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COUNTY: Independence County
LOCATION DETAILS: oil trough arkansas 4 miles from newark arkansas near the oiltrough elementry school go to the public fishing access in oil trough it is well marked. Bypass the fishing access and the old ferry concrete bridge. Continue down the dirt rowad until it ends about 0.5 miles. Corn and soybean to your left. You should be at the river. Look Toward the treeline to your right. Make your way into the treeline and you should come out into a wash across the river. There I saw the creature.
NEAREST TOWN: Oil Trough Arkansas/ Newark
OBSERVED: I was duck hunting on the White River in Arkansas from a blind. I saw a large hairy apelike creature across the river flipping over stones and walking oddly. About 100 yards away at the closest. I am a former MARINE, I have hunted in Arkansas for 25 years, and I have never seen anything like that before.
ALSO NOTICED: NOTHING EXCEPT IT WALKED LIKE AN EMU OR OSTRICH TAKING LONG STRIDES, VERY ODD
OTHER WITNESSES: NO JUST ME
OTHER STORIES: NO
TIME AND CONDITIONS: between 3 and 4 in the afternoon.
weather conditions; fair, p/c breezy
ENVIRONMENT: STONY RIVER BANK, BOTTOM LAND ALOT OF DIFFERENT TREES