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COUNTY: Pulaski County
LOCATION DETAILS: It is at the old Oaks Campground, the county line is less than a mile from there where it meets Jasper County.
NEAREST TOWN: Francesville
NEAREST ROAD: 114
OBSERVED: My friends and I were going for a walk and we came across a bare footprint. It wouldn't have seemed odd, but it was in the melting snow and it was the only one we could see. We ran to my parents and told them what we found and we brought a tape measure and took a polaroid picture of it. It only measured 13-14 inches long which is not very long at all but it did seem wide. I don't know how significant this information is but you never know. It was a long time ago anywhere from 10-15 years ago...I guessed on the year, I think I was anywhere from 8-10 years old.
ALSO NOTICED: It was near the trailer park where people lived...and there was no one living in the campers that were there in the winter. The footprint was headed back towards the woods.
OTHER WITNESSES: I can't remember who all were there but there were at least four of us.
OTHER STORIES: No, like I said I don't think this is too significant because we never saw anything but the footprint. I do still have the photo.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: We found it in the morning...and it was pretty cold and dreary. Footprint was melting and icy.
ENVIRONMENT: The place is surrounded by woods and fields and the highway is nearby
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness phone. She sent me photos of the track, however they did not show enough detail to be included with this report.
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