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COUNTY: Bourbon County
LOCATION DETAILS: The easiest way to get you there is from Highway 3. Going north out of Crawford County the hiway jogs over on Highway 39 (I think) and goes north, from there go 3 miles north (there is an old red church buldind on the NW corner, go about 1 & 3/4 miles to the low water bridge & about 100 yards past the bridge is where it crossed. It was going south.
NEAREST TOWN: Uniontown
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 3
OBSERVED: It was the middle of August & about lunch time. A friend of mine & I was heading south of Union town & decided to go to Ft. Scott for lunch. So we cut across on a gravel road. I was reading a Big Nickle (advertisment paper) and we were talking & going along when my friend suddenly seemed to quit talking in mid sentence. I looked up and saw somehting running upright manlike all hairy, about 5 feet tall but it was going so fast it was to the trees & gone by the time my eyes had focused. My friend (who was driving) says "did you see that?". I said was it about 5 feet tall & reddish haired. He said "it looked at me". I said what was it, you saw it better than me, I just looked up. He wouldn't say it but it was a Bigfoot. It ran very quickly across the road. Otherwise I would have always thought it might be a prank but it ran way faster than I could. It was about 1 block ahead of us when it crossed the road. It was on the east side of a creek & we were just coming to a low water bridge. It was very windy that day. As we drove past the place it went into the woods I looked but saw nothing more and I could see 3-400 yards up a grade to a ridge. As it ran across a small group of birds flew up out of the ditch as it ran into the woods.
OTHER WITNESSES: One other witness (the driver). We were talking & he was driving.
OTHER STORIES: I have heard sounds on 3 occasions that are unexplained.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around Noon. Sunny, but very windy.
ENVIRONMENT: Concreet bridge
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone. He stated that the animal was moving so swiftly across the road that he barely had time to comprehend what was happening.
He stated that the animal was running upright and covered completely with hair. He was not able to make out any facial details.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions and travels throughout Illinois giving presentations on "Bigfoot In Illinois". See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org