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COUNTY: Marion County
LOCATION DETAILS: Take Arkansas Highway 178 going north from Flippin towards Bull Shoals Lake. In one and half miles turn left (west) on Quarry Mountain Road (County Rd 8060). Go to the top of the mountain and around the first corner. That's where I seen it.
NEAREST TOWN: Flippin
NEAREST ROAD: Arkansas Highway 178
OBSERVED: I was going home from work. I work nights at a plastics company and went up to the lake that night going home that way.
I seen something that looked like a big goat at first. Then I got closer and it stood up in the middle of the road. It was white and taller than the car. I did not see it after I went by, it was gone.
This happened at about 3:00 am. It was weird to me. I've never seen it again but would like to find it. It makes me very curious.
OTHER WITNESSES: No others were with me.
OTHER STORIES: Yes a friend said that his brother seen one. I think it was 2007 some where in the Mountain Home area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 3:00 am, snowing.
ENVIRONMENT: It is forest and very dense woods. Some houses and livestock, like goats and cows. Thats why I thought it might be a goat at first.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone.
- The animal was seven feet tall.
- The animals was muscular and weighed about 200 pounds.
- The animal was very hairy, the color was a dirty white-ish gray.
- The witness was unable to see the face.
- The witness said that he almost hit the animal. After it stood up in the road it just froze as he drove by. When he looked in his mirrors he was unable to see the animal again.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions and travels throughout Illinois giving presentations on "Bigfoot In Illinois". See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org