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COUNTY: Platte County
LOCATION DETAILS: Corner US-92 and Winan Rd. in pasture.
NEAREST TOWN: Platte City
NEAREST ROAD: US-92
OBSERVED: It was around 9 or 930. I was out taking pictures of the moon and I tried to adjust to catch the clouds. When I made the adjustment, something in the bottom of my screen caught my attention. It was moving quickly and it seemed to be grabbing things up from the ground. It was too dark and it was moving too quickly for the lens to focus. In profile it looked like a person ... a very tall person with really long arms. I couldn’t look away. I was afraid it would disappear. It continued its path and crossed behind a tree and I lost it.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 9PM clear sky’s and a harvest moon
ENVIRONMENT: Cow pasture near corn field and cow pond
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with witness on several occasions. She was a skeptic regarding Bigfoots prior to the incident, while her husband is a firm believer. She has a religious upbringing and she follows that line, but she is science based in her view of the world. "If I see it, touch it, etc...then it is real. If I can't see it/touch it, it doesn't exist." She and her husband are both hunters. They are well acquainted with the forests and all forms of animals residing there. She "has been hunting since she was six years old with her first BB gun". When she and her husband went hunting, he would make calls and knocks every now and then, and she humored him though she thought it to be "silly".
Regarding the incident.
She and her husband were visiting a friends home on Friday the 13th, September 2019. She wanted to get some good unobstructed photos of the harvest moon. Her friends home provided that with rolling pastures just across the road. She was using her cell phone, not her camera. She went out on the front porch (small deck) at 9:30 to take pics. As she was waiting for a cloud to position itself so she could "steal some light" from the moon reflecting off of it, she caught something moving in the lower right hand corner of the view screen. It was "running in a zigzag pattern, and picking things up off the ground". Though the camera (phone) was in her hand, she had not set the final settings before taking the photos and it was moving too fast for the camera to focus anyway. It crossed behind a tree next to a small cow pond and was gone. It ran from right to left.
Please note the satellite photo with this report was taken in April of 2018 and there is no pond. A cow pond was added later and other photos she has sent me show the pond.
As far as physical description, it is limited. She estimated the height to be roughly 7 ft., and it had "abnormally long arms".
When she first saw it, it was already moving and it bent over as it was moving and "scooping/picking things up" in a zigzag pattern from her right to left, which would be from south to north. (See photos).
She stated "It was not in a full crouch, nor was it fully erect" as it ran. Upon reflection, she said "it was running, zigzagging, in the position it needed to be in to pick up whatever it was picking up".
It put the "object" in the crook of it's left armr. It picked the "object" up with it's right hand. What she saw it pick up was "something like a small towel, not a rigid object". The figure then disappeared behind a tree(s) just past the pond. Then entire event lasted 30-60 seconds. It never looked her way and was already moving when she first saw.
She and her husband went over to the pasture a few days later. They gauged the height and distance by standing next to a few trees and scrub brush. They also confirmed that there were no cattle or other animals in that particular pasture that night due to calving time, and they kept all animals closer to the home and barn.
She is adamant that it "was not any animal known to her, or her husband."
"It was a tall humanoid shape with abnormally long arms". She may not know what it was, but she knows "what it wasn't".
I have attached an additional photo of the location of her friends chicken coop and where they found a pile of chicken feathers from missing chickens that were found in Spring of this year. After she told her friend what had happened on the 13th, they began discussing Sasquatch habits, habitat, food sources, etc. Her friend had some chickens go missing from a latched coop. They never heard or saw anything out of the ordinary until this event occurred across the street, and she thought it MIGHT explain the pile of feathers.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Improv & sketch comic and writer for 5 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. He led three Missouri BFRO Public Expeditions:, 2012 & 2013 & 2014. Led public expedition for BFRO in Illinois in 2019.Participated in Iowa, 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2) & Illinois Expedition 2019 (1). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions. Hosted a public Town Hall meeting in Missouri in 2017.