1999, 7-24 in Leon County, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 32866
Sighting Zone: 1
Date: 1999, July 24
Duration Of The Sighting: 30 minutes
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: great fear
Location Name: southern edge of girl scout lake, silver lake recreational area, outside Tallahassee
Location Description: piney woods, trails, sloping hills, dense underbrush.humid
Location County: Leon
Location State: FL
Location Country: United States
Weather Conditions: cloudy, windy, little moon
Ground Condition: slightly wet from recent shower, but dirt trails dry. slight dampness to ground cover
Details regarding the crearures appearence:
Height: 7-7.5 ft
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: unknown
Speed: greater than human running
What the creature was doing while being observed: Chasing us. We were having a bonfire and it walked right up to us and chased two of us into the treeline
The creature exhibited the following humanistic qualities: It was aggresive and knew to chase the smallest ones in our group (myself and another)
The creature saw me and its reactions was: It walked right up to the edge of the clearing at the beach and growled, then shrieked and ran at two of us, howling.
Additional information about the creature: Loud shreiking noise from several hundred yards away, grunting breathing as it approached, kind of baboon-like.
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: STRONG rotting odor. Smelled like a compost heap, like no animal I’ve ever smelled
I noticed something unusual associated with the encounter: Yes
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There was no follow-up on this sighting.