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A North Carolina resident held an expedition in early March in search of Big Foot. Rick Lunsford believes he spotted the elusive creature 30 years ago and wants to find him again. “I’m really looking for evidence, and looking for people to go with me,” Lunsford said prior to the search.
Bigfoot has been described as an ape-like creature that lives in forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is thought to be large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. Bigfoot sightings have been reported in every U.S. state except Hawaii, according to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, a national group that investigates such reports. The evidence to date has consisted largely of witness reports, plaster casts of footprints, and fuzzy images.
Lunsford went on an expedition on March 5th to search for evidence in the small town of Wilbar, located in the northwestern portion of the state. Lunsford came forward last year about his story. He said he saw the creature back in late August or September 1978, when he was 20 years old. He described Bigfoot as being somewhere between 6 and 8 feet tall and as “broad as a refrigerator.” Its arms were bowed out. It had dark hair, 3 or 4 inches long, on its arms. It gave off a terrible odor, he said. But what he remembers most vividly, he said, were the creature’s dark, round eyes and oval head.
Lunsford filed a report last year with the BFRO about his encounter. Including Lunsford, the organization’s website lists 64 Bigfoot sightings in North Carolina, most of them near the Tennessee border.”People have lived up here all their lives and never knew it existed up here,” Lunsford said. “I’ve heard some more stories since I came out with mine.
It is unknown if anything was found on the planned expedition.