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Report # 31062  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, November 13, 2011.
Possible footprint found near the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
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YEAR: 2011

SEASON: Spring


DATE: 16

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Sangamon County


NEAREST ROAD: Covered Bridge

OBSERVED: Stan, my son found these prints on Thursday, June 16th in the woods near the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge in rural Glenarm, IL. Wanted to know your opinion. Thank you for any time you may take to help us out. Please let me know.


OTHER WITNESSES: Two witnesses, my sister and my son.


ENVIRONMENT: Along the creek, woods, grassy fields.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I contacted the father of the teenager and we set up a time to visit the area with his family. Several days had passed since the footprint was found and with recent rains the imprint was gone.

Photo of the print:

Sugar Creek Covered bridge was built in 1880 and is one of few covered bridges still in existence in Illinois.

This park, although nestled along a heavily wooded creek, also sees a high amount of human foot traffic because of its historical significance in this part of Central Illinois.

The footprint was 18" long.
It was 8" wide at the ball of the foot
The toes were all plainly visible.
The footprint was in a muddy area.

This footprint was found the day after the Chatham footprint and both prints measured 18 inches x 8 inches. The Chatham footprint was two miles north of this location.

Sangamon County - Report # 29495

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.

Stan Courtney can be reached at

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