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COUNTY: Levy County
LOCATION DETAILS: ABOUT 7 MILLS OUT OF WILLISTON ST RD 121
NEAREST TOWN: WILLISTON FL
NEAREST ROAD: SR RD 121
OBSERVED: IT WAS AROUND AUGUST, SEE AS THERE WAS A STORM COMING IN, THIS WAS WAS AROUND 1991 ME AND ONE OF MY SIS WAS GOING TO GET THE OTHER ONE, WE WERE TRAVELING ST RD 121 DOWN FROM GOLF CLUB WHEN WE CAME OVER THE HILL THERE WERE FOUR, RANGING FROM 9 FOOT TO7 FOOT AND THE SMALLEST WAS AROUND 5 FOOT WALKING ACROSS THE ROAD. I BELIEVE THEY WERE MOVING BECAUSE OF THE STORM THEY WHERE HEADED EAST AT WITCH TIME WAS A WOODED AREA. THERE WAS ALSO ANOTHER TIME WHEN THEY WERE SEEN AND IT WAS IN THE CITY OF WILLISTON I WAS WORKING FOR THE CITY AND WENT FOR A CALL AND IT WAS IN THE DUMPSTER AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, THIS ONE WAS A YOUNG ONE, HE WAS ABOUT 5 FOOT TALL, WHEN THE TRUCK LIGHTS HIT HIM IT RAN
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 PEOPLE THE SECOND ME AND MY SIS GOING TO PICK UP THE OTHER SIS THEN 1ST TIME I WAS ALONE
TIME AND CONDITIONS: THE FIST TIME WAS AT DARK 2ND ONE WAS ABOUT DARK
ENVIRONMENT: WOODED AREA AT THE THE TIME
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
I spoke with LP over the phone and found her to be forthright and sincere in relating her encounters.
In the Summer of 1991, LP was working for the city as an animal control officer. Upon getting complaints of a dumpster being tampered with, (finding garbage strewn on the ground) LP went out at 3am one night to see if she could catch the ‘culprits’ in action. Thinking that she would find either humans or raccoons pilfering through the dumpster, she rode up to it with her headlights turned off and her window down. According to LP, as she got within five feet of the dumpster she saw the silhouette of a human-shaped figure. As soon as she turned the headlights on she saw what she described as a ‘Bigfoot’ standing in front of the dumpster.
“The thing was about six foot tall and was covered in dark brownish-black hair. Its arms hung real low, down past its knees. As soon as my headlights hit it, it looked at me like it was scared. I could see the eyes; they were totally black. It had hair on its face, but not around its eyes or mouth. Right away it started moving off. It didn’t run, but sort of walked real fast in a weird jumping-skipping strut. Not like a person would run. I think I saw it for about thirty seconds before I got my truck in reverse and got out of there. While I was backing up, I did notice this really bad odor. It was like a wet dog smell mixed with rotten eggs. "Its one of those smells you just can’t ever forget.”
When asked to describe its face, LP told me, "It looked exactly like the same way the ‘Mexican Werewolf’ boy’s face looks. It didn’t have hair around the eyes and mouth.
(The Mexican Wolf Boy has a condition called Congenital Generalized Hypertrichosis or The Werewolf Syndrome. Hypertrichosis means "extra hair", and in the case of the Mexican Wolf Boy, is caused by a inherited defective chromosome which results in an abnormal amount of hair on the body and face.)
A month or so later, in August of the same year, LP and her sister were driving south down State Rd 121 during the early evening. LP noted that there was a severe storm brewing in the west but there was enough light out to see easily without using any headlights. Just after passing a golf course and driving through a heavily wooded section they both saw what LP described as "four bigfoots crossing the road" about 30 yards in front of them.
According to LP, they were heading east and she and her sister saw them walking single file from a very dense part of the woods towards the other side of the road, which was also very dense.
“The first one was the biggest, I'm sure it was a male. It was about eight-foot tall and completely covered with dark brown hair. I think the next one was a female because it was a little smaller, about seven-foot tall. Then there was a younger one, about six-foot tall and then an even smaller one, about four to five-foot tall. They were all covered with the same colored hair, dark brown. This might sound strange, but they were all holding hands. And they didn’t seem to be in that much of a hurry. They all had really long legs and they all had really long strides, so I know they could have moved faster if they wanted to. I think they were going slower so the smaller one at the back could keep up.”
After the sighting, LP and her sister did not want to stop. LP stated that during the encounter she did not experience any unusual noises or odors.
LP did state that she believes that the 'bigfoots' she saw were trying to run away from the impending storm.
"The way they held hands, it was like the male was leading them to safety. I really don't know. All I know for sure was that it wasn't bears, and it wasn't people. It was bigfoots. I saw that one at the dumpster, and I know what they look like. These were bigfoots."
When asked if the six-foot tall bigfoot she saw crossing the road could have been the same six-foot tall bigfoot she saw at the dumpster, LP said that she wasn't sure. But she was adamant that the four bigfoots she saw crossing the road must have been a family unit. "Why else would they have been holding hands and traveling together like that? That big male leading them away from that storm?"
The area in question of both sightings happened in and around Williston, Florida. Still fairly rural, but more populated since 1991, most of this area is comprised of farmlands and woodlands that are interspersed by small urban communities.
I did ask LP if her sister would be willing to speak to me. She laughed and said that her sister would probably kill her if she knew that she had submitted this report. Her sister has bad memories of this event and doesn't like to talk about it. But she did say that she would ask her. Will wait and see.
This report is very close geographically to another report that occurred in 1991, Report #1407.
About BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:
Cathy has been a nurse for over 27 years and currently works in a busy ICU. An amateur naturalist, Cathy has been intrigued by the bigfoot phenomenon from an early age.
Attended the following expeditions:
- The 2006 Florida Expedition
- The 2007 North Carolina Expedition
- The 2008 South Florida Expedition
- The 2008 North Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Central Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Utah Expedition
- The 2010 TN Survey Expedition
- The 2011 East Texas Expedition
-The 2012 North FL Expedition
-The 2013 Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition
For more information, please see the Florida BFRO