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COUNTY: Whiteside County
LOCATION DETAILS: This is on a private family farm.
NEAREST TOWN: Rock Falls
NEAREST ROAD: Gaulrapp Rd. between Prophetstown snd and Tampico Rd.
OBSERVED: The BF I saw was honey brown in color and I witnessed it bang large rocks together. I didn't see its face, its hair was in the way. It was standing sideways. This happened on a farm south of Rock Falls, Illinois. November-2006. It happened in a cornfield, with a large pine grove, along with brush and some trees. This particular part of the farm was in an area where they dumped their cows and calves, that had died while giving birth. (its illegal but many do it because it cost a lot of money to dispose) they also dumped the carcasses of the deer from hunting, after they butchered them. I didn't smell the BF, but I'm pretty sure my German Shepard did. I was out there to walk her, like many times I had done in the past. But this time she took off. I tried to call her back, but she had a funny/scared look in her face. I thought that was strange, but blew it off, and kept walking on a little bit more. That was until I looked up and saw it. I looked at my friend, to say "hey did you see that", but he was looking down at the field/ ground. I looked back, and it was gone. I was in shock, trying to rationalize what I had just seen. I was thinking what was a man doing in a Chewbacca suit out here! Then I realized it was a Bigfoot. I was too embarrassed to say anything and kept to myself. I got scared then and asked that we turn around.
ALSO NOTICED: I used to drive a four wheeler in there and always got a weird sensation. Across the other side of the farm I would drive the four wheeler in an open area, surrounded by trees, there was a log placed in my way when I came back one time. I never liked to drive in after that. I'd got a scared feeling, sense of doom.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me. I never told my friend I was with, thought he would think I was crazy.
OTHER STORIES: Read one on your site. Not really that far away.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Overcast, daytime. Late morning.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine grove forrest, along with over grown brush and some trees.
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 was over 375 lbs.
- The animal was lanky.
- The hair was honey brown in coloring.
- Witness was unable to see the face.
- The animal kept its head tipped downward as it was striking the rocks together.
- The animals arms were somewhat longer than a human's.
- The witness' friend did not see the animal.
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 StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at email@example.com