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Report # 11121  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, March 31, 2005.
Hikers find large footprint along Franklin Creek

YEAR: 2003

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 14

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Lee County

LOCATION DETAILS: Creek, lot of forest and hills. lot of kind of mushrooms, berries and plants.

NEAREST TOWN: Franklin Grove

NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 38

OBSERVED: My wife and I went Franklin Creek area for hiking and we found a bigfoot track by the creek. Its about 2 miles from parking lot.

We have to walk about 2 hours back to parking lot before dark and heavy rain on that night. Creek flooded and the footprint gone.




TIME AND CONDITIONS: Late afternoon, nice weather.

ENVIRONMENT: Lot of kinds of trees, some swamp, Franklin Creek, hills.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

He stated that the footprint measured thirteen inches long by five and three-quarters inches wide. The footprint was in mud with some rocks and one to two feet from the creek.

The witness supplied the following photo:

About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions and travels throughout Illinois giving presentations on "Bigfoot In Illinois". See Stan's blog for recordings he has collected over the years.

Stan Courtney can be reached at