Creatures, Myths & Legends
'Very reliable' Bigfoot sighting reported in Illinois
By T.K. Randall
January 5, 2022 · 82 comments
Did the witness really encounter a Bigfoot ? Image Credit: Steve Bexter / Pexels
A recent report has detailed an encounter with a large, hairy hominid near Illinois' Sangamon River.
The sighting, which was submitted in a report to the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization), occurred while the witness was driving along Route 78 in central Illinois at 10:30pm in the evening.
"I saw a large animal jump into the road about 40 yards ahead," he wrote.
"When it hit the road I could see very large legs spread wide in a dead run with large swinging hairy arms. The arms switched back and forth close to the ground as its body was leaning forward."
"It leaped across the road in two jumps. When it hit the shoulder it looked back at me."
"It was a about 2 seconds before it vanished in the darkness altogether but I could see it clearly. It was very large and even though it was hunched over nearly horizontal it still was close to being wider than my car and nearly to the top of my windshield."
The man later spoke to his co-workers who explained that the area was well known for Bigfoot sightings.
BFRO investigator Matt Moneymaker, who spoke to the witness, maintained that the sighting was "very reliable".
"He was not particularly interested in the Bigfoot subject but he recognized what he was seeing," he wrote. "He was driving 70 miles per hour and didn't slow down much until he reached the next town."
"He kept going then stopped in Havana, the next town, to text his wife and kids to say he had seen a Bigfoot cross the highway."
Whether or not it really was a Bigfoot he saw that evening, however, remains a mystery.
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