Geographical Index > United States > Illinois > La Salle County > Report # 49515
Report # 49515  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
Motorist has daylight sighting near Marseilles
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YEAR: 2015

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 12

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: La Salle County

LOCATION DETAILS: I would have to go back to spot but could give exact location

NEAREST TOWN: Marseilles


OBSERVED: I was driving down Dupont road which y's off at Seneca bridge to go under towards Marseilles and just before turning right onto Main street I seen something??? all I know is I said "what the hell is that" it was yesterday aug 12,2015 at approx 11:20 a.m. greyish tan in color 7 or 8 feet tall long gaping strides while crossing the road I know exactly the spot. I am a non believer so this really is hard to take in.

OTHER WITNESSES: 1 but others in truck with me

OTHER STORIES: yes after reserching


ENVIRONMENT: wooded road

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In summary:

The Seneca Bridge crosses the Illinois River at this location. La Salle County has 11 other BFRO sightings.
The animal crossed the road 30 yards in front of the motorist.
The animal was 7 to 8 foot tall.
The animal was uniform greyish tan in color.
The animal was tall and thin in build.
The witness was unable to see the animal's face.

This incident was in the same general area as:

La Salle County - Report # 28940

La Salle County - Report # 11911

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