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Report # 50965  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Possible footprints found and cast east of Belleville near Illinois Route 4

YEAR: 2016

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: January

DATE: 15

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: St. Clair County

LOCATION DETAILS: East of Belleville

NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 4

OBSERVED: I found tracks and video documented them as well as cast them....this is the second time finding tracks , first time was in June of 2015 then January 15 actual sighting but have heard unusual howls throughout the year since March of 2015

ALSO NOTICED: Yes...tracks were found in June of 2015 in the same area


OTHER STORIES: I was told by a farmer after finding tracks in June of 2015, and after jokingly asking if he had seen any Bigfoot running around that he was scared by something big in his field one evening at dark and thought it was a man and went to run him off the property or see who it was as no one else would or is supposed to be out there, he drove his truck out towards him and said "it was the biggest guy he ever saw and he ran into the woods" but did get close enough to see him in the head lights and thought it odd he had a big heavy coat on..

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Day , afternoon sunny, in the 40s

ENVIRONMENT: Prarie grass field then into the woods

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

The witness found several footprints in the dirt. The big toe and four toes were visible.

He stated that the footprint measured fifteen inches long by six inches wide.

The footprint found in the dirt.

The cast of the footprint as he removed it from the dirt.

The cast of the footprint after it was cleaned.

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