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COUNTY: Monroe County
LOCATION DETAILS: It's the trail on Monroe station in big cypress. Monroe station is north of the Oasis visitors center on the left hand side of the big cypress national park
NEAREST TOWN: Everglades
NEAREST ROAD: Tamiami trail
OBSERVED: On December 2014 I was out hunting with my nephew in Big Cypress National Park. We entered the hunting area into Monroe station, we walked the trail that day and there's an open field pass on the trail to the right. We cut through the open field it was a very nice day but we didn't see any game. We were there till 6 pm between 6 pm and 615' we were heading out through the middle of the field towards Tamiami trail to cut through the woods onto the trail. It was still good light out, just before we entered the woods my nephew decides to go across the other woods to see the other side of the field while I wait for him. I was out in the open, I was away from the tree line about 60 yards. I noticed a movement from the distance when I look it was walking big steps right where we had hiked, from what it seemed like it was following us in the distance. I was really scared, I started shouting for my nephew. But wouldn't get my eye off of it. It stood behind a tree moving its head gently side too side looking at me. I was gonna point at it with my rifle too see it through my scope but I didn't because at the same time I thought what if its a ranger on a ghille suit? I didn't want to point at him with my rifle. My nephew came running when he got to me he told me did you see that in the woods. I told him no, look at where I'm looking and tell me my eyes aren't playing tricks on me. He looked, and looked at me, cocked his gun and we ran into the woods to cross over to the trail. By the time we got to the trail running it was night fall. Luckily there was a man in a buggy with his wife. And gave us a ride out...what I saw was approximately 4 street blocks away. Its head was kinda square, its arms would hang down about where I thought its knees would be.
ALSO NOTICED: Nothing.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes my nephew but he till this day for some reason denies what we saw..
OTHER STORIES: Yes the man that picked us up on the trail that night invited us after to go to his hunting club near the entrance of the trail. We ate dinner at his club with a few other people that were there. I actually told the man what I had seen he asked me where did u see it, I told him. He just responded with a grin. After that I asked have you all seen something like that. He responded make sure your never caught alone in there at night.
I've actually returned alone to the same place and the times I've returned has been early 5 am. Only seen deer and a little baby hog. I stopped going alone....
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 6.15pm
ENVIRONMENT: Pine trees all over the place and swamp near by.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Michael Brumfield :
The witness and his nephew were hunting in the Big Cypress National Park. They entered the hunting area into Monroe Station walking the trail where there's an open field. They proceeded past the trail to the right. Then cut through the open field. Even though a very nice day they saw no game. Between 6 pm and 6:15 p.m., it was still good light out. Just before they entered the woods, the nephew decides to go across to the other woods to see the other side of the field while waiting for the witness. He was out in the open from the tree line about 60 yards and he noticed a movement from the distance when he saw a large creature on two legs walking big steps right where they had been, it appeared to be following them in the distance. The witness started shouting for his nephew. It stood behind a tree moving its head gently side to side looking at the witness. It was dark, with a square head. The arms hung below the knees.
They ran into the woods to cross over to the trail and by the time they got to the trail it was night fall. Luckily there was a man in a buggy with his wife. They gave the pair a ride out.
Photos of the terrain:
About BFRO Investigator Michael Brumfield :
Mike has worked 15 years as a quality control lab technician. Has attended many private investigations, BFRO Georgia 2011, Alabama 2013, NW Florida 2013 and 2014,2015. He has been interested in the Bigfoot subject since he was a kid. Spent time as a docent at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Avid outdoorsman, spent most of his life in the woods and has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail.
Mike helped organize the Alabama 2013, NW Florida 2015 public expedition.