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COUNTY: Henderson County
NEAREST TOWN: Rozetta
NEAREST ROAD: IL 94
OBSERVED: I was turkey hunting this spring. It was just breaking daylight and I heard some breaking branches. I was looking the way the branches were being broke and I seen a large figure heading down the draw. I watched it as far as I could and it finally just vanished into the woods. I have hunted these woods for 20 years and never seen anything like it. It was around 7 or 8 feet tall and it looked like it had a hunch back. The light was just wrong but it looked like it was hairy and had long arms.
OTHER WITNESSES: none
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early morning, low light, kinda cool that morning
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy forest, hilly.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report:
- The witnesses stated that the animal was very muscular.
- The animal appeared to weigh 300 to 400 lbs.
- The hair was black in color with some reddish highlights.
- The witness was 100 yards from the animal.
- The witness was unable to see the face.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org