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Cleveland County man reports encounter with Bigfoot (NC)
The Charlotte Observer ^ | June 15, 2010 | Steve Lyttle

Posted on 06/15/2010 3:45:23 PM PDT by jazusamo

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He was 10 feet tall, with a long beard and yellowish-blond hair, Tim Peeler says.

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.

These reports aren’t new to Cleveland County, although it has been three decades since Knobby – the county’s other well-publicized Bigfoot – was in the news.

In the winter of 1978 and ’79, a number of people in the area near Carpenter’s Knob, north of Kings Mountain, reported seeing a large creature with long back hair, walking on two legs. Authorities surmised residents were seeing a large black bear, but the reports persisted.

One property owner reported one of his goats died of a broken neck, and newspaper stories from the time report of manhunts – or Bigfoot hunts – by some of the area’s braver residents. Those stories tell of large footprints being found, and of theories that the creature might have been a panther.

Reports of the sightings died out in the spring of 1979, however.

The sheriff’s office says it patrols the area near Peeler’s property regularly.

“If we see something, we’ll try to capture it and take it into custody,” Sgt. Mark Self told NewsChannel 36.

The sheriff’s office says residents should use caution around any creatures – in case they find themselves dealing with a not-so-friendly bear.

NewsChannel 36 contributed.


TOPICS: Humor; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: manbearpig; northcarolina
Bob Etheridge, maybe?
1 posted on 06/15/2010 3:45:23 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Manbearpig?


2 posted on 06/15/2010 3:46:33 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: jazusamo

This guy runs it off and didn’t even take it’s picture? Sheeeesh!


3 posted on 06/15/2010 3:47:39 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: jazusamo

bigfoot=obozo?


4 posted on 06/15/2010 3:48:03 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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To: jazusamo
Bob Etheridge, maybe? Or Nick NoltePhotobucket
5 posted on 06/15/2010 3:48:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: jazusamo

Bigfoots are people to. I hope Obama passes amnesty for all bigfoots.


6 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:03 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: jazusamo

Wow, NC is a far ways off from WA.


7 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:12 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: FreeperDoll

no, it was the FLOTUS


8 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:14 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: jazusamo
“I rough-talked him and said, ‘You get away from here,’ ” he told NewsChannel 36, the Observer’s news partner.

Uh-huh, sure buddy.
Me, I would have been screaming like a b!tch.


9 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: jazusamo
IBOPOMO**









**In before obligatory pic of Michelle Obama
10 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:33 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (ISLAM=DEATH!! . . . . . . black & humble . . .)
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To: Ditter

LOL!

Musta been too busy with the stick.


11 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I'd better go tell the wife that someone located one of her missing cousins.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

12 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:42 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: jazusamo

With the lack of good big men in college basketball today, this Bigfoot needs to enroll at Kentucky. John Calipari will have no trouble getting Bigfoot academically eligible.


13 posted on 06/15/2010 3:49:47 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: jazusamo

The nation will have an encounter with Bigmouth tonight.


14 posted on 06/15/2010 3:53:05 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: jazusamo
"six fingers on each hand = six toes"





BIGFOOT! GOONIE GOO GOO!


Argggg!


15 posted on 06/15/2010 3:54:53 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: jazusamo

Crap. he probably ran off the census taker. Now NC count will be incorrect.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 3:55:31 PM PDT by depenzz (Its what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: jazusamo
I rough-talked him and said, 'You get away from here...you...you malodorous ruffian!'
17 posted on 06/15/2010 3:58:39 PM PDT by Since 2009-07-21
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To: jazusamo

18 posted on 06/15/2010 4:03:49 PM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: jazusamo

19 posted on 06/15/2010 4:03:51 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: jazusamo

Was the First Wookie in NC?


20 posted on 06/15/2010 4:07:18 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wuss.....


21 posted on 06/15/2010 4:13:04 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Huck
Isn't that a picture of Hacksaw Dugan? I'm having trouble remembering his name but I think he's the guy who use to carry a two by four into the ring.
22 posted on 06/15/2010 4:32:46 PM PDT by peeps36 (The White House Is Full Of Hole Pluggers. It's The Chicago Way)
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To: peeps36

Big John Studd


23 posted on 06/15/2010 4:35:06 PM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Winters in NC and summers in Northwest


24 posted on 06/15/2010 4:36:48 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Lmo56

oh thats just so wrong!


25 posted on 06/15/2010 4:53:42 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: jazusamo

Has anyone seen my mother in law?


26 posted on 06/15/2010 5:10:33 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Huck
I thought it was Hacksaw Jim Duggan. I hated Big John Stud almost as much as I hated Adrian Adoniss.
27 posted on 06/15/2010 5:10:57 PM PDT by peeps36 (The White House Is Full Of Hole Pluggers. It's The Chicago Way)
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squirrelufo

Bigfoot must be hiding somewhere.

28 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:51 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: jazusamo

This is 28 miles from my house.

Time to go hide under the bed!

/sarcasm


29 posted on 06/15/2010 6:22:36 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

LOL!

I live in WA state and that critter probably migrated from here to NC.


30 posted on 06/15/2010 6:32:05 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I remember a bigfoot scare around Knob Hill near the Cleveland/Lincoln County line in the late 70’s. I was a little kid living nearby at the time and I was scared. The critter ended up being someone’s sheep dog that had wondered away from home. I guess a sheep dog would look like Bigfoot to a bunch of drunks on Saturday night.


31 posted on 06/15/2010 6:43:00 PM PDT by flair2000
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To: blues_guitarist; reagan_fanatic; a real Sheila; 50mm; Lizavetta; Roscoe Karns; edzo4; Netizen; ...
bigscare
32 posted on 06/15/2010 6:43:01 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: flair2000

Maybe Peeler heard about that to, I think some sheep dogs have yellowish-blond hair. I believe he might a great story teller. :-)


33 posted on 06/15/2010 6:48:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: peeps36

I always thought Big John Studd’s “interviews” were funny, but for me, Mean Gene Okerlund (sp?) stole the show all the time. That guy cracked me up. I learned how to feign shock and amazement watching him.


34 posted on 06/15/2010 6:56:18 PM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

HaHa~~~


35 posted on 06/15/2010 7:07:13 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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