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Report # 47649  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Truck driver has a daylight sighting west of Ellisville
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YEAR: 2005

SEASON: Summer

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: Fulton County

LOCATION DETAILS: 4 Miles west of Ellisville on County Highway 17.

NEAREST TOWN: Outside Ellisville west of sand pit.

NEAREST ROAD: County Highway 17.

OBSERVED: Ok, I seen this thing, and I loved it. The hair stood up on my head. I told the girl at the scale house because it was about a mile from there. She said she would not be surprised at seeing any thing around there. But that has been a few years now but I cant get that guy out of my mind. About 8 feet tall walking with a long stride crossed the road in front of me, about 100 ft. away. I was driving a dump truck so I got a good look but he went right into very heavy brush, a deep place falling to the north, I was going east. He was brown and hairy. I could tell he knew I was there, but he didn't look my way, just minded his own business. Came from the south pretty open field except for trees along fence by road. Thank you. Can't remember year, maybe 2005.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: About 2 p.m. good light, daylight, clear.

ENVIRONMENT: I can show almost exact spot.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In summary:

He was moving at 45 miles an hour.
As the animal crossed the road it was within about 100 feet of the truck.
The animal was walking with a long stride.
The witness estimated the animal's height at 8 foot.
The witness estimated the animal's weight at 400 lbs.
The animal's hair was brown in coloring.
The witness was unable to see the animal's face.

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.

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