White Thing Sighting From Early Seventies

Originally posted as a comment Tales of the White Thing.

I am from Eastern Kentucky, Johnson county. I grew up in the early seventies hearing stories about the White Thing. It was supposed to be a large apelike creature that walked on two legs. It was said to scream like a woman and most encounters were said to be near the river. I knew an elderly couple (in their seventies at the time) who told me about their encounter. It was supposed to have happened in the 1950′s, one night the couple’s dogs were stirred up something awful and before the husband could go outside to investigate, they saw a huge white creature standing outside the window. And it started scratching on the window. By the time the husband got his gun, it was gone. The next morning they actually found scratch marks deep on the glass of the window. Now this couple was a God fearing couple, who believed lying or even making up tales was the devils work. So I am convinced they did not make the story up and believed that it actually happened.

White Thing

Tales Of The White Thing

Since our post, The White Thing – Obion, Tennessee in 2009, several people have added comments, supporting the existence of such a creature.

i am from daysville tn i grew up on storyies about the white thing. My aunt said that one night she herd something outside so she looked the white thing was in the back of her truck playing with a chain. There was also the story an old man who heard somthing in his chicken coop grabbed his gun and went to investigate the white was eating eating his chickens I have also talked to people who has seen in past ten years one boy said that he thought he was the only who ever sa.w it. most people think that it was some thing that escaped from the knoxville zoo

I grew up in TN and my parents have told me a story about a “White Thing” in KY. They said they, and alot of other people, were parked at this clearing and they saw this thing come out of the woods and pick up a near by dumpster and dump out the contents. After they saw it do that, they all left when they saw it do that. I have been told this and they say it’s true. I believe them because they aren’t the kind of people to just lie.

Oddly, the first comment from 2011 says they are from ‘daysville tn’, but I believe Daysville is in Kentucky. Obion Tennessee is about 150 miles west of Daysville Kentucky.

The White Thing – Obion, Tennessee

An interesting story from the Glass Community Tennessee, near the town of Obion from www.bfro.net.

Report #25432 was submitted on February 06, 2009, but dates back to the late 1970s.

Well this is going to sound strange but, here it goes. I grew up in a small community were something else lived. I have talked to people from that area from three generations that have seen this thing. If you have never seen it most of the people that have won’t tell you much, they do not want anybody to think they are crazy!! I even knew one man who, is dead now that had a relationship (fed it and it was not afraid of him)it. Any way I seen it 3 times during my childhood 1 time from about 200 yards with 2 other people. The other 2 times I was alone. One of those times I was maybe 40 yards away coming home and it was in my back yard by a fence. But the last time was very intence, I was walking home from town (about 3 miles away)and it was pretty dark so I was looking down most of the time. I was about a quarter of a mile from home and I turned onto the street that led to my house. I walked about 30 feet and there it was. It was about 10 feet in front of me. It was down on it’s hands and feet doing something! It saw me at the same time I saw it, it stood up and we looked at each other for a few seconds (it seemed like forever) then it ran one way and I ran the other way. Now we always called it the White Thing. It looked like what most people think a big foot looks like except it is an off white color, it is about 8-9 feet tall. My father always said all of us kids were “seeing things” untill he found tracks while hunting. I know 30-40 people who have seen this thing.

The White Thing
The White Thing

BFRO sent an investigator, Ronie Powell to check out the report. He found the witness “very credible and down to earth, with an excellent recollection of the events”.

The creature appears to be a classic bigfoot like biped, over 8 feet with long arms. What sets this creature apart is the white dirty dingy color, instead of the classic sasquatch brown.

Part of the story includes a tale of a sighting by up to 20 children at one time and report that one of the locals had ‘befriended’ the creature to the point that they were feeding it. The witness claims to know 30 to 40 people who have had encounters with the creature.

Reports of the Glass Community White Thing go back at least three generations.