Macoupin County, Illinois

Near Hagaman, IL

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Macoupin County Illinois (Class A) BFRO


It was around the year 1989. I was working at McDonald's in Carlinville, Il and I had closed that night. I was headed home at around 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. I was headed west on IL Hwy 108. I was going thru an area on the highway known to locals as Hagaman Bottoms. Just as I was about to approach the bridge at the Bottom of Bell Hill I saw a large creature standing next to the road. Just as I got near it or just about even with the creature it reached out at my car. It scared me and I accelerated my car to get away from it. It was a very bright moonlit night and I could tell that it was dark brown or black in color. It was also tall as it stood above the top of my car. The car I owned at the time was a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport. I remember it standing facing east and when I was passing it it turned south and reached out with its right hand. This was a very scarey experience for a young girl in a car going home all by herself.

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