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Submitted by witness on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
Witness has possible sighting, howls, knocks and structures on his property outside Eldon
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COUNTY: Miller County
LOCATION DETAILS: Omitted for privacy reasons.
NEAREST TOWN: Eldon
OBSERVED: I believe to have a very large creature that comes and goes off my property of 50 acres just outside of city of Eldon. Part of my property has unusual broken over trees as well as what appears to be small dens where cedar trees are pulled over and bent to the ground with other limbs busted and placed on top of cedars many new breaks of cedars and other large shrubs in same area have appeared this summer in same area of property. My family and I as well as our neighbors have heard wood knocks come from that area. My son and I were both spooked by a very loud roar like noise one evening, and one night seen a large creature moving through the field.
ALSO NOTICED: Over the years while looking for mushrooms in this area I have come across many dead deer as well as smelled what seemed to be something very rotten and pungent.
OTHER WITNESSES: At least 6 people have looked at the area and do not know what to make of it
OTHER STORIES: One friend of mine said he came face to face with a bigfoot in Osage Beach Mo. about 3 years before this, his boy and dog were with him on a hike. At time didn't think much of it. l would like someone to please contact me and come to my property for a visit while the evidence is still fresh.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Evidence on property sighting at night about 10 pm clear weather, eyes reflected orange.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy cedar forest low area with spring nearby, 2 small streams that flow into Saline Creek which goes into the Saline Valley Conv. land
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with the witness via phone. The events he has mentioned were over a 1-2 year period, but the catalyst for the report was the sighting of the creature. I will address the sighting first, then the peripheral incidents/events. Sighting was in the last six months. Witness is an avid bow hunter and is quite familiar with any and all wildlife, and is quite certain what this creature was NOT. Not bear, big cat, hog, etc. He works late into the evening, and on occasion, as a habit when he comes home, he drives onto his property past his house and up to the top of a hill and scans the slight valley with his headlights, just to see what wildlife is around.
On the night of his sighting, he had crested the hill and went slightly downward to cast his headlights on the valley. At about 100 yards distance, running south to north and slightly away from him, he saw a massive creature, running on all fours. At the immediate first glance, he noted the "eyes were glowing orange" as the creature was looking at the direction of he and car headlights. As it continued at "an incredible speed for a creature that size" it turned its head at the direction it was running, but the eyes continued to emit the eye glow, which was visible from the side angle. By his own admission, he did not focus on the overall physical traits, but he did note at the first initial sighting, his gut reaction was a dark brown/reddish hue. The entire sighting lasted no more than 10 seconds.
He has looked up what he thought he saw on our site, as well as others, and without a doubt, an ape, chimp, baboon, etc walking/running on fours is what he describes it to be. Nothing less. I will address the other events as well, in order of what may considered of importance: He has sent me 19 photos of many of the trees/structures/nests.
(A). He had found multiple dead/mutilated deer, with large chunks "torn out of the side and haunches". He states he knows what big cat/bear attacks look like and according to him the damage does not match what he normally finds. The deer were not hunter kills that took of running and later dropped. No wounds were found and most were fresh kills. Does not exclude the possibility that he may have missed a wound.
(B). He found several stacks of animal bones on a tree that had been snapped. and bent over to a horizontal position about a foot above the ground. Three or four bones were arranged in triangle or rectangular shapes and balanced on the tree. He had asked his young son if he had done this, and the answer was no. By the time he got back to the tree, the bones were on the ground. There were a good number of other bones lying about, in the immediate area.
(C). He has numerous photos of trees/multiple trees, bent over in what could be described as structures and or "dens". Allowing for snow weight, wind or wind shear and natural tree fall, there are a few photos that could use further scrutiny. Without scale, measurements and multiple angle photos though, these would have to be "of unknown cause", but the supporting incidents reported by him and others may give support to his "theories". I do find one or two of the photos to be compelling. Here are some of his photos:
(D). Knocks and howls. He started hearing knocks, usually one solo knock, but sometimes 2, as he returned home. On a whim, he started returning the knocks, and eventually he got a knock in return. Then he initiated the knock(s) and got return knocks. He had also heard a loud howl/scream, and upon visiting BFRO data base, he was certain it was a Sasquatch. He could compare it to nothing else. As an overall encounter report, it would be my opinion that he does have something going on out there. I will continue to be in touch with this witness.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. BFRO Public Expeditions: 2010 Missouri, 2012 & 2013 Iowa. 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions.