Reported Bigfoot Sightings In Spotsylvania – UPDATE

Posted by: Monster Island News on May 27th, 2010

Written By: Ken Hulsey

On Wednesday I posted a small article about a rash of recent Bigfoot sightings in the area of Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Since that time, I have discovered another article from a local online news site about those reported sightings and the efforts of Billy Willard of the, “Sasquatch Watch of Virginia” to uncover more evidence.

As I reported on Wednesday, the area that encompasses a five-mile circle around Lake Anna, has become the centralised location for 14 reported sightings of Bigfoot over the past year. The first of these sightings came from a local couple and their teen who spotted the animal about 300 yards away before it ran away.

According to the woman, who wished to keep her identity, and the exact local of the sighting private, stated, “When I say running, well, all I can explain is it looked like it was on ice skates.”

“If he lives here, and I think he does, it is smarter than a dog and dogs are smart animals,” said the woman’s male companion.

When asked if what they saw could have been a bear, the woman replied, “I’ve been in the woods since I was 5 years old; I know what a bear looks like.”

But, that was not the woman’s only encounter with the animal, in January of this year she also heard some vocalisations that she could not identify, “To me, the sound of hearing this thing was scarier than seeing it. It (the sounds) started with a low rumble and ended in a high-pitch scream.”

These two chance encounters prompted the woman to contact Billy Willard of the, “Sasquatch Watch of Virginia”, who has been out the location of these two encounters a dozen times this year to search for clues that Bigfoot was, is, in the area.

Last month, Willard and his group believe that they found the evidence the needed. While on a late-night expedition, they filmed a large, dark colored creature with red eyes.

“The eyes on the videotape, that was pretty impressive,” Willard replied.

Two other researchers had their jeep shaken by something of immense size. Whatever it was left large, human-like tracts, which the group cast.

This past weekend, another expedition into the region was cut short by bad weather, but, again the group was able to cast another print near a pond.

Willard has traveled across the country in his search for Bigfoot, but in 2007 near Paris, Texas the researcher had a very terrifying experience, being (allegedly) attacked by Bigfoot while in his tent.

“I could feel nothing but thick hair on whatever this was,” he said. “My hand didn’t fit around the limb and I balled up my fist and hit it.”

Apparently that was enough to make the creature let go.

With all of this new evidence coming to light, it can be assumed that a Bigfoot-like animal inhabits the woods around Lake Anna. Hopefully Willard and his teams of researchers will continue to uncover more evidence to prove this point.

About Monster Island News
Founder of the popular monster and sci-fi blogs Monster Island News and Godzilla 3D News and Information. Ken Hulsey began his writing career in 2000 when he founded a popular site with fans of Japanese sci fi/monster movies (Godzilla, Gamera and the like) and other B movies. In 2008, he closed down his original site and created the blog "Monster Island News" a showcase for classic horror/monster films and independent/alternative cinema.

7 Responses to “Reported Bigfoot Sightings In Spotsylvania – UPDATE”

  1. Bob K. responds:

    Impressive report. As per the alleged attack I imagine that anything as big and as powerful as the animal in question probably wouldnt have been deterred by a single hard punch by the average man if it were really bent on meyhem.
    If I’m to believe the reports of what fierce & capable hunters ‘squatches are, its remarkable the amount of gentleness & restraint they generally seem to show humans, even when they are pretty annoyed with us.

  2. Dib responds:

    That’s the second reference I’ve heard of a video tape. Has it been released yet? If not, why not?

  3. semillama responds:

    This is the most interesting Bigfoot report this year. I too would like to see the video, as well as photos of the casts.

  4. djwcaw responds:

    I’m two counties north of Spotsylvania…and Lake Anna is quite a popular vacation and recreation destination (boating etc.) for folks from the Wash DC metro area along with Richmond/south. Also a popular retirement destination with lakeside communities and development. IMHO the area just doesn’t seem to provide the isolated environment to sustain a bigfoot under cover for any amount of decent time. Possibly a migratory individual passing through but 14 sightings in one year goes against that. My guess is a some curious black bear sightings mixed with a few tall tales.

  5. John Cartwright responds:


    The research area in question is in the Lake Anna AREA, not at the Lake Anna recreation boating location. The research property in question is over 3000 acres of very thick woods with plenty of water and food sources. Once you left the base camp and the few trails available you literally needed to hack your way through these thick, tick infested woods.


    There were over 30 researchers from 5 groups and 10 states involved in that expedition. Once all the investigators notes and evidence have been compiled a proper report will be released from the 5 groups involved. There was also a documentary filmed for future release.

    The problem is, the investigation are still ongoing. You do not release information from a investigation that is still in progress. We need to respect the witnesses and property owners involved.

    John Cartwright
    Sasquatch Watch of Virginia

  6. MelissaHovey responds:


    I am currently working on the full report for the week long expedition. I read the comment in this article about the “video of eyeshine” and called Billy myself, as I had not heard about this. I spoke with Billy and verified: there is no video of “red eyeshine”. When I called Billy, I hoped there was, and I just hadn’t heard about it.. But, sadly that is not the case.

    I will disclose this. The report of “red eyeshine” is true. I can say that because I was the person who witnessed it. Instead of simply putting my account into words, I am working with someone who will turn my sighting into a visual representation for everyone to see – should it turn out as I seen it. This has been reported elsewhere, and may be what you heard about.

    There is all kinds of technology out there, that can aid us in our work – and my situation is a good example of when to use other forms of technology.

    Doing all this wont answer the question of whether this animal is out there, but it is my hope that doing this work will help others who have been witness to this, and maybe bring forward more witnesses who have seen this very same thing.


  7. djwcaw responds:

    Thanks for the clarification. Best of luck with your research and look forward to seeing the results of the investigation.

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