2023 Author: Adelina Croftoon | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:05
Near Bloody Mountain in northern Georgia, tourists saw something very tall, which in its size did not look like a bear. They shot this creature with guns, but only wounded it and it fled. There are huge marks and spots on the leaves
The American Society for the Study of Anomalous Phenomena "Singular Fortean Society" contacted a resident of Georgia named Alana Strickland. She told how she and her friends went on a hike to the Blood Mountain, where they met something big and shot him with guns.
This happened back in 2012 in the month of June. The so-called Blood Mountain is located in the north of Georgia next to the Appalachian Trail - the most famous tourist trail in the United States. Alana was 20 years old at the time and she went camping with her peer friends.
Alana assures that none of them drank alcohol and that what they saw was not a hallucination. At some point, they stopped for the night, set up tents and lit a fire. They had their guns with them just in case.
“We didn’t shout and didn’t even speak loudly, we just talked and told different stories. And then we heard some noise in the forest to my right. We were only 5 miles from the main hiking trail, so at first we thought it was there could be other tourists.
But then things got more serious. Most of us had good hunting experience, so we could well distinguish between squirrels, bears or deer making noise, and we heard that there was a really large animal in the thickets. We thought it was a bear.
We also had lanterns with us, and with rifles and lanterns we decided to go into the thicket and see what was there. There were girls among us who looked scared, but me and the guys were not scared. We thought we could scare the bear away.
Right at the edge of the forest, our lanterns illuminated something very large, about 6 feet (182 cm) tall. It stood behind a tree trunk and its eyes were just 6 feet.
This made us change our mind about the bear. The fact is that local bears are usually not so big, we have black bears here and occasionally small brown bears come in, standing on their hind legs, and both reach a maximum of 4, 5-5 feet.
But we decided to shoot him anyway. Me and a guy named Wolf, my closest acquaintance from the company, took aim and fired at him with guns. We were closest to him and we both got into him.
True, due to the roar of the shots, it was difficult to say how this creature reacted to the injuries. It screamed, of course, and it was a bit like the growl of a gorilla, but much deeper. Again, due to the noise of the gunfire, it was difficult to gauge what his scream sounded like.
Then this creature disappeared and we no longer saw him behind the trees. we decided that his body had fallen to the ground and we went to look at him and decide what to do with the body of this supposed bear. But we did not find anything there, except for large dents on the ground, as if there was something very heavy there and traces of blood on the leaves and trunk of the tree. Some of the branches below the trees were broken just at 6 feet. I think we shot the yeti."
When researcher Aubrey Bowen contacted Alana Strickland, it was revealed that at least 10 shots were fired at the creature, as they each shot several times. They stood at a distance of only about 9 meters, but behind the trees they could see only the outline of something tall and his eyes. No more physical details.
The creature's eyes were reddish-orange in color, and its footprints on the leaf litter were much wider than standard human footprints and at least twice as long as bear footprints.
“We all agreed that this creature was definitely not a bear, but in order not to scare the girls, we told them that it was a bear. These girls were really nervous about every rustle,” says Alana.