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COUNTY: Scott County
LOCATION DETAILS: Outside Scott City near the Diversion Canal.
NEAREST TOWN: Scott City
OBSERVED: the guy from scott city mo. i dont think is telling a tall tail. you see i am from scott city mo. and moved when i was young. but still have family there. there is a fishing spot called the barr pits in a perty remote area near the river, and my grandfather was the care taker for many years. when we would visit i would always go with grandpa to open the gates and close the gates.well to make a long story short i saw it and so did grandpa he said not to worry he wouldnt bother nothing he saw them every once in a while. i never said any thing till now
OTHER WITNESSES: A boy and his grandfather. They had driven into the area to check on bots kept there.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early morning.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tony Gerard:
I spoke with the witness by phone. The sighting occurred when the witness was 10 or 12 years old, he is not exactly sure of the year. At the time his grandfather was caretaker of a property which was kept locked at night. Certain people could pay a fee and use boats which were kept there. His grandfather would unlock the gates and check on the boats in the morning. Early one summer morning the witness accompanied his Grandfather. When they got out of the truck something stood up on the far side of the lake near the dam, about fifty yards away.
The creature was taller than his Grandfather, who was over six feet; he estimated the height at six and a half to seven feet. In was covered in black hair which was matted on one side "like it had been laying down". The hair was relatively long, "about like an Irish Setter".
The creature did not have much of a noticeable neck, no visible ears, and most of the facial detail was obscured by the hair. It had "big hands". "It just stood there looking at us".
His grandfather said "Don't worry about him boy, he won't bother nothing" and turned the witness away toward the boats. "When I turned around to look again it was gone."
See also report Report #18278.
About BFRO Investigator Tony Gerard:
Tony Gerard is a community college biology professor.