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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. See Stan's blog for recordings he has collected over the years.

Stan Courtney can be reached at