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COUNTY: Hardin County
LOCATION DETAILS: OO avenue and 155th street.
NEAREST TOWN: Iowa Falls
NEAREST ROAD: 155th Street
OBSERVED: I was driving home from work at nearly midnight. I made my turn and began driving up hill. At the top of the hill, I saw something jump onto the road. It looked at me for a second. I saw its big red eyes, and I could see how big the thing is. I didn't see extreme detail, but it was gigantic. Within a second or two it was in the woods on the other side of the road. What really made me think it was a Bigfoot, was by how fast it moved, and how high off the ground was its eyes.
ALSO NOTICED: It ran over the broad in less than two seconds.
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: No, but when I am outside at night, occasionally I will hear howls that aren't coyotes.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Night clear and warm. Slight breeze
ENVIRONMENT: Iowa greenbelt. Forest, hilly, and very dense plant life
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Steve Moon:
When interviewed on the phone witness recounted his observation in extreme detail, adding that the color of the animal observed was black. When asked what sounds he occasionally hears around his home, a small rural acreage, he allowed that he had heard what sounded like screaming.
The area where this encounter occurred is a dense greenbelt along the upper reaches of the Iowa River. The Iowa is quite small here, but is mighty, having carved a deep canyon through the heart of what is now the town of Iowa Falls, which is just a few miles upstream from the encounter. There are numerous wildlife management areas, county parks and boat access parks for many miles along this stretch of the river. This green belt is quite extensive, with bedrock outcrops along the river.
The Iowa, Cedar, Wapsipinicon, Yellow, Skunk and other small eastern Iowa rivers begin on the DesMoines Glacial Lobe, which occupies north-central Iowa. This area is geologically very young, with farms dominating the landscape. The DesMoines Lobe is drained extensively by the headwaters and upper reaches of the major rivers in eastern Iowa, all of which contain significant green belts along most of their length.
I am familiar with the area of witness's encounter. Having spoken with witness I find him to be credible. This was a classic night time road crossing.
About BFRO Investigator Steve Moon:
A native of southeast Iowa, Steve has long been a cave explorer and outdoor adventurer. He became involved in bigfoot research in 2008. Steve organized BFRO IOWA Public Expeditions in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016, and is currently organizing a 2017 IOWA expedition. Steve is an artist, photographer, farmer, anthropologist and professional researcher. His primary research areas are the river basins of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and all of eastern Iowa.