Another one that’s a little more out there than most… Paulding county has a rather well-known Bigfoot legend, or at least well known to many Bigfoot researchers.
Most of the sightings date back to the early to mid 1900’s and typically take place in Yorkville and the surrounding areas. I, myself, was even told to speak with some of the old-timers at Scott’s Market about the sightings. A few had stories to tell.
One that sticks out in my mind is that of a man we’ll call “Chuck”. To Chuck, Bigfoot was very well known in our area in his youth. So much so that a lot of the youths at the time would go camping and hunting for him. He and his brother decided to set a trap to capture Bigfoot. They hung some meat off an old tree with a trap and went to sleep. They did this a few times to no avail. One night, however, they woke up to the sounds of rustling in the bushes several feet away. They checked their trap and noticed the meat was gone and a giant footprints in the mud. It was enough to make them leave their little camp sight and run home.
I’ve heard several stories like this from many in the area all dating back to the same era. Are stories like this legitimate? Who is to say. It’s his experience and isn’t that what really matters? But it’s enough to peak our curiosity on the subject. Sightings still happen to this day. Even we’ve gotten some reported sightings but very few. Though the sightings aren’t just in Yorkville, several have happened all over the county in the last 10 years.
From BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization):
January 2015 (Class B) – Teen looking out his back window spots a figure behind a tree south of Rockmart
August 2012 (Class B) – Unusual scream and possible print found in neighborhood next to Pickett’s Mill Battlefiield
October 2011 (Class A) – Motorist observes large ape-like creature in her headlights on Old Cartersville Rd. near Dallas
August 2011 (Class B) – Marine veteran hears strange howls late at night near Acworth
February 2007 (Class A) – Nighttime sighting by motorists on Hwy 101 near Hannah Swamp
June 2006 (Class B) – Possible sighting, vocalizations, stalking, etc., near Sweetwater Creek
June 2006 (Class B) – Public service officer hears unidentifiable screams and grunts near Hiram
June 2006 (Class A) – Nighttime sighting by motorists outside Hiram
May 2004 (Class A) – LEO recalls his daylight sighting as a youth with his horses NW of Atlanta
So what do you have to say? Have you ever had an encounter with the Paulding County Bigfoot?