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COUNTY: Jasper County
LOCATION DETAILS: madison rd. crosses center creek
NEAREST TOWN: oronogo,mo.
NEAREST ROAD: madison rd.
OBSERVED: 1980: on center creek ,Oronogo Mo. around 4;00 to 5;00 am in the morning,I was taking my daughter to school ,for a bus trip to an out of town speech debate ,we were just about to cross a small wooden bridge connected to center creek in oronogo mo. when a thing crossed our path 15to20 feet ahead of us ,and with my car lights on dim, I only saw a foot up to an ankle,my daughter said she saw ,at least up to the knee,it was brown,hairy, and crossed the small bridge in about three strides,we were both so in awe, of what we saw we couldn't believe our eyes.I remember telling different one"s about it ,but you know ,(and no joke aside)mo. is a show me state. well I've been showed.
ALSO NOTICED: we weren't around long enough to observe anything else
OTHER WITNESSES: 1 witness,watching the road ahead
OTHER STORIES: yes a friend ,and neighbor,said her husband follwed a large dark figure years before this.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 4;00t05;00am
ENVIRONMENT: creek bottem .lots of brush and trees
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
Talked to the witness 1-22-07 via phone, she was quite certain of what she saw 27yrs. ago. She was taking her then teenage daughter,south to Webb City,Mo. to catch a bus for a speech tournament on a Satuarday morning. She recalled that the hair was a inch long with thick stringy hair.The ankle was as she puts it "as thick as a quart jar." The creature was walking in a eastern direction. The one lane bridge has been replaced since this reported event.
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.