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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 WITNESSES: None
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 StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org