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Report # 39852  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Memory told of a possible sighting while parked in a car near Granite City

YEAR: 1977


MONTH: September

DATE: Late

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Madison County

LOCATION DETAILS: 1214 Old Rock Road, Granite City, Illinois

NEAREST TOWN: Granite City

NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 3

OBSERVED: My wife actually saw a bigfoot one evening getting close to dark. We were sitting in the car talking while we were dating. And she saw one standing behind the car. We were talking and she all of a sudden shut up, turned white as a ghost, and turned back around. I asked her what was wrong and she said "I saw one standing behind the car". As soon as she looked at it, it started moving back away. By the time we both looked back around it was gone. I've seen total evidence, my mother has seen them, and my wife has seen them.



warm and clear

ENVIRONMENT: woods and lakes near Mississippi River

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with both witnesses at their home.

The animal was 8 feet tall.
The animal had very broad shoulders and was broad all the way down.
The animal was massive and estimated to weigh over 400 lbs.
The hair was very dark in coloring.
The animal was very close to the car, perhaps 10 or 15 feet.

The submitter had previously submitted his own report, see: Report # 32196

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.

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