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COUNTY: Chariton County
NEAREST TOWN: Marceline, Missouri
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 36
OBSERVED: It was a bright sunny summer day. My 14 year old daughter and I were on our way to pick up my 16 year old daughter. I was watching the road ahead and saw a figure cross the road from one treeline on the west side of zz to the east side treeline. We were about 800 ft . away. I ask my daughter to look and tell me what she saw, she said " Bigfoot or something like it". It looked about 7 ft. tall and 300 lbs. It had a long lope as it cleared the road in seconds and by the time we were where it had been, there was no sign, not that I stayed long. It looked like it had long hair. The next weekend my neighbor came over and mentioned that her 6yr. old granddaughter had came in the other day yelling grandma theres a monster in the field. She just brushed it off, and I never told her what we saw.
ALSO NOTICED: no
OTHER WITNESSES: 1 ,14 yr old daughter
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 4 pm,sunny
ENVIRONMENT: farm fields
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone. She reiterated her surprise at seeing an upright figure crossing the road in front of her. She was impressed by how fluid the animal's movements were and how quickly it crossed the road. She is familiar with bears and other animals in her area.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org