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Report # 41718  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Motorcyclist has daylight sighting south of Kellerville
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YEAR: 2013

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 22

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Adams County

LOCATION DETAILS: From county road 1200th to 2873rd E going south, at the bottom of the first hill on an embankment on the west side of the road.

NEAREST TOWN: Kellerville


OBSERVED: My husband and I were on a motorcycle ride to Siloam Springs State Park. We were driving about 40 to 45 miles per hour on a blacktop coming down a hill when I thought I saw a burnt tree trunk ahead on my right. As we got closer I noticed hair so I looked it up and down and what I was looking at really shocked me. I could see his side view very clearly. It had a human body larger than a man's and very muscular. It had dark reddish brown hair about 2 to 3 inches long all over except for the head and face which was grey and white and I could even see light flesh under it. It was standing straight with arms down by its side I could even see its fingers. It was looking down at the ground and standing very still. The back of his head looked rounded, but from his side he had a pronounced brow area that slanted upward to the crown of his head. His head looked like it set directly on his shoulders, I didn't notice a neck. His face didn't have much hair and his lips looked thin and wide. When we drove back by the spot where I saw it, about 20 minutes later, there was nothing there.


OTHER WITNESSES: My husband and I. He did not see it.

OTHER STORIES: I heard about an older couple taking a walk in the woods about 3 miles southwest from this area around 3 years ago and they were chased out of the woods by a large hairy man waving a stick and making unusual noises at them.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 1:30 p.m.
It was sunny and warm.

ENVIRONMENT: Road is built up with an embankment in a valley with sparse trees and shrubs.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

Drawing made by witness.

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In summary:

The animal's height was over seven feet tall.
The animal's weight was over 350 lbs.
Appeared well toned and very muscular,
The hair was dark reddish-brown in coloring and was between 2 and 3 inches in length.
The animal was approximately 50 feet from the witness along the side of the road.
The sighting was at 1:30 p.m on a warm and clear day.
It was the witness' opinion that the animal stayed as still as possible to not draw attention to itself.

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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