Geographical Index > United States > Illinois > Williamson County > Report # 15393
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, August 1, 2006.
Woman describes her son's possible sighting near Lake of Egypt in Shawnee National Forest
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COUNTY: Williamson County
LOCATION DETAILS: Lake of Egypt off of powerplant road in one of the subdivisions
NEAREST TOWN: Marion, Illinois
NEAREST ROAD: rt 37
OBSERVED: On Friday, July 28th- my 15 year old son was visiting his grandparents on the Lake of Egypt in Marion, Illinois. After dark he remembered that he didn't take the battery off the charger on the bass boat so he headed down the hill toward the dock. Since it was very dark, he brought along his 10 million candlepower spot light.
He went down to the lake and started taking the charger off the battery. He decided to shine his light on the other side of the cove to look for raccoons or turtles or coyotes or deer, whatever he might be able to see.
He looked to a point off the cove and noticed a big black figure or "glob" in the 6 or 7 foot tall grass. He realized it was not something that he had seen during his visit while fishing (for 2 weeks prior). He flashed his flashlight on and off to get it's attention so it would look at him. He wanted to see what kind of eyes it had. He whistled to get it's attention - and put the light back on and heard a different whistle back. My son looked up top of the hill toward the house to see if his grandparents were playing a trick on him and no one was there. So he instantly flashed back to the spot where the creature was standing. He saw it starting to move away and he noticed the tops of the weeds moving as it left. He was creeped out and ran back up to the house- because it was to big for a deer or coyote.
ALSO NOTICED: nothing
OTHER WITNESSES: no
OTHER STORIES: not that I know of other than on this site
TIME AND CONDITIONS: nighttime around 10:30 pm- it was extremely hot and humid
ENVIRONMENT: a lake and the grass across the cove was very dense and tall.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke to the witness by phone, and managed to obtain a few more details about the incident. About 40 feet away from the witness was a swampy area full of tall grass and reeds more than six feet in height. When the witness first noticed something tall in the reeds, he whistled at it and after about 2 seconds a return whistle, different from the initial whistle, was returned. After he realized that there wasn't anybody there with him, he shined his light back on the creature, which proceeded to move farther away. He noticed that the creature stood a little taller than the 6-7 foot tall reeds. The area itself has housing subdivisions in it, but it is located in the Shawnee National Forest.
About BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
Eric Lester is a medical professional and has been investigating possible Sasquatch sightings since 2004.
BFRO expeditions include: