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Report # 44645  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Motorist has possible daylight sighting near Embarras River

YEAR: 2014

SEASON: Spring

MONTH: March

DATE: 3/20/2014

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Crawford County

LOCATION DETAILS: Spencer's Bridge road south of the Embarras River.


NEAREST ROAD: Chauncey blacktop

OBSERVED: Sighting number #2 was 3/20/2014. This just happened two days ago. I saw what I never thought I would see again, and how different this one was. Me and my friend was coming back from a road trip south when we decided to go down to a place on the Embarras River. I like to fish and swim at what's called Spencer's Bridge. This used to be a county road that used to lead to a bridge that crossed the river, but the bridge is long and the area floods so much, no one uses it except for people fishing and swimming. I was going really slow because it had just been grated from the last flood. When in front of me I saw a fast dark moving object, it ran on all fours towards the tree line . When it turned south I could see that it was running on all fours as a ape would but fast. It stopped and turned towards us and you could see that it was dual colored, white on one side and brown on other, different yeah. It was too far away to get any more specific on the coloring but this one was much more heavier and hairier. Couldn't really see just how tall he was but his mass was a lot bigger than the last one I seen but that was in the dead of summer He turned and took one last look at us and disappeared into brush. This would of been about 5 miles from where I saw my first one.

ALSO NOTICED: I have heard of the bigfoots watching people and there were some guys across the river building a cabin. Which is something since there is only one other cabin in the area and its been there for years.

OTHER WITNESSES: Me and my friend.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: This occurred around 2 pm CST

ENVIRONMENT: This was first full of spring the weather has been cold and warm all month. The winter has been long. It was 64 degrees. Sunny real nice day.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In Summary:

- When the witness originally saw the animal it was on all fours.
- The animal stood up and walked on two legs twice.
- The witness estimated the animal's height at 8 feet tall.
- The animal was thickly built and very hairy.
- The hair coloring was a mixture of white and brown.
- The witness was unable to make out any facial features.
- The witness was 100 yards from the animal.
- I was unable to contact and speak with the second witness

The witness had previously submitted another report, see: Report # 44644.

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