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Report # 58089  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
Motorist observes possible nighttime road crossing near Troy

YEAR: 2017

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 19

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Madison County

LOCATION DETAILS: Crossed over Sequoia drive heading East


NEAREST ROAD: Staunton Road

OBSERVED: My friend and I were driving home in the evening. As we came around the corner we observed a large upright animal standing in the middle of the road. It took several steps and went into the woods. It was grayish-black in color and stood about 7 feet tall. I couldn't see the face very well because it was covered with hair.

My friend said she didn't believe in such a thing as bigfoot but I told her "well, it was standing right in front of us."


TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8:44pm on Seqouia Drive Troy,IL
Clear nite

ENVIRONMENT: Heavy woods around

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone. The second witness did not want to be interviewed because of her profession.

In summary:

The animal was standing in the street about 50 feet from their vehicle. It took two strides and was gone into the woods.
The animal was 7 foot tall.
The animal was greyish black in color.
The face was covered with hair, the witness was unable to make out any feature.

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.

Stan Courtney can be reached at