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The Bigfoot of Paulding County, Y’all

17_5099075_0_1423287085_636x435Another 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

Here’s the original source.

So what do you have to say? Have you ever had an encounter with the Paulding County Bigfoot?

The articles published here unless otherwise cited are intended for education and entertainment purposes only. These are stories of lore and personal experiences that PPS has received from others that they feel are with genuine intent. Nothing you see here is meant to be set in stone; rather it’s meant to stir discussion and provoke the imagination.

Is there a werewolf in Paulding county? Probably not…

No true believers, you did not misread the title. Is there a werewolf in Paulding County? Probably not- but that hasn’t stopped the nearly two dozen sightings that have been reported since 2006. You read that right, nearly TWO DOZEN reported sightings of a werewolf-like creature have occurred here in Paulding County, Georgia.

The area in question seems to stretch from High Shoals Road all the way to Lucas Road. Nearly every report is the same. Someone’s driving their car and sees something with incredible speed cross the road in front of them. They slow down to see what it was, only to be greeted with a glimpse of the alleged Paulding County werewolf. Lucas Road 3

Towering over any known canine, people claim it to be nearly 7 feet tall. That’s more than twice the size of an adult large breed dog. All reports have described the beast as having piercing red eyes and a dull charcoal grey coat with similarly colored skin exposed. Every report about the physical description has remained the same. And we can confirm with confidence that most of the people who send us reports of this creature have no connections to one another. They are seemingly and entirely independent reports.

Now don’t go out there with your guns blazin’, hunting some werewolf on the backroads of Paulding County just yet! More than likely, the werewolf is just local folklore, although recent sightings have put that into question. These two dozen reported werewolf sightings have happened as lately as last month (July 2015).

With that being said, what do you think these people are seeing? It’s not a school-of-thought we usually subscribe to, but who can really say what experiences may or may not have happened? We don’t mean to demean anyone’s experiences or beliefs. We would just like to know where more people stand on the matter.

Have you seen the werewolf of Paulding county?

The articles published here unless otherwise cited are intended for education and entertainment purposes only. These are stories of lore and personal experiences that PPS has received from others that they feel are with genuine intent. Nothing you see here is meant to be set in stone; rather it’s meant to stir discussion and provoke the imagination.
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