Some people say a dark, hairy creature may be lurking around the woods of Roane County.
A group called EastTennesseeBigFoot.org believes there may even be three of them.
Alleged sightings of a creature gliding on two feet through the woods inspired the start up of the group.
“We have been here since 2005. We only recently really started to grow,” said member Matt Seeber.
“In 2005, my then-15-year-old son had an encounter in our back yard in Roane County up near Oliver Springs,” said Seeber.
Seeber said he was skeptical until he heard from a neighbor who had a similar sighting a few days earlier.
He decided to start a local group dedicated to researching local sightings and evidence after contacting bigger organizations.
“I felt ignored by some of the bigger organizations out there,” Seeber said.
Since the group’s inception, Seeber has gathered stories of sightings in Roane County.
“From everyone I spoke to, there is a definite human resemblance.
This should make for a fun ride!!!