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Geographical Index > United States > Florida > Marion County > Report # 729
Report # 729  (Class A)
Submitted by witness B.B. on Monday, July 28, 1997.
a daylight sighting by a family on a camping trip

YEAR: 1997

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 25

STATE: Florida

COUNTY: Marion County

LOCATION DETAILS: Florida, U.S The nearest town was Lynne, in Ocala National Forest. The nearest road was Highway 40 I was at Half Moon Lake camping area in Ocala National Forest



OBSERVED: My family and I were hiking on a nature walk in the forest. When we walked across a small bridge over a stream. We stopped to rest and i allowed my two sons to go explore. A few minutes later they returned panicing and told me there was a gorilla so i went to go check it out. When we got to where they lead us there was bigfoot nealing next to the stream drinking. It notest us standing there and ran off into the forest.

ENVIRONMENT: Small spring feed stream with a sandy bottom. There were also two large oak trees on the north bank of the stream.