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COUNTY: Henderson County
LOCATION DETAILS: On a secondary road at a creek crossing.
NEAREST TOWN: Oquawka
NEAREST ROAD: Route 164
OBSERVED: I seen a big harry figure standing in the shallow creek. I was in my truck as I approached this creature. I shut my truck off and watched this thing. I then heard a loud deep roar from the other side of the creek. When I looked to where that sound came from I couldnt see anything. I turned back to where I had seen the creature and it was gone.
OTHER WITNESSES: No witnesses, just myself. I like driving around and looking at wildlife.
OTHER STORIES: I personally seen a figure while turkey hunting a few years back. I reported it also. It is in the database.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Evening right at last light beautiful weather.
ENVIRONMENT: Creek crossing at the time it was a rarely traveled road. It is in heavy wooded area with bluffs all around it.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone.
- The witness estimated the animal's height at 7 feet.
- The animal's weight as over 400 lbs.
- The animal was very muscular.
- The hair was dark brown in coloring.
- The witness was unable to see the face.
- The witness was 65 yards from the animal.
The witness had previously submitted another report, see: Report # 23949.
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