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COUNTY: Crawford County
LOCATION DETAILS: The park is right off the second Sullivan exit. Is called the City Lake Park, and it is near heavy forested areas like the Meramec State park, and Mark Twain National Forrest.
NEAREST TOWN: Sullivan Missouri
NEAREST ROAD: Interstate 44
OBSERVED: This past October I was walking along Mattox Dr, by City Lake Park in Sullivan Missouri. It was around 11, 11 20 PM on a Thursday night and the park is remote and empty on a night like that. I am 29 and stand 6 foot 6 inches. My vision is 15/20 in my left eye, better than normal. As I came around the curb, I had the National Preserve, Meramec State Park to my right. As I looked ahead some 70 to 100 feet and I saw this tall monkey with long legs go by under one of the lights. I immediately looked to my right at the three line as fear overwhelmed my body. I turned around, pacing myself back towards town, trying to make sense of what I saw. It stood about 7 feet, and it was hairy, the hair of the arms was hanging 3, to 4 inches, it was the only part of the silhouette that was clearly hairy and I could notice clearly that it had ape like hairy arms. I went back to the house and researched the subject on you tube, but most of the videos showed a much heavier set creature. A lot of people that I talked to just can not believe me. Last night I came across the Jacobs video and the similarity struck me.
I know that is hard to believe what I saw and I myself was a skeptic of this phenomenon, until it happened to me. Now I know that the creature in cause exists.
Do we know why it is so elusive?
It seams that it was leaving the park when it saw me? Why would a creature so large be scared of a human?
I have no intention to gain any benefit from my experience. Thank you.
ALSO NOTICED: I walked in that park almost every evening before bed time, no other time have I witnessed anything similarly.
OTHER WITNESSES: none
OTHER STORIES: no.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Dark out, but the park lights have very powerful neon lights, and everything on the road is distinguishable, one time I even saw a baby copperhead crawling, that is how powerful the lights are.
ENVIRONMENT: The creature was walking fast from the interior of the park, towards the forest, via the lake walk way. It is close to the Ozark Corridor, Meramec River, one of the most forested areas of Missouri.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Robert Driscoll:
Spoke by phone with this witness by phone.
The witness walks in this park practically every evening and this is the first time he has experienced an actual sighting. He knows what he saw, and hopes he never encounters one again.
The sasquatch was thin, more so than other encounters reported.
Nearby Meramec State Park is known for its many caves and springs.
About BFRO Investigator Robert Driscoll:
Retired Police Officer, Latent Crime Scene Investigator
Attended 5 BFRO Expeditions: Missouri Exp 2009 and 2010; Tennessee Exp 2010 and 2011; Illinois Spring Exp 2011