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COUNTY: Adams County
LOCATION DETAILS: From county road 1200th to 2873rd E going south, at the bottom of the first hill on an embankment on the west side of the road.
NEAREST TOWN: Kellerville
NEAREST ROAD: 2873 E
OBSERVED: My husband and I were on a motorcycle ride to Siloam Springs State Park. We were driving about 40 to 45 miles per hour on a blacktop coming down a hill when I thought I saw a burnt tree trunk ahead on my right. As we got closer I noticed hair so I looked it up and down and what I was looking at really shocked me. I could see his side view very clearly. It had a human body larger than a man's and very muscular. It had dark reddish brown hair about 2 to 3 inches long all over except for the head and face which was grey and white and I could even see light flesh under it. It was standing straight with arms down by its side I could even see its fingers. It was looking down at the ground and standing very still. The back of his head looked rounded, but from his side he had a pronounced brow area that slanted upward to the crown of his head. His head looked like it set directly on his shoulders, I didn't notice a neck. His face didn't have much hair and his lips looked thin and wide. When we drove back by the spot where I saw it, about 20 minutes later, there was nothing there.
ALSO NOTICED: Yes
OTHER WITNESSES: My husband and I. He did not see it.
OTHER STORIES: I heard about an older couple taking a walk in the woods about 3 miles southwest from this area around 3 years ago and they were chased out of the woods by a large hairy man waving a stick and making unusual noises at them.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 1:30 p.m.
It was sunny and warm.
ENVIRONMENT: Road is built up with an embankment in a valley with sparse trees and shrubs.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Drawing made by witness.
I spoke with the witness by phone.
• The animal's height was over seven feet tall.
• The animal's weight was over 350 lbs.
• Appeared well toned and very muscular,
• The hair was dark reddish-brown in coloring and was between 2 and 3 inches in length.
• The animal was approximately 50 feet from the witness along the side of the road.
• The sighting was at 1:30 p.m on a warm and clear day.
• It was the witness' opinion that the animal stayed as still as possible to not draw attention to itself.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org