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COUNTY: McCurtain County
LOCATION DETAILS: Was on Craig road in the woods behide a friends house I can not remember the house number
NEAREST TOWN: Broken Bow
NEAREST ROAD: Craig Road
OBSERVED: I was with a friend of mine behind his grandmas house. We had seen some dead fish near a pond broke in half so we went back later that day to look to see what might have caused it.
We went about 100 yards in the woods when my friend had to go use the bathroom so he walked away from me when I heard a noise off to the right. I looked and see something looking around a tree about 50 to 75 yards away. I could make out fur on the outline of the shape it looked like it was about 8 feet tall. I seen it take a step and then I took off running back to the house.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was the only one that seen it he just noticed me running back to the house he was using the bathroom
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Was around 6 it was dusk just before night fall
ENVIRONMENT: Was a hardwood forest near a pasture for cows and a pond about a 50 yards from the tree line
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Spoke with witness via phone. He's a police officer. His report is brief but factual. He and a buddy had gone to a family pond and found numerous fish broken in half on the bank. They were bones only and no meat was left. But they were broken nearly perfectly in half and just left on the bank. They were not stepped on. The skeletons were intact and the supposition was they were cut or broken upon catching them and the bones/carcass were dropped on the spot. They had not been moved as far as they could tell.
After about half an hour, his buddy had to run behind some trees to relieve himself. While he was waiting for him to return, he heard a noise. He looked over in the direction of the noise and saw the creature. It was standing behind a tree which did not fully hide it. It did the standard tree peeking, but moving from one side of the tree to the other. It then stepped back, took a stride to the right and became fully exposed. That is when the witness took off running back towards his friend's grandma's house.
The color was a "dark reddish brown" and brunette somewhat sums the color up. There was a low hanging branch on the tree and it was checked out later, and 8 ft. in height is accurate. The entire event lasted around 15 seconds.
He sat on this for the last 10 years and being in a small town He did not want the attention and or ridicule he knew was coming. His dad had been on him to come forward, and he finally did. Good for him. I could sense it was a relief.
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.