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COUNTY: Atoka County
LOCATION DETAILS: Right before a bridge about 10' south of a sign that reads Clear Boggy Creek, came from a field on the east side to a slight hill and sparce woods on the west side of the highway. (i could take you to the exact place.)
NEAREST TOWN: Caddo
NEAREST ROAD: US Highway 69
OBSERVED: This sighting happened over 1 year ago. I happened upon your site recently, although I did write to George Noory about the sighting 10 months ago.
I am a truck driver. I was headed north on US Route 69. Another truck was passing me and his cab was just about 5 feet from the front of my truck. Off to my right I saw a something running towards the road. The other truck locked up his breakes and I slowed down to keep from hitting it. It took only 2 steps to cross both lanes of the highway, went down the median and crossed the southbound lanes.
It ran upright and held its arms to its side as opposed to having its elbows bent like a man would . Its hands where down to its knees. It was covered with dark hair I'd guess about 6 or 7 in long. The "thing" glanced our way as it ran and seem to have dark or black eyes. It was taking long strides and was slightly bent at the waist. The hair on its legs seemed to be longer the the rest of it's hair. I say hair and fur as it flowed as it ran. It was able to look straight into my cab so I would estimate it was between 7 and 9 ft tall.
ALSO NOTICED: Us 3 drivers stoped talk on the CB and met at a small truck stop 10 miles north on Rt 69 (3 arrowes t/s ) and talked about what happened. They said they would not report it but it was OK if I did.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 other witnesses the other north bound driver and a driver of a south bound truck.
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 1:30 AM there was a misty rain and patches of light fog although it was not foggy at that point
ENVIRONMENT: Ran just north 30 ft a field on the east it came out of with rolls of hay. Across the old abanded road over Rt 69 to the west side up a slight hill into a sparce wooded area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone and can add the following details to the report:
- The animal probably stood between eight and nine feet tall.
- The animal was solidly built with shoulders about 40 inches across.
- The hair appeared to be neat and was four to six inches long.
- No neck visible.
- The arms were down to its knees and it kept its arms down as it ran.
- The hands and fingers were visible.
- The animal took two huge fluid strides as it crossed the road.
Here is the stretch of highway where the incident occurred:
Click the image to see more aerial photos of the area, on Microsoft's Terraserver web site:
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 StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at email@example.com