Geographical Index > United States > Illinois > White County > Report # 59058
Report # 59058  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Possible pre-dawn sighting by deer hunter in his tree stand near Norris City
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YEAR: 2015


MONTH: November

DATE: 12

STATE: Illinois

COUNTY: White County

LOCATION DETAILS: It was on my neighbor's property in the woods hunting


NEAREST ROAD: Omitted for privacy reasons

OBSERVED: I was hunting on me and my neighbor's property it was right before daylight. I could hear something coming through the woods so I figured it was a deer as it got closer the sound sounded more like somebody walking through the woods.

Finally I seen what it was it was a massive black figure had to be 7 or so feet tall it walked slowly and turned its head when it was walking, it stopped looked at me then it took off in massive strides.

This animal had broad shoulders and it was walking on two feet. I was terrified but after the hunt that morning I went to where I seen it about 15 yards in buckbrush there was trees as big around as a PVC pipe pushed over.

I don't know what I saw but it was nothing I've ever seen in my entire life and it made me think that there's something out there. I always heard of the legends but I never thought much about it until that day.

ALSO NOTICED: Trees big around as pipe pvc snapped in half and big trail

OTHER WITNESSES: No I was hunting


TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was right before morning before you could see completely

ENVIRONMENT: Covered brush deer trail area

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

In summary:

The witness observed the animal from his tree stand just before dawn.
The animal was 70 yards away.
The animal was over 7 foot tall and upright walking.
The animal was a solid, dark color.
The animal had big, wide shoulders.
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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