Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization Sighting Report.
Names have been retracted to protect confidentiality.
County: Prince William County
Sighting Date:Monday, 05.03.2010
Location: Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 2018 The VBRO is currently investigating this sighting. Note: Until additional evidence can be located we cannot justify deploying surveillance systems at the public location that borders the sighting location. The risk of someone discovering and taking the camera systems is just too high.
Physical Traits: Crouched and bent over near the ditch beside the road was a large auburn brown figure. (Hiding?) It appeared to have its back toward the road, so I saw no face. The fur texture, shape, and lay were similar to a grizzly (brown) bear.
Activity:This sighting was on the night of Monday, 05.03.2010. My 12 year old daughter and I picked up my son (age 18) at Dulles International Airport (Virginia) at 9:45 pm and proceeded south on Route 28. My daughter was riding in the front seat; my son rode in the back seat. I became disoriented and missed our left turn on to Aden Road. After driving down roads that had unfamiliar names, were unmarked by lines, and even having to drive around part of a pine tree that had been broken and laying in the middle of the road--we backtracked to find Fitzwater Drive (SR 652), eventually leading us to Aden Road (SR 646) in Nokesville, VA. From Fitzwater Drive, we turned right (south) on to Aden Road. Somewhere between Fitzwater and the sighting area, the speed limit drops from 45 MPH to 35 MPH. I dropped my speed to heed the limit. Aden Road curves sharply southeastward after Garman Drive. I slowed my speed to about 30 MPH to round the curve. Crouched and bent over near the ditch/beside the road was a large auburn brown figure. It appeared to have its back toward the road, so I saw no face. The fur texture, shape, and lay were similar to a grizzly (brown) bear. I saw it but said nothing. My daughter immediately said, "Did you see that?! What was it?" I joking said, "I don`t know, maybe it was Bigfoot." My son said he was looking forward and only saw a reddish brown color difference in his peripheral vision. The time was approximately 11:00 pm. I asked if I should turn around and go back to see. The kids said to keep driving because they were already rattled by being lost late at night. They didn`t want to waste any more time getting home. We arrived home between midnight and 12:30 am. I immediately got online to look at MapQuest to figure out our route; not because of the sighting, rather to see how I had gotten so lost. I assumed we saw a brown bear foraging for food. The next day, Tuesday, 05.04.2010, I began research on grizzly (brown) bears in Virginia. I found a Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries PDF link stating that grizzly (brown) bears do not live in Virginia. Virginia is home to only black bears. (See Narrator, p.3 at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/video/living-with-black-bears/living-with-black-bears-transcript.pdf.) Now, I think what I had joked about may have been a Bigfoot sighting.
Setting:Rural country road. Woods were in the vicinity.
Witnesses: Deedra (mother, age 42), Journey (daughter, age 12), and Jaykeb (son, age 18)