A buddy of mine has a cabin nestled off in the forest overlooking the Cumberland River in Tennessee. It's in a secluded area of the county away from street lights and neighborhoods. In the summer we BBQ, fish and swim there. He has tiki torches, a few hammocks tied to trees, a grill and a fire pit right there in the yard. A nice little hideout where we have had a lot of good times over the years. One summer night about 1 a.m. several of us are just chillin and I decided to go for a swim as I often did. It was a moonless night so i grabbed somebody's cheap flashlight that was pretty dim but just bright enough so i could see walking down the trail to the river. Just as I started down the bank to the bed rock to strip naked I heard a rush of movement. Then I distinctly heard a barefoot slap on the smooth bedrock then a large splash into the river. My first reaction was that one of buddies had just jumped in. Then I quickly realized everyone else was at the fire. I shined the weak light out over the river but only saw ripples from the splash down and nothing swimming around. Then I noticed right at the water's edge near my feet a freshly killed possum with blood trickling out of its mouth. My buddy tried to convince me it was a coon but that splashdown was much larger so i just let it go not knowing what to make of it. Fast forward to last week when i spotted a news article dated July 2010 in the Lebanon Democrat. Wilson County Bigfoot. Wilson County is directly across the river from my friends place. Two 12 year old kids were walking along a logging road while their father was bush hogging and spotted a 8 footer. It's an interesting read and certainly got my attention as i am thinking it was right around the same time. Again, the distinct sound of the barefoot slapping the rock, the huge splashdown and the freshly killed possum.... weird.