|Photo credit: BFRO Investigator David Bakara|
With all the reported sightings of Skunk Apes out of Florida recently, we're convinced that Spring is the best time of year to find these creatures. This latest sighting happened last month in Liberty County, just north of Myakka. While driving to his sister-in-law's house, a man narrowly missed a Bigfoot crossing the road in front of him. According to the BFRO investigator, the photo above shows the skid marks where the witness braked and swerved to avoid striking the creature:
We met with both witnesses on Tuesday afternoon, April 2nd.
They took us to the spot where witness #1 had left skid marks on the road.
He was on his way to his sister-in-law's house in Bristol when he saw a very large, upright hairy animal standing next to a fence about 15 ft from the road to his right. Illuminated with his headlights, he could see it was standing next to a small tree, and as he got closer, the animal stepped out into the road, took 4 steps and was on the other side and into the woods in just a few seconds. The witness says it was 8-9 feet tall, standing on two legs, very broad, covered in black hair, and thickly built. He had to lock up the brakes on his small truck to avoid hitting the creature as it stepped right out in front of him. We photographed the brake marks on the road.
After telling his story upon arrival, his sister-in-law wanted to see the spot, so he drove her to the place in the road. As they arrived, she could see the marks in the road, and as they pulled up, the headlights illuminated the creature standing just inside the treeline, on the same side it had fled to. She said it was huge, at least 8 ft tall, hunched over, standing next to a broken tree. She described it as black in color, and 4 times the size if her 300 lbs husband. It was looking across the road, then glanced at them, turned and casually walked into the trees. She said it was in no particular hurry. She could see the immense size, black hair color, slightly stooped posture, but could not see facial features.
The tree center photo is where the creature was standing before it stepped into the road: