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Geographical Index > United States > Illinois > Tazewell County > Report # 40075
Report # 40075  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Friday, March 1, 2013.
Daylight sighting along levee in East Peoria
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YEAR: 2013

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: February

DATE: 26

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Tazewell County

LOCATION DETAILS: The levee just past building ss cat plant

NEAREST TOWN: east peoria

NEAREST ROAD: cedar street bridge

OBSERVED: I saw a creature running on top of a levee just on the east Peoria side of the river.It was all tan from head to feet. It had to be running at least 30 mph. While running its knees were bent.It did not look like a man running in a race, like a sprinter. The levee was just on the river side of cat building ss (Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Company). I saw the tan man for maybe 5 or 6 seconds. The speed at which it had was awesome. I could see the hair moving on its body but its head did not move. I just can not get over the speed tan man had, unreal.



TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 9:40 am

ENVIRONMENT: over cast

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In summary:

The animal was 7 to 8 foot tall.
The weight was about 350 lbs.
The color of the hair was tan.
The witness was unable to see the animal's face.
The animal was approximately 100 yards from where the witness was sitting in his vehicle.
The witness observed the animal running quickly along the top of the levee. its movement was very fluid and graceful, with legs always bent and head down.

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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