TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY! 1969, eight years before he would be elected President, Jimmy Carter was visiting Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. He hiked to Trap Rock Gap a site that contains mysterious rock carvings, some people claim document alien visitations to the Catabwas. Jimmy Carter had only weeks before seen his first UFO and learned that Trap Rock Gap might help him understand the strange images he felt in his head.
While examining the stone carvings, Carter and his hiking partner Rayden Haimes, both heard strange sounds. It sounded like a rock was being smashed against a tree. Then Haimes recalls hearing the hooting howl like a monkey mimicking a hyena. Jimmy Carter thought the sound was a Bigfoot, straight away. Haimes needed some convincing before he gave up the notion that it was some teenagers playing some sort of prank.
In a 2001 interview about the incident, Jimmy Carter theorized that the Bigfoot had also seen the same UFO and was upset that he had to wait to visit the Trap Rock Gap carvings.