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Report # 47412  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, December 28, 2014.
Motorist has possible night time sighting near Plainview
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YEAR: 2014

SEASON: Winter

MONTH: December

DATE: 27

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Macoupin County

LOCATION DETAILS: I was traveling southbound on County Hwy 6 between the Chesterfield Rd and the town of Plainview at approximately 11:45pm. In the area of Beaver Dam State Park and it was approximately one quarter mile north of the Macoupin Creek Bottoms


NEAREST ROAD: County Hwy 6

OBSERVED: On December 27th, 2014, I was traveling home at approximately 11:45pm. I was near a wildlife area when I observed a large figure standing next to the treeline approximately 15-20 feet from the road. This figure was very large, broad shoulders and standing on two legs. I believe that I observed the backside of this figure as it was walking into the treeline since I could not see eyes in my headlights. I quickly stopped my vehicle to look at what I just saw but at that point my headlights were past the figure and I couldn't see anything. The location of this sighting was about a quarter mile north of the Creek bottoms. I quickly left the area to continue my trip home since I was alone.



TIME AND CONDITIONS: There was a quarter moon, but the weather conditions was clear and very dark. The area was wet from rain earlier in the day.

ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area with a creek area close

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone and visited the site two days later.

The witness estimated the animal's height at 7 foot.
The animal was very muscular with wide shoulders.
The animal's coloring was black.
The witness was 15 to 20 feet from the animal.
The witness was unable to see the face.

Photo of site taken by Stan Courtney on 29th of Dec 2014 .

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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