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COUNTY: Yell County
LOCATION DETAILS: Take Hwy 27 SW from Dardenelle 9 miles
Right or West on Arkansas 307 3miles (paved)
to Forest Service Rd 1602 (gravel)
NEAREST TOWN: Dardenelle
NEAREST ROAD: hwy 27
OBSERVED: I had took the kids to Yell county Ark, to a horse Swap N Shop, We left at 8:00pm on hwy 27 North, Decided to head to Spring Lake. Used to take my kids there when they where young. It was 7miles west of Hwy 27.Had drove about 3miles on pavement and it turned to dirt. Hadnt been on the dirt road a mile or less and looked up the road and caught a black upright something on the edge of the road heading into the bushes.I know what I saw,but Im still in disbelief and feel strange telling anyone ,but I know what I saw. I wish I would have stopped and thought to check for foot prints, but It really spooked me and the kids after I told them.
OTHER WITNESSES: Two kids in back seat but I dont think they seen
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8:15pm to 8:30pm
ENVIRONMENT: Dry dirt road with alot of forest trees and bush on both sides of the road
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
I spoke with the witness and she had additional detail to add. She estimated the animal to be approx. 7 ft tall. Wide shoulders and long arms were noticed. The estimated distance between her car and the animal was approx. 70 ft. She observed the animal as it was walking on two legs, exiting the gravel road into the brush. There was still some light on this summer evening as the time of day was right before sundown. Because of the time of day and the briefness of the sighting, I have decided to categorize this report as a Class B.
About BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
BFRO Investigator for the Ozarks
Attended and organized numerous BFRO Expeditions starting in 2007. In the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Ron is an avid student of the outdoors, ecology, folklore and regional history.