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COUNTY: Kingman County
LOCATION DETAILS: Investigator Note: The location is where SE 60th Street (Route 364) crosses over the South Fork of Ninnescah River.
For the Google Maps pin for the location of the figure seen in this incident, click here.
NEAREST TOWN: Murdock Kansas
NEAREST ROAD: SE 71st
OBSERVED: When you enter Kingman County from the [east] on [60th street]. It was on the first bridge you come to. He was on the west bank. Just north of the bridge. It is wooded right there but surrounded by farmland.
I am handicapped so I cant walk to where he was. My son could but I didn't even think of it. It just happened day before yesterday and its been raining.
OTHER WITNESSES: My son said he caught a glimps. He was driving.
OTHER STORIES: A out a month ago I thought I saw him but I wasnt sure. Im always looking when we go out. Now Im sure
ENVIRONMENT: Its a wooded area right by the river. Theres no nearby homes. There is one just west of there maybe half mile away.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
I spoke with the witness, Patricia Parcel, and her son Adrian. She is 65 years old and lives in Belmont KS with her son. They have lived in Belmont for two years or so, and lived in Kingman KS before that.
This brief sighting occurred two days ago (5/17/21) around 6pm. Her son was driving her back home from a doctor's appointment in Witchita. She spotted the figure as they were crossing the bridge over the South Fork of the Ninnescah River. They both saw the figure briefly but she got a better look at it.
She estimates it was 150 feet away from the bridge. He estimates 200 feet away. It was on the north side of the bridge and the west side of the river. It was across from the small island visible in the photo below, which she sent me a little while ago after returning to the location with her son to take photos of the location.
The location of the intersection signs (see photo below) is half a mile west of the bridge.
She and her son both say the water level is higher today than two days ago. More of the sandy creek bank was visible then. The figure was standing on the river bank out from the treeline. It was a few feet from the water. Right now the spot where it was standing is under water.
She could not guess the height of the figure but both witnesses say it was reddish brown and distinct from the green treeline behind it. She is certain it was covered with fur. She says she could definitely see its arms and hands. The hands were darker in color than the body fur.
She had heard about two other BFRO reports on or near the same river over the past 20 years so she would look for sasquatches whenever driving through the area.
She thought she had seen a similar figure in roughly the same spot previously but didn't get a good look at it while passing over the bridge. This time she got a better look at it.
There was nothing like a stump or debris in the area spot today.
The pin on the map may not be the exact spot the figure was standing but it isn't far off.
The county road crossing this river is the type of back road in Kansas which may only see a few vehicles each day. Her son says locals driving these roads do not drive faster than about 50 miles per hour because there are so many deer it is unsafe to drive any faster.
This location seem like a good place to look for tracks, etc., right now.
For the Google Maps pin for the location of the figure seen in this incident, click here.]
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO