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9/12/2014 3:00:00 PM IS MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL LIVING ON TRIMBLE FARM? TRACKING BIGFOOT
Bob Bayne said he had an encounter with a young Bigfoot in the area in 1973. Bayne looked over a display at the Carroll County Public Library during a presentation on the mysterious animal. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/
Rodney Adams, a co-founder and lead investigator with the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group, holds up a cast of what he says is the animal's footprint taken from a Trimble County farm.
Adams and his partner, Thomas Shay, gave a presentation about Bigfoot at the Carroll County Public Library on Thursday.
The program included a history of the creature in Kentucky, stories of local sightings and discussion of signs that a Bigfoot creature may be nearby.
Adams said that Daniel Boone wrote in his memoirs of killing a creature that matches descriptions of a Bigfoot, which Boone called a "Yahoo."
Adams also said that one of the Appalachian names for the creature is Wood Booger, which he says is where the term boogeyman comes from.
Shay told the crowd that their team begins by trying to debunk reports that come to them. Some people, he said, try to fake evidence of Bigfoot. "We are careful about what we say is real Bigfoot evidence, because our credibility is on the line," he said.
"Fakes are so obvious," Adams said. "If we get any evidence that we think is faked, we throw it out right away."
The pair had several stories of encounters in Trimble, Carroll, Henry and Owen counties.
Adams' daughter, Cierra, described herself as a skeptical investigator. She said she has yet to see a Bigfoot with her own eyes, though she has heard them and has even been pelted with rocks that they she believes were being thrown by a Bigfoot.
"She's still skeptical like I used to be," Rodney Adams said. "But, I'm sure it won't be long before she has a sighting - then she can be sure."
Adams said he has missed several good opportunities to get video or photographic evidence of the creatures, but that he is in the process of getting a helmet camera that he can wear during a search or investigation, so that he can get some good footage of the animal.
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