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COUNTY: Levy County
LOCATION DETAILS: From I 75 exit at SR 27 exit. Proceed to the west thru Williston, thru Bronson, to junction of 339
NEAREST TOWN: midway between Chiefland and Bronson
NEAREST ROAD: about a quarter mile east of the junction of 339 and 27
OBSERVED: A friend and I were driving east on Hwy 27 between Chiefland and Bronson. Hwy 27 is a four lane road. The lanes are separated by a wide grass median, maybe 50 feet wide that serves as a drainage feature for the highway. It was September 29, 2012. The time was about 8 pm and it was dark and raining a little. The sighting occurred about a quarter mile east of the junction of 339 and 27. My truck has loose steering and it drifted a little almost going into the grass median. A large creature jumped up from a squatlike stance like it was startled and raised its arms over its head. It ran on two legs to the north across the highway. The creature was brownish/reddish color and very muscular. It was between 7 and 8 feet tall. We could only see the back of the creature because it ran away from us and we were past it in an instant. We turned around but it was already gone. We heard no noise or sound from the creature.
ALSO NOTICED: nothing
OTHER WITNESSES: One other witness
OTHER STORIES: Your website has a couple of other reports close to this location
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8 pm, dark, slightly raining, visibility limited to headlights
ENVIRONMENT: Land is dense swamp on both sides of the highway
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator David Bakara:
I spoke with both witnesses and each had no idea what else this could have been. It was raining slightly and only about 30 mins after dark. This stretch of road between Chiefland and Bronson is particularly dark with woods close by on both sides of the highway. The witness says he sees a lot of road kill here regularly. His small pickup had just drifted over the yellow line in the left lane so he was just 5 ft from the crouched figure at the closest point. When they first noticed it, they had the impression it may have been eating something as it was crouched over with its back to them. Within a second, the animal jumped straight up and threw its arm above it head, then took a couple of bounds, and was off and running. The witnesses' observations included long and muscular arms (past the knees). Very dark brown hair that appeared wet and stringy. It was much wider in the shoulder area than a man (like a football player), and when it rose up, it appeared to be between 7 and 8 1/2 feet tall. Both witnesses said this animal was huge, and ran on two legs. They turned the car around to get another look at it, but it was already gone.
About BFRO Investigator David Bakara:
David has three daughters and a wife that shares his interest in research, both having developed a deep respect for nature and knowledge of the outdoors and wildlife. Attended Northern Florida Expedition 2011, 2012 Washington Exp., and 2012 North Florida exp. Prior US Navy and currently works as a Leasing Agent, spending his time off in the woods as often as he can investigating Bigfoot reports.