Bigfoot Makes Headlines Again: Oconee County S.C.!

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faceBigfoot is making headlines again–this time in our own backyard!  Within the past two months, Bigfoot or Sasquatch, …whatever name you call it…is making tracks.  This time in South Carolina.  Oconee County, to be exactAnd a team of investigators is hot on its trail.

While members of the Carolina Society for Paranormal Research and Investigation, Inc. (CSPRI), will admit they are maplooking for Bigfoot in the woods of Oconee County, they’re hesitant to name the exact location for fear that others with less investigative experience will join the search and unwittingly destroy some of the evidence that has led the group to this particular area.

According to Brandon Hudgens, the director of CSPRI, the group is anxious to find Bigfoot, “We want to see it. We want to shake hands with it. We want to talk to it.”  CSPRI has taken casts from 18 inch footprints that are 8-9 inches in width.  printMost of the casts show toes and a heel imprint.  The group is particularly drawn to the area because it has discovers what it calls “out-of-the-ordinary” movement of limbs and branches as well as trees broken at the base in addition to wooden structures and nests.woods

in roadReports of this kind aren’t uncommon in Oconee County.  According to the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization, in late 1994, two women were driving down State Hwy. 24, a desolated stretch of road between Walhalla and Westminister around 2:00 a.m. when their headlights flashed across a large animal lumbering across the road.  Thinking the animal was hurt, the two women turned the car back around to get a closer look and noticed the animal climbing the adjacent embankment on all fours.  Based on the animal’s size, the amount of fur, and similarities between an ape and man, the two are convinced they encountered Bigfoot.  Other sightings date back as far as the 1970’s.track

bounty You only have to go back to 2007 to see that Bigfoot was alive and well in Pickens county: The Long Way Home:A Bigfoot Story is the name of my Indy Film that won nest narrative feature at the New York International Film and Video Festival.

Moving past the grainy footage, the first-person accounts and  questionable evidence. Spike TV is looking to get to the bottom of the Bigfoot mystery once and for all with its next reality competition series, “10  Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.”

Not surprisingly, the series, which premieres in January, hasn’t attracted many you studious, academic types. Instead, angry rednecks yelling at each other in the woods are what you can expect from this thriller.  And what better way to attract a notoriously camera-shy, quite probably mythical creature, than to have a bunch of people arguing in the woods?  Such is the stuff that TV is made of!

The show claims to offer the biggest prize in history, and it’s even underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, but they’re probably not worried about their investment. The conditions for winning are definitive visual and DNA  proof of Bigfoot’s existence.

Two scientific experts will be on hand for the series: a  biological anthropologist who runs New York University‘s molecular primatology lab, and a  primatology expert.

According to Spike, DNA evidence will be processed using a mobile DNA lab. If no definitive proof is found, the group that presented the “most compelling  evidence and theory” will be awarded a $100,000 research grant to keep searching.

The series is just the latest in our recent preoccupation with Bigfoot. Any chance that $10-million prize will actually get awarded?  This Bigfoot lover and believer is hoping so!


J.L. Mann (Bubba) Cromer is an Attorney in Columbia, whose practice focuses on DUI Defense, Criminal Defense & Probate Administration and Estate Planning. Admitted to practice in South Carolina, California & The District of Columbia, “Bubba” has been in practice for 26 years. In addition to his Solo Practice at Cromer Law Offices, LLC, Bubba Served as the only true Independent In the S.C. Legislature from 1990-1998. For the past 16 years, he has Served as the Reading Clerk of the House.Bubba resides in Columbia, S.C and Rosman, N.C. where he built a cabin 4 years ago. Bubba lives with his memberHungarian Golden Retriever Casper.bubba


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6 thoughts on “Bigfoot Makes Headlines Again: Oconee County S.C.!

  1. Charles Brooks on said:

    Bubba…I’ve always been interested in “Big Foot” as well; but my interest is far more than casual, as I think that there is someone in my extended family, who is has some similarities to Mr. Big Foot. While he is still quite young, he’s only 10 years old, but he has already exceeded 6′ in height, and wears a size 13 shoe, and get his – he been shaving for several years. I’ve suggested to his parents that they take him to someone who specializes in abnormal growth. Thus far, its hit on deaf ears. I’m really concerned about him, as he very likely will be shunned by his peers and have other social issues to contend with. What would be your advice, and can you not use my real name, as for personal reasons, I don’t want to be … know. Thank you for your attention. Thanking you in advance….

  2. MIke Herko on said:

    I have always told people that Bigfoot lived up there somewhere but every body thought I was joking. When I reattended Clemson in 1977 and 1978 I lived north of Walhalla near the old Blue Cheese cave and I was always hearing something or seeing signs in the area. I know he exists and I hope they find proof.

  3. walter carr on said:

    I am up here at my mountain house which is in in the heart of South carolina’s Big Foot territory and while I had planned to spend time doing out of doors Big Foot research the present weather conditions are not good for man nor beast. Steady rain with sleet mixed in from time to time.

    An acquaintance, Moonie, stopped by to say hello. Moonie lives off the grid, far off the grid. he has two seasonal businesses, one involves plants and the other distilled spirits.While one should be cautious when taking what he has to the truth of what he might say I beleive he believed what he related during his visit.

    Moonie claimed that back in October when he was harvesting his plant crop he discovered that several of his plants had been stripped of their buds. He found two extremely large foot prints and what he took to be a barter offering which included 6 skinned and dressed squirrels, a quantity of what he believes was deer meat, 4 chert arrow heads and a small nugget of gold all wrapped in a variety of medicinal herbs with a bark outer layer.

    Moonie went to relate that just last week one of the sites used for his other business was apparently visited by the same party as similar such “gifts” were left behind, apparently in exchange for the several gallons of produce which went missing. And yes, Moonie discovered foot prints at that site also.

    He showed me photos and they are similar to those which I personally observed in the Daniel Boone National Forest around Cave Run Dam in Kentucky back in September, thus lending credibility to his story.

    Is Big Foot out there? Who knows for sure but Moonie is a true believer.

  4. Rand on said:

    I believe that Bigfoot is scared of humans due to their defense abilities .
    Bigfoot could be our connection to extra terrestrial life; we need to help them.
    It could also be the rejection of ET’s mistake ?
    I believe there is a strong connection

  5. robert southard on said:


  6. Deeck on said:

    I’m not saying he’s real because I’ve never seen his, but have heard weird sounds a couple Times. But if he is he’s not alien or a time traveler. He’s just bigfoot living in the woods away from us crazy people I don’t blame him.

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