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COUNTY: Washington County
LOCATION DETAILS: About 1.5 miles west of hwy 164 on Pleasant Hill Rd.
[Investigator (MM) Note: Click here for the map pin of where the figure was seen on Pleasant Hills Road.]
NEAREST TOWN: Richfield
NEAREST ROAD: This took place on Pleasant Hill Rd
OBSERVED: My son reported seeing a two legged large figure covered in fur at approximately 8:30pm on July 18 2021 while driving eastbound on Pleasant Hill road roughly 1.5 miles west of Hwy 164 in Richfield WI.
This figure was standing right next to a tree on the south side of the road close to the shoulder. The road is curvy in this area. He said he also caught eye shine and the eyes were large. We said he probably saw this for about 3 seconds while driving. His headlights caught this and he is 100% positive he saw something. He said his heart dropped and he immediately called me while still driving. I knew something unique happened based on his demeanor and tone.
About 45 minutes after he called me I met him at home and went back to the site with him. We brought our dog. Every time we stopped or approached this area where the sighting was he started to whimper and would not get any closer.
OTHER WITNESSES: None
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Approx 8:30pm
ENVIRONMENT: Winding road. Very wooded. Land dips into a valley.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
I spoke with both the father and son. They are credible and willing to be interviewed by local reporters. This incident happened last night.
They tried to investigate the sighting themselves not long afterward.
The father is TIm Stortz, a local business owner in the area. His son is named Jackson. He is sixteen years old. He was returning home from a friends house when he saw the figure by the side of the road.
He said the fur was dark brown and the reflecting eyes were yellowish in color. He said the figure was not completely in view. Only half was visible, partially obscured by a tree. It was very close to the road.
Here is where the incident occurred: See https://goo.gl/maps/fRRPExj3Jte3ZYoA6.
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