Just outside Livingston, KY
I spoke with the witness via telephone the evening of June 23rd, 2021. Chuck advised me he is currently 47 years of age and is gainfully employed as a Firefighter and a former Sheriff Deputy. Chuck was raised in Kentucky and has been a life-long hunter.
Chuck stated his first encounter occurred in the late afternoon on a sunny day while hiking alone in an area well known to him. As he entered a section of forest, an eerie sensation came about him which raised the hair on the back of his neck and appeared to cause the usual forest chatter to fall silent. At the time he was carrying a firearm, a hunting knife and a walking stick, yet claimed he still felt uneasy. While passing through the area, Chuck heard a rustling sound followed by a loud grunting sound which upon looking in the direction of, he observed a tall, hairy creature, standing on a knoll beside a tree approximately 50 yards away from him. The creature was completely covered in either very dark brown or black hair. The creature seemed to be approximately 2 feet taller than Chuck’s 5’6” frame, had extremely wide shoulders and was not moving. The arms were hanging at the creature's sides and did not appear to be abnormally long. Chuck stated the creature’s upper torso seemed much broader than its narrow hips, giving a tapered appearance. At this time, Chuck sensed an unwelcoming feeling and stated, “I realized I was in the wrong house and needed to leave”. He immediately turned and walked briskly back in the direction from which he had come. A short time later as he approached his half way mark back to home, he again heard rustling and grunting sounds to the left of him. Chuck looked towards the sounds and again saw the creature on a nearby hill approximately 20 to 30 yards away from him. The creature appeared to have the same physical characteristics but was perhaps a little taller due to proximity. The creature seemed to make no attempt to approach him. Chuck noticed the creature’s eyes were wide and the skin around them appeared a little lighter in color. Chuck made it home and told his father about what he had seen. His father acknowledged he had indeed seen ’something’ that day. I asked Chuck if he had perhaps drawn his firearm in defense, to which he replied he had completely forgotten he was armed that day and his only objective had been to leave the area.
Chuck’s second encounter occurred just a few miles away on the outskirts of Livingston, KY, during the daytime in 2010, while he was horseback riding with a friend. This was a well known trail to both parties. As the two came towards a clearing in the forest both Chuck and his friend heard grunting to the right of them and saw large trees shaking in that same area. At this time, the horses became spooked and began side stepping in distress. Both Chuck and his friend drew their firearms although they did not see what was continuing to shake the trees and upset the horses. The disturbance was taking place approximately 30 feet away from them and the trees being shaken were estimated to be approximately 3-4 inches in diameter within the thick brush.
Chuck indicated this second possible encounter occurred only approximately 2-3 miles away from the first in 2008.
Chuck stated that although he has talked to certain friends and family about his encounters, he has never made an official report prior to speaking with the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization.
-Charlie Raymond, KBRO and BFRO Investigator