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COUNTY: Martin County
LOCATION DETAILS: IT WAS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE JOHNATHON DICKINSON STATE PARK ENTRANCE GATE
[Coordinates: 27.0109139, -80.1034360]
NEAREST TOWN: TEQUESTA
NEAREST ROAD: US1
OBSERVED: I WORK IN STUART AND LIVE IN JUPITER SO MY COMMUTE IS UP AND DOWN US1. I HAD BEEN WORKING LATE SO DRIVING SOUTH JUST AFTER SUNSET. THE ROAD WAS QUIET WITH JUST ANOTHER PICK UP TRUCK APPROACHING MY TRUCK FROM BEHIND.
I NOTICED SOMETHING VERY LARGE WALKING ON THE WEST SIDE OF US1 WALKING NORTH SO APPROACHING ME. IT WAS JUST OUTSIDE THE JOHNATHON DICKINSON STATE PARK.
MY BEST DESCRIPTION OF WHATEVER IT WAS WOULD BE A HUGE FOOTBALL PLAYER IN FULL SHOULDER PADDING (6-7' TALL) WEARING A FULL LENGTH LONG, SHAGGY FUR COAT. BUT IT WAS AUGUST IN SOUTH FLORIDA....WHO WOULD BE WEARING A FUR COAT?
I SLOWED WAY DOWN AS I BECAME LEVEL WITH IT AND THE TRUCK THAT WAS BEHIND ME HAD NOW PASSED ME SO I ALSO HAD THE BENEFIT OF THEIR FULL BEAM HEADLILGHTS. THE OTHER TRUCK SLOWED WAY DOWN AS IT APPROACHED IT THEN ACCELERATED AT A HIGH SPEED AWAY FROM IT....SOMEONE ELSE HAS THE SAME STORY TO TELL.
WHEN I WAS PARALLEL WITH IT I GOT A BETTER LOOK. IT HAD THE FACE OF AN APE WITH A 'BUMP' ON TOP OF IT'S HEAD. THE FUR WAS LONG AND LOOKED WHITE...KIND OF LIKE A DIRTY WHITE SHAGPILE CARPET. AFTER READING THE REPORT FROM THE PERSON WHO SAID IT WAS SILVER, THAT COULD BE TRUE AS I WAS SEEING IT FROM JUST MOONLIGHT AND VEHICLE HEADLIGHTS. IT WAS INDEED ABOUT 6-7' TALL BY MY BEST ESTIMATE.
IT JUST CONTINUED TO WALK, DID NOT TURN TO LOOK AT ME OR RUN AWAY, JUST FOCUSED STRAIGHT AHEAD.
I HAVEN'T TOLD ANYONE UP UNTIL YESTERDAY BECAUSE NOBODY WOULD BELIEVE ME, BUT I WAS JUST AT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT'S HOME WHO WORKS IN JOHNATHON DICKINSON SO I MENTIONED IT....HE SEEMED TO BELIEVE ME AND JUST TOLD ME I WAS LUCKY BECAUSE I'D SEEN ONE. HE HASN'T.
ALSO NOTICED: NOTHING, JUST A TYPICAL SOUTH FLORIDA SUMMER NIGHT
OTHER WITNESSES: I WAS ALONE IN MY TRUCK BUT THERE WAS ANOTHER TRUCK AND I KNOW THEY SAW IT TOO BY THEIR ACTIONS.
OTHER STORIES: NONE, OTHER THAN THE ONE I JUST READ FROM THE 70S, WHICH PROMPTED ME TO POST MY SIGHTING.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: EVENING, JUSTS AFTER SUNSET
ENVIRONMENT: IT WAS BETWEEN THE HARD SHOULDER AND FENCE TO JD PARK, SO OUT IN THE OPEN
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
The witness Leon Oxley is a designer for kitchen remodels. He is originally from Manchester England. He is very credible and willing to speak with local journalists about his August sighting along Hwy 1 north of Jupiter as the highway passes through Jonathon Dickinson State Park.
He thinks the time was between 8:30PM and 9:00PM. It was getting dark outside but there was still an orange glow in the western sky. The Sasquatch was walking parallel to the highway on the west side of highway. It was between the highway edge and the tree line but closer to the tree line than the highway.
He said the fur color was “dirty white” or light gray. There is another report of a light colored Sasquatch from Dickinson State park.
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