BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. — A man claims he saw a large bipedal creature outside his home in Lexington County just outside of Batesburg-Leesville.
20-year-old Lewis told Cryptozoology News he was sitting on his front porch when the incident occurred.
“I was sitting alone. I saw movement in the tree line,” he said about the midnight encounter in the summer of 2011.
At first, explains Lewis, he believed the animal was probably a deer, but that “as it stepped out of the shadows”, he was able to see it clearly.
“It came into focus. I ran, inside searching for someone, anyone to see what I saw, and maybe even to find a gun if need be.”
The Batesburg resident says the sighting lasted about 5 minutes and described the creature as a 6-feet-tall “shaggy bipedal”.
“There is a local legend around the neighborhood about the ‘shaggy thing’. I never beleived it, but now im convinced. I’ve seen the shaggy thing,” said Lewis.
He did not present video or photographic evidence of the alleged incident.
Back in March, a group of people released an audio file of what they called “Bigfoot yells” in South Carolina.
Earlier this month, a resident of Anderson, South Carolina, claimed to have seen a similar creature.
Batesburg-Leesville, formed in 1992, has a population of 5,300.
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