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COUNTY: Martin County
LOCATION DETAILS: STATE ROAD 711 2 MILES NORTH OF SR706 MARTIN COUNTY FLA
NEAREST TOWN: Jupiter fla
NEAREST ROAD: SR711
OBSERVED: MY NAME IS J. I LIVE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY FLORIDA.ON DEC 5TH 2012 WHILE HUNTING IN SOUTHWESTERN MARTIN COUNTY SITTING IN MY SUV AT 3.45AM ALONE ON THE SIDE OF CANAL ON THE LEFT, WITH A CROSS OVER ROAD WOODS TO MY LEFT I HAD SOMETHING COME ACROSS THE BACK WINDOW OF MY SUV. MY GMC IS CLOSE TO 7 FOOT AT REAR AND THIS WAS HIGHER THEN MY SUV AND TOOK UP HALF OF THE WIDTH OF THE BACK WINDOW HITTING MY TRAILER HITCH MOVING MY SUV. I LOOKED IN MY DRIVERS SIDE DOOR MIRROR IN TIME TO SEE IT RUN INTO THE WOODS TO MY LEFT. IT TOOK 5 STEPS TO CLEAR ABOUT 30 FEET IN TO THE WOODS .I HAVE BEEN HUNTING ALL MY LIFE HERE AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME. I WAS AT ANOTHER HUNTING TRIP IN SOUTHWEST PALM BEACH COUNTY. I WORKED FOR THE STATE FOR 15 YEARS AND I KNOW WHAT I SAW (am a believer) my number is 561 xxx xxxx if you need more info.
ALSO NOTICED: GRUNTS
OTHER WITNESSES: NO
OTHER STORIES: DATING BACK IN THE LATE 70s AND 80s RUNNING ACROSS THE ROAD. FULL GROWN 18OO LBS BULLS WITH THEIR NECKS BROKEN & SNAPPED. LIVESTOCK MISSING. STORY OF A GAME WARDEN HITTING ONE ON US 27 GOT OUT OF HIS CAR THINKING HE HAD HIT A PERSON ONLY TO HAVE THIS THING GET UP AND RUN OFF, THAT IS ON RECORD.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3.45am out in the woods
ENVIRONMENT: COOL TEMP 63 LOT OF FOG AND DEW EVERYTHING WET NO MOON
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator R. Monteith:
I spoke to the man on the phone six days after the encounter and then investigated the site. The gentleman is a former Special Forces Army Officer and retired Florida Highway Patrolman.
Google earth image of the location:
On the morning of December 5, 2012, he went hog hunting on land adjacent to JW Corbett Wildlife Management called the Hungryland. It is a 16,000+ acre limited motor vehicle environmental area. He parked his truck around 3:30 am, intending to finish his coffee before heading out to his tree stand 1 ˝ miles from the dirt road.
Photo of where his truck was parked:
His windows were closed. After a few minutes he caught movement on his right peripheral.
Photo of where the bigfoot came from:
He thought at first someone was attempting to sneak up behind the truck, and he looked into the rear view mirror. The roof of his truck is 6 feet high and what he saw behind him was “someone” taller than his truck and also seemed to be wider than the back 5 foot wide window. He described it as a “massive” individual. It was dark and bipedal. Then, as the “individual” crossed west to east, it made contact with his trailer hitch and shook the entire truck.
Photo of the back of the SUV and hitch:
He watched it disappear into woods next to the trail, with a quick stride. The trailer hitch sticks out several inches; however it is unclear if the creature stepped on the hitch, used its hands or bumped into the hitch to cause the truck to shake. I stood on the hitch, and my weight barely moved the truck. The truck’s windows are heavily tinted, it is possible that it did not see the man inside.
The grunts he referred to may have been bull frogs.
He knew that he had seen a bigfoot. And since it seemed to have walked away from him, he decided to stay and hunt. He waited until about 5:30 am until he got out of the vehicle. He went to the back of the truck and “camo-ed” up. He felt he was being watched, but thought if the sasquatch had meant to harm him it would have done so earlier in the night. His quote, “It was so big that it could have torn my truck apart, but it didn’t. So I didn’t think it was out to hurt me.”
He walked to his stand in the breaking dawn. He said it was eerily quiet and just knew he was being followed to his stand. It wasn’t until he was up in the stand for a while that he realized he had been rattled enough to forget his water and food. He returned to his truck around 7:30 am to get his supplies, and it wasn’t until he got back to the stand that the birds and animals began making their normal sounds. He didn’t feel like he was with company any longer.
He stayed out until about 3 – 4 pm and never saw any animals to shoot.
I found the gentleman extremely credible; he offered to take a polygraph test. Although I know bigfoots exist, he was very sincere in his endeavor to continuously attempt to convince me that “these things really exist.” He realizes how fortunate he is to have experienced this, and now plans to spend his free time squatching here.
The area is very desolate and heading west for the next 25 miles is nothing but woods and farm land. To the south and north is a greenway that extends approximately 50 miles in both directions. There are deer, hog, turkey, and rabbit. In the nearby canal there are frogs, fish, alligators, turtles and birds. There is an abundant food source.
BFRO Report regarding a bigfoot possibly getting hit by a car that he is referring to:
Report #26271 is very close to this area.
About BFRO Investigator R. Monteith:
Re Monteith has had a life-long interest in Bigfoot and has an extensive background in outdoor land and ocean survival as well as mountaineering. She has tran-sailed the Atlantic, backpacked in remote places throughout the world and has climbed three of the seven summits. She studied International Relations at Florida International University, and is a Financial and Real Estate Consultant. She has participated in many private expeditions as well as the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 BFRO North Florida Expeditions and the 2013 BFRO UP Michigan & Alabama Expedition. She also organized Florida's 2017 Town Hall Meeting. She was an Executive Producer of the documentary film, "Skunk Ape Lives" and featured as a Crypto Expert on The Science Channel's television show, Strange Evidence for seasons 2 - 5.