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COUNTY: Cedar County
NEAREST TOWN: el dorado springs
NEAREST ROAD: 54 hwy and w hwy
OBSERVED: The incident all started at our house in Cedar Springs, MO. we were burning trash in our trash barrel and playing our harmonicas. we then decided to race around the poll barn about 100 yards away. we then moved our way to the side of the car parked about 5 yards to the left of the trash barrell. i decided to spout a few notes off my harmonica to start the race. once finished we both layed down our mouth harps and got ready to run the two of us took about 2 - 3 paces and both stopped dead in our track not saying or looking at each other we both turned and ran. what we both noted that we saw was something that was very tall and broad. it stopped and looked at us as we ran towards it and I believe that is what startled us the most is that no animal would just stand as two humans ran towards it.
ALSO NOTICED: nothing before the incident but as soon as we spotted the creature and ran in the house thereafter it seemed to be banging or like rocks being thrown at the house. we finally grew tired of the noise and thought someone was messing with us we went outside and there was nothing to be seen.
OTHER WITNESSES: my friend and I
TIME AND CONDITIONS: evening around 8-9 pm, clear sky
ENVIRONMENT: clear area at the top of a hill surrounded by a woods
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
I talked to the witness on 5-07-08. The animal that was seen was estimated to be 7 1/2 to 8 ft. tall and had very broad shoulders, twice the size of a man. As the two witnesses were running (unknowingly) towards the animal, it turned its head towards them. It had very large pupils reflecting from the flames of the trash barrels, looking at the young men with a yellowish reflection. This witness has since moved but stays in contact with the other witness. This witness seems to be a very convinced and determined young man that is 100% positive on what he had seen.
On 5-08-08 I talked to the second witness via phone and except for minor differences, the story stayed the same and the young man seemed quite convinced of what he had experienced.
About BFRO Investigator Ron Boles:
BFRO Investigator for the Ozarks
Attended and organized numerous BFRO Expeditions starting in 2007. In the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Ron is an avid student of the outdoors, ecology, folklore and regional history.