West of Harrisonburg – Sighting

Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization Sighting Report.
Names have been retracted to protect confidentiality.

County: Rockingham County
Sighting Date:
November 2005
Location:West of Harrisonburg
Physical Traits:
Activity: I was hunting west of Harrisonburg almost to the West Virginia line. I was in a self climbing tree stand about 30 ft up. I saw a flash in the woods, it was white. I thought it was a deer tail and it was about 100 yards away. I kept watching the area to see if the deer would come back. Ten minutes later I saw movement again. I thought I was about to get a shot at an albino deer. The animal was walking a game trail. I put my rifle to my shoulder to take the shot when I realized this was no deer. This animal stood on two legs, it moved through the woods like poetry in motion. It made no sound when moving. I do not think it knew I was in the tree watching it. This animal was built for stealth! I wish I could walk through the woods like that. I thought about shooting it and believe me I had the gun for the job, a Marlin lever action in 45/70 with Garret 330 grain bullets. It`s strange but I just could not do it. That animal belonged there as much if not more than I did. I think these animals should be left alone, if one is ever shot or captured there will never be any peace for them. I have never hunted in that area again. I did not feel threatened but then I was not detected. This happened in 1984 the first day of rifle season. It was 6 to 7 feet tall. It had grey to white hair, very broad shoulders, I did not see its face as it was quartering away from me. Its hair had a sheen to it. I have been hunting for a long time and I have never seen anything like that before. I have never spoke of this to anyone (please keep my name and email private) I have mixed feelings about this animal, but after reading your web site I believe you to be honest in your efforts to find this animal. If you do I hope you will not turn it into a freak show. If you wish you may contact me by email and I will tell you where this took place.
Setting:In tree stand hunting
Witnesses: Myself

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