Jackson County, Illinois

Near IDOC lake A-41 on the map

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Jackson County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

1988-89

I had previously written an Email to BFRO and explained my encounter with a sasquatch that we called the big muddy monster at a pond called A-41. Well guess what, I was just watching TV and they just ran a story about the same monster that I had encountered while I was going to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. I was the bartender at the Midland Inn in Murphysboro, Illinois. This thing was in the wooded area behind where I was fishing. I kept hearing the brush breaking behind me but thought it was squirrels or deer or turkey. Then it started breaking whole trees, snapping them like they were twigs. I started getting very scared as the area I was fishing was miles from my truck or any roads. you had to trek in. Then a huge chunk of rock splashed into the water in front of me, then another. I turned around and it was standing there looking very pissed off that I was there. It immediately let out a scream. I can still imitate this scream. It starts out as a high...

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Jackson County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

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Jackson County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

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March 2012

Jackson County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

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Washington County Wisconsin (Class B) BFRO

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Jefferson County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

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Monroe County Florida (Class B) BFRO

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Humboldt County Iowa (Class A) BFRO

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