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COUNTY: St. Francois County
LOCATION DETAILS: It's about 15 min out of Farmington.
NEAREST TOWN: Farmington
NEAREST ROAD: 67 south
OBSERVED: I live outside Farmington MO and I have a deer lick just out side the wood line in my back yard and there is always deer. I was just getting home from work one night after I closed, it was about 11 and I like to see the deer just to see what we have around my house. And in the upper left hand corner of my yard about 25 yards away from my deer lick I saw a big figure about 7' maybe 8' tall. I was thinking it was a poacher in the yard killing deer. So I turned my brights on and started walking toward the figure. As I was walking I started to smell kinda like a smell of body odor and mildew smell and I was scared when I realized it wasn't a hunter. It took off down a game trail in the brush. I also need to say I'm not hunting off the lick, and the deer run when I pull up. I wasn't walking over there with a group of deer. But to continue, the next day I walked back into the woods and looked. There is a bunch of nesting spots for deer and a spot where it looks like a rock bed that smelled awful, like death.
ALSO NOTICED: Cow fields and a lot of pets have been turning up missing for the last couple years
OTHER WITNESSES: I am the only one who saw it, was scared to tell people cuz they would just blow it off as a joke
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 11 maybe 11:30 as I said the lighting was dim but mostly visible. It was a little colder than it was normally being, about 50 to 45 degrees
ENVIRONMENT: There is a creek that runs from the top of the hill down to the bottom of the road and it's in a brush thicket where I saw it and behind that it opens up to more open woods where trees are more spread out at the top of the hill there is an old fire watchtower no longer in use. People can climb it just not to the top and behind that is a cliff that over looks fields.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with witness on 10/29/2012. The following is in addition to the above report. The encounter lasted between 3-4 minutes. As he returned home from work, he saw the figure crouched down near his deer lick. As stated, he first thought it was a "poacher dressed in a ghillie suit", and he hit his brights in his vehicle and got out and walked towards the "poacher". He then froze in his tracks upon realizing it was not a human. At that point the bigfoot slowly stood up and they just stared at each other for at least (what seemed) like 2 minutes or more. Estimated height was 8ft tall. Measurement is based on the known height of the trees the bigfoot was near. Witness is 6'6" tall and he is taller than some of the trees (saplings) and this bigfoot was considerably taller than the trees. The bigfoot was built "like a body builder" and the arms were "very close to 2ft wide". Witness is very tall and slender and he thought the arms "were very nearly as wide as I am". There was eye reflection. The hair color was reddish brown, or "deer colored". His description of the smell is self explanatory. As stated, they have had dogs and a cat with a new litter all disappear over the last two years. No physical or visual evidence to link that to Sasquatch. His younger brother has mentioned on several occasions the horrible stench after coming in from feeding the animals at night.
I asked him about the bed of rock where he described an awful smell. The bed of rock is where rocks and small boulders have come to rest over the years as they tumble/fall from a rocky hill, naturally made.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. BFRO Public Expeditions: 2010 Missouri, 2012 & 2013 Iowa. 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions.