This listener has agreed to come on the show and I am excited to have him on. The listener writes “Hello Wes I came across your site on YouTube and listened to a few of your programs and decided that your the man to talk to about my intense encounter. My names Jay I’m 42 from upstate NY and back in 1995 I moved to Tennessee right on the northern border with Kentucky. I had moved there for work I due construction and at the time Nashville was booming. I had been there about 8 months when fall came around a couple guys I worked with asked if id like to go deer hunting. I was pumped because I had been a hunter all my life and didn’t think I would get to hunt that year because I didn’t know anyone outside of work and had no idea or land to hunt on. Anyway opening day we all met up at a 24 hr diner and set of to their land. It was down a dead end road with mountains on both sides of the road what those southern boys call a holler. It was still dark we got there so early so we could get up the mountain before the sun came up.
The guy who owned the land drove me half way up on his 4 wheeler then he left me to walk the rest of the way and he was hunting across the road on the other mountain. I climbed the rest of the way up, about another half mile from where he dropped me off. He told me to get to the top and there is a huge bowl on top about 300 acres of clear cut to look over from the top. It was just starting to get light when I finally got settled in.
After the sun started lighting up this bowl shaped clear cut I started noticing something jet black about 100 or so yards away down below me in this bowl. I had no idea what it was and wasn’t even sure if there were black bears in this area as I never asked.
I had a high power set of binoculars on a tripod and still couldn’t figure out what this thing was.
After a few minutes I noticed movement the black thing was splitting in two I could see day light between it then back to one. Then all of a sudden it got huge that’s when I realized this thing was standing up on 2 legs and as I focused in on portions I could see hands then its ass crack, head, shoulders, at first when it stood it had its back to me, like I said I had a set of high power binoculars and could see it as if it were standing next to me, I could see the fur and skin were the fur was thin, I proceeded to watch this thing for 45 minutes I seen it beating on trees with a big rock then sticking its ear to the tree finally figured out it was hitting the trees and listening for critters to scurry around inside the trees then it literally pushed the tree down and snatched out what looked like a raccoon sat down again and I watched it rip the thing apart and eat it.
There is a lot more to this encounter I ended up so freaked out I climbed a tree and stayed on that mountain until the other guy eventually came looking for me because it was almost dark again and we only planned on hunting till around 2:00 pm I seen all kinds of things that day that are burned into my brain, to this day I’m still on edge when I go in the forest and I never hunted again the whole time I lived in TN.
First I thought it was a giant ape that must have escaped from the zoo I just couldn’t wrap my mind around what I was watching. I do feel lucky now to have been able to witness that creature so clearly for such a long time. Most people have only caught glimpses I watched it and got to see a few different behaviors that I haven’t heard anyone else say they’ve seen. Some explain the knock sounds people hear.
I appreciate your show and haven’t really told my encounter to very many people for obvious reasons. I just felt comfortable in sharing it with you. Keep up the great work someday we all will be vindicated. If you would like to know more of the things I saw that faithful day id be glad to share it with you.
One more thing there’s a drawing on your web site that looks very close to what I witnessed who ever drew it must have seen the same thing as I did.”