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COUNTY: Washington County
LOCATION DETAILS: you drive thur fields to get to the property. There is only one way in and out it is in the middle of no where.
NEAREST TOWN: Radom
NEAREST ROAD: Route 51
OBSERVED: I was deer hunting in Washington county Illinois on private land. I dont own the land but my family is the only one that hunts it. Ive been hunting the exact same tree since I started hunting the property about 17 years ago. Im on a hill on the edge of a field. Field is behind me Im looking west. It is early November still leaves on the tree but some have fallen so I could still see thru the woods somewhat. I dont remember the exact time of day but it was early evening several hours before sunset. I look north towards the edge of field I see a dark figure walking down the edge of the field, I thought it was a tresspasser walking to go hunt. I was starting to start to get down from my stand to see what the person was doing on private land. Off to my right (north) I hear something walking in the large ravine at this point the figure was about 60 yards heading west up the ravine. As Im looking thur the woods I can tell its not a person in camo it was black I cant ID what it was but it was on 2 legs I would say by my best guess it was the size of a large man.
ALSO NOTICED: I was followed on the edge of the field once, as I would walk the edge of the field something in the woods would walk, when I stopped it stopped, it was pitch dark at the time so it wasnt a person
OTHER WITNESSES: i was alone
OTHER STORIES: Ive never heard anything
TIME AND CONDITIONS: early evening several hours before sunset
ENVIRONMENT: farmland with a creek
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone.
• The witness stated that the figure was walking upright along the edge of the field 60 yards away.
• The figure was 6 foot tall.
• The figure was solid black in color.
• The figure had a heavy build.
• The witness was unable to see the face.
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 StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org