Father and son have daylight sighting on Illinois Rt 48 near Taylorville
COUNTY: Christian County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near the South Fork of the Sangamon River bridge on Illinois Route 48, two miles southwest of Taylorville.
NEAREST TOWN: Taylorville
NEAREST ROAD: Illinois Route 48
OBSERVED: My dad and I were heading for Taylorville from Morrisonville when we came over a small hill. My dad started to hyperventilate and was starring at something up ahead.
I looked back up the road and there was a very tall upright animal walking across the road, stepped over the guard rail and disappeared underneath the bridge. Just that fast it was gone, and we didn’t see it again.
I had an appointment at noon so I know this was maybe 10 minutes before then. It is just two miles from Taylorville where the bridge goes over the South Fork of the Sangamon River. I had my dog with me also and he had his head out the window and was acting up by what he was smelling.
ALSO NOTICED: I had my dog with me also and he had his head out the window and was acting up by what he was smelling.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes, my dad.
OTHER STORIES: None at that time.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Just before noon. Daylight.
ENVIRONMENT: Wooded creek just before the bridge that crosses the South Fork of the Sangamon River.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with both the father and son by phone.
– The animal was 9 – 10 feet tall.
– The body build was huge and muscular.
– The shoulders were very wide.
– The hair was black in color.
– The animal casually stepped over the guard rail and went out of sight underneath the bridge.
– Neither witness was able to see the face.