He was 10 feet tall, with a long beard and yellowish-blond hair, Tim Peeler says.Read more: here
And in the early-morning hours of June 5, Peeler told authorities, the creature – a Cleveland County version of Bigfoot – wandered onto Peeler’s property in the rural northwest part of the county.
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has filed the case as a “suspicious person report” but says it is keeping an open mind.
Peeler lives on Vanada Drive, northwest of the town of Casar. There is little or no civilization between his property and South Mountain State Park, one of North Carolina’s least-developed recreational sites. He told deputies he heard screeching and grunting sounds, came outside his cabin, and saw the creature near his mountain home. Peeler told authorities he thought the creature might be menacing his dogs.
“I rough-talked him and said, ‘You get away from here,’ ” he told NewsChannel 36, the Observer’s news partner.
Peeler, who said the creature had six fingers on each hand, told WCNC the Bigfoot left his property but came back a short time later.
“And I said, ‘Get! Get!’ And he went back down the path again,” Peeler told the TV station.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Cleveland County man reports encounter with bigfoot
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