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Report # 43619  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Motorist has twilight sighting south of Oquawka

YEAR: 2012

SEASON: Spring


DATE: 12

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Henderson County

LOCATION DETAILS: On a secondary road at a creek crossing.



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.

In Summary:

- 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. See Stan's blog for recordings he has collected over the years.

Stan Courtney can be reached at