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COUNTY: Taney County
LOCATION DETAILS: take hwy 65 from branson missouri to hwy 465 go west about 1.5 miles to the north side of the hwy is where it was seen
NEAREST TOWN: Branson Missouri
NEAREST ROAD: 465
OBSERVED: This sighting happend Friday march 17 2006 . I was driving down hwy 465(Ozark Mountain High Road) going west bound about 1.5 miles from hwy 65 in taney county missouri at approxiamtely 1:30 pm When I noticed off the side of the road a large cold black creature standing beside a large tree . It was standing on two legs and was the shape of a extremely large man.I know for sure there was know way this was a bear . What I saw was at least 9 feet tall and looked as if it was 3 foot wide . It was approximately 50 yrds. from the hwyThe following day I drove back buy where I saw the creature and it was not there . That told me for fact that what I saw had to be real.
OTHER WITNESSES: dont know yet
OTHER STORIES: not at this time
TIME AND CONDITIONS: day time about 1:30 sunny
ENVIRONMENT: mountain , woods , pine Possible creeks or caves
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
12-13-07 talked to witness via phone, Seemed real clear about his recollection of his experience.He said he seen a creature facing east while he was driving west. The creature was 8-9 feet in heigth with black fur ,long and thick,cone like head and the head was "tight with the shoulders." Later in the following year I'm going to meet up with this witness and see the actual site.
About BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
BFRO Investigator for the Ozarks
Attended and organized numerous BFRO Expeditions starting in 2007. In the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Ron is an avid student of the outdoors, ecology, folklore and regional history.