CLEVELAND COUNTY, North Carolina - Deputies in rural North Carolina filed a suspicious person report after a self-proclaimed mountain man says he saw Sasquatch.
Tim Peeler was calling coyotes, but he got something quite different.
"Instead of them, there was him," he bellowed. "The thing was 10 feet tall with beautiful hair, yellowish hair and a yellow beard," Peeler said. "He looked like he had six fingers on each hand."
He says the beast was approaching his dogs and got wrapped around their chains.
"I rough-talked him and said, 'You get away from here,'" he said.
Peeler says the beast eventually left, but then came back again.
"And I said, 'get, get,' and he went back down the path again."
Peeler said he called deputies and then filed a suspicious person report.
Reports of a Sasquatch aren't new to Cleveland County.
They date back to the 1970s, although deputies say they haven't heard the stories in years.
Sgt. Mark Self of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office remembers the sightings of a "Bigfoot Beast" when he was a child.
Self said people believed they saw a Sasquatch in the same parts of Cleveland County.
The reports were frightening to the then 10-year-old boy.
"It was killing animals and breaking into barns and killing chickens," he said of the reported stories.
As for the latest report of Big Foot?
"This is totally blowing my mind, But it doesn't bother me." Self said. "We're working up here so if we see something we'll try to capture it and take it into custody," he laughed.