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YEAR: 1959 or 60
COUNTY: Callaway County
LOCATION DETAILS: dead end county road
NEAREST TOWN: Tebbetts
NEAREST ROAD: Missouri Hwy 94
OBSERVED: I was parking out in the woods with my date late one fall evening.
All of a sudden my car began to shake. I looked out the drivers side-window and found myself looking at a huge face. We stared at each other not over 3 inches from each other through the glass. I hurriedly started the car and put the headlights on. The first thing we saw was that now the animal was on the passenger side of the car and on all fours as if it were trying to stay out of the light from the headlights. The animal hurriedly covered the 35 feet in front of the car and into the woods. It only stood up as it reached the trees.
The speed that it moved was amazing. It was much faster than any deer. It was over 7 feet tall, brown and had a large head though we could not see the face.
We quickly left the area and headed back to town.
It took over an hour to get my girlfriend calmed down.
ALSO NOTICED: There were 2 muddy handprints and scratchs left on the car. One was on the top and one near the door handle. It had a thumb and 3 fingers.
I showed these in town the next day and asked the local hunter to look at them, but he had never seen anything like that before.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just two, myself and my date
OTHER STORIES: No.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Weather was cool and crispy, clear & the moon was out
ENVIRONMENT: Big timber on one side with heavy brush. There was a small creek and a corn stubble field. It was three-quarters of a mile from the Missouri River.
Follow-up investigation report:
I spoke with the witness at length on the phone.
He remarked that the head was huge, the eyes were round and the mouth was somewhat open. He could not see the teeth. The mouth and nose seemed to be all together, more like a gorilla.
The witness also had a sighting in June 2004.
The report is #8890 Miller County, Missouri.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org