Imagine you're out on your ATV gathering firewood when you suddenly come upon a creature almost 8 feet tall staring you down. This reportedly happened to a Pike County, Missouri man in the spring of 1991.

I saw a creature that looked like a large ape or bear. It looked right into my eyes, I couldn't move, we stared at each other for what seemed like forever but it was probably about 30 seconds
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This is one of the more unusual reports shared by the Bigfoot Researchers Organization. It was submitted by a witness in 1997, but the encounter was 6 years prior. According to the description this happened on a farm about 5 miles to the west of Louisiana, Missouri that has a cave nearby and 3 creeks running through it. It's the hilly terrain that is predominant in that part of the state near the river. Here's the exact eyewitness testimony that they shared of this encounter so I don't get any details wrong:

I was camping with a friend in early spring. There was a storm coming in and all the animals were stirred up. We almost hit several deer that were crossing the road. One deer jumped out and almost landed on the hood of my jeep. We got to the campsite and I got on an ATV to go gather firewood. I was heading to the back of the farm and there was an awful smell. I looked to my left and in the creek I saw a creature that looked like a large ape or bear. It looked right into my eyes, I couldn't move, we stared at each other for what seemed like forever but it was probably about 30 seconds, then it turned its head and from a squatting position it jumped up an 8 foot bank and ran in the other direction. I drove back to the campsite and after I calmed down, we both grabbed two guns each and went back to where I saw the creature. When we arrived at the spot it was getting dark and we didn't want to stay around after dark. We returned to where I saw the creature in the morning to look for footprints, but the creeks were flooded from the storm and we found no evidence.

This happened near their family farm in Cyrene, Missouri.

Let's establish what it could have been other than Bigfoot/Mo-Mo. Yes, the bear population is up in Missouri, but it wasn't even a factor back in the early 1990's. Rarely would you see a bear north of I-44. I would also guess this guy would have known a bear if he saw one.

Put yourself in his place. He was so convinced that he and a friend returned with weapons. That's the same thing I would have done. Could he be telling a whopper of a Bigfoot/Mo-Mo story? Sure. I doubt a hoaxer would go into so much detail, though. That's just my opinion. The truth is out there in the Pike County woods somewhere.

You can read the report yourself on the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization website.

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