Dog Won't Hunt
Date: Last week in Aug 2001
City: Chaplin, KY
7-2-2018 phone interview:
Note: The witness did not contact us. A close friend of his contacted us. The friend explained that he had worked with the witness many years ago. He said Kenneth was a very religious man and was responsible for a large sum of money where both men worked. As a matter of, when Kenneth left for the Army, his employer begged him to stay because he was so honest. Kenneth was a sergeant stationed in Colorado for many years and only recently returned to Kentucky.
Not actual dog.
The sightings happened twice, about a week apart, about a mile apart. The witness was 19 years old at the time and an avid hunter. He had permission to hunt a lease on Prather Ridge Road. It was a dense woods, with nasty thick brush. Kenneth saved up money to buy an experienced coon dog, a Night Champion. It would track and tree a coon every single time. He was very proud of his dog. On this particular evening Kenneth brought a friend with him and was excited to show off his champion coon dog. He turned his dog loose and she took off into the woods as it has done many times before. She eventually stopped barking, came running back and dove into the dog box. Shocked, Kenneth took her back out and turned her loose again. She did the very same thing again! A third time Kenneth sent her back out, but this time she just sat in the woods and barked. Mad and embarrassed that Kenneth had just spent a fortune on this dog, the men went into the woods after her. She was sitting in a clearing looking towards a treeline. About 80-100 yards away both men witnessed a grey creature run on two legs at the edge of a cedar thicket. It ran for about 10 to 12 long strides before disappearing. Its head was in the cedars so they only saw it from the shoulder down and the left arm which swung dramatically. Kenneth estimates it height at 7-8 feet tall. Both men were wearing bright led headlamps. Kenneth said, “Did I just see that?” His friend said, “Yes! What was it?” Kenneth replied, “I don’t know!” As they were talking, the dog snuck off back to the dog box. It freaked both men out. Kenneth went home and told his dad and sister.
About a week later it was bow season so Kenneth went to his family’s ten acres which joined the back of the lease mentioned above. The woods were so thick, he had to walk a creek to get to his stand. It was just getting daylight, he climbed up into the stand, got comfortable and placed his bow behind him. It was very quiet. He began hearing movement so he thought a deer was coming, but it was really loud, too loud. Large branches breaking on the hillside so Kenneth thought maybe one of the neighbor’s cows had gotten out and was coming towards him. He stood up and turned around to grab his bow and the noise stopped, after a few minutes he sat back down. It started coming again, so Kenneth stood up again. It stopped again. Because the woods were so green this time of year, he could not see it unless it was directly in front of him. Kenneth waited a few more minutes, hung his bow back up and sat back down. Just as Kenneth got comfortable, it began crashing through the woods again. Kenneth thought, “What the heck, every time I move it stops.” On the fourth time, Kenneth estimated it to be only about 30 yards from his stand so he kept the bow on his lap. There was a little opening only 25 yards in front of him and it was on the edge of this opening. It began to move again so Kenneth stood up and it stopped. He could only see two large, greyish hairy legs, much larger than a man. It stood there for a few minutes which really creeped Kenneth out, so he drew back his bow. When he did, the creature instantly took off crashing through the thick brush up the ridge. The hair looked longer, matted (not smooth, not well groomed) with possible mud patches.
Kenneth was adamant it was walking on two legs both times. He also explained that the heavy crashing and large branches breaking as it pushed through the woods was not typical behavior of local wildlife. He’s very familiar with deer, coyotes and bear and this creature was positively neither. Because he didn’t have a full complete view of the entire creature and because he didn’t have a photo, he could not positively say it was a Bigfoot, thus he explained he never told anyone except his family and the close friend who contacted us.
Charlie Raymond, Investigator
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