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COUNTY: Mason County
LOCATION DETAILS: [Edited out]
NEAREST TOWN: Manistee
NEAREST ROAD: [Edited out]
OBSERVED: November 20th, 2006 @ 12:00pm while deer hunting in the Manistee National forest. My brother and I found a pair of tracks that are longer and wider than my 9 1/2 reebok's tennis shoes. The stride was about 6 feet long. We only found 1 set of tracks so I am not sure if what we found are bigfoot tracks. I came back 4 day's later and took pictures of them.
ALSO NOTICED: N/A
OTHER WITNESSES: Just 1 other person, my brother. Both of us were deer hunting coming in for lunch.
OTHER STORIES: NO none
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 12:00 noon as we were coming in for lunch. Sky was overcast, about 38 deg.
ENVIRONMENT: We were in a heavy pine forest with a swamp to the north of that, dunes and lake Michigan to the west. The tracks were heading northwest.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke with both witnesses about the set of prints they discovered, and found them both credible and sincere. They haven't been into this area in more than 10 years, and described it as a pine forest with swamps, just east of Lake Michigan.
The set of prints were found a few miles from the road, about 20 yards off the main trail. The forest floor was leafy debris and pine needles.
The only measurement taken was an estimate of the stride (about 6 feet). No direct measure of the print was obtained, but using the 9 1/2 shoe size, it is estimated at about 15 inches.
One of the witnesses observed that they were unable to leave prints in this area themselves (even at 250 pounds).
Note: The date stamped in the picture is not the correct date the picture was taken.
About BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
Eric Lester is a medical professional and has been investigating possible Sasquatch sightings since 2004.
BFRO expeditions include:
- 2005 CA Redwoods Expedition
- 2006 Ohio Expedition
- 2006 Wisconsin II Expedition
- 2006 West Virginia Expedition (Pocahontas County)
- 2007 Michigan UP, Utah, Arkansas
- 2008 Texas, W. Virginia, Michigan U.P.
- 2009 Tennessee, Wisconsin, Michigan U.P., Oklahoma
- 2010 private expeditions in Illinois/Iowa
- 2011 Minnesota, private expeditions in Illinois/Iowa
- 2012 private expeditions in Indiana/Iowa
- 2013 private expeditions in Indiana
- 2014 Iowa, Kentucky expeditions
- 2016 Iowa expedition