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COUNTY: Stoddard County
LOCATION DETAILS: next to Golden Cat, Kitty Litter plant, between Hwy. Y and Ab
NEAREST TOWN: Bloomfield
NEAREST ROAD: Ab
OBSERVED: It was winter of 1986, I was skipping school to ride around the Avert in Stoddard Co.MO. area looking for wildlife which I did often. I just crossed the Caster river bridge on the county road that now belongs to Golden Cat to transport their mineings. I saw a dark brown creature run across the road in front of me. It was on two legs jumped across the road and ran into the woods. Was gone in just seconds. I will never forget this, and have only told my wife until now. This is for real and I would like to hear from you!
ALSO NOTICED: no
OTHER WITNESSES: no
OTHER STORIES: yes, by others in that area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: morning, heavy mist and cold
ENVIRONMENT: wooded hills, evergreen trees
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Robert Driscoll:
Spoke with Michael about the incident which occurred in 1986.
* Witness has been concerned about this possible sighting ever since.
*He further indicates there have been many times while hunting in the same woods that he has heard the wood knocks and other sounds.
* He further adds the sighting was near the old iron bridge crossing the Castor River.
* Witness is sensitive of the "label" associated with Bigfoot sightings so he has refrained from telling his story, witness currently works with law enforcement.
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