|Interstate Highway 65 in Conecuh County, Alabama|
Many of you will remember that way back in early August I wrote about an unusual Bigfoot sighting that occurred on Interstate Highway 65 on July 23. The witness in that case said that he and his son were traveling from Greenville to Belleville around 10 p.m. and had just gotten on the interstate at the Greenville-Pine Apple Exit (Exit 128). A short distance later, about 1-1/2 miles south of the exit, they saw a tall creature with “long, stringy, black hair that covered its face.”
The creature’s body was black and covered in hair, the witness said. Only its fingers were visible, he noted.
“Whatever it was, it was as tall as a speed limit sign,” the witness said. “It stood right by the road, toeing or almost toeing the white line, staring at the ground. As we passed by it in our van, it never looked up. It never moved. It just stood there.”
Since that story ran in the paper, I’ve received a number of interesting emails about that incident, including a message from a person who says his father and brother saw the same creature at different times. This person said that his father hunts in the Greenville-Pine Apple area and several years ago the father came home saying he’d seen a “very tall and very hairy” creature in the woods. At first, he thought it was a poacher dressed all in black.
The man hollered at the suspected poacher and when he got closer, the creature “crouched down on all fours and ran off.” He said that it didn’t look like a bear, saying instead that it looked like a “really tall, long stringy-haired man with big hands.”
“It freaked him out,” the readers said, noting that his brother saw the same creature, but at a later time.
One reader theorized that there is likely a multi-generational family group of Bigfoot-type creatures in this area with several more such family groups in surrounding adjacent areas.
“The bigfoots certainly know the whereabouts and activities of the humans in their territories,” he said. “And I-65 would be a source of roadkill wildlife for them to scavenge to eat.”
Another reader said that on July 30, 2006, he was traveling with his wife and two children from Ohio to Lower Peach Tree. As they traveled down I-65 near Evergreen, a “big, black thing covered in hair” suddenly ran in front of their car. Their car struck the creature so hard that they felt the impact of the collision, the man said.
At the time, there were no other cars out on the highway, so the man stopped, got out and saw that all of the ground effects from beneath his 2006 Chrysler had been torn off. The man’s wife described seeing exactly what he saw, but when they told other people about it, no one seemed to take them seriously. The man said he’d pretty much forgotten about the incident, but was reminded of it when he read the recent report about the July 23 incident on I-65.
“Yes, I believe it because I saw it,” the man said.
In the end, I’d like to hear from anyone else in the reading audience who has seen anything unusual on I-65, whether you think it’s a Bigfoot or not. If you’ve seen something out of the ordinary out on the road, apparently you aren’t alone.