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COUNTY: Crawford County
LOCATION DETAILS: Northwest of Robinson
NEAREST TOWN: Robinson
NEAREST ROAD: County Highway 2
OBSERVED: About four years ago I found some foot prints near my drive way, the prints were about six foot apart, you could clearly see the footprints because the day before four inches of snow fell. There were only about eight footprints in total. We have a fence around our pond, the fence from the end of our drive is about ten, twelve yards away. The prints came from the road towards our pond, funny thing is they died out at the fence. I tried to track it but it left behind no prints that I could find after it went over our fence.The night before I found the footprints near our driveway, I heard my dog going towards the end of our drive sounding like he was wanting to attack something, I thought it was coyotes so I went outside but I didn't hear or see anything. I'm thinking this is a highway they use to move north through Crawford county IL, both sightings were in the winter months I have no idea why they would be going north in the winter time.
OTHER WITNESSES: No others
OTHER STORIES: My cousin said he seen a bigfoot cross the road in front of his car about twenty five years ago, he said it took two steps to cross the road, it had white hair and was around nine foot tall
he guessed.This happened about two hundred yards from my house.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Daytime, clear and cold.
ENVIRONMENT: Fields and woods
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone.
• A total of eight footprints were found.
• The footprints were 16" long.
• The width was 6" wide at the ball of the foot
• The toes were all plainly visible.
• The footprints were in 4" of fresh snow.
• The distance from the heal of one print to the heal of the next print was 6 ft.
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 email@example.com