Geographical Index > United States > Missouri > Pulaski County > Report # 59071|
Submitted on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Two night fishermen have scary encounter with two individuals west of Edgar Springs
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COUNTY: Pulaski County
LOCATION DETAILS: The locations are at the border of Phelps and Pulaski Counties along the Spring Creek branch off the Big Piney River.
NEAREST TOWN: Edgar Springs
NEAREST ROAD: State Route M
OBSERVED: Hi, I am a Corporal police officer in central Missouri. I have had two accounts with bigfoots. First I was night fishing with my uncle when a large hairy thing came down a huge bluff making tons of noise I hit it with a spotlight across the river. The figure was crouched down on the bank looking and rocking side to side. I could not make out a face though. I shut the light off asked my uncle "what is that?" he didn't reply. I heard a second one coming down the bluff crashing and bashing. I hit the light again, I couldn't see the other one at that time. I heard a splash as the first bigfoot jumped in water 5 or 6 foot deep and the water was about the bottom of the rib cage. I turned to my uncle who took off running as I followed not looking back.
In 2014 My wife and I went hiking as we were hiking I heard a cow growl across the road across 3 fences. I told my wife I have heard it before. I grew up in the country I have hunted all my life I am not scared of any human or animal till these encounters with bigfoot. The growl came across the county road and along the bluff bottom as we walked it traveled over two hundred yards within two min's. It growled again so close my hair stood on end I told my wife get behind me after hearing the growl I pulled my glock 40 ready to fire. I was shaking not with fear with what I heard and could not see. I stood there over ten min's gun ready and never seen or heard the growl again. Now google a cow growling and intense that 5 fold. I know the difference of a bear or a wild pig I have hunted them both I have never seen or heard things like these before. the first property is public the second is private and the third place I will not go into. I will show yo the 2000 acres and send you to where they are but I will not go in there even fully armed. I have been a cop 5 years never pulled my gun once I am not a push over or scaredy cat I will throw down in a drop of a hat. But I am telling you this place where the bigfoots are I will not go no if ands buts about it. I will take you there the rest is up to you guys to get evidence you will get.
(Name and title omitted)
ALSO NOTICED: I seen an alien ship as a young boy I was still in a car seat at the time my brother drew a pic of it. this being said I knew that there was things in this world we could not explain. I had never seen anything scary in the woods till when I was a teenager able to hunt on my own and then in 2014 a year I'll never forget.
OTHER WITNESSES: yes my wife, my best friend and uncle, my brother.
OTHER STORIES: Yes this area is on the out skirts of Fort Leonard Wood I have heard of other incidents in Pulaski county out the south gate from reliable sources of a smelly hairy beast scaring bow hunters. I only smelled one as a teenager the other times it never hit me. The area I seen mine is near the East gate of Fort Wood.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: The first was night 1 AM dim star light normal vision 15 feet. The second encounter was a sunny day temperature 62 deg. time approximately 10.15 AM. I remember it like a big event in my life. The third place is called Ash Spring Holler, It its terrifying place in the middle of no where there are things in those woods that don't sleep. Me my brother both have had encounters as teen age boys there that I do not talk about. I don't want to have nightmares anymore of what I seen in those woods.
ENVIRONMENT: Bluffs big timber with rolling hills and some old clear cuts Up a branch of spring creek all 3 places are within a mile of spring creek.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with witness on two separate days due to his work schedule. My partner and fellow investigator Brian Woods actually traveled to his location on the weekend of June 19. It is apprx. 265 miles south of Kansas City.
Former military and current law enforcement. Date of the first incident, with his uncle was, July of 2013, and somewhere between 1 & 2 AM in the morning at Spring Creek. They had been fishing a couple of hours at the opposite bank of the sighting. They heard a loud ruckus up on the short bluff across the creek. Sounded like something was falling or crashing through the brush on the way down to the creek. They hit the area with a spotlight. As stated, the first creature was crouching down at the shoreline by a large stump. At the moment they saw it, another creature came tumbling/crashing down the hill/bluff, and they hit that area with a spotlight. Saw nothing, but "knew" it was another creature. Same ruckus.
As soon as they hit that area with the spotlight, they heard a large splash, and then refocused the spotlight in the general area where they saw the first creature crouched down. It had entered the water, and was standing in 5-6 feet of water. As stated, the water came to the bottom of its rib cage. This would make it in the neighborhood of 7.5-8 ft. tall minimum. It was dark brownrown. He stated "it blended perfectly with vegetation/stump" at the first initial sighting before they refocused the light up the bank. When they then refocused the lamp back on the first one that was now standing in the water, it became "unmistakably clear" what they were looking at. The distance was appx. 45 yards to the other side of the creek, and the entire duration of time was 30-60 seconds before they took off running and never looked back. Witness stated it "seemed like forever". I have included a map of general location, indicated by marker CR217.
Also, here is a photo of river area of sighting.
Photo of unusual structure found nearby.
We also found numerous other "structures, and or potential structures" very close by. 20 plus. The inclusion of other structure photos does not insinuate the creatures in his account made these, but would tend to bolster the impression that the area is very conducive to "other" upright bipedal activity.
Photos of possible structures:
The second event with his wife took place in May of 2014. They were taking an early morning walk at 8AM on a clear spring morning. As he stated, they heard the "cow (bull) growl" from a good distance away, and had estimated it was 3 pastures away, across a road and three fences. They heard it 2-3 more times until the last "growl" was about 50 yards away or less. They could "feel" the growl this time. This is when his military and law enforcement training of "fight or flight" kicked in. He drew his pistol as his wife huddled behind him. They stood their ground and waited for the ten minutes stated. They knew they were in the "presence of something huge and possibly threatening". After waiting a bit, they turned around and left the way they came. They never saw any creature, but "felt its presence and knew they were being watched".
Updated 6/22/18: Location of river sighting was Pulaski County, not Rawls.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Improv & sketch comic and writer for 5 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. He led three Missouri BFRO Public Expeditions:, 2012 & 2013 & 2014. Led public expedition for BFRO in Illinois in 2019.Participated in 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) & Illinois Expedition 2019 (1). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions. Hosted a public Town Hall meeting in Missouri in 2017.