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Illinois Bigfoot Sightings

A listing of all known public bigfoot sightings for Illinois.

BFRO
http://www.bfro.net/
Bigfoot Casebook
http://home.clara.net/rfthomas/cb/il.html
Bigfoot Encounters
http://www.bigfootencounters.com/
BTSAA - Bigfoot! True Story of Apes Of America
http://www.amazon.com/Bigfoot-True-Story-Apes-America/dp/0743469755
GCBRO
http://www.gcbro.com/
John Green Database
http://www.sasquatchdatabase.com/
Illinois Bigfoot Media Reports
http://www.stancourtney.com/wordpress/illinois-bigfoot-media-reports/
Oregon Bigfoot
http://www.oregonbigfoot.com/
Personal Papers
Stan Courtney's notes (unpublished)
Prairie Ghosts
http://prairieghosts.com/
Weird America
http://www.amazon.com/Weird-Illinois-Troy-Taylor/dp/076075943X
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Media Article - Jo Daviess County, Illinois - # 1
Friday, July 26, 1929

Illinois Village Now Engaged In Big Gorilla Hunt

Middlesboro (KY) Daily News
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Media Article - Jo Daviess County, Illinois - # 2
Friday, July 26, 1929

Gorilla Scare Ends

Oshkosk, Wisconsin, Daily Wisconsin
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BFRO Report 15347 - Stephenson County, Illinois
Deer hunter has early morning sighting from tree stand near Pearl City
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Bigfoot Encounters - Vermilion County, Illinois # 1
Saw a man-like creature at the water getting a drink.
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Bigfoot Encounters - Madison County, Illinois # 1
Two tall black naked apes were spotted in Madison County near Edwardsville.
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Bigfoot Encounters - Vermilion County, Illinois # 2
The creature was walking upright out of a deep drainage ditch.
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Bigboot Encounters - Tazewell County, Illinois # 1
The barn door opened and something started coming out. About 2 miles from the Mackinaw River.
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Bigfoot Encounters - Jackson County, Illinois - # 1
A couple sitting in their car heard weird shrieks.
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Bigfoot Encounters - Cook County, Illinois # 1
Holding the stalks with its hands was a hairy three foot tall animals standing on it hind legs.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Effingham County, Illinois - # 1
Witnesses' sister recalled the hairy creatures seen near their home from time to time.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jo Daviess County, Illinois - # 1
'Huge gorilla' seen wandering in woods near town.
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GCBRO - Bond County, Illinis - # 1
Sounded like beating on it's chest and got evidently very mad and started tearing up trees and stuff.
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GCBRO - Fayette County, Illinois - # 1
I saw was a huge black thing squatting down.
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Oregon Bigfoot - Harden County, Illinois - # 00951
Right at the edge was an animal (?) standing on 2 back legs.
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John Green Database - Effingham County, Illinois - # 991006
Mrs. Beulah Schroat wrote that she was 76 and when they were children at home South of Effingham her two late brothers used to see hairy creatures on their hind legs with large eyes, the size of an average person, or less, on a farm near a creek where the boys fished. "They walk, they do not jump."
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Media Article - Alexander County, Illinois - # 1
Thursday, July 27, 1972

Local Monster Might Need Good Attorney

Cairo Evening Citizen
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Media Article - Alexander County, Illinois - # 2
Wednesday, July 26, 1972
Huge, White, Hairy “Monster” Reported Sighted In Cairo

Cairo Evening Citizen
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Media Article - Brown County, Illinois - # 1
Thursday, February 02, 1922

Wildman Lives Alone In Cave

New Oxford Item (Pennsylvania)
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Media Article - Coles County, Illinois - # 1
Wild Man Captured

Marion (Ohio) Daily Star

Oakland, Ill
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Media Report - De Witt County, Illinois - # 1
Friday, July 17, 1970

Farmer City ‘Monster” Sparks Search, Debate

By James Keeran

Bloomington Pantagraph
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Media Article - Du Page County, Illinois - # 1
Sunday, October 06, 1974

Carol Stream’s Bigfoot: Is monster really out there?

By Dave Schneidman

Chicago Tribune
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Media Article - Du Page County, Illinois - # 2
Friday, August 30, 1974

‘Corn’ - fed Monster In Suburb?

By Donna Marx

Chicago Today
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Media Article - Du Page County, Illinois - # 3
Friday, August 30, 1974

Stalks Cornfields - Horrors! A Monster

By Dave Schneidman

Chicago Tribune
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Media Article - Effingham County, Illinois - # 1
Wednesday, August 02, 1972

Creatures Not New

Decatur Review

To the Editor:
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Media Report - Fayette County, Illinois - # 1
Sunday, November 15, 1891

A Wild Man

Davenport (Iowa) Daily Leader
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Media Article - Fayette County, Illinois - # 2
Friday, December 04, 1891

The Wild Man Hunt

Decatur Daily Republican
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Media Report - Fayette County, Illinis - # 3
Wednesday, July 25, 1894

Wild Man In Louden Township

Davenport (Iowa) Daily Leader
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Media Article - Franklin County, Illinois - # 1
Saturday, February 14, 1885

A Wild Man

Decatur (Illinois) - Saturday Herald

A wild man haunts the woods near Locust Grove.
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Media Report - Fulton County, Illinois - # 1
Wednesday, October 23, 1968

The Monster Story

Fulton County Democrat
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Media Report - Grundy County, Illinois - # 1
July 21, 2005

Bigfoot seen in Seneca?

By Charles Stanley

Ottawa Daily Times
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Media Article - Grundy County, Illinois - # 2
October 10, 2005

Small Town A Bastion Of Bigfoot Belief

By Dave Wischnowsky

Chicago Tribune
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Media Article - Grundy County, Illinis - # 3
October 10, 2005

Bigfoot believers – what do they believe?

Chicago Tribune - Online Edition
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Media Article - Jefferson County, Illinois - # 1
Monday, March 30, 1942

Mass Hunt For Animal Fails To Solve Mystery

Mt. Vernon
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Media Article - Lawrence County, Illinois - # 1
Thursday, June 30, 1988

Area man recalls encounter with infamous Bigfoot monster.

By Joe Jones

Lawrenceville Daily Record
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Media Article - Logan County, Illinois - # 1
Friday, April 22, 1887

Wild Man Of The Woods

Decatur Daily Review

An alleged wild man of the woods is making life miserable for rustics of Logan county.
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Media Report - Macon County, Illinois - # 1
Wednesday, September 22, 1965

Youths Report ‘Monster’ Near Edge Of City

Decatur Review
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Media Article - Champaign County, Illinois - # 1
Wednesday, October 17, 1973

… or a hairy gorilla-type near St.Joe

Champaign-Urbana Courier
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Media Article - Kane County, Illinois - # 1
Monday, January 26, 1974

Aurora comes clean . . . it’s ‘Abominable’

Elgin Daily Courier - News
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Media Article - Lee County, Illinois - # 1
Tuesday, July 06, 1976

It speaks softly, carries a big foot

Rockford Morning Star
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Media Article - Madison County, Illinois - # 1
Tuesday, August 10, 1949

Armed Squads To Seek Killer Bear Tonight Near Gooseville

Will Converge on Area Terrorized by Phantom Animal

Alton Telegraph
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Media Article - Madison County, Illinois - # 2
Monday, March 15, 1976

Frolicking ‘ape’ startles 2 young campers near Moro

By Dennis McMurray

Alton Telegraph
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Media Article - Madison County, Illinois - # 3
Thursday, March 18, 1976

Moro ‘ape” added to area’s list of animalistic spooks

By Dennis McMurray

Alton Telegraph
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Media Article - Madison County, Illinois - # 4
Friday, February 22, 2008

Bears and Bigfoot and snakes, oh my!

By Charlotte Stetson

Alton Telegraph
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Media Article - McLean County, Illinois - # 1
Sunday, August 09, 1970

‘Monster’ Sighted Near Kickapoo

Champaign-Urbana - News Gazette
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Media Article - McLean County, Illinois - # 2
Tuesday, August 11, 1970

Hairy ‘Human’ Sighted At Kickapoo Creek

by James Keeran

Bloomington Pantagraph
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Media Article - McLean County, Illinois - # 3
Wednesday, March 30, 1977

Spring resurrects ‘Kickapoo Monster’

By Rick Baker

Bloomington Pantagraph
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Media Article - McLean County, Illinois - # 4
Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Researchers look for Bigfoot; zoologist skeptical

By Sharon K. Wolfe

Bloomington Pantagraph
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Media Article - McLean County, Illinois - # 5
Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bigfoot encounter in central Illinois?

Bloomington man says huge creature hit his car.

By ANDREA FRAMPTON

Peoria Star Journal
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Media Articles - McLean County, Illinois - # 6
Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Eyewitness believes he saw hairy Bigfoot-like creature

By Greg Cima

Bloomington Pantagraph
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Media Article - Morgan County, Illinois - # 1
Thursday, June 12, 1890

Stackmer’s Bend Wild Man

Davenport (Iowa) Morning Tribune

STACKMER’S BEND, near Jacksonville, Ill., is much alarmed over the presence of a wild man in a section of wood near town.
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Media Articles - St. Clair County, Illinois - # 1
Saturday, September 08, 1883

A Roaming Madman - Startling Experiences of An Illinois Lady with a Wild Man - As Naked as the Day He was Born

The Saturday Herald - Decatur, Illinois
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Media Report - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 1
July 26, 1972

Man Reports Seeing ‘Hairy Creature’ In Woods Near Cole Hollow Road

The Pekin Daily Times
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Media Report - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 2
July 27, 1972

‘Hey, Bud, Did You See A Monster Go By…’

The Pekin Daily Times
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Media Report - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 3
July 28, 1972

Woman Picking Berries Says She saw Monster Near Rt. 98 Thursday

The Pekin Daily Times
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Media Article - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 4
Monday November 06, 2006

Did a hairy monster stalk Tazewell County, Illinois?

By Nick Vogel

Pekin Daily Times
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Media Report - White County, Illinois - # 1
Monday, May 07, 1973

‘It’s Something That’s There” - Monster Lurks Along Wabash

The Coshocton (Ohio) Tribune
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Media Article - Williamson County, Illinois - # 1
Monday, August 19, 1968

10-foot-tall ‘what’s it’ reported seen

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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Media Article - Jackson County, Illinois - # 1
Tuesday, June 26, 1973

Big, muddy ‘critter’ sighted at Big Muddy

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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Media Article - Jackson County, Illinois - # 2
Wednesday, June 27, 1973

More meanderings for the Murphysboro Monster

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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Media Article - Jackson County, Illinois - # 3
Thursday, June 28, 1973

Monster watching popular

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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Media Article - Jackson County, Ilinois - # 4
Thursday, November 01, 1973

Yeti-Like ‘Monster’ Gives Staid Town in Illinois a Fright

By Andrew Malcolm
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Media Article - Jackson County, Illinois - # 5
Wednesday, July 09, 1975

Fabled Monster Reportedly Seen

Centralia Sentinel
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Media Article - Jackson County, Illinois - # 6
Thursday, June 09, 1988

Big Muddy Monster sighted in Murphy

By David Hiser

Murphysboro American
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Media Article - Murphysboro, Illinois - # 7
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Chasing Monsters: Big Muddy Monster still has Murphysboro residents wondering

By Kristen Cates
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Oregon Bigfoot - Jackson County, Illinois - # 01510
All three of us pointed at the big animal standing at the barbwire fence.
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Oregon Bigfoot - Lee County, Illinois - # 00627
As I watched it more and it kept walking out in the open between two bushes.
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Oregon Bigfoot - Macon County, Illinois - # 01004
I was at my house in harristown illinois on south joint road and my dogs were going crazy i looked out my window and saw a creature in the cornfield it was about 7ft tall.
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Oregon Bigfooot - Vermilion County, Illinois - # 00863
My friend said he felt like something was watching us from the woods behind us.
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GCBRO - Fulton County, Illinois - # 1
They came upon a creature laying at the edge of the road.
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GCBRO - Fulton County, Illinois - # 2
My cousin, his girlfriend and I heard a long scream.
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GCBRO - Fulton County, Illinois - # 3
We saw a large man-like creature about 75 ft. from us
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GCBRO - Greene County, Illinois - # 1
As we drove by I saw it was covered in hair and it held something in it's hand.
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GCBRO - Jackson County, Illinois - # 1
We heard a loud piercing scream/holler right outside the
tent.
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GCBRO - Mason County, Illinois - # 1
There was also footprints found and cast that were sent off to some university somewhere on the west coast.
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GCBRO - Peoria County, Illinois - # 1
It was mostly black haired with
patches of lighter hair here and there.
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GCBRO - Pope County, Illinois - # 1
My "ex-wife" was walking through a thicket in a wooded ravine when she started smelling a very strong odor similar to a "billy goat".
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GCBRO - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 1
It was very loud in the stillness of dawn.
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GCBRO - Vermilion County, Illinois - # 1
He saw what he thought were 2 tree trunks, till he noticed they were human shaped, had knees, shaggy hair on them, and they started to walk.
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GCBRO - Whiteside County, Illinois - # 1
I saw it walk across the XXXXXX Canal, which is not deep, but it covered it in about 4 huge steps, then ran into the woods.
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GCBRO - Will County, Illinois - # 1
I looked down onto the sidewalk in front of our house and there were these HUGE 3 toed tracks.
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GCBRO - Williamson County, Illinois - # 1
Heard a growling noises behind the house, then banging and tearing sounds from outside the master bedroom window.
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GCBRO - Southern Illinois
He was totally covered with white hair. His form was that of a man but not his appearance.
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BFRO Media Article # 432 - Alexander County, Illinois
27-Jul-1972

Cairo Evening Citizen

Local Monster Might Need Good Attorney
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BFRO Media Article # 431 - Alexander County, Illinois
26-Jul-1972

Huge, White, Hairy "Monster" Reported Sighted In Cairo

Cairo Evening Citizen
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BFRO Report # 23395 - Bond County, Illiois
Deer hunters have close sighting along Dry Fork Creek.
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BFRO Media Article # 424 - Brown County, Illinois
Thursday, February 02, 1922

Wildman Lives Alone In Cave

New Oxford Item (Pennsylvania)
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BFRO Report # 202 - Calhoun County, Illinois
Woman sees black shiny figure standing by tree disappear into forest
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BFRO Report 6820 - Cass County, Illinois
Tracks found on a creek bed near Chandlerville
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BFRO Media Article # 594 - Champaign County, Illinois
Wednesday, October 17, 1973

… or a hairy gorilla-type near St.Joe

Champaign-Urbana Courier
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BFRO Report 24997 - Clinton County, Illinois
Hiker has nighttime sighting near Carlyle
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BFRO Media Article # 427 - Coles County, Illinois
Wild Man Captured

Marion (Ohio) Daily Star

Oakland, Ill
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BFRO Report # 12984 - Cook County, Illinois
Nighttime sighting by motorists east of Carpentersville
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BFRO Media Article # 588 - De Witt County, Illinois
Friday, July 17, 1970

Farmer City 'Monster" Sparks Search, Debate

By James Keeran

Bloomington Pantagraph
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BFRO Media Article # 589 - Du Page County, Illinois
Sunday, October 06, 1974

Carol Stream's Bigfoot: Is monster really out there?

By Dave Schneidman

Chicago Tribune
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BFRO Media Article # 591 - Du Page County, Illinois
Friday, August 30, 1974

‘Corn’ - fed Monster In Suburb?

By Donna Marx

Chicago Today
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BFRO Media Article # 590 - Du Page County, Illinois
Friday, August 30, 1974

Stalks Cornfields - Horrors! A Monster

By Dave Schneidman

Chicago Tribune
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BFRO Media Article # 425 - Effingham County, Illinois
Wednesday, August 02, 1972

Creatures Not New

Decatur Review
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BFRO Report 18059 - Fayette County, Illinois
Possible footprints found five miles east of Vandalia
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BFRO Report # 2805 - Fayette County, Illinois
Early morning sighting of creature looking at "something" in the snow in Vandalia
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BFRO Media Article # 422 - Fayette County, Illinois
Wednesday, July 25, 1894

Wild Man In Louden Township

Davenport (Iowa) Daily Leader
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BFRO Media Report # 421 - Fayette County, Illinois
Friday, December 04, 1891

The Wild Man Hunt

Decatur Daily Republican
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BFRO Media Report # 471 Fayette County, Illinois
Sunday, November 15, 1891

A Wild Man

Davenport (Iowa) Daily Leader
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BFRO Report # 11273 - Franklin County, Illinois
Youth has sighting along abandoned railroad line on edge of West Frankfort
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BFRO Media Article # 472 - Franklin County, Illinois
Saturday, February 14, 1885

A Wild Man

Decatur (Illinois) - Saturday Herald

A wild man haunts the woods near Locust Grove.
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BFRO Report # 10892 - Fulton County, Illinois
Youth has daylight sighting in swampy area near Canton Lake
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BFRO Media Article # 434 - Fulton County, Illinis
Wednesday, October 23, 1968

The Monster Story

Fulton County Democrat
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BFRO Report # 12439 - Grundy County, Illinois
Three men have daylight sighting near Seneca
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BFRO Report # 11831 - Grundy County, Illinois
Snake hunter has daytime sighting near Seneca
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BFRO Report # 12140 - Grundy County, Illinois
Two teenagers have sighting east of Seneca
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BFRO Report # 2992 - Hancock County, Illinois
Unusual vocalizations from Mississippi River bottoms between Hamilton and Warsaw
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BFRO Report # 3521 - Hancock County, Illinois
Deer hunter sees large hairy black creature that "plays peekaboo" near Webster
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BFRO Report # 24975 - Hardin County, Illinois
Family experiences large rocks being thrown and hear an unknown scream outside the Shawnee National Forest
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BFRO Report # 3018 - Hardin County, Illinis
Late night screams heard near Rosiclare
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BFRO Report # 23949 - Henderson County, Illinois
Turkey hunter has early morning sighting near Rozetta
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BFRO Report # 4099 - Henderson County, Illinois
Daytime sighting by two arrowhead hunters near Gulfport
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BFRO Report # 23983 - Henderson County, Illinois
Possible eye-shine and sighting at a rural home near Stronghurst
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BFRO Report # 8696 - Henry County, Illinois
Nighttime sighting of grey upright animal near Kewanee
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BFRO Report # 14404 - Iroquois County, Illinois
Several sightings and strange occurences near a residence west of Goodwine
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BFRO Media Article # 601 - Jackson County, Illinois
Thursday, June 09, 1988

Big Muddy Monster sighted in Murphy

By David Hiser

Murphysboro American
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BFRO Media Article # 595 - Jackson County, Illinois
Wednesday, July 09, 1975

Fabled Monster Reportedly Seen

Centralia Sentinel
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BFRO Media Article # 600 - Jackson County, Illinois
Tuesday, June 26, 1973

Big, muddy 'critter' sighted at Big Muddy

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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BFRO Media Article # 602 - Jackson County, Illinois
Thursday, June 28, 1973

Monster watching popular

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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BFRO Media Article # 603 - Jackson County, Illinois
Wednesday, June 27, 1973

More meanderings for the Murphysboro Monster

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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BFRO Media Article # 604 - Jackson County, Illinois
Thursday, November 01, 1973

Yeti-Like 'Monster' Gives Staid Town in Illinois a Fright

By Andrew Malcolm

New York Times
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BFRO Report # 10879 - Jasper County, Illinois
Mushroom hunters find series of large footprints near Ste. Marie
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BFRO Media Report # 426 - Jefferson County, Illinois
Monday, March 30, 1942

Mass Hunt For Animal Fails To Solve Mystery

Carbondale Free Press
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BFRO Media Report # 593 - Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Friday, July 26, 1929

Illinois Village Now Engaged In Big Gorilla Hunt

Middlesboro (KY) Daily News
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BFRO Report # 3474 - Johnson County, Illinois
One sighting in October near a cabin, then another incident six months later less than a mile away from the first incident
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BFRO Report # 11295 - Kane County, Illinois
Coon hunters hear vocalizations and footprints found near Burlington
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BFRO Report # 15019 - Kendall County, Illinois
Possible vocalizations heard near Yorkville
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BFRO Report # 11911 - La Salle County, Illinois
Campers have lengthy nightime encounter near Seneca
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BFRO Media Article # 452 - La Salle County, Illinois
Monday, October 10, 2005

[Sightings around Seneca, Illinois]

By Dave Wischnowsky

Chicago Tribune
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BFRO Media Article # 592 - Lawrence County, Illinois
Thursday, June 30, 1988

Area man recalls encounter with infamous Bigfoot monster.

By Joe Jones

Lawrenceville Daily Record
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BFRO Report # 11121 - Lee County, Illinois
Hikers find large footprint along Franklin Creek
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BFRO Media Article # 598 - Lee County, Illinois
Tuesday, July 06, 1976

It speaks softly, carries a big foot

Rockford Morning Star
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BFRO Media Report # 451 - Logan County, Illinois
Friday, April 22, 1887

Wild Man Of The Woods

Decatur Daily Review
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BFRO Media Article # 429 - Macon County, Illinois
Wednesday, September 22, 1965

Youths Report ‘Monster’ Near Edge Of City

Decatur Review
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BFRO Report # 23104 - Macon County, Illinois
Motorist and son observe road crossing near Spitler Woods State Park
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BFRO Report # 25273 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Possible sighting, wood knocks and vocalizations west of Girard
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BFRO Report # 23418 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Camper has nighttime sighting outside of Bunker Hill
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BFRO Report # 24673 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Large shaggy creature crosses road behind girls walking at night near Carlinville
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BFRO Report # 2901 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Couple in car terrified by loud howl/scream near Carlinville
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BFRO Report # 25809 - Madison County, Illinois
Resident has recent daylight sighting while retrieving cattle near Godfrey
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BFRO Report # 14872 - Madison County, Illinois
Nighttime sighting and possible footprints found by homeowner near Edwardsville
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BFRO Report # 8716 - Madison County, Illinois
Rock throwing and eye shine experienced near Maple Island
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BFRO Report # 25267 - Madison County, Illinois
Memory told of a sasquatch standing in headlights on Christmas Eve west of St. Jacob
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BFRO Report # 3472 - Madison County, Illinois
Series of three incidents describing a human sized creature near edge of Edwardsville
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BFRO Media Article # 581 - Madison County, Illinois
Friday, February 22, 2008

Bears and Bigfoots and snakes, oh my!

By Charlotte Stetson

Alton Telegraph
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BFRO Media Article # 579 - Madison County, Illinois
Thursday, March 18, 1976

Moro 'ape" added to area's list of animalistic spooks

By Dennis McMurray

Alton Telegraph
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BFRO Media Article # 580 - Madison County, Illinois
Monday, March 15, 1976

Frolicking 'ape' startles 2 young campers near Moro

By Dennis McMurray

Alton Telegraph
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BRO Report # 10910 - Marion County, Illinois
Hunter has daylight sighting near Sandoval
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BFRO Report # 3471 - Marion County, Illinois
Beige upright creature seen at a distance of 1000 yards near Kell
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BFRO Report # 25924 - Massac County, Illinois
Possible encounter and vocalizations heard by bowhunter near Metropolis
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BFRO Report # 15007 - McDonough County, Illinois
Daylight sighting by resident near Vermont Lake
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BFRO Media Article # 474 - McLean County, Illinois
Wednesday, February 15, 2006

[BF Scam artist Tom Biscardi currently seeking media attention in Illinois]

By ANDREA FRAMPTON

Peoria [Illinois] Star Journal
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BFRO Media Article # 596 - McLean County
Wednesday, March 30, 1977

Spring resurrects 'Kickapoo Monster'

By Rick Baker

Bloomington Pantagraph
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BFRO Media Article # 430 - McLean County, Illinois
Sunday, August 09, 1970

‘Monster’ Sighted Near Kickapoo

Champaign-Urbana - News Gazette
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BFRO Report # 10197 - Montgomery County, Illinois
Two squirrel hunters have sighting near Shoal Creek
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BFRO Media Article # 450 - Morgan County, Illinois
Thursday, June 12, 1890

Stackmer's Bend Wild Man

Davenport (Iowa) Morning Tribune
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BFRO Report # 18584 - Perry County, Illinois
Possible vocalization heard near Pyramid State Park
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BFRO Report # 24354 - Pike County, Illinois
Hunter has sighting from his deer stand near Detroit
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BFRO Report # 25704 - Pope County, Illinois
Cougar research interrupted by wood knocks at Bell Smith Springs
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BFRO Report # 5742 - Pulaski County, Illinois
Young man hears nighttime vocalizations and is followed in woods near Mounds
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BFRO Report # 24544 - Pulaski County, Illinois
Motorist has a nighttime sighting near Karnak
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BFRO Report # 24147 - Rock Island County, Illinois
Creature seen at a flooded rock quarry near Hampton
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BFRO Report # 25362 - Saline County, Illinois
Night time sighting by two witnesses at trailhead in Shawnee National Forest
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BFRO Report # 14802 - Saline County, Illinois
Possible vocalizations heard by camper near Williams Hill Pass in the Shawnee National Forest
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BFRO Report # 13070 - Saline County, Illinois
Youth has pre-dawn encounter on the way to deer stand near Mitchellville
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BFRO Report # 15251 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Multiple witness motorist sighting on Rt 36 east of Riverton
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BFRO Media Report # 420 - St.Clair County, Illinois
Saturday, September 08, 1883

A Roaming Madman - Startling Experiences of An Illinois Lady with a Wild Man - As Naked as the Day He was Born

The Saturday Herald - Decatur, Illinois
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BFRO Report # 12836 - Tazewell County, Illinois
Family hears vocalizations and finds footprints in their backyard east of Pekin
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BFRO Report # 15844 - Vermilion County, Illinois
Possible sounds heard, etc., in Kickapoo State Park
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BFRO Report # 24766 - Washington County, Illinois
On-going activity experienced by a family east of St. Louis
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BFRO Media Article # 428 - White County, Illinois
Monday, May 07, 1973

'It's Something That's There" - Monster Lurks Along Wabash

The Coshocton (Ohio) Tribune
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BFRO Report # 10037 - Whiteside County, Illinois
Youth has daylight sighting in corn field near Rock Falls
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BFRO Report # 12919 - Whiteside County, Illinois
Youth has nighttime sighting along Rock River
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BFRO Report # 19910 - Winnebago County, Illinois
Nighttime sighting by property owner near Kishwaukee River.
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BFRO Media Report # 599 - Williamson County, Illinois
Monday, August 19, 1968

10-foot-tall 'what's it' reported seen

Carbondale Southern Illinoisan
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BFRO Report # 3467 - Williamson County, Illinois
Witnesses describe 'huge' black creature that throws dirt at them near Chittyville.
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BFRO Report # 15895 - Williamson County, Ilinois
Possible vocalization heard in Marion, Illinois
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BFRO Media Article # 606 - Madison County, Illinois
Thursday, June 07, 1973

Police Told of Red 'Creature'

Edwardsville Intelligencer
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Media Article - Madison County # 5
Thursday, June 07, 1973

Police Told of Red ‘Creature’

Edwardsville Intelligencer
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Media Article - White County, Illinois - # 2
12 May 1973

Wabash “monster” being sought

Robinson Daily News
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John Green Database - Jo Daviess County, Illinois - # 991007
Farm women said terrorized by reports of huge gorilla seen wandering in woods. No clue how such an animal could be there.
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John Green Database - Jefferson County, Illinois - # 991008
Accounts differ somewhat, but a squirrel-hunting minister is reported to have been rushed by a half-man beast, which jumped over his head, knocking off his hat and dislodging his pipe from his mouth. He then struck it with his gun and/or fired shots in the air to frighten it away. The creature was reported to scream like a wildcat and leave tracks like a raccoon's but four times as large. Repeated reports led to a mass hunt in March, 1942,that was unsuccessful. Location was given as Gun Creek bottoms. The creature was reported to be able to jump 40 to 60 feet at a leap
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John Green Database - Lawrence County, Illinois - # 991010
Five teenagers driving to a gravel pit to swim when creature started across the gravel road, stopped in the headlights and stared at the car, then went on across the road and crashed into the woods. Arms hung below knee. Head was pointed.
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John Green Database - Du Page County, Illinois - # 991011
Bruce Houdek and Dean Refram, looking for golf balls in densely wooded area on golf course, when creature large, hairy, upright creature stood up in front of them (my notes of phone call say 50 feet away, Wayne's tape transcript says 15) and walked off. Course was Medinah Country Club.
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John Green Database - Du Page County, Illinois - # 991012
Andrea and Gaspardo and Wistar playing golf at Medina Country Club. Gasparado saw from 13th green a black creature walking along a fence line. From the 14th tee all three saw it, under 200 yards away and 40 feet below, about 20 feet on the other side of a 100-foot wide, weed-filled creek, peering at them from behind a large tree. One of them hit golf balls towards it, and it walked about 20 yards along the fence, returned to the tree, climbed about 10 feet, jumped from the tree over a 7 foot fence, loped across Medinah Road, crossed another fence and entered woods by the creek. Two other golfers who had come up saw it leave.
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John Green Database - Macon County, Illinois - # 991013
Bob Earle and Steve Collins saw a large, gray animal standing upright in the middle of a creek East of Decatur off East William Street Road.
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John Green Database - Cook County, Illinois - # 991014
Mr. and Mrs. R. Troester in a picnic area in woods in Tinley Park, heard noise of someting approaching through the trees, then saw 15 feet away by a large tree a huge, dark, apelike figure. After a few minutes it moved slowly towards them and sat down, arms hanging. They got in their car and left.
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John Green Database - St.Clair County, Illinois - # 991015
James McKinney one of many people to report seeing a strange animal. McKinney described it "like a half-man, half-horse."
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John Green Database - Washington County, Illinois - # 991016
Brian Schwaz ( Schwarz ?) and Kevin Novak were camping on a farm alongside a field. In the morning they found the tracks crossing the field and entering some woods. They were afraid to follow them.
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John Green Casebook - Macon County, Illinois - # 991017
Four youths parked in Montezuma Hills northwest of Decatur, a black, manlike monster approached car, they left. Two males returned, it happened again. Sheriff's deputies found nothing, but said youths appeared well frightened.
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John Green Database - Jackson County, Illinois - # 991018
Tim Bullock and Barbara Smith said that near Chittyville, north of Herrin, a huge creature with a head as large as a steering wheel and a round hairy face threw dirt at them through their car window.
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John Green Database - De Witt County, Illinois - # 991019
Ennis, Lamb, Faircloth and Hardwick camping on wild 10-acre buffalo grass-covered piece of land south of Farmer City near Salt Creek. Heard something moving in the tall grass, coming between their fire and their tent. Turned on car lights, saw widely-separated eyes gleaming, thing squatting by tent ran off on two legs. Other reports of furry creature in same area on 12th and 14th.
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John Green Database - McLean County, Illinois - # 991020
Three youths going fishing, driving towards river in marshy, foggy bottom land, headlights picked up creature ambling along Kickapoo Creek towards timber. They followed on foot, lost when it entered timber. Said as big asûa cow standing on its back legs.
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John Green Database - De Witt County, Illinios - # 991021
Rich, Taylor and Shafer reported seeing the hairy monster standing on a hill in a back pasture of the Darrell Finger farm two miles Northeast of Waynesville and about a half mile from Kickapoo Creek.
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John Green Database - McLean County, Illinois - # 991022
Dan Lindesy and Mike Anderson were driving on Rte. 136 approaching Kickapoo Creek bridge north of Waynesville when the creature crossed the road in front of them and went along the creek edge.
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John Green Database - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 991023
Randy Emert said he and friends heard of a creature in the Cole Hollow area, and in the past two months had seen it twice. It was between 8 and 12 feet tall, kinda white, and moves quick. He said footprints with three big toes were all around there and had been seen by many of his friends, and that the creature lets out a long screech kinda like a steam whistle. A friend in Wisconsin has the track photos. Mrs. Ann Kammerer, 607 E. Republic, said all her children, and her daughter-in-law, had seen the creature.
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John Green Database - Alexander County, Illinois - # 991024
LeRoy Summers reported to Cairo police that he saw a 10-foot white monster with a bit of red around the middle and a large head standing by a small brick building on the Ohio River dike between 28th and 17th streets aboutû7.30 p.m.
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John Green Database - White County, Illinois - # 991025
Rick Rainbow said he and three others saw a 5 to 5.5 foot, grey-black creature standing in the open end of an abandoned barn half a mile north of Enfield. It let out a shriek and fled.
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John Green Database - White County, Illinois - # 991026
Henry McDaniel, a disabled war veteran, reported that a hairy creature scratched on his door. Newspaper calls this the first report of the "Enfield monster." McDaniel also claimed to have seen it on a railroad track near his home on May 6.
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BFRO Report # 2806 - Jackson County, Illinois
The "Big Muddy Monster" flap of Murphysboro
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John Green Database - Jackson County, Illinois - # 991027
Randy Needham and Judy Johnson (someone else's wife) parked just before midnight at Murphysboro boat ramp on Big Muddy River. They heard a loud cry from the woods next to the car, like an amplified eagle shriek. Needham then saw approaching the open window a light-colored, hairy, 8-foot creature covered with mud. He drove off and reported to police, who found some "peculiar" footprints in the oozing mud, heard a shriek themselves, followed splashing sounds, but found nothing.
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John Green Database - Jackson County, Illinois - # 991028
Randy Creath and Cheryl Ray were sitting on her porch about 10 p.m. when something moved in the brush nearby and a 7 to 8 foot creature with light hair covered with mud, weighing 300 to 350 pounds came out of the bushes. Cheryl ran in the house. Randy threw stones at it. It smelled like river slime. After 30 seconds it turned slowly and "crashed off through the brush back toward the river." Police found a rough trail through the brush to Big Muddy river. A dog let them to an abandoned barn, where it acted terrified, but they found nothing.
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John Green Database - Jackson County, Illinois - # 991029
At 2 a.m. carnival ponies at Riverside Park acted frightened. Norris, Adkerson and Lavander walked around a truck and saw standing upright in the darkness a 300 to 400 pound hairy, light-colored creature about 8 feet tall. It was watching the animals, apparently curious. They went for help. An hour later Kimbal saw it, peering over bushes, watching the ponies. Right beside Big Muddy River.
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John Green Database - Champaign County - # 991030
Duncan, Summers, Mowry and Flenniken were on the township road leading to Sidney, south of St. Joseph and got out of their car to investigate what they thought was a campfire near the bridge on the Salt Fork. When one of them lit a match they saw about 15 feet awaty a 5-foot, hairy, gorilla-like creature.
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BFRO Media Article # 597 - Kane County, Illinois
Monday, August 26, 1974

Aurora comes clean . . . it's 'Abominable'

Elgin Daily Courier - News
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John Green Database - Kane County, Illinois - # 991031
Aurorans said to tell of a huge, hairy monster, dirty white, with a peculiar howl. Others sat they have seen footprints like a barefoot man but much larger and with longer toes. Reports are from North Lake Street region where a tunnel leads to the river.
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John Green Database - Du Page County, Illinois - # 991032
Robert Calusinski and Gus Fuentes fooling around in corn field at night when something hit Calusinski hard on the right side. They fled, but came back the next night, heard "Brrr, Whrrr" sound that came closer, threw some rocks, and saw 6 to 7 foot creature dart across the field. It was furry, had red eyes the size of baseballs.
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John Green Database - Du Page County, Illinois - # 991033
Mrs. Evelyn Papa said she and two other women saw a 7 ft. shiny brown creature in the next cornfield to the one where a creature was seen the night before. (1032) Chicago Tribune, Oct. 6, 1974, refers to a dozen later sightings in Carol Stream.
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John Green Database - Jackson County, Illinois - # 991034
Two men gigging frogs said the spotted a white, shaggy creature about 7 ft. tall in a country churchyard. It moved quickly away, breaking a tree limb ûas it went. County authorities found a broken limb, no other clues.
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John Green Database - Jackson County, Illinois - # 991037
Charles Straub, watchman in auto salvage yard just North of Murphysboro, phoned the owner, Bob Reiman, suspecting a prowler. They searched and encountered 8 to 10 foot creature covered with fur, with lots of teeth, not fangs, and a strong smell. Reiman called his family, and his sister, Joyce Tendall, of Royalton, saw the creature later. She said it seemed to be circling them, as if curious.
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John Green Database - Lee County, Illinois - # 991035
One fisherman said that early in the morning park benches in 200-acre Lowell Park were thrown around and big footprints all around them. By afternoon the only tracks found were upstream to the North, two good prints and several heel prints. Park is two miles North of Dixon and is heavily timbered. The tracks were in a deserted area and ended at the bank of the Rock River.
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John Green Database - McLean County, Illinois - # 991036
Dale Mitchell, driving home on rural road along Kickapoo Creek, two miles North of Downs near Interstate 74, saw creature in headlights, stopped car for a closer look, but fled when it started towards him.
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John Green Database - Cook County, Illinois - # 992817
Skipping school, Tom Mackie and a friend were walking into the woods whenûthey saw a very large, black, hairy animal running away from them down the path, arms swinging, much faster than a man could run. Mackie claims to have other sightings to tell about, in a different location.)
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John Green Database - Fayette County, Illinois - # 993030
At 5 a.m. T.L.looked out bedroom window and saw a large black thing bent down looking at
something in snow. It stood up and took a step in her direction and she fled to her brother's
room. Her brother and a friend of hers who was spending the night both refused to look.
Black hair covered face except eyes. Not a gorilla face, more human-like, but very "unfriendly."
Eyes had no whites but showed a reddish tint. (Apparently not asked about tracks--should have
been obvious in snow.)
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John Green Database - Johnson County, Illinois - # 992884
Two girls and two boys, about 15, hiked to an abandoned cabin in wooded hills at night.
Jennifer Rigsby was inside the cabin when the other three rushed in saying that they had heard
something moving in the woods and then a 7', dark creature, sort of hunched over, ran across the trail. They all left.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jefferson County, Illinois - # 1
Struck at Bigfoot with gun barrel; also many other sightings in the area.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Macon County, Illinois - # 1
Gray Bigfoot seen standing in creek.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Macon County, Illinois - # 2
Black Bigfoot approached their car and they fled; later police search found nothing.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jackson County, Illinois - # 1
Witnesses in parked car were frightened by 10-ft black Bigfoot which threw earth at them through the window.
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Bigfoot Casebook - De Witt County, Illinois - # 1
Camping at night, saw Bigfoot with gleaming eyes circling camp fire.
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Bigfoot Casebook - McLean County, Illinois - # 1
Saw creature 'as big as a cow' walking on hind legs; partly eaten fish found.
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Bigfoot Casebook - McLean County, Illinois - # 2
While driving at night saw 'ape running in the ditch'.
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Bigfoot Casebook - De Witt County, Illinois - # 2
Saw Bigfoot.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 1
On 2 occasions saw white, smelly Bigfoot 8-12 ft tall which made a long screeching sound.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Alexander County, Illinois - # 1
Saw 10-ft white Bigfoot standing near Ohio River levee.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Tazewell County, Illinis - # 2
10-ft smelly Bigfoot seen, but 100 searchers found no trace.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 3
100 searched woods for Bigfoot after 2 sighting reports in 2 days.
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Bigfoot Casebook - White County, Illinois - # 1
Saw 5½ ft, grayish, stooped, ape-like creature near abandoned house; this followed reported sighting of 3 legged creature nearby.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jackson County. Illinois - # 2
While parked at night, saw 7-ft white Bigfoot with muddy body; hair. As it approached shrieking, they drove off; tracks found later.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jackson County, Illinois - # 3
Christian saw 'big white ghost' in yard; 10 mins later in neighboring yard Randy & Cheryl saw 7-ft dirty white Bigfoot with glowing pink eyes standing.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Madison County, Illinois - # 1
3 reports of a red-eyed, smelly Bigfoot seen in woods. It was said to chase people and one man's chest had been clawed.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jackson County, Illinois - # 4
Saw Bigfoot watching Shetland ponies.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Champaign County, Illinois - # 1
Stopped car to investigate campfire; saw 5-ft Bigfoot close by.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Kane County, Illinois - # 1
'Big Mo, huge and dirty white, seen around, and large footprints found.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jackson County, Illinois - # 5
'The Big Muddy Monster' seen again.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Du Page County, Illinois - # 1
Bigfoot with glowing red eyes and gray-tipped head seen, and footprints found.
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Bigfoot Casebook - Jackson County, Illinois - # 6
Return of 'The Big Muddy Monster,' reported in the area in 1973 and 1974.
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Bigfoot Casebook - unknown County, Illinois - # 2
Shortly after midnight, saw a Bigfoot run across road, jumping fences on either side.

July 1964
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BTSAA - Macon County, Illinois - # 1
Three brothers find apelike footprints in a dry creek bed (a side branch of Steven's Creek) near Decatur, Illinois.

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BTSAA - Macon County, Illinois - # 2
"had an encounter with a grayish creature in 1962."

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BTSAA - Macon County, Illinois - # 3
Four young people parked at a "lover's lane".

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BTSAA - Williamson County, Illinois - # 1
Creature threw dirt at them through the window.

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BTSAA - De Witt County, Illinois - # 1
The thing..was squatting by the tent.

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BTSAA - McLean County, Illinois - # 1
Saw this ape running in the ditch.

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BTSAA - McLean County, Illinois - # 2
The thing stood six foot five inches tall.

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BTSAA - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 1
Kind of white and moved quick.

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BTSAA - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 2
Resident reported seeing "something big" swimming in the Illinois River."

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BTSAA - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 3
A ten-foot something.

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BTSAA - Alexander County, Illinois - # 1
"Ten-foot, white, hairy creature."

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BTSAA - White County, Illinois - # 1
"something looked as if it had stepped out a nightmare."

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BTSAA - White County, Illinois - # 2
The boy ran inside, crying hysterically.

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BTSAA - White County, Illinois - # 3
Two of the men thought they had it it.

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BTSAA - White County, Illinois - # 4
Apelike, about five and a half feet tall.
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BTSAA - White County, Illinois - # 5
We heard the most ungodly, piercing shriek.

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Media Article - Grundy County, Illinois - # 4
Saturday October 14th, 2006

‘It’s time for your close up, Mr. Du Pont monster’

By Charles Stanley

Ottawa Times
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Personal papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 1
12 year old boy observes biped walking along woods & pasture - 2006
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Personal Papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 2
Two youths out fishing late at night get harassed by two unseen animals. The youths immediately leave the area. 2007.
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 1
Homeowner over the course of 4 years [2005-2009] hears and records woodknocks, howls. Partial footprint found, tree twist.
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 2
1992 - 12 year old sees sasquatch after falling over on his trail bike along the Sangamon River at Riverton.
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 3
1994 - Youth sees squatch along the banks of the Sangamon River, near Riverton.
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 4
1900 - woman sees juvenile white sasquatch along the bank of the Sangamon River, near Riverton.
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 5
1990 - youth has a 5 ft sasquatch chase him up the bank while picking berries near the Sangamon River, near Riverton.
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - 6
Golfers observe sasquatch on The Rail Golf Club which is near the Sangamon Riverton in Sherman.
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Personal Papers - Grundy County, Illinois - # 1
June 2005 Hiker has brief encounter while bird watching.
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Bigfoot Encounters - McLean County, Illinois - # 1
September 2007 - a sighting occurred south of Bellflower and north of Mansfield, Illinois. A fisherman reported seeing a pair of upright walking ape-like animals, one of which made a sound that he failed to associate with any he's ever heard before, -he left abruptly leaving his gear behind. Badly frightened, the man enlisted an armed hunter-friend to retrieve his fishing gear for him. The surrounding wooded areas have no rodent wildlife left there anymore. The witness drives a semi, delivering parts to a new wind-farm out in that area.
The report was sketchy send in by W. Daniel....
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Personal Papers - Livingston County, Illinois - # 1
October 2006 - Livingston County truck driver reports seeing a tall creature running on two legs crossing I-55 at night near mile marker 218 (near Dwight)
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Personal Papers - Grundy County, Illinois - # 2
Her X works on cell phone towers, and in early November 2005, he and his partner were about 300 foot up a tower off of I-80 in the Seneca area. They noticed what they immediately thought was a bigfoot come out of the woods and cross a small road. They described the BF as 1/2 the height of the 25 foot telephone poles with arms that hung almost to the knee. They knew it was not a man, because of the sheer size "about as big as a car" It crossed the road to another tree line, and as a car passed by it turned and looked at the car and then proceeded into the woods. They were not noticed on the cell tower.
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Personal Papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 3
1960's Farmer observes a sasquatch walking along the edge of his field and woods near Walker Road.
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Personal Papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 4
2005 - Hunter and his wife in a tree stand get screamed at by unknown animal passing below.
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BTSAA - Madison County, Illinois - # 1
June 4, 1973.
Red eyed, human-sized creature.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 4
Randy and Judy agreed the thing was about seven feet tall.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 2
This time they discovered fresh tracks.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 3
A big white ghost in the yard.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 5
Quietly watching them through glowing pink eyes.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 6
The creature was tracked down the hill to a pond.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 7
Watching some Shetland ponies.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 7
Heard a shrill, piercing scream from near the shed.

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BTSAA - Champaign County, Illinois - # 1
Hairy "gorilla-like" creature on a road.

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BTSAA - Jackson County, Illinois - # 8
Big Muddy Monster again made brief return appearances in July 1974 and July 1975.

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Prairie Ghosts - Kankakee County, Illinois - # 1
A witness named Andrew Souligne was driving into a local cemetery one night when a large, hairy shape walked out in front of the car.
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Personal Papers - Kankakee County, Illinois - # 1
Local researchers wife has a brief daytime encounter while on bigfoot hunting excursion.
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Weird Illinois - Clinton County, Illinois - # 1
He had found these Bigfoot tracks out in the woods.

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Weird Illinois By Troy Taylor, Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman
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Bigfoot Encounters - Jackson County, Illinois - # 2
"At that moment it stepped from the bushes."
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Prairie Ghosts - Williamson County, Illinois - # 1
When they spotted a 10-foot tall monster that was covered with black hair and had a round face.
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Prairie Ghosts - Effingham County, Illinois - # 1
Her brothers often spotted huge, hairy creatures near their home in Effingham.
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Prairie Ghosts - Jefferson County, Illinois - # 1
Encountered a large creature that "looked something like a baboon".
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Prairie Ghosts - Macon County, Illinois - # 1
The monster was standing upright in the water, looking straight at them.
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Prairie Ghosts - St.Clair County, Illinois - # 1
"half man, half woman with a half bald head and a half head of hair"
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Prairie Ghosts - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 1
Randy Emmert, and some friends, reported a large, hairy creature near Cole Hollow Road.
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Prairie Ghosts - White County, Illinois - # 1
" as short body, two little short arms coming out of its breast area and two pink eyes as big as flashlights. It stood four and a half to five feet tall and was grayish-colored. It was trying to get into the house."
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Prairie Ghosts - White County, Illinois - # 2
They later described it as about five feet tall, gray and stooped over.
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Prairie Ghosts - White County, Illinois - # 3
Suddenly, the creature had appeared and attacked him.
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Prairie Ghosts - Jackson County, Illinois - # 1
They heard a strange, roaring cry that shattered the stillness of the night.
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Prairie Ghosts - Jackson County, Illinois - # 2
Christian Baril, who told his parents that he saw a "big white ghost in the yard".
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Prairie Ghosts - Jackson County, Illinois - # 3
They estimated that it weighed at least 350 pounds, stood seven feet tall, had a roundish head and long, ape-like arms.
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Prairie Ghosts - Jackson County, Illinois - # 4
Mrs. Nedra Green heard a screaming sound coming from a shed on her rural farm.
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Weird Illinois - Effingham County, Illinois - # 1
Used to spot some kind of huge hairy creature near their home.

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Weird Illinois - Jo Daviess County, Illinois - # 1
Creature described as looking like a huge gorilla.

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Weird Illinois - Jefferson County, Illinois - # 1
He encountered a beast that "looked something like a baboon".


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Weird Illinois - Madison County, Illinois - # 1
The creature leaving the tracks was dubbed the Gooseville Bear.



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Weird Illinois - Macon County, Illinois - # 1
The monster was looming upright in the water.

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Weird Illinois - St.Clair County, Illinois - # 1
"half man and half horse"

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Weird Illinois - Macon County, Illinois - # 2
Massive black manlike shape approached a parked car.


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Weird Illinois - Williamson County, Illinois - # 1
A ten-foot-tall creature covered in black hair began throwing dirt at a car.

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Weird Illinois - De Witt County, Illinois - # 1
A huge black shape crouching nearby.

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Weird Illinois - De Witt County, Illinois - # 2
He saw the broad back of the beast moving among the trees.

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Weird Illinois - McLean County, Illinois - # 1
Suddenly a large creature jumped out and ran away on two legs.

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Weird Illinois - De Witt County, Illinois - # 4
Large dark-haired creature.

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Weird Illinois - De Witt County, Illinois - # 3
Construction workers saw the creature.

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Weird Illinois - Tazewell County, Illinois - # 1
Randy Emert and his friends spied the hulking hairy creature near Cole Hollow Road.

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Weird Illinois - Madison County, Illinois - # 2
Very large humanlike creature with a terrible odor.

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Weird Illinois - Kankakee County, Illinois - # 2
The creature froze in the headlights.

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Weird Illinois - Jackson County, Illinois - # 1
They saw a huge shape lumbering toward them.

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Weird Illinois - Jackson County, Illinois - # 2
A big white ghost.

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Weird Illinois - Jackson County, Illinois - # 3
It stood about seven feet tall.

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Weird Illinois - Jackson County, Illinois - # 4
Face to face with a with a monster seven to eight feet tall and covered in light brown hair.

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Weird Illinois - Jackson County, Illinois - # 5
He had seen something that resembled the famous monster along the edge of the road.

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Weird Illinois - White County, Illinois - # 1
"It had three legs on it."

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Weird Illinois - White County, Illinois - # 2
A deformed-looking creature had suddenly appeared.

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Weird Illinois - White County, Illinois - # 3
"Five feet tall, gray, and stooped over."

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BTSAA - Williamson County, Illinois # 2
A week later, the creature was seen again near Route 148, also near the Big Muddy River.

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BTSAA - De Witt County, Illinois - # 2
Friday, July 10th 1970 - 10 people seen a pair of glowing eyes near the site of the first sighting.

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BTSAA - De Witt County, Illinois - # 3
July 12, 1970 - seen a furry creature in the same area.
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BTSAA - De Witt County, Illinois - # 4
July 14, 1970 - seen a furry creature in the same area.
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BTSAA - Madison County, Illinois - # 2
Woods on the eastern edge of town.

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BTSAA - Madison County, Illinois - # 3
It made no sound when it walked.

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Media Article - Jefferson County, Illinois - # 2
March, 1946

Hoosier Folklore

Vol. 5, p. 19

“strange beast” legend
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Media Article - Monroe County, Illinois - # 1
March, 1946

Hoosier Folklore

Vol. 5, p. 19

Editor - the very last paragraph in this article mentions Hecker, Monroe County, Illinois

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Prairie Ghosts - De Witt County, Illinois - # 1
Saw a huge, black shape crouching near the tent.
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BFRO Report # 26905 - Kankakee County, Illinois
Fisherman has closeup encounter with a juvenile near Kankakee
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Personal Papers - Adams County, Illinois - # 1
Personal correspondence concerning unusual vocalizations.
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Media Article – Cook County, Illinois – # 2
Wednesday, December 31, 1890

MAYWOOD’S WHAT-IS-IT

Chicago Inter Ocean
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BFRO Report # 27146 - Fulton County, Illinois
Deer hunters hear possible vocalizations and find strange footprints near Ellisville
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Personal Paper - Christian County, Illinois - # 1
Coyote hunter reports strange deep toned howls.
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Personal Papers - Fayette County, Illinois - # 1
Loud vocalizations, growls, branches breaking in a remote rural cemetery.
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BFRO Report # 26874 - Woodford County, Illinois
Possible footprints found near Mackinaw River
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Personal Papers - Shelby County, Illinois - # 1
Possible footprint, wood knocks, screams, whistles, yells, bluff charges in a rural cemetery in Shelby County, Illinois.
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BFRO Report # 27692 - Peoria County, Illinois
Mushroom hunter hears vocalizations and finds footprints near Jubilee College State Park
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BFRO Report # 27374 - Putnam County, Illinois
Man remembers his daytime sighting as a youth living south of Hennepin
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BFRO Report # 27387 - Ogle County, Illinois
Large unknown bipedal animal seen possibly chasing deer near Dixon
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Personal Papers - Scott County, Illinois - # 1
Woman has branches thrown at her in a remote rural cemetery during the night time.
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BFRO Report # 28423 - Adams County, Illinois
Man recalls his face to face daylight encounter in Siloam Springs State Park
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Bigboot Encounters - Fulton County, Illinois # 1
An unknown hair-covered life form seen by several witnesses across old Dutch Henry.
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BFRO Report # 28110 - DeWitt County, Illinois
Night fisherman has sighting at Clinton Lake boat docks
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Media Article - Grundy County, Illinis - # 5
Monday, November 5, 2007

Searching for Bigfoot Researchers look for evidence of DuPont Monster

By Heidi Terry-Litchfield

Morris Herald News
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BFRO Report # 26039 - Lake County, Illinois
Motorist has possible sighting near Barrington
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BFRO Report # 28679 - DuPage County, Illinois
Hiker finds possible footprints in Timber Ridge Forest Preserve (w/photos)
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BFRO Report # 28728 - Cook County, Illinois
Daylight sighting by a motorist near Brookfield Zoo
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BFRO Report # 28525 - Cook County, Illinois
Possible vocalizations and stick structures found in Bachelors Grove Cemetery
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BFRO Report # 28461 - Cook County, Illinois
Man tells of possibly seeing a bigfoot playing peek-a-boo in headlights while parked west of Midlothian
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BFRO Report # 28703 - Christian County, Illinois
Motorist has daylight sighting southwest of Taylorville
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BFRO Report # 28899 - Christian County, Illinois
Father and son have daylight sighting on Illinois Rt 48 near Taylorville
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BFRO - Report # 28568 - Fulton County, Illinois
Nighttime sighting near a dumpster by a bicyclist in Canton
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BFRO Report # 28714 - Fulton County, Illinois
Memory told of seeing a bigfoot on the side of a road along Middle Branch Creek
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BFRO Report # 28714 - Fulton County, Illinois
Memory told of seeing a bigfoot on the side of a road along Middle Branch Creek
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BFRO Report # 28713 - Fulton County, Illinois
Hikers find possible footprints by a cornfield north of Norris
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BFRO Report # 28545 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Man tells of the strange occurrences and his sighting as a teenager near Buckhart
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BFRO Report # 28370 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Memory told of a possible encounter and footprint found along Horse Creek north of Pawnee
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Media Article - Kane County, Illinois - # 2
Sunday, November 23, 2003

Making The Rounds

Aurora Beacon News
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Media Article – McLean County, Illinois – # 7
Sunday, October 25, 1998

There’s Science To Finding Bigfoot

Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana
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Media Article – Peoria County, Illinois – # 1
Saturday, October 17, 1998

Stalking The Wily Bigfoot

Peoria Journal Star
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Bigboot Encounters - Fulton County, Illinois # 2
Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois July 1967
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Bigboot Encounters - McLean County, Illinois # 2
Funk's Grove
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Bigfoot Encounters - Jackson County, Illinois - # 3
Is The Big Muddy Monster A Bigfoot?
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Bigfoot Encounters - Macon County, Illinois - # 1
NAPE Footprint
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BFRO Report # 28940 - LaSalle County, Illinois
Motorist has night-time sighting near bridge just south of Seneca
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BFRO Report # 28936 - Grundy County, Illinois
Daytime sighting by a motorist east of Seneca
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Personal Papers - Greene County, Illinois - # 1
Group of paranormal researchers heard very loud screams coming from the nearby woods for five minutes.
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Personal papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 5
Motorist watches very large quadrupedal animal running along tree line.
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Personal papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 6
Motorists sees large biped crossing road near Diamond Meat Packing
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Personal Papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 6
Road crossing near Diamond Meat Packing.
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BFRO Report # 28144 - Shelby County, Illinois
Wood knocks, vocalizations and possible footprint found in rural cemetery near Shelbyville
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BFRO Report # 29495 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Possible footprint found on edge of Chatham
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BFRO Report # 29448 - Kane County, Illinois
Possible footprints found near Algonquin
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BFRO Report # 29360 - White County, Illinois
Couple hears possible vocalizations a few miles outside of Carmi
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BFRO Report # 29287 - Whiteside County, Illinois
Memory told of a daylight sighting as a youth near Fenton
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BFRO Report # 29265 - Jersey County, Illinois
Motorists have sighting at night near Otterville
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BFRO Report # 29241 - Moultrie County, Illinois
Memory of possible vocalizations and rock throwing southwest of Atwood
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BFRO Report # 29227 - Massac County, Illinois
Possible footprints found near Metropolis
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BFRO Report # 29165 - Hardin County, Illinois
Possible observations using thermal imager southeast of Equality
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BFRO Report # 30510 Peoria County, Illinois
Possible footprint found near Peoria
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BFRO Report # 30203 Logan County, Illinois
Nighttime sighting by motorists along I-55 near Lincoln
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BFRO Report # 30367 Douglas County, Illinois
Memories told of encounters experienced by a family living near Villa Grove
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BFRO Report # 29836 Kankakee County, Illinois
Family experiences strange occurences while fishing Kankakee River
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BFRO Report # 30003 La Salle County, Illinois
Late night encounter by a motorcyclist outside of Marseilles
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BFRO Report # 29360 Carmi, White County
Couple hears possible vocalizations a few miles outside of Carmi
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Media Report - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 1
Web site sorts Bigfoot stories to seek truth
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Media Report - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 2
Central Illinois man on watch for Bigfoot
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Media Report - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 3
Messing with Sasquatch may not be such a good idea
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Media Report - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 5
“Gorilla” marketing: Chatham Sasquatch playing promotional role for upcoming Halloween events
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Media Report - Sangamon County, Illinois - # 4
Chatham Jaycees Haunted Hayride is back – and so is the Sasquatch
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Personal Papers - Greene County, Illinois - # 1
Two separate sightings by guys on 4 -wheelers
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Personal Papers - Greene County, Ilinois - # 2
Late night vocals.
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BFRO Report # 31419 - Bond County, Illiois
Possible nighttime sighting and vocalizations in a backyard near Old Ripley
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BFRO Report # 31062 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Possible footprints found near the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
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BFRO Report # 30645 - Jersey County, Illinois
Motorists have possible late night sighting south of Otterville
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BFRO Report # 30601 - Cook County, Illinois
Possible vocalization and footprint found near Bachelors Grove Cemetery
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Personal Papers - Macoupin County, Illinois - # 7
24 chickens killed and lined out back yard
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - 7
July 11, 2011 Possible sighting near Sugar Creek
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Personal Papers - Sangamon County, Illinois - 8
2 a.m. road crossing on Veterans Parkway – between J David Jones & 8th Street
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BFRO Report # 32634 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Two paranormal investigators find possible evidence at Cumberland Sugar Creek Cemetery
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BFRO Report # 29612 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Vocalizations recorded and possible footprint found near Sugar Creek
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Personal Papers - Fulton County, Illinois - # 1
It was in the 70's and my Mom's friend and his friends were riding their bikes out in the strip mined area near Farmington, Illinois and they heard and awful screaming and something, banging on heavy metal, when they got closer, it was screaming and beating on the sides of the scoop like crazy and they got scared and ran off when the thing got far enough out of the scoop to get out and it looked right at them they said it looked like a man covered in hair all over like a gorilla
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Media Article - Jackson County, Ilinois - # 12
The Big Muddy Monster – Tracks, screams, smells and sightings since 1973

By Tracy James
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BFRO Report # 33859 La Salle County, Illinois
Woman recalls daylight sighting north of Marseilles
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BFRO Report # 33638 - St.Clair County, Illinois
Woman recalls her night time sighting while fishing behind her home near Columbia
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BFRO Report # 33264 - Whiteside County, Illinois
Photos taken of possible footprints found on rural property near Albany
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BFRO Report # 33040 - Schuyler County, Illinois
Possible sighting by a deer hunter west of Rushville
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Personal Papers - Christian County, Illinois - # 1
1960's, large hair covered upright creature observed crossing road by motorist.
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Personal Papers - Christian County, Illinois - # 2
1980's road crossing.
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Personal Papers - Christian County, Illinois - # 3
1980's motorist sighting of large upright creature.
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Personal Papers - Christian County, Illinois - # 4
Roadside sighting by a motorist, 1980's.
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BFRO Report # 34919 - Edwards County, Illinois
Motorist has a possible nighttime sighting west of Albion
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BFRO Report # 34728 - Sangamon County, Illinois
Recollection of a daylight sighting as a youth in Riverton
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BFRO Report # 30896 La Salle County, Illinois
Second nighttime sighting by motorcyclist north of Marseilles
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BFRO Report # 33426 - Crawford County, Illinois
Possible footprints found northwest of Robinson
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Personal Papers - Adams County, Illinois - # 2
What got me going on Bigfoot was in June of 1972 I was with my brother in law fishing at Siloam Springs State Park.
It was around 11;30 pm we were in a boat in the mouth of the north cove going north a good 80 yards or so from the bank...I was sitting in the back of the boat and a huge rock splashed behind the boat really close ..This was no fish we started yelling at the bank figuring it was some kids fooling around then we heard some kind of soft moan up and down some kind of scale like you said I would never forget it..Then it threw another rock about the same distance behind us again..we yelled again and got the hell out of there NO PERSON COULD THROW A ROCK THAT MADE A SPLASH THAT BIG THAT FAR FROM THE BANK,loaded our boat and when back to the campground and told some people sitting around a campfire went to bed for the night and believe you me never slept that night ..
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BFRO Report # 36246 - Pulaski County, Illinois
Hiker has daylight sighting near Olive Branch.
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BFRO Report # 36306 - Jackson County, Illinois
Motorist has daytime sighting near railroad tracks west of Murphysboro
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BFRO Report # 36406 - McDonough County, Illinois
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BFRO Report # 36667 La Salle County, Illinois
Memory told of encounters on a farm near Ottawa
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BFRO Report # 36567 - Franklin County, Illinois
Possible nighttime sighting while driving in Orient
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BFRO Report # 26874 - Livingston County, Illinois
Memory told of a possible sighting at dawn by a hunter in his tree stand southeast of Pontiac
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BFRO Report # 3300 - Perry County, Illinois
Trapper recalls large footprints he found while trapping near Pinckneyville
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BFRO Report # 36571 - Madison County, Illinois
Dusk sighting in a backyard near Edwardsville
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BFRO Report # 37856 - Wabash County, Illinois
Close encounter at night by a motorist near Mt.Carmel
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Homeowner recalls night time sighting in NW Decatur
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BFRO Media Article # 37522 - Macon County, Illinois
Homeowner recalls night time sighting in NW Decatur
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BFRO Report # 37697 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Memory told of a sighting at dawn while deer hunting north of Hettick
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BFRO Report # 37972 - Massac County, Illinois
Nighttime observation involving a pond on a farm near Metropolis
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BFRO Report # 38032 - La Salle County, Illinois
Bow hunter sees an animal resembling a gorilla near Marseilles
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BFRO Report # 32196 - Madison County, Illinois
Memory told of family encounters near Granite City
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BFRO Report # 23760 - Jackson County, Illinois
Memory told of possible vocalizations and rocks thrown at Lake Kinkaid
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BFRO Report # 37988 - Macon County, Illinois
Late night observation by a home owner near Lake Decatur
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BFRO Report # 38337 - Montgomery County, Illinois
Possible nighttime sighting from a home by a young woman near Lake Lou Yaeger
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BFRO Report # 38524 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Homeowner has possible sightings east of Carlinville
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BFRO Report # 37758 - Macoupin County, Illinois
Ongoing activity described at a home near Shipman
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BFRO Report # 38295 - Washington County, Illinois
Homeowner describes possible activity near Richview
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BFRO Report # 38395 - Cook County, Illinois
Motorists have nighttime sighting north of Matteson
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BFRO Report # 40314
Homeowner finds possible footprints near Beach Park
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BFRO Report # 404076
Possible activity experienced by a family near Utica
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BFRO Report # 39851 - Cook County, Illinois
Motorists have possible nighttime sighting in Green Belt Forest Preserve
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BFRO Report # 35593 - Cook County, Illinois
Possible nighttime sighting by motorists along border of Orland Grove Forest Preserve
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Personal Papers - Marshall County, Illinois - # 1
"My late aunt I believe did have a possible encounter back in the mid 1980's up in the hilly country south of Lacon near the farm house they owned. She said she was on the road [Hickory Grove road I think its called] heading into town just as dusk was in and when she came to this spot [I know the location by sight] she had something run out across the road in front of her, she died in 1999 but I swear she described as looking "like a huge monkey thing". My aunt would not have been someone interested in Bigfoot or would have cared anything about it but my mom remember her telling us this and that the experience kinda unnerved her."
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Okehampton, Devon
3 West St
Devon, EX20 1HQ, GB
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Powderham Castle, Devon
2
Devon,, GB
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Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
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Courtenay, France
1-23 D34
45, Centre 45320, FR
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Bigfoot Encounters - Washington County, Illinois - # 1
I never really thought much of it and was more into catching fish then worrying about an animal in the bushes. The time had passed and I heard a splash that made the sound of a large rock being thrown into the water about 20 or 30 feet behind the boat. At first I thought someone was screwing around and threw a rock into the water.