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COUNTY: Santa Rosa County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was on the main road that turned off onto Whiting field and had the huge powerlines running through it. I was only a kid and haven't lived their since I was 14.
NEAREST TOWN: Milton & Allentown
NEAREST ROAD: SR 87
OBSERVED: While deer hunting in Milton Florida I saw a large reddish brown unknown animal run on it's hindlegs through a cleared powerline area, 10 miles north of Whiting Field Naval Airstation. The distance was about 100 yards. I then departed the area and never returned.
ALSO NOTICED: Just a large animal running on it's hindlegs and able to clear about 125 yards in under 10 seconds
OTHER STORIES: A month afterwards two stories appeared in the local newspaper.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 7:30am and 8:00am, partly cloudy light mist
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy pine and hilly. Heavy brush in the field and alot of gullies in the area. Heavy with vines on trees. The top of the hill overlooked a farming area and i would say the hill was 200 yards high.
Follow-up investigation report:
I have spoken with the submitter over the phone and have no doubt that he is telling the truth about what he saw that day. He went into great detail of the day and the events that took place. He wanted to share his sighting in hopes to help with our research.