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COUNTY: Taney County
LOCATION DETAILS: Take hwy 248 north out of Branson approx 3-4 miles
NEAREST TOWN: Branson
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 248
OBSERVED: I was driving to work on Hwy 248 north of Branson MO traveling south on the road. I came around a corner and was a good distance from the vehicle in front of me, approx 200 yards or so. And a Bigfoot crossed the road between us. It was early morning so it was still dark and I saw it in the headlights of my jeep. It crossed the road from left to right in front of me in maybe three or four steps. It was taller than the truck that was in front of me, later as I caught up to the truck I found out t was a full size Chevy 1500. The Bigfoot was upright on two legs and was brownish, grayish in color. It disappeared off the right side of the road up a hill into the brush.
OTHER WITNESSES: None known
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early morning, 530-6 am. Dark
ENVIRONMENT: Deep ravine on left side of road, forested area
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with witness. Not much to add. The creature crossed in front of him and behind the truck in front of him. The driver in the truck in front of him did not appear to notice the creature standing on the side of the road. (No brake lights or slowing down were noted). It is a two-lane highway and took 3-4 steps to cross 20-25 feet. Not running or even in a hurry. It was at least 6.5 feet tall and probably taller, based on it being taller than the truck, as stated, a full sized pick up. It stepped easily over a guardrail and walked up a steep hill (did not run or jump) and disappeared into the brush. Entire event was 15-30 seconds. He was traveling about 40-45 MPH. He is very familiar with the wildlife in the area, spent a lot of time on farms and around animals, and is quite certain of what it wasn't, and pretty sure of what it was. Bulky build if he were to guess, but it was walking away from him. Very matter of fact, laid back, and there was no embellishment. Very reliable, articulate and believable. No preconceived notion one way or the other of Sasquatch prior to the event.
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.