- DATE: 5-13-98 11:50 pm to 12:00 am 5-14-98
- LOCATION: Williamsburg County. Highway
521 between Andrews, S.C. and Manning, S.C.
- OBSERVED: I was driving home to Columbia,
South Carolina from Georgetown S.C. on highway 521. It was around 12:00am
when I saw something standing on side of the road. It was on the right
side of road. I saw what looked like a little fox running down side of
road then run across the highway, followed by something big dark and shaggy
in appearance at first standing still then leaping across the highway into
woods from right to left.
- I had to swerve a little to the right
because I was scared I might hit it as it went across in front of me. I
didn't get a good look at it because it happened very fast, I was going
around 60 mph. It's hair may have been a reddish-auburn color. The hair
wasn't real long and it was kind of matted; the hair under the arms of
the animal may have been a little lighter than the rest of the hair on
its body. It was about the size of a large man, maybe a little bigger.
(6 foot to 7 foot tall) I can say it got my adrenaline pumping.
- The creature was on two feet standing
upright, it leaped across the highway in a long stride-leap from the right
side of the highway, landing not quite clear of left side lane and another
stride took it into trees/bushes on the left and out of view as I passed
- Whatever it was it was big and fast moving.
I thought it might be a bear at first but it seemed very man-like and kind
of slender or lanky in a way, not round and thick like a bear. What really
freaked me out was that its eyes caught and reflected the headlights so
that they glowed as it went by. I'm just baffled by the whole event and
I was kind of spooked the rest of the way home.
- ENVIRONMENT: A long Highway with trees
forest/swamp on either sides in the lowlands of south Carolina.
- ALSO NOTICED: I had the vent on in the
car and radio playing. When I smelled something like a dead animal a little
before I saw anything. The smell was almost like that of gangrene. It
looked like it turned its head toward the car as it jumped, I saw two amber
colored eyes, reflecting the headlights.
- ACTIVITIES OF WITNESS(ES): Driving down
the highway. I had just noticed what looked like a small fox walking across
and down the road.
- RESEARCHER NOTES: The witness works nights,
and was alert when the event occurred.
- Witness Information: Confidential
- Posted to the BFRO Database by Scott