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Report # 28713  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Hikers find possible footprints by a cornfield north of Norris
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YEAR: 2009

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: September

DATE: 15

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Fulton County


NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 78

OBSERVED: I was out hiking with my friend, north of Norris. It is a wooded area with lots of corn fields. As we were walking along this field when my friend called me over to look at what he had found in the mud.

There were three giant footprints. They were deep, about four inches into the mud. The distance between each print was larger than I could walk.

It looked like it had stepped out into the field and then turned back into the woods. My friend placed his boot next to the print and it was one and a half times larger than the foot. What impressed us the most other than the size was was that you could see all the toes.


OTHER WITNESSES: Just myself and my friend.

OTHER STORIES: Yes, when I was a child we had an experience several miles south of this location.


ENVIRONMENT: Fields and woods.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I met with the witness in person and spoke with his friend by phone.

In summary:

- The footprints were fifteen inches long.
- The footprints were six inches wide.
- All the toe impressions were visible.
- The length between footsteps were larger than any human could step.

Although this was next to a field it was by a fairly wooded area along the creek (Middle Fork of Copperas Creek) and also less than a mile from previous BFRO Report # 28714.

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

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