Warren County, Illinois

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Warren County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

July 2014

I teach in the city of Galesburg, Knox County Illinois in the summer months. It was late July or early August when I saw this animal run in front of my car. It was dusk when my daughter and I were driving on what is known as Old highway 34 (Illinois Route 164) west of Galesburg, Illinois heading for Monmouth, Illinois. I was right by the Knox / Warren county line. I had just driven over a little bridge that covered a small creek or farm run off. This bridge was down in a little lower area then the rest of the land and as I came over the bridge and started around a little curve an animal ran in front of my car. It was about 15 yards in front of my vehicle. Since it was not quite dark, my headlights did not illuminate the animal well, yet it was still light enough to see the creature. The creature was very dark and hairy it was running on all fours, yet it was very tall. Its rear end was up higher than its front end and it appeared to have no muzzle. Its face was flat. This creature ...

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