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COUNTY: Levy County
LOCATION DETAILS: Off Hwy 19 between Crystal River and Yankee Town is a small one-light town called Inglis. Turn west off 19 onto Blvd of Dreams (the only light in town) then north on Butler Which turns into a dirt road then west on Buckhead. You'll be pretty close to the preserve and already in the Gulf Hammocks.
NEAREST TOWN: Inglis
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 19
OBSERVED: My brother and I were standing in some dense under brush at the edge of a very marshy area while we were trailblazing and we heard a howl, but it was a very deep and very loud it echoed in the trees and kind of scared us at first but it seemed a little ways off so we sat and listened. Then the sound changed and was exactly the same sound as the recording that Matt Moneymaker made in Ohio Valley called Bigfoot Scream which is actually what prompted me to write this. We listened to it for about a half hour and could swear we heard an answer but it was faint.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just my brother
OTHER STORIES: There are many stories of a Skunk Ape that I heard as a kid from the old hunters in the camps up there and my Uncle says that he almosthit a "man-sized chimpanzee" when my family bought the property 35 years ago. Until I was older I always thought that the Skunk Ape was a legend exclusive to my family ane the hunters on that property.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was morning about 6 am, it was already sunny outside
ENVIRONMENT: The area was thick cypress swamp almost out to the needlebrush on the salt flats off of the Gulf Coast.
Follow-up investigation report:
I had the witness listened to many sound recordings of different animals. The closest animal to sound like what he and his brother heard was a Gibbon Monkey.
The vocalizations went on for a period of about 30 minutes. The witness and his brother heard an answering call from another part of the swamp.