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Report # 50967  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
Possible footprints found east of Belleville near Illinois Route 4

YEAR: 2015

SEASON: Spring


DATE: 10

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: St. Clair County

LOCATION DETAILS: East of Belleville

NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 4

OBSERVED: I heard crashing in the woods I was walking through to get to a field I hunt Indian artifacts in.. and found tracks...

ALSO NOTICED: Just loud crashing / somthing moving fast and hard breaking limbs


OTHER STORIES: No..not at that time

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Evening getting dark.. hot just after rain..

ENVIRONMENT: Woods..near a river

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

The witness found several footprints although only one photographed well. The big toe and four toes were visible.

He stated that the footprint measured seventeen inches long by eight inches wide. The footprint was in mud after rains in the area.

The witness supplied the following photo:

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