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YEAR: Late 80's
DATE: Late 80s
COUNTY: Hernando County
LOCATION DETAILS: I lived just north of Spring Hill on Sunshine Grove Rd by Hexim Rd. near your other report approximately 3 miles. What I saw was seen by 4 or 5 people over 20 to 30 years. By Whitehurst Lake about 2 miles from US 19. I saw a man-like thing approx 7 foot tall. Its arms were longer than a man. Its head was small. It walked labored, swinging its arms. It had no real shape to it that I could tell. Just big. It stopped on the lime rock road for 1 or 2 seconds, then walked toward the lake. I ran the other way. When I told my mother she said that they had seen them for years in the 70's.
NEAREST TOWN: Spring Hill / Brooksville
NEAREST ROAD: US 19 /SR 50
ALSO NOTICED: for more call .
OTHER WITNESSES: just me that time.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: dusk or just after. cool clear
ENVIRONMENT: Pine and oaks very dry cool clear. My mothers family lived near this very remote lake since the 60's near power lines, dirt roads for miles.
Follow-up investigation report:
After talking to the witness the date of the event was narrowed down to the late 80's.The details he didn't submit in his original report were added. The encounter was near dusk so not many details were easily observable. He did describe the creature as having a stocky build with a wide upper torso, no observable neck, and being dark in color. Also observed was a reddish reflection from the eyes due to the waning light. The estimated distance from the witness to the creature was approximately 20+ yards. The witness also recalled other incidents that were related to him by others over the years in that area.