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Report # 23247  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, February 24, 2008.
Woman remembers encountering a strange animal while driving outside Mexico Beach
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YEAR: 1985

SEASON: Spring

STATE: Florida

COUNTY: Bay County

NEAREST TOWN: mexico beach, fla

NEAREST ROAD: fla. hwy 98

OBSERVED: Sounds in the woods and the sights of tree limbs or structures shown are everywhere in the sowega (southwest Georgia) area of Georgia. I grew up in the crisp county area and most of my life was spend on the flint river area. we (family) always heard the loud cries and grunts which most thought were large cats. Even on a trip to mexico beach, fla. in the 80's, we saw one run across the road just before the stop sign for highway 98. We know that they are there and don't care if anybody thinks other wise..seeing is believing!!!!!!!


ENVIRONMENT: area near water and forest

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ken Johnson:

After speaking by phone to the witness, I can add a few details to the sighting near Mexico Beach, Florida. The witness spoke credibly to me as she recalled the details of her sighting.

The witness departed Georgia late one night, traveling to Mexico Beach, Florida. She described encountering a strange animal squatting on the side of the road at the edge of the pavement, about one block from the intersection of County Road 386 and Florida Highway 98. The time was approximately 1 or 2 a.m.

As her car approached, the animal jumped straight up and ran from right to left, in front of her car as she drove by, and disappeared into the woods on the other side of the road. According to the witness, she would have hit the animal if she had been going any faster.

The animal was described as about five to six feet tall, running on two legs pretty fast. The hair was dark, long and stringy with red highlights. The length of the animal's hair appeared to be six to eight inches, shaggy, and not uniform in appearance. The witness does not recall seeing the animal's face.

About BFRO Investigator Ken Johnson:

Ken Johnson works as production team leader at a manufacturing facility near Cairo, Ga, where he has spent much time camping and hunting in the woods of southwest Georgia. Ken has a BS in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University and has been interested in bigfoot since an early age.

Ken has participated in the following BFRO Expeditions: North Florida 2008, Central Florida 2009, Central Georgia 2009, co-organizer of North Florida 2011, attended North Florida 2012 and North Florida 2014, plus numerous private BFRO expeditions and outings. Ken has also been trained as a Visual Tracker-Level 1.

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