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COUNTY: Madison County
LOCATION DETAILS: Madison County, Illinois. Woods at the eastern edge of Edwardsville, Illinois.
OBSERVED: The first incident occured on Monday night, 4 June 1973; the other two happened between 4 June and 8 June 1973.
In three separate incidents, three residents reported seeing and being chased by a musty-odored, red-eyed, human-sized creature or monster. The creature was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, broad shouldered, with red eyes that cannot stand light. It makes no sound even when it walks.
One male described to police an incident in which it ripped his shirt and scratched his chest.
Reports described the creature as "lurking in the woods."
ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area. Area near Mooney, Little Mooney and Sugar creeks.
Follow-up investigation report:
From the Files of Loren Coleman.
SOURCE: WCIA-TV News, Champaign, Illinois, 10 O'Clock Report, Friday, 8 June 1973 UPI wireservice story, Friday, 8 June 1973