My name is Al Smith but everyone calls me Hillbilly Al, which got shortened to Hal some years ago, and it stuck. After leaving school, I decided that I wanted to be outside as much as possible so thought that a job with animals would be ideal Through BIAZA I found a job as a field biologist’s assistant, which I loved and it gave me a great opportunity to travel and see some amazing places, meet different people and to see animals in their natural habitat.
I soon learnt that I had a real passion for primates and talked to people about furthering this passion into a career. I was told about Rodbaston College and found I already knew someone that was a lecturer there, so I enrolled. After leaving Rodbaston I decided to look into zoo keeping as the Field Research had become a little bit too much, and I had at that time met the girl who would later become my wife, and I wanted to spend more time with her. I was lucky enough to work at several zoos all over the UK, my favourite being Dudley Zoo, because I met some of the best primate keepers I had ever worked with and had total respect for them.
AN APEMAN standing eight feet tall and with “red burning eyes” has
been spotted lurking around woods … in Tunbridge Wells. Reports claim that a “hairy beast with demonic eyes” has been seen on the 200-acre Tunbridge Wells Common in Kent several times in the past. According to local community website Tunbridge Wells People, the Kentish Apeman – or British Bigfoot – was first seen 70 years ago during World War Two, but has “now returned”. It states that the last sighting took place on the edge of the woods when the “beast” roared, scaring off a man walking home through the woods. The witness said the apeman was “covered in hair” and had “long arms and stood at around 8 ft tall”.
A man in England was surprised by a monkey-like animal he says came out of the woods in the county of Suffolk.
Bury St Edmunds resident Geoff Knights says he was looking for “big cat signs” in the Offton woods, near Stowmarket, when the creature showed up on Aug. 14. “I have seen one big cat and several pug marks too,” Knights, also known as Crabtree, said. “Then I heard it as clear as day.”
BRFO REPORTS Report # 48012 (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Monday, February 16, 2015.
COUNTY: Wyandotte County
LOCATION DETAILS: K-7 / US 73 Highway runs north and south along the Leavenworth/Wyandotte county line. Closest intersection is Donahoo Road, or a mile and a half north of the traffic light at Leavenworth Road.
NEAREST TOWN: Western edge of Kansas City, Kansas
NEAREST ROAD: On Kansas 7 / US 73 Highway
OBSERVED: On or about 00:30 Hours (12:30 AM), February 10, 2015, give or take 30 minutes, I was on my way home from work. I work in Overland Park, Kansas and live in Lansing, Kansas. I have been working a special project and my hours are from 3 PM to Midnight. I was driving North on K-7 Highway just past Leavenworth Road near Falcon Estates Subdivision when a very large animal darted across the road in front of me running on two feet. I did not slow down and was only able to see the back end of the animal. The only thing in my mind right now is the fur pattern that I saw. The fur looked a little longer than my hair which would make the hair about 2 to 3 inches and a little darker than color tan but a lighter color than the color brown, more of a dirty blond, it had waves in the hair, almost curly in areas. It was larger and faster than any deer that I have ever seen in the area. The size could be a large horse or elk. I am glad that I did not hit it because of its size it would have totaled my car. I cannot be 100% sure but it could have been a Big Foot. The tail bone was about even to the middle of my driver’s side window. I drive a Ford Focus. I was just amazed by the fur color and texture.
ALSO NOTICED: No
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me in my car. There was another car about 100 yards behind me traveling the same direction, Not sure who they are or what they say.
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Between midnight and 1 AM
ENVIRONMENT: Rural, with some ponds and a few creeks. About 5 miles south west of the Missouri River.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with the witness for 40 minutes or so. Witness is a retired police officer. After retiring as a police officer, he worked at both the Federal prison at Leavenworth and minimum security prison in Lansing KS, just up the road. He was clear, precise, just as he would have been as a police officer. His account is as follows: He was travelling north as stated, at about 65-70 MPH. The bipedal creature ran in front of his car at a diagonal angle, going east to west. He was in the passing lane, and the second car was behind him as stated. The lights from that car illuminated the creature as well, so as far as he was concerned, the area was very well lit. The creature was no more than 5-6 feet away from him at the initial sighting, and “if my arms were 6 feet long, I could have reached out the front passenger window and touched it”. His physical description is as follows: 9ft tall and appx. 600-700 lbs. Hair, (NOT fur) was 2-3 inches in length and flapping as it ran. Definite upright bipedal creature. Musculature was observed as it ran and as stated, the tail bone was at mid wind height if his Ford Probe, which put that portion of the creature at 4-4.5 ft. tall. That is how he arrived at the 9 ft. estimate. He did not see the face and or upper body, as it was running away from him and he was driving and trying to keep his cool and control of the vehicle. He was a bit surprised the car behind him did not see anything, or at least they did not indicate by stopping or slowing down, that they saw anything. That was part of the reason he did not keep looking at the creature as it crossed over to the driver’s side, because he was trying to keep the other car in view to avoid an accident.
Time “seemed to slow down considerably, much as it did when I was a police officer in high stress or critical situations”, and thus his recollection of the event was crystal clear. There is no doubt in his mind now, as to what he saw. After the event, he went home, pulled out pen and paper, and stated that he “wrote my report as I would if I were still on duty while things were still fresh”. As he stated, everything was in slow motion, his recollection of events did not waive.
I am familiar with this area, having traveled it once a month for three years. It is rich fertile farmland, rotated with corn & soybeans. Deer are plentiful, as are turkey, good water sources, and the Missouri (Kansas) river is close, and numerous creeks. Not heavily wooded but enough timber certainly for cover. If I were to pick a witness whose clarity and recollection of events were not likely to be called into question, I would pick a law enforcement officer. He was clear and precise. I believe him.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. BFRO Public Expeditions: 2010 Missouri, 2012 & 2013 Iowa. 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions.
RMSO Today released an article which states a soldier was punched by a Bigfoot Type Creature.
HELLO, I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO START THIS ACCOUNT, BUT HERE IT GOES.BACK IN 1972 I HAD JUST RETURN FROM VIETNAM AND WAS STATION WITH THE 3RD CAV AT FT LEWIS,WA.I ARRIVED IN OCT 27,1971. ABOUT A MONTH LATER THE D.B.COOPER CASE HAPPEN (YOU KNOW THE GUY THAT JUMP FROM THE AIRPLANE WITH SOME $200,000).
WELL IN FEBRUARY OF 1972 WE WERE(3RD CAV, 3RD SQUADRON) ASSIGN TO THE FBI AND WE WERE TAKEN TO THE MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN WASHINGTON STATE ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER. WE SPEND A LITTLE OVER A MONTH SEARCHING THOSE MOUNTAINS FOR THIS GUY (D. COOPER AKA D.B.COOPER).
Friskney Footprint and Dark Figure
Bigfoot enthusiast Adam Bird, who captured the image, did not see the image whilst out on the research day, it was viewed by a group member who claims it could be the most convincing evidence yet that Britain is home to the mythical beast. Could these startling pictures be evidence that Bigfoot is lurking in the British countryside? The eerie image appears to show a large shadowy figure looming menacingly behind a tree in a Lincolnshire woods.
Bigfoot enthusiast Adam Bird, 31, captured the picture while out walking in Friskney nature reserve and said he was stunned to spot the shadowy figure staring back at him from the photo after it was pointed out to him. After hearing of previous Bigfoot sightings at the nature reserve, Adam, from Nottingham, ventured into the woodland in search of clues. He followed some strange noises and suspiciously large footprints in the woods before capturing what he believes is the mysterious beast on camera.
Adam, co-founder of the British Bigfoot Research organisation, believes the shadowy figure could be the most convincing evidence that it’s living in Britain yet. He said: “My investigators and I were tipped off that this small patch of woodland in Friskney could be a hotspot for Bigfoot beasts. “There is at least one reported sighting here, so we decided to check it out. “We stayed there for a few hours that day and felt watched and followed the whole time. “It looks like a shadowy figure stood within the trees staring at us from afar.
Cryptozoology News A man in England was surprised by a monkey-like animal he says came out of the woods in the county of Suffolk.
Bury St Edmunds resident Geoff Knights says he was looking for “big cat signs” in the Offton woods, near Stowmarket, when the creature showed up on Aug. 14.
“I have seen one big cat and several pug marks too,” Knights, also known as Crabtree, said. “Then I heard it as clear as day.”
Reportedly, he began hearing primate vocalizations and “crashing” sounds coming from the thick vegetation.
“I heard as clear as day. A monkey goes woow woow. Then I turned and saw it.”
Knights reports that he saw an animal matching the physical features of a gorilla mixed with the “general shape of a man”.
A men and his two daughters say they came upon a two-legged primate in Michigan.
The anonymous man, a Roscommon County resident, says they were looking for rocks to build a fire pit when the event took place on April 3, 2017.
“It was about 7.45 p.m.,” he explains. “It was a light rain. We were coming up over a ridge on the trail and when we were starting down a huge bigfoot ran across the trail in front of us,” he added on the BFRO report.
The man says his family “saw it well”.
“It was covered in long black hair with a patch of white along its back, near its shoulder.”
He recalls the biped could run “with amazing speed” and in a “forward leaning position.”
“Its arms almost touched the ground,” he said about the 9-foot-tall creature.
“We could see legs, arms and head muscles, but not the face.”
But he says that “the strangest part” was the wolf running with it, as “if they were together”.
“The wolf was like its pet, it was very strange.”
The Dogman is a cryptid reputed to live in the northwestern quadrant of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, although other sightings have been documented in other states, such as Wisconsin. This unproven creature was first reportedly spotted in 1887 by two lumberjacks, who described it as having a human body and a dog’s head.
In 2015, a group of three people in Michigan reportedly came across an unidentified dog-like creature in the woods of St. Clair County.
In 2014 a woman told Cryptozoology News that she had witnessed an encounter between a group of Bigfoot and Dogman creatures in what looked like some sort of symbiosis, reminding her of the “relationship between crocodiles and hippos”.