Bigfoot Research in North - South Carolina
& Eastern Georgia



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.
 If you or someone you know has had a strange encounter with a Bigfoot or other unknown creature in the Carolina's or Eastern Georgia; you're not alone! Please contact us so we can share your story and add  it to our ever growing database of Carolina Encounters.  Your Privacy is always assured!

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The summer is just about over but we have been out in the woods investigating reports and interviewing witnesses. The summer is difficult to say the least from an investigative perspective due to the southern forests overgrowth and high temps but we still have been spend our fair share of time in the field during the past few months.  With fall fast approaching and many reports gathered from witnesses we will have our hands full over the next few months. Many Updates to follow in the coming days, stay tuned.....Dave


 The pictures below represent some of the Best Thermal camera pictures around. Most of these are stills from 30fps video. These have been collected over the past few years on CBFR research expeditions in NC, SC & GA. Some of these have never been released to the public before as we are actively still investigating the circumstances surrounding what was captured.  I am not saying this is Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other unknown Cryptid. What I will say is that due to the conditions, terrain and privacy of uncontaminated private land we are 99.9% sure none of these pictures is a human being as we know them. More video from these stills will be released in the coming weeks. Thanks for checking them out!

CBFR Video/Photo Credits:  Kristen Payton, David Pardue & Dave Moser


September 4, 2016 on the SC/GA border will go down in my book as one of the most terrifying things to have happen to me while searching the woods of the South East. I have been charged at by something with glowing red eyes, heard foot falls directly behind me, had rocks thrown at me, had a hot target peek out from behind a tree after it heard me make a radio call only 40 feet away but never had something charge my tent and attempt to either get in the tent or shake the hell of it with me inside! The best part of it is I captured it all on my audio recorder about 25 feet away from my tent. I have only listened to the event a few times to verify the validity of the encounter and it's spot on with the event now relaying over & over in my brain. 


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 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 borders his property.

Shining 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 Bigfoot's 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 another team member 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.

This is the location & bridge of the encounter.  The Bigfoots were on the Right side & the witness was some 75 yards to the left. Notice the thick cover on both sides. There are several reports of people seeing large Bi-Pedal creatures emerge from this thick cover and cross the road above.

Another great article by Dorraine Fisher & the Crypto Crew that was posted on their website 
www.cryptocrew.com about the strange Howls that were captured on February 8, 2014.  Still we are still not sure what was making the almost vocalization Howls I do know it was a pretty freaky thing to witness in a  deep in a dark southern swamp. Thanks Again to the Crypto Crew for sharing this in a non-biased manner!


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!  


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 a team member this past January.  This one was measured around 12 inches, pretty common size compared to others found in this area. 

A team member 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.  You can see the investigators boot on the right side of the picture for scale, these tracks were pretty big and the toes could be felt where they impacted the ground. 

******"MIDNIGHT WALKERS" blogtalkradio interview from Feb. 9th******
 with Dave Moser & David Pardue
In case you missed it David P. and I had a great time chatting with Alex "Midnight" Walker about CBFR's research and all things Carolina Biggie! The podcast is available by clicking the link above or below.

New Paranormal Internet Radio with MidnightWalkers on BlogTalkRadio

Check out this article that Dorraine Fisher & the Crypto Crew posted on their website
www.cryptocrew.com regarding the Uwharrie Figure I captured last January.  The topic is very interesting and controversial in the search for this Creature. While I am not saying they cannot cloak or disappear the translucent figure I captured got lucky because of the atmospheric conditions and equipment limitations.  This may help explain a lot of the so called pictures and video of cloaking Biggies floating around out there. Thanks Crypto Crew!

My interview on Monster X Radio1 on January 12, 2014.  Had a great time talking about CBFR's Research and all things Biggie with Shane & Johnny. Check it out if you missed it! Looking forward to more chats in the future! 

More Podcasting Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Monster X Radio1 on BlogTalkRadio with Monster X Radio on BlogTalkRadio

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