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COUNTY: St. Louis County
LOCATION DETAILS: Missouri river bottoms above river from the 370 hwy bridge
NEAREST TOWN: St. Charles
NEAREST ROAD: hog hollow road
OBSERVED: This story has been told by my father, I remember him coming home as a kid an telling us his hunting stories,this story was the best, this story was never talked about again until this year when i learned about this site, I ask my father now in his late 60s about the story he told when we were kids, this happened in 1976, my father is an avid bowhunter, while leaving a deer stand and heading back to the house, he noticed a large man standing on the edge of a small field, directly across from him. he had thought it was another hunter that hunted on the farm, my dad whistled at him to let him know he was there, there was no response, so he whistled again, no response, keep in mind this is a small winter wheat field.food plot.approx 100 yards across, my dad said he stopped and studied the figure and realized it was very tall, and it was not a man, he said his hair stood up, and he made his way to a dried up slough and headed towards the house, while navigating his way he said he could hear limbs popping behind him, when he stopped to listen it would stop, when he moved again it would move, he never seen the creature again until this year 32 years later in November 2008, while deer hunting again on the same farm, he called me and told me he seen something again, on the farm, this time he only got a glimpse of it, it was on its belly crawling up a deer trail out of a slough, he said it was black in color,and very large, he said he only got a glimpse of it and believed it to be one of the creatures. This area has very heavy jungle like foliage, if you have ever been in the river Missouri bottoms, you know what I am describing, my dad would never tell this or report this to anyone. I have decided to do it so the info is out there.
OTHER WITNESSES: no , just him
OTHER STORIES: Heard of a guy parking at Creve Coeur lake one evening,who had his car shook, on the other side of the river directly across from this sighting.
Me and a friend saw what we thought was a bear walking upright, crossing a snow covered field in a snowstorm while we were sitting in a cab of a tractor, it was over 1000 yards from us, this occurred off greens bottom road in St. Charles.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: first sighting was a clear fall evening ,second sighting was clear fall day
ENVIRONMENT: this is a very thick area jungle like foliage, big cottonwood trees, vines, bull rush, very thick undergrowth, farm fields out and away from the river a few hundred yards. not very far from Creve Coeur lake
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Robert Driscoll:
These sightings all occurred in the general area of the St. Charles suburb. Witness not only reported what his father saw in October 1976 and November 2008, but his very own class A sighting along Greens Bottom Road in Sept 1990 during a snowstorm, while sitting in a tractor cab in the middle of a field.
I found the witness to be very credible about his experience and that of his father.
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