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COUNTY: Shannon County
LOCATION DETAILS: The campsite its 7 miles into the Mark Twain Nat. Forest from HWY 19. The spot its a gravel bar near the shore of the river.
NEAREST TOWN: Eminence
NEAREST ROAD: HWY 19
My brother and I were camping @ Jerktail Landing on the shores of the Current River in MO. It's about 2300hrs and we don't have the fire on yet. We wanted to see what creatures would get close.
This a fairly remote primitive campsite. About 30 feet from us in the woods, we heard the growl and scream of something big. Our instincts told both of us that it could be a Bigfoot. The fire came on really quick after that. We had such an adrenaline rush that we started to giggle like little girls. We never even spoke of bigfoot before and we were not expecting or hoping for something like that. We were there for 4 nights and that happened the first night. We ask the rangers the next day and they said that it could be a bobcat. When we got back home we search for all the sounds from creatures that live around that area, but nothing sound it like it....
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 my brother and I.
OTHER STORIES: One year later, Twin Rocks campground, one mile from this site, something pushed down on their 2 man tent, they saw the hand prints impressions in the tent. No smell though.
Advised him to make another report about the this incident for tracking.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was 2300 hrs(11pm). No moon. Clear. Temp 80 F.
ENVIRONMENT: Gravel bar, with the river about 10 feet from our tent and the woods about 20 feet behind us.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Robert Driscoll:
Spoke with Jesus and he repeated in detail the encounter he and his brother had at the edge of the Current River.
Both heard a loud noise described as a growl, scream and whistle in one unbroken audible event. Witness and his brother are experienced campers in this area.
Seven springs bubble and rise from the earth to form this Ozark river's source, among them is Big Spring - Missouri's largest, and one of the largest springs in the world. The bluffs, caves, springs, forest and wildlife of this area would provide a great environment for sasquatches.
About BFRO Investigator Robert Driscoll:
Retired Police Officer, Latent Crime Scene Investigator
Attended 5 BFRO Expeditions: Missouri Exp 2009 and 2010; Tennessee Exp 2010 and 2011; Illinois Spring Exp 2011