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DATE: 5 th
COUNTY: Wright County
LOCATION DETAILS: Cedar Tree line off each side of the 2 lane road.
Grovespring is South of Lebanon, MO OFF Hyw 5. Turn left on O. Following till Hyw TT. About a quarter mile before Junctions
NN going South.
[Exact location of incident (copy and paste these coordinates into Google Maps): 37.463917, -92.522421 ]
NEAREST TOWN: Grovesprings
NEAREST ROAD: On Hwy TT near intersection of Hwy TT & NN Road
OBSERVED: Iím Gladys Andresen from Grovesprings, MO. 65662
About 9:30 to 10:30 am, I left my home on HYW TT heading to the town of Lebanon, MO.
Beautiful day, just past junction NN driving about 40 miles an hour.
As I looked to my left there stood a huge Bigfoot. Reddish brown long hair, about 3í 1/2 Ď wide across his chest.
His arms hanging to his side, his hands were long enough to go past his hips. Stunning creature. As I passed, he had already cleared the tree line, stood as to look back and fourth for traffic. We locked eyes and looked at each other till I was past him. He wasnít startled, he just stood there as if he knew me. I smelled a musty odor in the air. He definitely was an Alpha Male. No fear. About 9í tall. Huge. If I would of stopped, I feel like I could have shook hands with him. No photo. But I keep my phone on camera from now on. Itís day time sightings. Not night time.
ALSO NOTICED: No
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself
OTHER STORIES: Two days later my daughter and her partner coming home from work. As they turned South on TT. They said they looked out the corner of their eyes and saw 4 eyes glowing yellow hunkered Dow on the side of the road. Almost same environment. About daylight was the time of day.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Beautiful bright comfortable temperature
Sunny and about 68 degrees.
ENVIRONMENT: Tree line with pastures on both sides behind the trees
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
I spoke with the reporting witness just a few weeks after the event. She was clear, succinct and sharp as a tack. As she stated, she was heading north towards town to get supplies for the week. Usually goes on Mondays like clockwork. The northbound lane was on the right and the southbound side was to her left. She saw movement up ahead on the left and she slowed down.
The creature was physically described as : 9-10 feet tall with reddish brown hair. She indicated the shoulders were "3.5 feet wide" and as we spoke she indicated it was at least as wide as two grown men standing next to each other, so somewhere in that measurement range.
She indicated that it's "arms hung down to at or below the knees". When she first saw it the "hands were near the waist and when she passed it the arms were fully extended down by it's side." The eyes "were deep, deep brown and huge". She did smell the musty animal smell reported by many witnesses.
She said they locked eyes and its head followed her as she passed it. The duration of the eye to eye contact was around 5 seconds and the duration of the entire event was in the 30 second range. She was no further from the creature than 12-15 feet. She had slowed to a crawl and had an unobstructed view.
She had no fear, nor did the creature. They just stared at each other until she passed. In her rear view mirror she saw it clear the entire 2 lane hwy. in 2 steps and disappeared into the woods.
She estimated a 6 ft stride.
She felt no fear at all and the creature was not menacing or making any overt threatening movements towards her. As she mentioned, it seemed "friendly" and she had the sensation she could have reached out and touched it if she wanted. It waited for her to cross the road and then vanished in a "couple of seconds".
Her area butts up to the Mark Twin National Forest and reports are plentiful there. Good solid witness and she felt privileged to have had the experience.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Improv & sketch comic and writer for 5 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. He led three Missouri BFRO Public Expeditions:, 2012 & 2013 & 2014. Led public expedition for BFRO in Illinois in 2019.Participated in Iowa, 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2) & Illinois Expedition 2019 (1). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions. Hosted a public Town Hall meeting in Missouri in 2017.