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Report # 11831  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, June 05, 2005.
Snake hunter has daytime sighting near Seneca
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YEAR: 2005

SEASON: Summer



STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Grundy County

LOCATION DETAILS: This is on private land.



OBSERVED: I was just out snake hunting the roads and I saw a spot and thought I would go up and look for some snakes. I heard like a rustling, kind of like something was futher in front of me. There was a tree line there and it breaks off into an opening. Right outside of the tree line I saw the back half from the waist up of this bigfoot. It turned ever so slightly, it didn't face me, but it turned towards my direction a little bit kind of like it acknowledged me there and then continued to walk off.

ALSO NOTICED: A pungent musky old mop smell.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. starting to get dark.

ENVIRONMENT: Marsh and woodland.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone. On the 11th of June 2005 I visited the site with the witness. The following details can be added to the report:

--The animal was between eight and ten feet tall and weighed over 500 pounds.
--The witness described the animal as being muscular.
--The shoulders were huge being twice the size of a human's.
--The hair was auburn, reddish brown, like on an orangutan.
--The head appeared to be shaped like a "cone-head."

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 for recordings he has collected over the years.

Stan Courtney can be reached at

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