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Report # 24354  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
Hunter has sighting from his deer stand near Detroit
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YEAR: 2007


MONTH: November

DATE: 16

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Pike County


NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 106

OBSERVED: I was deer hunting in Pike County, Illinois in 2007. I got in my tree stand at 6 in the morning. At 6.20 in the morning I heard loud footsteps walking through the pasture off to my right shoulder. I thought it was another hunter going to the third pasture to his ground blind. I stood up to see what was making the loud footsteps. What I saw was something large and hairy with a huge stride in its steps. Walking very quickly like it knew where it was going I would estimate it to be 6 to 7 feet tall. I was freaked out. The other hunter always wears blaze orange when he walks to his spot. I saw he and his son go by my stand that day at 11.30 am.


OTHER WITNESSES: none just me


TIME AND CONDITIONS: 6.20 in the morning. Weather was clear and sunny skies.

ENVIRONMENT: Hills and hollers.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report:

- The witness stated the animal had broad shoulders and was muscular.
- The animal had long arms and appeared to have no neck.
- The stride was long.
- The animals coloring was dark rusty brown.
- The sighting was close, only twenty yards.
- He was unable to make out any facial features as the animal never looked towards him.

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 for recordings he has collected over the years.

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