These Howls vary in intensity but the frequency ranges from 300 to 800Hz and occasionally higher. Know dogs vocalize in the 350-500Hz range. What makes this Howl suspect is the frequency and structure of the vocalization. Eventually the howler on our side of the swamp starts to head toward the group of dogs across the swamp and during this time there are also some strange scream like sounds that seem to come from the area of where the dogs are barking insanely. At times the dogs stop barking as the loud Howling animal moves toward their area. Once the loud Howler gets close to the pack on the other side you hear some yelp like cries from the direction of the barking pack. While listening to the encounter you can feel the intensity and suspense of the situation which was one of the most unusual things I have ever heard. We have no idea of true nature of what we encountered that night. My Thermal Camera is in for service so I did not have it at my disposal. Something else of note is the grunt, gasp or whisper heard around the 1:38 minute mark, we have no idea what that was as no one was near the video recorder.
Thanks for listening and if you have any ideas please let us know!
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